World features

Chernobyl is symbol of shaky EU-Ukraine ties

28 Apr 2016
Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up exactly 30 years ago. Since April 26, 1986, European peers have poured millions of pounds into the ex-Soviet state to help stop a bad situation getting worse. As such, it’s a...
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With Kunduz in crosshairs again, Afghan forces draw on past mistakes

27 Apr 2016
Bullet-ridden bunkers and signposts shredded by rockets bear witness to dozens of Taliban attacks this month on police posts around Kunduz, the northern Afghan city that fell briefly in September in the insurgents' biggest victory to...
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Japan eyes more foreign workers, stealthily challenging immigration taboo

26 Apr 2016
Desperately seeking an antidote to a rapidly aging population, Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an "immigration policy". Immigration is a touchy subject in a land where...
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Arabic-speaking student removed from Southwest flight

19 Apr 2016
One day, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was proudly asking the UN secretary-general a question. The next, he was booted from a Southwest flight and questioned by the FBI. For the 26-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley, it was...
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As economy booms, children toil in Myanmar

19 Apr 2016
When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Yangon, 14-year-old Aung Htet Myat fills a basket he then carries on his back to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites springing up across Myanmar's booming biggest city....
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Ethiopia says South Sudanese gunmen kill 140 civilians in cross-border raid

17 Apr 2016
Ethiopia said on Saturday that gunmen from South Sudan had killed 140 people in a raid in its Gambela region, and that Ethiopian troops had crossed the border to pursue the attackers. The attack took place on Friday in the Jakaya area that...
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Mumbai schoolboy's child labor project gets a national platform

06 Apr 2016
It began as a school project, became a citywide campaign, and is now a national social media campaign aimed at getting communities to address child labor in India. Kunaal Bhargava, 17, a student at the American School in Mumbai, picked...
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CNN: Amnesty report: Executions at their highest level in 25 years

06 Apr 2016
The world saw the highest number of recorded executions in more than 25 years in 2015, according to a new report from human rights group Amnesty International. In what the organization called an "alarming surge," at least 1,634...
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Obama, world leaders urge action on nuclear security, terror

Barack Obama
02 Apr 2016
World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished. Closing out a nuclear security summit on Friday, Obama...
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Five killed, 36 wounded in suicide bombing in central Istanbul

A man is helped by emergency services members following a suicide bombing in a major shopping and tourist district in central Istanbul March 19, 2016. 
 
19 Mar 2016
Five people including a suicide bomber were killed and 36 wounded in a suspected attack by Kurdish militants on a major shopping and tourist district in central Istanbul on Saturday. The fourth suicide bombing in Turkey this year hit part...
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