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Net migration increases German population by 400,000

Last year saw 400,000 more people settle in Germany than move away, migration data released by the Federal Statistical Office on Tuesday showed.

40 feared trapped in Mumbai residential building collapse

Around 40 people are feared trapped in the rubble of a four-storey high residential building which collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (pic) attributed the arrest of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to the 'violation of Chinese laws', without further explanation. – EPA pic, February 6, 2018.

China urges US to stop wrong moves on Iran nuclear issue

China has called on the U.S. to stop its wrong moves on the Iran nuclear issue and respect the legitimate rights and interests of all parties, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
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Hamas distances self from official’s call to kill Jews around globe

A statement released by the radical Islamist movement said: “These statements do not reflect the official positions of the movement and its adopted and consistent policies.

Iraq hands over 33 Islamic State children to Russia

Iraq said on Monday it has handed over to Russia 33 children of Russian women suspected of joining the Islamic State extremist group, as Moscow announced that it had broken up an Islamic State cell on its home turf.

No fewer than 24 people swept away by flood in Kashmir

Flash flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain have claimed at least 24 in Pakistan administered Kashmir on Monday, officials said.
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, poses for a photograph beside the concept design for the new Bank of England fifty pound banknote, featuring mathematician and scientist Alan Turing, during the presentation at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, north-west England on July 15, 2019. (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP)

New UK bank note to feature mathematician Turing

The Bank of England on Monday said World War II code-breaker Alan Turing had been chosen to feature on the back of Britain’s new £50 banknote ($63, 56 euros).

Scientist arrested for saying ‘Soviet nuclear-powered satellites, dangerous in space’

A Russian scientist, Sergei Meshcheryakov, who warned that Soviet nuclear-powered satellites are presenting a serious danger in space, was arrested on Monday for treason.anger
A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander objecting women to work as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday.

Afghan radio station shuts down after threats over women presenters

A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander objecting women to work as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Nuclear deal: Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday, Reuters reports.
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Powerful earthquake rocks parts of eastern Indonesia

A strong, shallow earthquake has struck eastern Indonesia, killing at least one person, damaging some houses and causing panicked residents to flee.
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50 killed in Nepal landslides, floods

At least 50 people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by monsoon rains in Nepal, the country’s home ministry has said.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuelan opposition to continue talks with government

Venezuela’s opposition said on Sunday it will return to Barbados to continue talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro as part of efforts to resolve the South American nation’s political crisis.
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UN calls for dismantling of Libyan migrant detention centres

The United Nations has called for the dismantling of all detention centers for refugees in Libya, saying the facilities are not fit to house migrants.
Analysts had believed that the yellow vest movement had lost momentum, but dozens of protestors knocked down security barriers erected for the parade and set fire to refuse bins AFP

Paris clashes tarnish President Macron’s military parade

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday showcased European military cooperation in a Bastille Day parade but the aftermath of the glittering event was tarnished by violent clashes between police and protesters.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump back in ‘shithole’ in attack on US congresswomen

U.S. President Donald Trump has reignited the infamy of his reference to some countries as ‘shithole’, as he descended on a a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.
Cuba's parliament has approved a new electoral law which calls for both a president and a prime minister but has no provision for a multiparty system, maintaining the Communist Party as the only permitted political organisation in the country.

Cuban parliament unanimously approves electoral law

Cuba's parliament has approved a new electoral law which calls for both a president and a prime minister but has no provision for a multiparty system, maintaining the Communist Party as the only permitted political organisation in the country.

Floods, landslides kill at least 50 in Nepal

Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday.

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NPopC assures reliable, accurate census

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Kano tribunal vacates PDP’s application

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Pump adjustment: DPR seals five petrol stations in Enugu

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NEMA confirms 14 dead, four injured in Jos building collapse

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 14 persons have so far died and four others severely injured in the collapsed three-storey building at Delimi Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.