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After impeachment, South Korea prime minister urges calm, vigilance

South Korea's prime minister sought to calm anxiety over national security and to reassure financial markets on Saturday, a day after parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, making him acting leader. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who assumed

Reuters, 21 min. ago
 

Solomon Islands rocked by another major earthquake

The Solomon Islands were rattled by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, just a day after hundreds of people along the coast fled into the hills following a 7.8 magnitude tremor. The latest quake initially triggered a fresh tsunami warning for the Sol

Reuters, 21 min. ago
 
Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence

Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence

US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers. A report in the New York Times says the agencies had "high confidence" about Russian involvement in...

BBC, today, 05:59
 
Indonesia quake: Number of homeless soars to 43,000

Indonesia quake: Number of homeless soars to 43,000

The number of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia on Wednesday has soared to at least 43,000, emergency officials say. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the scale of the problem was becoming clearer as rescue teams fan

BBC, today, 05:25
 
Nigeria's bedroom revolution - satisfying women's demands

Nigeria's bedroom revolution - satisfying women's demands

It was a cultural taboo for a woman to ask for sexual gratification in Nigeria, until now. Despite being bombarded by sexually suggestive photos, explicit lyrics and raunchy dance moves in the media, many women are brought up with the socially conservati

BBC, today, 03:06
 
Syria Aleppo: UN envoy urges political solution to war

Syria Aleppo: UN envoy urges political solution to war

Syrian government forces may have nearly won the battle for east Aleppo but the war is not yet over, the UN special envoy for Syria has warned. "A serious discussion about the future political set-up of Syria" is the only way to achieve...

BBC, today, 02:50
 
Families take the lead in MH370 mystery

Families take the lead in MH370 mystery

I've not seen anything like it before. An aircraft accident investigation driven not by experts, but by a group of the bereaved and an amateur American sleuth who hankers for the truth. As I write, eight people who lost loved ones on board missing Malays

BBC, today, 02:50
 
A new lease of life for a 200-year-old Indian library

A new lease of life for a 200-year-old Indian library

The 204-year-old Madras Literary Society in Chennai is getting a new lease of life, thanks to youthful volunteers and a social media campaign. Karthik Subramanian finds out more. The sight takes your breath away. As you step in, you encounter bookshelf a

BBC, today, 02:50
 
Exxon CEO is now Trump's secretary of state favourite -transition official

Exxon CEO is now Trump's secretary of state favourite -transition official

Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend

Reuters, today, 02:13
 
Germans see refugees as biggest problem despite falling numbers

Germans see refugees as biggest problem despite falling numbers

More than half of Germans see refugees and integration as Germany's biggest problem, a survey showed on Friday, despite the number of newcomers falling significantly on the year. A record 890,000 mainly Muslim migrants from the Middle East, Africa and el

Reuters, today, 01:13
 
Trump presidency: Third Goldman executive set to join his cabinet

Trump presidency: Third Goldman executive set to join his cabinet

US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to appoint another Goldman Sachs executive to his administration. Despite vilifying the Wall Street bank while campaigning, he is tipped to pick Goldman president Gary Cohn to lead the White House National Econ

BBC, today, 00:09
 
Jennifer Lawrence apologies for Hawaii 'butt-scratching' story

Jennifer Lawrence apologies for Hawaii 'butt-scratching' story

US actress Jennifer Lawrence has apologised after telling a story about scratching her "butt" on sacred rocks in Hawaii. In a statement on Facebook, she said she meant "absolutely no disrespect to the Hawaiian people". The actress...

BBC, yesterday, 23:57
 
Dylann Roof trial: 'I did it,' chuckling church gunman says

Dylann Roof trial: 'I did it,' chuckling church gunman says

The South Carolina man accused of shooting dead nine black church-goers last year chuckled as he admitted the massacre, in a video shown to the jury. In a videotaped FBI confession aired at the death penalty trial, Dylann Roof laughed several times and m

BBC, yesterday, 23:42
 
Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the election which he lost earlier this month. Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, had suffered a surprise defeat to Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote. After his win, Mr

BBC, yesterday, 23:26
 

Impeached South Korean leader apologises for her ‘lack of virtue’

South Korean politicians yesterday impeached president Park Geun-hye, a swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. After the vote, parliamentary officials hand-delivered formal docum

Scotsman, yesterday, 22:25
 


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