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An independent commission has recommended canceling results of Haiti's first-round presidential elections held in October, saying they were marred by fraud.

Viacom independent directors vow to fight any attempted ouster

The battle for power at media group Viacom is heating up, with six independent investors vowing to fight any attempt to oust them.

S. Korea says North's ballistic missile test failed

North Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing UN resolutions, South Korea's defence ministry said.

Victims of unrepentant Chad dictator celebrate justice

Hidden behind sunglasses and a white turban, Chad's former dictator was unrepentant Monday even as he learned he would spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes committed during his brutal rule.

Libyan forces now attacking the Islamic State from the east

Salem Jedran, mayor of the town of Ajdabiya, says troops of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) are advancing toward the town of Bin Jawad, which has been held by the Islamic State (IS) since early January.

NATO urged to ward off 'serious' Russian challenge

NATO's parliamentary assembly on Monday called on members of the Western military alliance to be ready to respond to the "potential threat" of Russian aggression against them.

No longer just a job: The unlikely crew saving lives in the Mediterranean

They are unlikely members of the same crew: career seamen for whom it was initially just another job and landlubber humanitarian workers trying to make the world a better place.But together, aboard the MS Aquarius, they get the job done.

Trial of Strasbourg 'jihadists' opens in Paris

Seven suspected jihadists, including the brother of one of the suicide bombers in last November's Paris attacks, went on trial in Paris on Monday.

Iraq Kurds retake nine villages from IS

Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces wrapped up an operation east of the Islamic State group's northern hub of Mosul Monday after recapturing nine villages, a statement said.

I. Coast rights groups say ex-first lady's trial flawed

Ivorian rights groups acting as plaintiffs in the imminent trial of former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity pulled out of the process Monday, saying it was flawed.

France faces strike chaos ahead of Euro 2016

Looming air and train strikes are threatening to bring chaos to France less than two weeks before Euro 2016 kicks off, with unions standing firm Monday in demanding that controversial labour reforms are scrapped.

'Nowhere to go': MSF says IS Syria assault traps thousands

A surprise assault by the Islamic State group has trapped tens of thousands of terrified people on the Syrian border with Turkey, Doctors Without Borders said Monday, warning the situation was "unacceptable".

Migrant crossings to Italy — What do we know?

With 13,000 people rescued in one week and hundreds presumed drowned, what do we know about migrant flows across the Mediterranean to Italy?Is there a surge in the number of boat migrants compared to 2015?No, the numbers are stable.

Turkey's Erdogan alarmed by French crackdown on protests

Under fire over the state of democracy in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday took aim at strike-hit France, expressing his alarm over police violence against French demonstrators.

Residents return to ravaged Turkish town as curfew lifted

Residents on Monday cautiously returned to a war-ravaged town in Turkey's southeast after authorities partially lifted a more than two-month curfew following a major operation against Kurdish militants.

Hungary bolsters anti-migrant fence on Serbia border

Hungary said Monday it had begun reinforcing its anti-migrant fence on the Serbian border following an increase in arrivals after the evacuation of Idomeni camp on the Greece-Macedonia frontier.

Iraq: From IS gains to the battle for Fallujah

Events in Iraq from the breakthrough by Islamic State group (IS) fighters in 2014 to the government counter-attack.2014: Jihadist breakthroughOn January 4, Iraq loses its first key town since the US-led invasion of 2003.

British PM, London mayor bury hatchet for pro-EU rally

Prime Minister David Cameron put aside recent animosity with London Mayor Sadiq Khan to make a joint call Monday for Britain to stay in the European Union, as personal attacks from within his own party intensified.

South African firefighters arrive in Alberta to combat wildfire

About 300 firefighters from South Africa arrived at Edmonton International Airport to help fight the Fort McMurray fire that has raged out of control for almost a month.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in upsurge in east

Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight wounded in a fresh "escalation" of fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, Kiev said Monday.

Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader to life

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's leader and 35 other people to life in prison over violent clashes after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial official said.

Kyrgyz police chief dismissed after 'coup plot' arrests

Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev on Monday dismissed the police chief of the Central Asian country after the arrests of politicians suspected of plotting a coup.

German govt slams racist slur on football star Boateng

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman on Monday condemned the claim by a right-wing politician that most Germans would not want footballer Jerome Boateng, whose father is Ghanaian, as their neighbour.

China angry after Indonesia detains fishing boat

Beijing insisted Monday a Chinese boat detained close to Indonesian islands had been fishing legally, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the countries in the South China Sea.

Bomb attacks kill 11 in Baghdad area: Police

Three bomb blasts in and around Baghdad killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens on Monday in the latest wave of attacks to hit the Iraqi capital, police said.

Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy

Japanese rescuers scoured thick forest Monday in search of a seven-year-old boy whose parents left him in mountain woods inhabited by bears as a punishment, in a case that has infuriated the public.

Four dead in Germany floods

Four people died and several more were injured in southern Germany after violent storms with torrential rains caused severe flooding, authorities said on Monday.

Bahrain appeal raises opposition head jail term to nine years

A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled a jail sentence against opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman in a move his bloc warned risked stoking fresh unrest among the kingdom's Shiite majority.

Mexican authorities rescue kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido

Mexican authorities have rescued football star Alan Pulido following his kidnapping in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, with the player declaring early Monday he was "very well" despite the ordeal.

Fresh photo of missing Japanese journalist emerges

A fresh photo of a Japanese journalist who went missing in Syria last year has emerged online, showing the heavily bearded man holding a sign saying this is his "last chance".

Starving Iraqis risk all to flee IS's crumbling rule

Eight hands stretch towards the aluminium plate -- it's the first meal of rice this Iraqi family who just escaped jihadist rule in the Fallujah area has had in two years.

Iraq forces push into streets of IS-held Fallujah

Iraqi forces thrust into Fallujah Monday, ushering a new urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the jihadist bastion that also raised concerns over the fate of trapped civilians.

Personal suffering fuels Malaysia trans advocate's fight

Nisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man".

Trans teen in Chicago: From surviving to thriving

Sixteen-year-old Arthur Brown is finishing his second year in high school in a suburb of Chicago.

Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources

At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants, the UN and police sources said.

Footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexican hometown: Police

Mexican footballer Alan Pulido, a striker on Greece's Olympiakos team, was kidnapped Sunday in his home state of Tamaulipas, law enforcement officials said.

Being transgender: Facts, myths and rights

Transgender people live under dramatically varying circumstances around the world -- often facing violent repression, but also conquering crucial new rights most notably in Europe and the United States.

Hundreds evicted in fresh anti-migrant unrest on French Mayotte island

Hundreds of foreigners were booted out of their homes on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte Sunday in a fresh wave of forced evictions by anti-migrant groups, local officials said.

Chief Syrian opposition negotiator resigns over failed peace talks

The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in stalled UN-brokered peace talks, Mohammed Alloush, announced his resignation Sunday citing the failure of the Geneva negotiations and the continued shelling of rebel-held areas by President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Turkey marks Constantinople 'conquest'

Turkey on Sunday marked the 563rd anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul with huge parties and a fireworks show in the former Byzantine imperial capital once known as Constantinople.

Hundreds of thousands turn out for Sao Paulo gay pride march

Hundreds of thousands of marchers turned out Sunday for Sao Paulo's 20th annual Gay Pride parade, one of the biggest such events anywhere in the world, organizers said.