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Brussels (AFP) - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday appointed veteran French politician and former EU commissioner Michel Barnier to lead the negotiations with Britain on its …

More than a year after her son was executed by firing squad in Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran's mother has asked for mercy on those on death row.

The creators of Fireman Sam have been forced to apologise after airing an episode which shows a firefighter slip on a page of the Quran.

Mogadishu (AFP) - A former Somali MP who joined the Shabaab group in 2010 was one of two suicide bombers who killed 13 people near a United Nations and African Union base, the militants announced …

Philadelphia (AFP) - Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to win a major US political party's White House nomination, earning the backing of convention Democrats and prime-time …

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's Guardian Council announced Wednesday that next year's presidential election will take place on May 19 with embattled incumbent Hassan Rouhani expected to run for a second term.

Manila (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington wanted to avoid "confrontation" in the South China Sea, after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's claims to most …

Vientiane (AFP) - Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos' section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement -- a commodity being devoured by a Chinese-led building boom in the …

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