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Front runners emerge for UN chief from town halls with General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16: Two or three front runners for the position of United Nations Secretary-General have emerged after 18-hours of unprecedented General Assembly town hall meetings with nine candidates, though the race is set to widen with more nominations expected, several diplomats said. The current U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of the year after ...Full Article

Syrian government delegation joins Geneva talks under pressure to negotiate

GENEVA, Apr 16: The Syrian government delegation led by U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari arrived on Friday for their first session of the latest round of peace talks in Geneva, ...Full Article

More than 1,000 Egyptians rally against government

CAIRO, Apr 16: More than a thousand Egyptian demonstrators rallied in central Cairo on Friday (Apr 15) demanding “the fall of the regime”, in the largest protest challenging the ...Full Article

US charges China state power company over nuclear conspiracy

WASHINGTON, Apr 15: A Chinese state-owned nuclear power company and a US citizen have been indicted for allegedly attempting to conspire against the United States, officials said on Thursday ...Full Article

Mexico federal agents implicated in 43 students’ disappearance

MEXICO CITY, Apr 15: Two Mexican federal police officers allegedly participated in the disappearance of 43 students, the National Human Rights Commission said on Thursday, implicating national agents in ...Full Article

One dead, nine missing in Tenerife building collapse

ARONA, Spain, Apr 15: At least one person died and nine others were missing on Thursday (Apr 14) after a five-storey building collapsed on Tenerife, local officials said. Rescuers ...Full Article

Passengers profiled at Paris airport since Brussels attacks

PARIS, Apr 15: Profilers have been operating at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport since the attacks on Brussels airport, its operators revealed on Thursday (Apr 14). They have been ...Full Article

Strong quake in southwestern Japan kills nine, topples homes

TOKYO, Apr 15: Nine people were killed after a powerful earthquake hit southern Japan, collapsing homes, sparking fires and injuring hundreds, officials said on Friday (Apr 15) as rescuers ...Full Article

Thailand: Large number of drunk-drivers during Songkran despite severe punishment warnings

BANGKOK, April 14: Despite warnings by law enforcement agencies that those found drinking alcoholic beverages and driving during the Songkran festival would be severly punished, a large number of drunk ...Full Article

Indigenous militants burn another church in southern Chile

SANTIAGO, April 14: Another church was set ablaze on Tuesday in southern Chile amid the intensifying campaign of the Mapuche indigenous people to reclaim ancestral lands, authorities said. Over the ...Full Article