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War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

Munich - At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday.

Vonn in bronze as Stuhec defends world downhill

Vallbo - US ski star Lindsey Vonn brought her illustrious career to a close with a hard-fought bronze at Sunday's world downhill which was won by defending champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia.

Emerging economies catching up in smartphone adoption: survey

Washington - Smartphone use has become the norm in most developed nations, while many emerging economies are showing sharp gains, a global survey showed Tuesday.

Corruption seen rising in Trump's US: watchdog

Frankfurt Am Main - The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.

International tourist arrivals up 6% to 1.4 bn in 2018: UN

Madrid - The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization.

In gloomy times, rights body sees 'striking' pushback against abuses

Berlin - A growing pushback against human rights abusers and autocrats has emerged in the last year, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, with resistance coming from a number of new sources.

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney - Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.

Events that marked 2018

Paris - From a spy drama that poisoned ties between Russia and the West to major US turnarounds under President Donald Trump, here are some of the major events that marked 2018.

Stock markets tumble as growth fears trigger fresh downturn

Paris - Stock markets went back into selloff mode on Thursday as fears over the world's economic outlook undermined any lingering investor hopes of finishing 2018 with gains.

Pope urges 'fraternity' in Christmas message

Vatican City - Pope Francis called for peace and "fraternity" and Queen Elizabeth II warned against "tribalism", as millions across the world celebrated Christmas on Tuesday -- after US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by raising doubts about Santa Clau...

Oil price skids on oversupply fears and weak world economy

London - World oil prices tumbled Tuesday to strike their lowest levels in more than a year, hit by fears over the outlook for the global economy and doubts over producers' resolve to cut output.

Events that marked 2018

Paris - From a spy drama that poisoned ties between Russia and the West to major US turnarounds under President Donald Trump, here are some of the major events that marked 2018.

Mondo Duplantis talks 2018 accomplishments, future plans, success Special

2018 was the year of Mondo Duplantis in the sport of pole vault. Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his 2018 accomplishments and he opened up about his plans for the future.

Some of the world's worst serial killers

Paris - Ex-Russian policeman Mikhail Popkov, found guilty Monday of 56 murders while already in jail for 22, is one of the most prolific serial killers of recent times.Here is a recap of some of the others, starting with two more serial killers from Russia.

Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year: WHO

Geneva - Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: a 70-year-old aspiration

Paris - On December 10, 1948 -- three years after the Allied victory over the Nazis -- the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the hopes of creating a better world after the horrors of the war.

Markets tumble as Huawei arrest rekindles US-China trade fears

London - World markets slumped Thursday as the arrest of a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei raised doubts over the recent trade truce agreed by US President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Oil prices surge more than 5% on cut pledge, US-China deal

Fpo - Oil prices soared more than five percent on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity.

Mondo Duplantis: Top 5 finalist for 'Male World Athlete' of 2018

On November 20, it was announced by the IAAF that Swedish pole vaulter is a Top 5 finalist for the "Male World Athlete of the Year" award.

Oil's plunge knocks wind out of Wall Street

New York - Plunging oil prices and a weakened Boeing knocked the wind of out Wall Street on Tuesday, ending hopes of a quick rebound from Monday's sell-off.

Chemical weapons body faces 'difficult moment', new chief warns

Den Haag - The world's chemical arms watchdog is confronting a "difficult moment" after a series of recent attacks and a Russian spy scandal, the body's new chief told AFP Tuesday.

Saudi minister calls for 1 mln bpd global oil output cut

Abu Dhabi - Saudi Arabia's energy minister called Monday for a global output cut of one million barrels per day to re-balance the market, as Riyadh unveiled plans to cut production by 500,000 bpd from December.

Oil producers see oversupply, call for new strategies

Abu Dhabi - Major oil producers said Sunday that crude supply next year would outstrip demand, calling for new strategies based on production adjustments.

Major oil producers to consider cuts after price slide

Dubai - Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash.

Baby boom for some nations, bust for others: study

Paris - Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren't producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released Friday.

Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally: study

Washington - Governments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China's model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a human rights watchdog study found Thursday.

Trump: Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death credible

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Friday he found Saudi Arabia's explanation about the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi credible and termed it an "important first step.

Stock losses muted in Asia after global rout

Apo - Some Asian stock markets opened in the red Friday, but losses were relatively muted as traders took a breather after a global rout sparked by fears over higher US interest rates.

'Domino effect' hits stocks as Trump slams Fed

London - A global stock market downturn worsened Thursday as investors, spooked by a plethora of economic woes, dumped shares that suddenly looked dangerously overvalued.

Asian markets cautious after US volatility

Fpo - Asian stocks began Wednesday mixed after a volatile session for US equities and as yields on Treasury bonds retreated from a seven-year peak.
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