Angry families of MH17 crash victims seek U.N. investigation

Reuters - Relatives of MH17 crash victims, angered by what they see as Dutch mishandling of inquiries into the disaster, want a special U.N. envoy to launch an international investigation. A letter sent to Prime...

19 killed as militants battle police in Chechnya’s capital

AFP - Fighting between heavily-armed militants and police in the center of Chechnya’s capital Grozny on Thursday left 10 officers and nine militants dead, officials said. Militants barricaded themselves in a school and police cordonned off...

Dozens of Chinese held in Kenya ‘cyber bust’

ARAB NEWS - Police in Kenya said Thursday they were holding 77 Chinese nationals accused of running a cyber crime network and mysterious “command center” from upmarket houses in the capital Nairobi. Kenya’s foreign ministry has...

ICC drops Uhuru Kenyatta charges for Kenya ethnic violence

BBC - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague have withdrawn charges of crimes against humanity against Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. He had been indicted in connection with post-election ethnic violence in...

Iran atom deal seeks to plug any gaps on centrifuge R&D: experts

Reuters - Iran will refrain from expanding its testing of more efficient models of the machine used to refine uranium under an extended nuclear agreement with six world powers, according to U.S. experts with...

U.S.-led coalition has weakened ISIS, Kerry says

Reuters - The U.S.-led coalition has inflicted serious damage on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), carrying out around 1,000 air strikes so far in Iraq and Syria, but the fight against the...

South Korea trawler: Hopes fade for 52 missing sailors

BBC - Hopes are fading of finding survivors from a South Korean ship which sank off Russia on Monday. Overnight searches for 52 missing crew members proved fruitless and at least one empty lifeboat has...

Syria conflict: WFP suspends refugee food aid scheme

BBC - The World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to suspend a critical food aid scheme for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a funding crisis. The UN agency said the programme...

Hong Kong protesters told not to return

BBC - Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung has warned pro-democracy activists not to return to the streets following the latest outbreak of violence. His comments come after some of the worst clashes between protesters...

Taliban attack housing for aid workers; 2 aid workers, 3 insurgents killed

CNN - Violence raged yet again Saturday in Afghanistan, including a battle at a sprawling military base that British troops gave up last month and an attack on a home for aid workers in...

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