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Gina Miller: The woman behind the Brexit case

Tuesday  17:05,   24 january 2017
AFP

The Supreme Court ruling Tuesday that parliament must approve the start of Brexit is in many ways a victory for one woman, Gina Miller, who has endured death threats and racial abuse for bringing the case. Addressing journalists outside court after[...]

Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition

Tuesday  13:05,   24 january 2017
AFP

Scientists will take the tape measure to Mount Everest to determine whether a massive earthquake in Nepal really did knock an inch off the world's tallest peak.India's top surveyor said Tuesday a team of scientists would be sent to neighbouring[...]

British Supreme Court rules that government cannot trigger Brexit without an act of parliament

Tuesday  12:05,   24 january 2017
MSN

<p>British Supreme Court rules that government cannot trigger Brexit without an act of parliament .</p>LONDON (AP) — British Supreme Court rules that government cannot trigger Brexit without an act of parliament[...]

Malaysia migrant boat death toll rises to 12, some 25 missing

Tuesday  11:51,   24 january 2017
AFP

Two more bodies washed ashore in Malaysia Tuesday after the sinking of a boat overloaded with illegal Indonesian immigrants, raising the death toll to 12 with about 25 still feared missing. The bodies were found on Tanjung Leman beach near the[...]

UN warns west Mosul civilians at 'extreme risk'

Tuesday  11:51,   24 january 2017
AFP

The estimated 750,000 people living in jihadist-controlled west Mosul are in grave danger, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, 100 days into a massive Iraqi operation to retake the city. "We are relieved that so many people in the eastern sections [...]

Six more bodies found at Italy avalanche hotel

Tuesday  11:51,   24 january 2017
AFP

Six more bodies have been retrieved from an Italian hotel devastated by an avalanche nearly a week ago, media said Tuesday citing local authorities, with 17 people still missing. Twelve people are now confirmed to have died after disaster struck the [...]

Kyrgyz court confirms life sentence for journalist

Tuesday  10:50,   24 january 2017
MSN

A court in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday upheld a life sentence for an ethnic Uzbek journalist in a case that has drawn international criticism.Azimzhan Askarov was convicted in 2010 for stirring up ethnic hatred, a charge related to ethnic unrest in the[...]

Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

Tuesday  10:36,   24 january 2017
Reuters

<p>The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require[...]

Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

Tuesday  10:01,   24 january 2017
BBC News

Alert raised after patients from UK, Canada and Australia develop complications following kidney transplants.Sadi Ahmed was held hostage for three months by an organ trafficking[...]

Scandal, gaffes mar ex-U.N. chief's presidential prospects in South Korea

Tuesday  10:00,   24 january 2017
Reuters

<p>It has been an inauspicious return to crisis-plagued South Korea for former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, once the odds-on favorite to be the next president, who has been ensnared in a family corruption scandal and struggled with a skeptical[...]

America 'told Britain to keep Trident test failure a secret'

Tuesday  09:20,   24 january 2017
International Business Times

Report claims Obama administration asked Cameron government to keep quiet on missile malfunction.The Times quotes a source as saying that officials from the Obama administration asked the then-prime minister David Cameron's office not to comment on[...]

Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

Tuesday  08:06,   24 january 2017
MSN

Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for[...]

Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns

Tuesday  06:21,   24 january 2017
MSN

People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. The clues Trump has given about his foreign[...]

Afghans hope — and worry — that Trump will shake things up

Tuesday  05:36,   24 january 2017
MSN

Many say U.S. troops are needed to stop the Taliban, but also want them out.So it is not surprising that, like American voters who supported Donald Trump out of a longing for change, many Afghans are looking to his presidency as a chance for a fresh [...]

As Trump takes control of nukes, Hiroshima’s ex-mayor urges him to meet atomic-bomb survivors

Tuesday  05:35,   24 january 2017
MSN

"Their struggles are worth listening to,” former Hiroshima mayor Tadatoshi Akiba wrote in a letter to President Trump.Tadatoshi Akiba, the former mayor of Hiroshima, wrote a letter to Trump just before his inauguration, urging him[...]