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Iraq declares Christmas Day Nationwide holiday to mark birth of Jesus Christ’.

The Iraqi Government has made Christmas Day a national holiday in their country.   The major announcement was made today after the Iraqi Cabinet approved an...

Syria military says Israel strikes hit Damascus weapons depot

Loud explosions have been heard close to Syria's capital Damascus overnight, in what the Syrian military says were Israeli air strikes on a weapons...

Japan whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July

Japan says it is to restart commercial whaling in July in a move that is likely to draw international criticism.   It said it would withdraw...

Mount Etna: New 4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Sicily

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Sicily around Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna, injuring at least two people, Italian media report.   Some buildings were reportedly...

Gunmen storm government building, kill dozens in Afghanistan.

  The death toll in an hour-long coordinated attack on a government building in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to at least 43 people, according...

Trump savages Federal Reserve as stock plunge worsens

President Donald Trump has lashed out at America's central bank as a stock market whose gains he once took credit for continued a historic...

Sudan protests: Police fire tear gas at football fans

Police in Sudan have fired tear gas at football fans demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir's rule as protests spread across the country.   Hundreds...

Erdogan delays Syria operation, welcomes US troop withdrawal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country would postpone a military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria as he "cautiously"...

Guacho: Dissident Colombian leader killed by security forces

A Colombian dissident leader has been found and killed, the country's president says. Walter Arízala, known better under his alias Guacho, was wanted for the...

US government shutdown over border wall row

A partial US government shutdown has taken effect after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse. Mr Trump, who has to sign off any...
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