Afghans had only just observed a day of mourning for 103 people killed by an ambulance packed with explosives when attackers struck again, this time targeting a military base in the capital Kabul.
The attacks underline the difficulties the Trump administration faces as it reiterates Washington's security commitment in Afghanistan …read more
China has dismissed reports it bugged the African Union (AU) headquarters as "preposterous".
Kuang Weilin, the Chinese ambassador to the AU, told reporters in Ethiopia the "absurd" claim in France's Le Monde was "very difficult to understand".
He spoke out three days after the newspaper published an article claiming data …read more
North Korea has abruptly cancelled a cultural event scheduled to be held jointly with the South, Seoul has said.
Set for 4 February at Mount Kumgang in the North, it had been part of a series of events ahead of the South's hosting of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
The …read more
Poland's President Andrzej Duda says he will review controversial plans to outlaw any suggestion of Polish complicity in the Nazi Holocaust.
Israel has fiercely objected to the draft law, which would also make it illegal to describe Nazi death camps in Poland as Polish.
Critics say it seeks to limit …read more
Liberia's new President George Weah delivered his first State of Nation address earlier today in the presence of his countrymen. He began the speech by thanking god for his support and stressed on the historic election, its significance in Liberia's history and the peaceful transition of government.
He stated that …read more
An Iranian woman detained after defiantly taking off her headscarf and holding it on a stick in Tehran has been freed, a human rights lawyer says. The woman - whose name remains unknown - became the face of protests in the country in December, and images of her were widely shared on …read more
Thousands of people have reportedly been left homeless after fire swept through a Kenyan slum on Sunday evening, killing at least four. Residents used sewage water in a desperate attempt to douse the flames which had engulfed their homes in the Lang'ata area of the capital, Nairobi. The MP for …read more
The German government has denounced experiments funded by German carmakers in which humans and monkeys reportedly inhaled diesel exhaust fumes. German media say the health impact research was done by EUGT, a body funded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. Such tests could not be justified, the government said, demanding details …read more
The swollen River Seine in the French capital, Paris, has peaked at about four metres above its normal water level for the time of year. The flood level rose to 5.84m (19.2ft) early on Monday and is not expected to begin receding before Tuesday. Weeks of rainfall have …read more
President Trump, discussing a new tariff on solar-cell imports in remarks at the White House, Jan. 23, 2018 Trump says a tariff on solar-energy cells and panels will create jobs and revive a U.S. manufacturing sector that has been decimated by imports.
The thinking goes like this: Because the …read more
OnePlus 6 will launch in the coming months, the Chinese company has confirmed. Not a lot is known about the next-generation flagship smartphone, besides the fact that it will be powered by Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line SnapDragon 845 chipset. However, new rumours suggest the so-called OnePlus 6 will ship with a …read more
Military personnel around the world have been publicly sharing their exercise routes online - including those inside or near military bases. Online fitness tracker Strava has published a "heatmap" showing the paths its users log as they run or cycle. It appears to show the structure of foreign military bases in …read more
Asst Prof Thon, deputy dean of the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University, said 77% or 140,000 out of total 107,800 rai of coral reef area in the Thai seas is in a sorry state, with unhealthy coral reefs expanding at an alarming rate. In 2008, the Ministry …read more
Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to cancer. Now researchers have found that, apparently, these animals also don't age - their chances of dying do not increase as they get older.
"To me this is the most …read more
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