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UN: Congo in constitutional crisis with no end in sight

The electoral crisis in Congo has become a constitutional crisis resulting in increasing political polarization and with no immediate end in sight, the U.N.’s special representative for Congo said Tuesday.
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports its trade balance swung to a surplus in September, though exports fell 6.9 percent, pulled lower by weak demand for autos and machinery. Customs figures released Monday sho
Nearly 20 percent of China is desert, and it’s expanding — by one estimate to 21,000 square miles more desert than in 1975, about the size of Croatia. The Tengger Desert is merging with two other des
HONG KONG (AP) — A British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women pleaded not guilty when he went on trial Monday in Hong Kong, in a case expected to highlight the Asian f
Beyond all of the bluster in this campaign, a clash of ideas is also at work, with consequences for nearly all Americans and plenty of people around the world. Here is a quick look at the numerous po
MANILA (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia has arrived in the Philippines and will meet the country's foreign minister on Monday amid confusion over the status of ties between the two l
PORT-AU-PRINCE. — At least 172 inmates escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during an armed mutiny, killing one guard and many escaping with police weapons, local media reported. L
Thirteen people are killed and more than 30 injured in southern California when a tour bus collides with a lorry, media reports say.
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two people were injured during a disturbance at the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro, North Carolina Local media outlets report that an inmate and a
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Several law enforcement agencies have responded to an incident at the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Local media outlets report that the Wayne Cou
At least eight people died and 20 people injured in a car accident in Casablanca, Morocco
OTTAWA - An Ottawa police officer is facing charges under the police act in connection with online comments about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook, remarks the city police chief has said were
On the final day before authorities begin to dismantle the Calais refugee camp known as “the Jungle,” dozens of young people headed to a small sanctuary amid the chaos: a graffiti-fronted, one-roo
After fleeing the fighting around Mosul, thousands of displaced people face cramped conditions living in camps.
Venezuelan congressmen put President Nicolas Maduro under further pressure by voting on Sunday to put him on trial for violating democracy.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others,
Kaine, whose affable nature has led to numerous internet dad jokes since he was tapped by Clinton to be her running mate
A centrist agrarian party that was previously represented by a single parliamentarian has won a shock victory in Lithuanian elections.
The meeting will see Britain's decision to leave the EU take centre stage, ahead of the formal negotiations with Brussels
LONDON (Reuters) - Representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments will get a chance to tell Brexit minister David Davis how they hope Britain's future relationship with the EU w
The French authorities have already made detailed plans for moving migrants out of the Jungle camp near Calais.
Two PKK terrorists were killed in Turkey’s eastern province of Tunceli on Sunday
A newborn baby girl left to die on the pavement in Delhi is a stark reminder of attitudes to women in India, the BBC's Geeta Pandey writes.
Venezuelan lawmakers Sunday said they would begin impeachment proceedings against President Nicolás Maduro in a raucous session that briefly had to be halted after pro-government protesters stormed th
LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - When Amit Shah, president of Narendra Modi's ruling party, meets with the Indian prime minister, he is sometimes asked a question he struggles to answer: "What is behenji th
China's Communist Party holds a "Dialogue with the World", but can the BBC's Carrie Gracie get anyone to speak?
Following the Uri terror attack in Kashmir, India has stepped up its efforts to isolate Pakistan globally on all fronts
Aid workers accused France and Britain on Sunday of failing more than 1,300 unaccompanied child migrants whose future remained uncertain just a day before the French government begins dismantling the
Aid workers accused France and Britain on Sunday of failing more than 1,300 unaccompanied child migrants whose future remained uncertain just a day before the French government begins dismantling the
Hillary Clinton says she doesn't "even think about responding" to Trump anymore and would instead spend the final weeks on the road "emphasizing the
SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer sustained minor injuries on Monday in the third shark attack off New South Wales state north of Sydney in a month, a witness said. The surfer’s injuries were “not t
The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefir
An Inuk artist protesting the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador says he's lost more than eight kilograms after ten days of consuming nothing but water but is prepared to die for his caus
MIAMI (AP) — Police are searching for a woman they say shot three people, including a 12-year-old boy in Miami. Authorities say the three victims were walking near a park Saturday night when they wer
FALLS RIVER, La. (AP) — Officials say a cold front is responsible for tens of thousands of dead fish washing up along the banks of the False River in Louisiana. A biologist with Louisiana Wildlife an

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