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  1. US Supreme Court blocks death sentence over racial bias

    The US Supreme Court on Wednesday (Jan 22) offered at least a temporary reprieve to a Texas death row inmate, agreeing that racial bias affected his sentence after a psychologist testified he was more likely to commit future crimes because he is…
  2. Cyprus peace talks called off amid mounting war of words

    A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders scheduled for Thursday has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification…
  3. Trudeau defends move to give US agents more powers in Canada

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday defended plans to give more powers to U.S. border agents stationed in Canada, saying travellers would at all times be protected by domestic…
  4. UN urgently seeks US$4 billion aid to avert famine for 20 million in Africa, Yemen

    More than US$4 billion (£3.2 billion) is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on …
  5. Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault

    Iraqi forces readied on Wednesday (Feb 22) for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing militant positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group's emblematic…
  6. Germany working on nationwide corruption 'black list' - draft law

    The German Economics Ministry want to create a nationwide database aimed at making it easier to block companies found guilty of fraud and other violations from receiving federal, state and local government…
  7. Two Germans kidnapped near Nigerian capital's temporary airport - police

    Two German archaeologists were kidnapped in central Nigeria on Wednesday, a police official said, near the road that will run between the capital Abuja and its temporary airport from next…
  8. Brazil's Taurus shipped arms to son of Yemeni smuggler - UN report

    Brazil's Forjas Taurus SA, the largest weapons maker in Latin America, shipped guns to the son of a known arms trafficker in July 2015, three months after the United Nations imposed an arms embargo on his allies in Yemen's civil war, according to a U.N. report released last…
  9. Motor Racing: F1 boss Mallya sees no grounds for extradition

    Vijay Mallya, the one-time billionaire who co-owns the Force India Formula One team, said on Wednesday Indian authorities had no grounds to extradite him from Britain and he would not be…
  10. Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible

    Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life, research published on Wednesday…
  11. Irish PM says will deal 'very shortly' with issue of his leadership - source

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny told a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday he would "very shortly deal with" the issue of his leadership in response to pressure to step down, a source present at the meeting told…
  12. Muslims raise over US$78,000 for vandalised Jewish cemetery in Missouri

    Muslim Americans have helped raise more than US$78,000 to repair vandalised headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish…
  13. Albanian opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

    Albania's opposition leader announced a boycott of parliament on Wednesday, defying an appeal from the European Union not to disrupt parliamentary approval of judiciary reforms vital to starting EU accession…
  14. Ukrainian right-wing groups stage anti-government rally in Kiev

    A few thousand Ukrainians rallied on Wednesday to demand a change of political leadership in a demonstration that coincided with the third anniversary of the ousting of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich amid mass street…
  15. Russia asks Syria to halt bombing during UN peace talks

    Russia has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop his bombing campaign while peace talks take place this week, but a political breakthrough on the six-year war remains unlikely, the UN's envoy said on Wednesday (Feb…
  16. EU Commission to seek member states' views on Polish rule of law - sources

    The European Commission will seek the views of EU member states on whether to take further action against Poland in a dispute over the rule of law that has lasted more than a year, officials told Reuters on…
  17. Thousands mourn 'blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade Center bombing

    Thousands of mourners gathered in a small Egyptian town on Wednesday for the funeral of the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New…
  18. UK names Cressida Dick as London's first female police chief

    Britain has appointed experienced counter-terrorism officer Cressida Dick, best known for heading an operation which led to the killing of an innocent Brazilian, as the first woman to head London's police force in its 188-year…
  19. Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

    The stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy opens up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System, researchers said…
  20. Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms - draft document

    Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defence of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen on Wednesday by…