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NATO soldier, 3 Afghan civilians killed in Taliban attack

One NATO soldier and three civilians were killed and four injured in the suicide attack that targeted a NATO convoy in Afghanistan in different days, Basir Mujahid, police spokesman in Kabul province, said on Friday.

Putin to consider running for another 6-year term as president

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, said on Friday that he would consider running for re-election in 2018.

North Korea says door remains ‘open’ for US tourists

North Korea's doors are still open to US tourists, Pyongyang said Friday, despite Washington banning its citizens from travelling there following the death of a US student who had been jailed in the country.

Death toll rises in northern Vietnam flash floods

At least nine people have been killed and 24 missing after flash floods hit northern Vietnam, officials said.

China sacks varsity don who says Mao Zedong a devil

A Chinese professor, Shi Jiepeng, has been sacked after calling the founder of modern China Mao Zedong a “devil” on social media.

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch

Panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in the glitzy Gulf city state of Dubai early on Friday after a fire ripped through it, the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years.

Australia PM brushes off leaked Trump phone transcript

Australia's prime minister Friday sought to downplay an unflattering account of a controversial refugee swap deal which emerged in a leaked transcript of a bad-tempered phone call with US President Donald Trump.

Police send ‘wish you were here’ postcards to wanted criminals

European police forces are sending a series of cheeky “wish you were here” postcards this summer in a bid to track down 21 of the continent’s most wanted criminals.

Grand jury convened in Trump-Russia probe

A special counsel investigating claims of Russian meddling in the US election has reportedly empanelled a grand jury.

‘Two plots’ in Australia plane terror investigation

Two men accused of a terror plot to bring down a plane with a bomb were also trying to build a device that could release toxic gas, Australian police allege.

Pope ‘loves China’, Vatican official says on trip to China

Pope Francis “loves China” and the Vatican hopes China has a great future, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Friday cited a visiting Vatican official as saying, in an expression of goodwill despite strained relations between the two.

China warns India against ‘military buildup’ on border

China says India has been building up troops along its side of the border and demands an "immediate withdrawal" amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region high in the Himalayas.

Turkey, Qatar vow to boost trade ties amid Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkish and Qatari Economy Ministers on Thursday pledged to boost bilateral trade and investment at a business forum.

Polish govt condemns attack on Israeli football team

The Polish Government on Thursday condemned the attack by a group of hooligans on members of the Israeli Football Club, Hapoel Petah Tikva near Warsaw, which the Israeli embassy said was motivated by anti-semitism.

Thousands attend Gay Pride in Jerusalem

Thousands of revellers attended Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade under police protection on Thursday, bringing the rainbow flag to the traditionally conservative city.

Three men sentenced to life in prison for planning attacks in Britain

A London court on Thursday sentenced three men who had planned attacks in Britain to life in prison.

Philippines’ Duterte calls North Korea’s Kim a ‘maniac’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "maniac" who could destroy Asia by touching off a nuclear war.

Concern voiced over Italy’s anti-migrant mission

Human Rights Watch, the rights advocacy group, has given warning that Italy's naval mission to prevent refugees and migrants from setting sail from Libya for Europe could see Italy commit human-rights abuses.

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#EndSARS: NUJ calls for compensation for media houses, journalists attacked

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