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Philippine mayor, nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

Kidapawan - A Philippine mayor accused of drug trafficking was killed along with nine bodyguards in a shoot-out with police Friday, authorities said, hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.

Maduro opponents tighten screws with Venezuela strike

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faces renewed pressure Friday as the opposition calls for a nationwide strike, which he has threatened to break with army takeovers of paralyzed firms.

Syria rebels launch assault to break Aleppo siege

Aleppo - Syrian opposition fighters on Friday launched a major assault on government forces to break a months-long siege of rebel-held neighbourhoods of the battered city of Aleppo.

Rancher yearns for Trump wall on US-Mexico border

Arivaca - To many, Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall along the US-Mexico border is unrealistic. But for Jim Chilton, it's the only way he'll get a good night's sleep.

Migrants arrive in wary French villages

Forges-les-bains - As the bulldozers clear the remaining shacks at the "Jungle" camp, the thousands of migrants moved out to shelters around France are facing an uncertain welcome from their new hosts.

Economic woes abroad hit Moldova's migrant workers

Chisinau - With an economic crisis in neighbouring Russia and growing uncertainty in Europe, the hordes of migrant workers from ex-Soviet Moldova face a huge dilemma: whether to return home to grim prospects or ride out tough times abroad.

Italy quake survivors head for the coast

Visso - There was no relief for residents in Italy's quake-centre on Friday, where survivors with their nerves frayed by hundreds of aftershocks were packing up their few belongings and moving to the Adriatic coast.Following two powerful 6.1 and 5.

Five key facts to know about Iceland

Reykjav - Here are five key facts about Iceland, which goes to the polls Saturday in an election set to shake up the political landscape.

Sisi promises to reexamine protest law

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said the government will look into revising an anti-protest law and take recommendations on releasing jailed youths.

Call to bolster UN force in DRCongo, amid unrest fears

Luanda - Leaders of the Great Lakes region called Thursday for the UN peacekeeping force in strife-torn DR Congo to be bolstered, as fears rise of an upsurge in violence linked to delayed presidential polls.

Russia opposes Syria sanctions after UN gas attacks probe

New York - Russia on Thursday dismissed as "unconvincing" the findings of a UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces had carried out three chemical attacks, and said no sanctions should be imposed.

Sweden's female Lutherans voice hope in the pope

Stockholm - Pope Francis offers hope for change in the Catholic Church on a range of moral issues -- but there's a long way to go, say the female leaders of Sweden's liberal Lutherans ahead of his landmark visit.

4 Iranian arms shipments to Yemen stopped: US admiral

Dubai - Warships from the US Navy and allied nations have intercepted four weapons shipments from Iran to war-ravaged Yemen since April 2015, a US admiral said Thursday.

France and UK trade blame over migrants marooned in 'Jungle'

Calais - Dozens of migrant youths were left fending for themselves Friday after a second night sleeping rough in the Calais "Jungle" as France and Britain battled over who was to blame for their plight.

IS kills hundreds, kidnaps thousands around Mosul: UN

Geneva - Islamic State fighters have killed more than 250 people and kidnapped nearly 8,000 families around Mosul in recent days as Iraqi troops advanced on the northern city, the United Nations said Friday.

Feet of clay: 'foreign forces' row over China's Terracotta Warriors

Xian - Silent and enigmatic, China's emblematic Terracotta Warriors are at the centre of a bitter row, with patriots and scholars dismissing as impossible theories they could have been inspired by Greek sculpture.

Facts on Iraq's Yazidi minority

Strasbourg - Iraq's Yazidi minority is in the spotlight Thursday after two women from the community won the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize.

Russia has given MH17 radar data to Netherlands

Moscow - Russia has handed over to the Netherlands raw radar data from the area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, Moscow confirmed Thursday.

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban

New York - A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world's nuclear powers.
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