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Shoot drug traffickers if resist arrest: Indonesia President

Jakarta - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has ordered the police to shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest in the latest effort to eradicate drug use in the country.

S.Africa circumcision ritual: a dangerous route to manhood

Umtata - Naked, covered in white clay mud, and with his penis wrapped in leaves, Abongile Maqegu, 20, sits in a hut in South Africa recovering from his circumcision -- a traditional ritual that can prove fatal.

Away from DC turmoil, Trump welcomes new high-tech warship to Navy

Norfolk - President Donald Trump on Saturday presided over the commissioning of the US Navy's newest next-generation aircraft carrier -- a trip that offered a brief escape from the swirling political drama in Washington.

Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

Toukyo - Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection.

Venezuelan opposition readies another strike

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition on Saturday called a fresh 48-hour general strike against embattled President Nicolas Maduro's plans to have the constitution rewritten giving him broader powers.

Erdogan says prolonging Gulf crisis 'not in anyone's interest'

Istanbul - Prolonging the crisis in the Gulf sparked by the isolation of Qatar is not in the interest of anyone, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday as he embarked on a key visit to the region.

German jihadi girl arrested in Iraq: Berlin

Berlin - A German 16-year-old girl suspected of joining the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq was arrested last week in Mosul, a German judicial source said Saturday."The Dresden prosecutor confirms that Linda W.

Italy hits back over migration security

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned Rome will not accept either "lessons" or "threats" from neighbours on border security amid tension over Europe's migrant crisis.

10 years on, Bulgarian nurses leave Libya ordeal behind

- Bulgarian nurse Valentina Siropoulo was once condemned to death in Moamer Kadhafi's Libya. Ten years after she and four colleagues were released and allowed home, appreciation of their freedom overwhelms memories of their harrowing ordeal.

France's far-right National Front keeps euro-exit stance

Paris - France's far-right National Front (FN) said Saturday it would maintain its goal of seeing the nation out of the euro common currency, despite urging by some in the party to ditch the stance as a vote-loser.

Germany's Gay Pride march celebrates same-sex marriage law

Berlin - Tens of thousands of people marched through Berlin for the annual Gay Pride parade on Saturday, just weeks after Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage.This year's march had as its official theme the fight against the far right.

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years buried at last

Geneva - The remains of a couple, found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps 75 years after they had disappeared, were at long last buried on Saturday near their native village.

French Nazi collaborator Petain's tomb vandalised

Les Herbiers - The tomb of Marshal Philippe Petain, who led France's collaborationist Vichy regime under Nazi occupation, was vandalised on Saturday, the eve of the 66th anniversary of his death, police said.

Maiduguri: a humanitarian hub in Boko Haram territory

Maiduguri - Mangoes and watermelons, prayer mats and Chinese-made utensils are again filling the stalls of Maiduguri's markets, as they recover after years of Boko Haram violence.

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed: police

Kandahar - Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings.

Syria announces truce in one of rebels' last Damascus bastions

Damascus - Syria on Saturday announced a ceasefire in one of the last rebel strongholds near Damascus after rebels and regime ally Russia agreed on a safe zone for the besieged opposition enclave.

Erdogan condemns Israel's 'excessive' use of force in Jerusalem

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday denounced as "excessive" the use of force by Israeli security forces in deadly clashes over sensitive Jerusalem holy site."I condemn Israel's insistence on its position despite all warnings...

UN talks set for Monday on Mideast clashes: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks on Monday about deadly Israeli-Palestinian unrest over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, diplomats said.

CARE chief says Yemen situation a 'shame on humanity'

Sanaa - The head of anti-poverty NGO CARE International on Saturday denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as "an absolute shame on humanity".
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