Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to...

Everything you need to know about the European elections

More than 500 million citizens of the European Union will have the opportunity to take part in the world's single biggest multi-country election next...

Why Africa’s biggest telecoms company is listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Africa's leading telecoms group MTN has listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in a move that could pave the way for the sale of shares...

Bob Hawke, former Australian prime minister, dead at 89

Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a champion of the trade union movement, has died peacefully at the age of 89. Known...

Water every 10 days: The families on the front line of India’s environmental crisis

Hundreds of empty plastic jugs wait in rows on the cracked, dry, dusty earth. Hovering expectantly nearby, the residents of Vasant Kunj slum in...

In Sochi, red lines remain between US and Russia

Mike Pompeo was clearly looking for a reboot with Russia when he arrived in the southern resort city of Sochi. But in talks that...

Syrian army ‘kills terrorists’ in Idlib countryside

The Syrian army is launching "intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra," a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern...

No civilization is superior, says China’s Xi as US trade war heats up

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged countries not to "close their doors and hide behind them" in his first major public speech since US...

Sudanese forces storm barricades at sit-in demo

At least nine people have been injured at a pro-democracy sit-in in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, eyewitnesses say, as violence continued in the country...

Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso

Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina...

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