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Economists Nordhaus, Romer awarded 2018 Nobel Prize

The 2018 Nobel Prize for economics has been awarded to US economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, Details

School girls beaten in India for confronting sexual harassers

Campaigners are calling on India to protect girls in state-run institutions who are at risk of sexual assault and violence after 34 girls were violently attacked by a mob for Details

Tsunami death toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

The death toll from an earthquake that prompted a tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 832, the national disaster mitigation agency has said, adding it assessed Details

EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions

In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions.  The EU Details

Israel gives Palestinians eight days to leave Khan al-Ahmar

The Israeli government has told Palestinians living in a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank to demolish their homes within the next eight days and leave. The warning on Sunday Details

Idlib assault on hold as Russia, Turkey set up buffer zone

The leaders of Russia and Turkey have agreed to establish a de-militarised zone in Syria's Idlib province, in a move that ostensibly puts on hold a threatened all-out assault by Details

Five die after shoot-out at Mexico City’s Garibaldi Plaza

Five people have died after a shoot-out at Mexico City's Garibaldi Plaza, a tourist hotspot known for its mariachi bands. On Friday evening, gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire before Details

Idlib high on agenda at Syria summit in Tehran

The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey have met in Tehran to talk about how to shape the future of a country torn apart by years of civil war amid Details

Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara amid deepening row

Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the United States embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security cabin but causing no casualties, Details

‘Huge disaster’: Deadly Kerala floods displace over 800,000

More than 800,000 people have been displaced in Kerala, as the death toll from the worst flooding to hit the southern Indian state jumped to at least 370, with losses Details

Thousands await rescue as death toll crosses 200

Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods continue to batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 200 people have died in a Details

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has Details

ISIL Suicide bomber targets school in Kabul

At least 34 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in front of an education centre in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to the health ministry. Wednesday's Details

39 dead as rescuers search for survivors

Italian emergency workers pulled more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel on Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll to at Details

Dozens of civilians killed in school bus attack

The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthi rebels has been blamed for an air attack on a school bus that killed dozens of people, including at least 29 Details

Jalalabad: Gunmen take dozens hostage in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen have taken dozens of people hostage after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government building in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials.  Nangarhar provincial government Details

Powerful quake kills 14 on Indonesia’s Lombok island

At least 14 people were killed and more than 160 injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Lombok island. Sunday morning's tremor was followed by two strong secondary quakes and more Details

Saudi Arabia suspends oil exports through Bab al-Mandeb

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, temporarily suspended all oil shipments through the Bab al-Mandeb Strait after attacks on two crude-carrying vessels by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Saudi Arabia's Energy Details

Israeli forces arrest Palestinian female journalist in Hebron

Two-year-old Yahya followed his mother Lama Khater to the front door of their house in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, trying to leave with her as she was Details

Greece wildfires: Survivors of deadly blazes dig through wreckage

Late on Monday night, Giorgos Stabelos was sitting in his living room at home in the Greek coastal town of Rafina, watching the news when the presenter uttered a sentence Details