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Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks

Sunday  09:55,   18 august 2019
reuters

Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul. © Wakil... >>>

10,000 homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum

Sunday  09:15,   18 august 2019
msn

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday. A 2010 fire in Nimtoli, one of the most densely populated districts of the... >>>

Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

Sunday  08:50,   18 august 2019
reuters

Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government... >>>

A bad year for Xi clouds Communist China's 70th birthday celebrations

Sunday  08:10,   18 august 2019
msn

It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping's authority as the country's undisputed leader for years to come. But as the People's Republic of China approaches its 70th anniversary on... >>>

Easy credit poses tough challenge for Russian economy

Sunday  07:20,   18 august 2019
msn

New machines popping up in Russian shopping centres seem innocuous enough -- users insert their passport and receive a small loan in a matter of minutes. "The problem is that people don't have money," Andrei Kolesnikov of the Carnegie Centre in... >>>

Argentine Economy Minister Dujovne Resigns After Market Rout

Sunday  05:40,   18 august 2019
bloomberg

Argentine Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned Saturday, capping a week of market chaos that followed President Mauricio Macri’s stunning loss in a primary vote. © Agustin Marcarian/Reuters Argentina's Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne Dujovne, >>>

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Sunday  05:25,   18 august 2019
msn

Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. Iceland loses about 11 billion tonnes of ice per year, and scientists... >>>

He spends half his $1300 monthly salary on rent. This is why he's fighting for a fairer Hong Kong

Sunday  05:20,   18 august 2019
cnn

Originally sparked by opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill, the unrest has expanded to include a range of demands tapping into longstanding frustrations over stalled political reform and economic injustice in Hong Kong. Tse lives in Sham... >>>

UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit: Times, citing official documents

Sunday  02:35,   18 august 2019
reuters

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.... >>>

At least 20 wounded, many feared dead in Kabul wedding blast

Sunday  02:35,   18 august 2019
msn

At least 20 people were wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding late Saturday, a local hospital said, while a witness told AFP he had seen many dead bodies at the scene. The explosion came just as the US and the Taliban are widely expected to sign off >>>

Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding

Sunday  01:50,   18 august 2019
accuweather

A torrential downpour inundated Istanbul, Turkey, and other northwestern cities of the country on Saturday, Aug. 17, resulting in the death of at least one... >>>

Afghans voice fears that the U.S. is undercutting them in deal with the Taliban

Sunday  01:20,   18 august 2019
washingtonpost

Without an adequate peace accord, one lawmaker said, “we will witness more... >>>

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London

Saturday  23:10,   17 august 2019
msn

Demonstrators backing the democracy activists in Hong Kong marched in London on Saturday, as counter-protesters staged a rival... >>>

Trump wants border-bound asylum seekers to find refuge in Guatemala instead. Guatemala isn’t ready.

Saturday  22:40,   17 august 2019
washingtonpost

The small, impoverished country will be hard-pressed to meet the demands of its immigration pact with the... >>>

Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Saturday  20:40,   17 august 2019
msn

ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability... >>>