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MSF: 50 dead, 120 wounded after Nigerian jet fires on refugee camp

At least 50 people are dead and 120 wounded after a Nigerian army airstrike hit a refugee camp in the country's north-east, aid organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

Report: US and EU make "considerable progress" on TTIP negotiations

The European Union and the United States have made "considerable progress" in negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since the talks began in July 2013, according to...

Gambia declares 90-day state of emergency

Gambia declared a 90-day state of emergency on Tuesday, two days before President Yahya Jammeh was to step down after losing the December elections.

Rowhani says Trump's criticism of Iran nuclear deal is 'just talk'

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday dismissed remarks by the US president-elect criticizing the nuclear deal with Iran as "just talk."

Mediterranean death toll exceeds 200 since January 1, IOM says

At least 219 people have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the first weeks of 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

Putin accuses Obama administration of trying to delegitimize Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the outgoing US presidential administration of Barack Obama has been trying to delegitimize president-elect Donald Trump.

Erdogan says lenders must improve access to credit or face government

Lenders in Turkey must increase access to credit for businesses or they will have to face the government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Tuesday, amid signs the economy is facing...

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 142 years in jail for Kurdish leader

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking up to 142 years behind bars for Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the third-largest party in parliament, the state...

Support for Gambia's Jammeh crumbling as sixth minister resigns

Gambia's tourism and culture minister said on Tuesday he will step down, in what was a sign of dwindling support for Gambia's outgoing president Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to recognize his loss in...

China warns against trade war ahead of Trump inauguration

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against a new trade war and presented China as a global champion of free commerce Tuesday at the World Economic Forum, where the change in US administration...

Russia: US wanted to use Islamic State to overthrow Syria's Assad

The United States and its allies hoped to take advantage of groups they themselves designated as terrorists

Australian immigration spent billions without records, audit shows

Australia's immigration department cannot show a paper trail for payments worth 1.1 billion Australian dollars (820 million US dollars) for contracts related to the offshore detention centres on...

Bees, not snakes or spiders, cause most deaths in Australia

Bees and other insects are the biggest public health threat in Australia when it comes to deadly bites and stings, according to new research.

Russia invites incoming US administration to Syria peace talks

The incoming US administration led by Donald Trump is invited to take part in Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Istanbul suspect admits to New Year's attack, found with cash

The captured suspect in the Istanbul New Year's nightclub shooting which left 39 people dead has admitted to carrying out the attack, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said Tuesday, adding that his...