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  • Zimbabwe opposition says election challenge to be heard in court on Aug. 22
    on August 16, 2018 at 11:05 am

    The Zimbabwean opposition's challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory will be heard in the constitutional court on August 22, the opposition leader's spokesman said on his Twitter account on Thursday. […]

  • Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury
    on August 16, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Italy's anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country's aging infrastructure. […]

  • Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste
    on August 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash this year. […]

  • Women charged with murder of North Korean to testify in Malaysia trial
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did not prove a political assassination. […]

  • Bahrain jailing of leading campaigner Rajab unlawful: U.N. experts
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Bahrain's detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights experts have found, calling on the kingdom to release him immediately with compensation. […]

  • If rupee slump persists, it can hurt India's Modi
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The rupee's plunge to a record low has worried a wide cross-section of India's society: companies, importers, those going on vacation and students planning to study overseas. But if the weakness persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's job could become a lot harder just before big state and national elections. […]

  • China's student activists cast rare light on brewing labor unrest
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:48 am

    When Shen Mengyu graduated with a master's degree from a top Chinese university in 2015, she could have landed a comfortable job in government or at one of China's internet giants. […]

  • Poland's president vetoes altered election rules
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday he would veto a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties such as PiS and its main opposition grouping in European Parliament elections next year. […]

  • U.S. hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea sanctions breach
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:44 am

    The United States imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions. […]

  • Afghan schools hit as militants seek soft targets
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:40 am

    A suicide bomb attack on a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul on Wednesday shocked Afghanistan but it was only the latest in a series of attacks on schools which have proved an easy target for militant groups. […]

  • U.N. agency says schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. cut
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Schools teaching half a million Palestinian refugees will reopen across the Middle East as planned later this month, a U.N. agency said on Thursday, despite funding cuts by its biggest donor the United States. […]

  • Malaysian parliament throws out law against 'fake news'
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Malaysia's parliament on Thursday repealed a law against "fake news" introduced this year by the administration of former prime minister Najib Razak. […]

  • Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 percent of vote
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday. […]

  • Tonga PM fears asset seizures as Pacific debts to China mount
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Pacific island nations are holding talks which could lead to a coordinated request that China forgive mounting debts in the region amid concerns Beijing may start seizing strategic assets, Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pōhiva said on Thursday. […]

  • Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday. […]

  • Investors shun Italy bridge operator after disaster
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticized it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety. […]

  • U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:49 am

    The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira. […]

  • Turkish lira firms before finance minister's presentation
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:49 am

    The Turkish lira strengthened three percent on Thursday before a presentation by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to investors, shrugging off U.S. comments ruling out the removal of steel tariffs on Turkey even if it frees a U.S. pastor. […]

  • Death toll in suicide attack on Afghan students revised down to 34
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Afghan authorities revised down on Thursday the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on an educational center in Kabul to 34 from 48, health ministry officials said. […]

  • Islamic State claims deadly Kabul suicide bombing: Amaq
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Islamic State said one of its militants was responsible for a deadly suicide bombing in a Shi'ite area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, the group's Amaq news agency said on Thursday without providing proof. […]