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Killed, orphaned, sold: Afghan war takes brutal toll on children

After fighting forced Mohammad Khan, a villager from the northern Afghanistan province of Sar-e Pul, to move his family to the more secure province of Balkh last year, they quickly fell on harder times.

'Interventionist' speaker center-stage in parliament's Brexit drama

With a wordy speech invoking a 17th-century precedent, and a cold stare aimed at stunned ministers, the grandiose Speaker of Britain's parliament cast Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy into chaos.

What does the speaker of Britain's parliament do, and who is John Bercow?

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons threw Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans into further turmoil this week by ruling that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was resubmitted in fundamentally different form.

Guatemalan judge issues arrest order for ex-attorney general

A Guatemalan judge has issued an arrest order for former attorney general Thelma Aldana on charges including embezzlement, the police said on Tuesday, amid an escalating campaign against people and institutions involved in high-profile corruption and rights cases.

Radovan Karadzic faces final verdict in war crimes case

United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday hand down a final verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, a key figure in the Balkan wars who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for genocide.

Democrats seek probe of key FAA decisions on 737 MAX approval

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives transportation committee and another key Democrat asked the Transportation Department's inspector general on Tuesday to examine key decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration in certifying Boeing's 737 MAX jet for use.

Global probe underway to build profile of Christchurch shooter, police chief says

New Zealand's police chief said on Wednesday that the police were working with global intelligence agencies to build a profile of the shooter who killed 50 people at mosques in Christchurch last week.

Brazilian nuclear plant uranium convoy attacked by armed men: police

Armed men shot at members of a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's two working nuclear power plants on a coastal road in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday, police and the company managing the plant said.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected of deadly attack in West Bank

Israeli forces on Tuesday killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing and shooting attack in the occupied West Bank two days earlier, the Israeli Shin Bet security service said.

Over 200 dead in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai, millions hit

The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.

'Our darkest of days': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday praised the bravery of mosque worshippers as a lone gunman massacred their friends and family, saying the nation stood with its grieving Muslim community in this "darkest of days".

Dutch prosecutors seek motive in Utrecht tram shooting

Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday said they were investigating a possible "terrorist motive" behind the shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded.

Venezuela opposition names board to state chemical company

Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly named an ad-hoc board of directors to state chemical company Pequiven on Tuesday, a move aimed at allowing opposition leader Juan Guaido to gain control of the country's assets abroad.

Tunisian forces kill three Islamic State militants near Algerian border

Tunisian special forces killed three suspected Islamic State militants on Tuesday after clashes in mountains near the Algerian border, a security official told Reuters.

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding rises above 200: president

The number of people killed after a powerful cyclone and flooding hit Mozambique has risen to above 200, President Filipe Nyusi said on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting on the disaster.
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