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A man was shot dead outside the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi on Thursday after he tried to attack a Kenyan police officer guarding one of the entrances, Kenya's Daily Nation reported on its website
A Romanian man asked his country's Constitutional Court on Thursday to recognize his marriage to an American man, in a case that has pitted the nation's conservative majority against those who want to
The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from an Ohio art museum that drew objections from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus has brought in $1.
Warships from the US Navy and allied nations have intercepted four weapons shipments from Iran to Yemen since April 2015, a US admiral said Thursday
Pakistani police on Thursday said they had arrested six men suspected of strangling a couple to death in the latest so-called honor killings to hit the country, weeks after the government passed long-
HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia couple has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing and horrific dismemberment of a young Halifax mother who pleaded with them to spare her life. Jason James Johnson a
Social network Twitter announces it will close its video sharing service Vine.
MONTREAL - National Bank of Canada announced Thursday it is eliminating 600 jobs over the next year — nearly three per cent of its staff — and offering early retirements or other positions to another
Hundreds of IS fighters have been killed in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, US generals say.
ONGC Videsh Ltd invested $190 million in 2009-10 in the San Cristobal project in Venezuela
The camp at Calais has been demolished, but its inhabitants have been moved to other centres in France.
Almost 100 people were feared dead after their boat sank in the Mediterranean of Libya.              
A Russian naval battle group is reportedly refuelling at sea off North Africa en route to Syria.
EU leaders agreed last week to increase sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, citing devastating attacks on Syria's second city of Aleppo.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A criminal armed with a knife attacked and injured a Kenyan police officer outside the U.S. embassy on Thursday and was shot dead by the officer in self defense, a Kenyan police sp
"I strongly believe it is absolutely possible to strengthen European defence without duplicating efforts by NATO," alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister says the projected provincial deficit for this year has fallen slightly, thanks to higher than forecast oil prices. The deficit is down
At least 90 migrants are believed dead after their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast.
12 people were killed Tuesday after al-Shabaab militants carried out attack in Mandera near Kenyan-Somali border
The Norwegian Siem Pilot patrols the Mediterranean as part of the Frontex mission to combat smuggling, but saving migrants is what it does best. The crew has taken on board over 28,000 people since Ap
Some 100 migrants are missing after their boat sinks off Libya, with 29 rescued by the Libyan navy.
OTTAWA - Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says a new special representative will lead national discussions on the reform of First Nations child welfare services. Bennett says Cynthia Wesle
Iraq’s government launched a key battle to retake Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, from Islamic State control.              
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether painful, personal accounts from the survivors of residential schools should be destroyed or permanently archived for posterity. The survivors'
HALIFAX - Almost every day, exactly at noon, Alec Stratford is jolted by a thunderous boom that reverberates through his office, the intense blast so loud it rattles the plate-glass windows. Stratfor
DOHA (Reuters) - Gunmen who shot dead two security officers in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Dammam on Tuesday were connected to previous militant attacks in the region, the Interior Ministry said
Two top Al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan were killed in a US drone attack, the nation's spy agency confirmed Thursday, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the countr
Afghanistan's spy agency on Thursday confirmed that two top Al-Qaeda leaders in the country were killed in a drone attack, in a significant blow to the militant group
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Ukrainian diplomats will be working on spreading the term “Russian aggression against Ukraine” in official international documents. “Rig
And it could get even worse by the end of the decade if nothing is done.              
Head of Kurdish Regional Government says ‘only Iraqi counter-terrorism forces’ will enter Mosul once ISIL is defeated
Scientists have reportedly uncovered for the first time since 1555 an ancient slab inside a chamber in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is believed to have once held Jesus' body.
Gold is often seen as an alternative investment during times of political, financial uncertainty such as US Presidential elections in Nov
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday American politicians were whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat in the U.S. presidential campaign

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