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Plan for China's Xi to stay in power indefinitely sparks criticism
The ruling Communist Party's Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China's president and vice president "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms," the Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. advertisement ...
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Korean Peace Olympics End on Hopeful Note
Voice of America
The "Peace" Olympics has succeeded in creating diplomatic momentum toward resolving the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula, but it is unclear whether it can be sustained. At the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea ...
Leicester explosion: Four people confirmed dead
Four people have died in an explosion at a shop in Leicester. Residents said they heard "a big thud, like an earthquake" at the time of the blast in Hinckley Road at about 19:00 GMT on Sunday. Four other people remain in hospital, one with serious ...
Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing
This image taken from video shows the exterior of Government Girls Science and Tech College in Dapchi, Yobe State, Nigeria on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko ...
Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea
WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - At least one company began evacuating non-essential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea's energy-rich interior on Monday, causing landslides, damaging buildings and closing oil and ...
Jeremy Corbyn to set out Labour's Brexit plans
A Labour government would negotiate "full tariff-free" access to EU markets for UK businesses after Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn is to say in a speech. The Labour leader is expected to confirm his support for permanent membership of a customs union after the ...
Sacred Jerusalem church shuttered in dispute with Israeli authorities
JERUSALEM — The doors of Jerusalem's sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre were shuttered Sunday amid a growing dispute between Christian leaders in the Holy Land and Israel over the future of multiple church-owned properties and lands that Christians ...
16 Turkish women sentenced to death in Iraq
(CNN) Sixteen Turkish women were found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on Sunday. Iraq's Central Criminal Court issued the sentence after "it was proven they belong to ISIS terrorist group," Judge Abdul Sattar al-Beeraqdar ...
Turkey formally requests Syrian Kurdish leader's extradition
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag says Ankara has submitted documents to the Czech authorities formally requesting the extradition of the former leader of a Syrian Kurdish party. Salih Muslim, former co-chair of the Democratic ...
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Israel air force finds crew error to blame for jet's downing by Syria
JERUSALEM, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet earlier this month by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile resulted from a “professional error” by the crew, the Israeli military said on Sunday. Its investigation found that an anti ...