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Brazil bans upstream mining dams after deadly Vale disaster

1 hour 13 min ago
Brazil's government on Monday banned new upstream mining dams and ordered the decommissioning of all such dams by 2021, targeting the type of structure that burst last month in the town of Brumadinho, killing hundreds of people.

Trump to say Venezuela's military at risk for supporting Maduro

1 hour 25 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump will say in a speech on Monday that Venezuela's military officials should "work toward democracy" or risk losing everything they have.

French court allows paedophile priest film ahead of trial

1 hour 37 min ago
A Paris court on Monday threw out an attempt to block the French release of a film inspired by the real-life battle fought by victims of a paedophile Catholic priest, lawyers said.

Many Indians rally behind Modi after Kashmir attack

1 hour 44 min ago
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suffered a series of political reverses in recent months but widespread anger after 40 troopers were killed in an Islamist militant attack last week could lead to a surge in support for his Hindu nationalist party.

Indian regional party ties up with Modi's BJP for general election

1 hour 45 min ago
A hardline Hindu nationalist group in western India will partner with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in coming elections after agreeing a seat-sharing plan in Maharashtra state, the parties said on Monday.

China unveils plans to develop Greater Bay Area

2 hours 40 sec ago
China's cabinet on Monday issued guidelines for developing a "Greater Bay Area" around the Pearl River Delta, in a bid to spur growth in Guangdong province and the cities of Hong Kong and Macau.

Spanish opinion polls point to unpredictable election outcome

2 hours 2 min ago
Four opinion polls published since Spain's prime minister called a general election for April 28 have predicted widely different outcomes, illustrating how the emergence of new parties, and in particular the far-right Vox, has upset political forecasting.

U.S. sanctions delay Russian passenger jet by a year: Rostec CEO

2 hours 5 min ago
Serial production of Russia's first post-Soviet mainline commercial aircraft will be delayed by a year due to U.S. sanctions, the head of state-owned industrial conglomerate Rostec said on Monday, Russian news agencies reported.

U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

2 hours 9 min ago
The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.

UK defense minister: We will always defend our sovereign interests in Gibraltar

2 hours 9 min ago
British defense minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday Britain would always defend its sovereign interests, responding to a question about an incident involving a Spanish warship and waters near Gibraltar.

Ireland says no-deal Brexit would be 'crazy outcome'

2 hours 11 min ago
Ireland is spending hundreds of millions of euros on preparing for a no-deal Brexit, which would be a "crazy outcome" of three years of EU-UK negotiations, Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday.

U.S.-backed Syria force seeks help with Islamic State prisoner 'time bomb'

2 hours 15 min ago
Hundreds of foreign jihadist fighters held in Syria represent a "time bomb" and could escape and threaten the West unless countries do more to take them back, the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed authorities holding them said on Monday.

Army to be 'ruthless' against tampering in Nigeria's postponed vote: Buhari

2 hours 30 min ago
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria's postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence.

Suspect in Istanbul nightclub attack denies charges: Anadolu

2 hours 38 min ago
The main suspect in a New Year's Day shooting which killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub two years ago denied the charges against him in court on Monday, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

Twin blasts in rebel-held Syrian city Idlib kill at least 15

3 hours 2 min ago
Twin explosions in the bustling center of the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Monday killed at least 15 people and injured scores, medics and witnesses said.

India says mastermind of Kashmir bombing killed in clash

3 hours 29 min ago
Indian forces on Monday killed three militants, including the suspected organizer of a suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that fueled tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said, with five troops also killed in the clash.

Bulgarian ruling party scraps election code revisions after opposition walkout

3 hours 35 min ago
Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB on Monday dropped plans to revise the election code after they prompted the main opposition Socialist Party (BSP) to walk out of parliament.

U.S.-backed force won't release jihadists but says countries must take them back

3 hours 39 min ago
Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria said on Monday they would not free foreign Islamic State detainees but countries must repatriate them, after U.S. President Donald Trump said jihadists would be freed unless Europe takes them back.

Parties to resume campaigns after Nigeria poll postponement, president warns against skullduggery

3 hours 50 min ago
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday accused Nigeria's electoral commission of incompetence over its organization of a national election as the main opposition party prepared to hit the campaign trail once again after voting was postponed for a week.

Nigeria's main opposition party accuses Buhari of 'jungle justice' threat

3 hours 50 min ago
Nigeria's main opposition on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari's threat to use soldiers to deal with any attempts to tamper with voting material during a delayed vote was a "direct call for jungle justice".