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Thailand rejects US offer to help in boat people crisis

Thailand rejects US offer to help in boat people crisis

Thailands military has rejected the United States offer to help patrol Thai waters in search of migrant boats adrift in the Andaman Sea, local media reported Sunday.

Cypriot leaders tour divided city after talks

Cypriot leaders tour divided city after talks

Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades toured Lefkosa together on Saturday.

State Dept. releases first round of Clinton's emails

State Dept. releases first round of Clinton

The State Department on Friday released nearly 300 emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Myanmar to deport migrants as UN chief urges more rescues

Myanmar to deport migrants as UN chief urges more rescues

A group of migrants recently rescued by Myanmar will be deported to Bangladesh, officials confirmed Saturday, as the United Nations chief called on regional nations to prioritize saving the lives of those still stranded at sea.

Nigeria rescues 20 captives from Boko Haram hideouts

Nigeria rescues 20 captives from Boko Haram hideouts

The Nigerian army has rescued 20 more women and children from the hideouts of Boko Haram militants, weeks after army forces freed nearly a thousand captives from Sambisa Forest.

1 Ukrainian civilian killed, 2 wounded in Avdiyivka shelling

1 Ukrainian civilian killed, 2 wounded in Avdiyivka shelling

1 Heavy shelling has killed one civilian in the government-controlled town of Avdiyivka in east Ukraine and halted production at one of Europe's largest coke plants, regional police and Ukrainian steelmaker Metinvest said on Sunday.

Ethiopians go to polls to elect new parliament

Ethiopians go to polls to elect new parliament

Ethiopian voters have started to flock to polling stations across the country to elect a new parliament as well as regional state councils.

Burundi opposition politician shot and killed

Burundi opposition politician shot and killed

A leading opposition politician was shot and killed together with his guard on Saturday in Ngagara, an area northern capital Bujumbura, eyewitnesses have said.

World Bank warns of serious crisis in Gaza

World Bank warns of serious crisis in Gaza

In its new report issued Friday, The World Bank said that Gaza Strip has the worlds highest unemployment rate, and Palestinians, Israelis and donors must take action to avoid a dangerous fiscal crisis.

Venezuela to increase Palestine representation to full embassy status

Venezuela to increase Palestine representation to full embassy status

Venezuela decided on Friday to increase its diplomatic representation in Palestine to full embassy status, according to the Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs.