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Family confirms body found in Argentina river was missing activist

Buenos Aires - A body recovered from a river bed in southern Argentina was that of a missing activist who disappeared two months ago during a police operation, his brother confirmed Friday.

Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for US anthem

Washington - US President Donald Trump slammed the National Football League (NFL) again on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem.

Police arrest mullah over claims in Pakistan star's murder

Multan - Pakistani police arrested a high-profile mullah on Wednesday over his alleged role in the murder of a social media star Qandeel Baloch last year, which reignited calls for action against so-called "honour killings".

After yoga, meditation breaks into the mainstream

New York - It is 5 pm, otherwise known as rush hour in Manhattan. Julia Lyons, 31, finishes work and heads straight for her daily dose of peace and quiet -- half an hour at meditation studio "Mndfl.

Russia hosts Soviet-style youth festival as Putin woos under-30s

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is on Sunday expected to speak at a youth festival launched in the Soviet era, in his latest effort to appeal to young Russians ahead of the presidential election next year.

Venezuelans vote in crucial regional elections

Caracas - Millions of Venezuelans voted peacefully in regional elections on Sunday following months of violent protests earlier this year aimed at unseating President Nicolas Maduro.

Weah leads Boakai in race for Liberia presidency

Monrovia - More partial figures released by Liberia's electoral commission Friday showed former footballer George Weah ahead of incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai as they battle for the presidency.With 33.

Weah leads Boakai in race for Liberia presidency

Monrovia - More partial figures released by Liberia's electoral commission Friday showed former footballer George Weah ahead of incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai as they battle for the presidency.With 33.

Evergrande boss is wealthiest as China's rich get richer

Shanghai - The net worth of China's ultra-rich surged this year with Evergrande real estate mogul Xu Jiayin's $43 billion fortune catapulting him to the top, a survey released Thursday said.

Olympic stadium worker's suicide was 'death from overwork'

Toukyo - A 23-year-old construction worker on Tokyo's Olympic Stadium killed himself due to overwork, his family's lawyer said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases that have sparked alarm in the workaholic nation.

Paying for household staples with cocaine paste in Colombia

La Paz - Customers in Lorena's shop place innocuous white pebbles on an electronic scale. In exchange they take away staples like cooking oil and eggs - in the depths of the Colombian jungle, you pay with cocaine base paste.

Flags fly as Catalan crisis fans Spanish patriotism

Barcelona - In Spain the sight of countless red and yellow national flags was usually only seen at football stadiums -- until Catalonia's independence drive fanned the fires of patriotism this week.

Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

Toukyo - Japan's public broadcaster apologised Friday to the parents of a young reporter who died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month.

Transgender metalhead makes historic run for US office

Manassas - "Look at the inside of my shoe, ok?" replies Danica Roem when asked how many voters she has already approached in her bid to win a Virginia statehouse seat.

Transitioning: joys and challenges for trans people

Paris - Clemence Zamora-Cruz was just six years old when she realised she wanted to change her gender.It was the start of a journey she said was full of pain.

Trans singers hope to change Brazil's tune on rights

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for transgender people but four popular singers are among those who think they can change the tune.

A taste of freedom in a Colombian women's prison

Cartagena - Arleth Martinez smooths her clothes, kisses a photo of her twins and leaves for work. It's only a few meters from her Colombian cell to her unusually fragrant workplace, South America's first gastronomic prison restaurant.

Government millions for baseball divides Venezuelans

Caracas - Baseball-mad Venezuelans are bitterly divided over a government decision to pump millions into the game while basic food and medicines are in short supply in the crisis-rocked South American country.

Vietnamese brides say 'I do' to South Korea

Can Tho - When baby-faced Huynh Thi Thai Muoi left her home in rural Vietnam to begin a life in South Korea with a man she barely knew, she feared it was a gamble.

Low-caste man killed in India for watching dance performance

Ahmedabad - A man from India's lowest caste has been killed by a group of higher-caste men for attending a traditional Hindu dance performance, police said Monday.

Well-heeled Rio gets worrying glimpse of favela violence

Rio De Janeiro - When hundreds of Brazilian soldiers battled heavily armed drug traffickers in Rocinha last week, anxiety flared not only in Rio's biggest favela but also in chic neighborhoods just down the road.

Cannibalism suspects return to South Africa court

Johanesburg - Seven men suspected of cannibalism appeared in a South African court on Thursday, with one of the accused reportedly wanting to plead guilty to charges that have shocked the country.

Conflict leaves blind in rebel-held Ukraine stuck in dark

Donetsk - Partially sighted Georgiy Lukyanov makes his way through the ageing lathes in the factory where he works in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Myanmar cartoonists lead media-jeering as Rohingya flee

Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.

Tribes, tradition stand in way of Iraq police

Baghdad - Policeman Ahmad regrets the day he detained a motorist at a checkpoint for possession of a gun without a licence, bringing the weight of Iraqi tribal customs down on his head.

An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore

Datang - Along southern China's snaking rivers, an ancient fishing community that once lived and worked exclusively on the water has been finding its way to land.

Dying days: ailing photographer documents fellow patients

Singapore - Looking frail in a wheelchair and breathing with the aid of an oxygen tank, photographer Alan Lee grasps the camera that he used to take pictures of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice.

Unwelcome in Israel, African refugees dream of home

Telavi - Tens of thousands of Africans who fled misery at home for safety in Israel are living in limbo, fearing deportation though some have lived in the country for more than a decade.

Superman confronts a new villain: white supremacists

Washington - No longer are planet-destroying extra-terrestrials or billionaire evil geniuses the villains: Superman, the DC Comics superhero, has a new mission protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies.

Rundown Paris suburb dreams of Olympic transformation

Saint-denis - France is eyeing national glory with the 2024 Olympics, but a deprived Paris suburb is hoping for more tangible benefits: nothing short of a physical transformation.
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