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India vows to eliminate single-use plastics by 2022

India, the Global host of World Environment Day this year, went big in its commitment to Beat Plastic Pollution with an announcement yesterday to...

Shocking Australian child abuse inquiry ends

A five-year inquiry into sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, saying institutions had "seriously failed" to protect children. The royal commission, Australia's...

Malaysian Prime Minister says probe into Airport killing will be fair

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said today his government’s investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be...

Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz for US President

Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president, calling him a "principled conservative". Mr. Bush, former governor of Florida,...

France Members of Parliament vote to ban child smacking

French Members of Parliament (MPs) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would ban parents from smacking their children. The bill on "corporal...

Four-way Afghanistan peace talks begin

Key Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials are meeting for talks aimed at establishing a roadmap for peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban. The Afghan...

US Justice Department defends ‘Lawful Trump Travel Ban’

The US justice department has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national...

Mother and four children feared to be travelling from London to Syria detained in...

A mother and her four children believed to be travelling from London to Syria have been detained in Turkey, police have said. The family went...

North Korea and South Korea tension continue to rise

North Korea is amping up tensions in the region after apparently firing artillery at South Korean loudspeakers that are blaring criticism of Kim Jong...

Turkey says US envoy should leave for backing Kurdish militants

Turkey’s Foreign Minister has accused a senior US diplomat of backing Kurdish militants and said he should be sent home. He said Brett McGurk, the...

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