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Thousands of Iraqis protest corruption, poor services
Thousands of Iraqis protest corruption, poor services

Thousands of Iraqis vented their anger Friday at rampant corruption and abysmal electricity services as the country's first protest movement in years increased pressure for officials to be held accountable.

Thousands of Iraqis protest corruption, poor services
China MH370 families march to Malaysia embassy, demand Reunion trip
China MH370 families march to Malaysia embassy, demand Reunion trip

Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 marched to Malaysia's embassy in Beijing, some demanding to be taken to Reunion island where suspected wreckage from the plane was found.

China MH370 families march to Malaysia embassy, demand Reunion trip
London Tube strike causes major disruption
London Tube strike causes major disruption

Millions of Londoners were forced to walk, cycle or take packed buses to and from work as Underground staff staged their second strike in a month over plans to run trains all night.

London Tube strike causes major disruption
London braces for travel chaos as Tube strike begins
London braces for travel chaos as Tube strike begins

London Underground staff walked off their posts to protest plans to run Tube trains all night at weekends, the second shutdown of the British capital's subway in under a month.

London braces for travel chaos as Tube strike begins
Obama heaps pressure on warring South Sudan leaders
Obama heaps pressure on warring South Sudan leaders

US President Barack Obama renewed pressure on South Sudan's warring leaders, insisting they must accept an August peace deadline or face being sidelined

Obama heaps pressure on warring South Sudan leaders
Turkey vows 'whatever necessary' in fight against militants
Turkey vows 'whatever necessary' in fight against militants

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to do "whatever necessary" in Turkey's controversial fight against Kurdish militants, with no end in sight to a two-week cycle of violence.

Turkey vows 'whatever necessary' in fight against militants
Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar 'legitimate target'
Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar 'legitimate target'

Afghanistan's spy agency banned all mourning ceremonies for deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar 'legitimate target'
Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country
Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country

Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country
Australia says 'confident' searching in right area for MH370
Australia says 'confident' searching in right area for MH370

Australia said it was confident the search for MH370 was being conducted in the right area with aircraft wreckage being washed to La Reunion consistent with currents from the zone they are scouring.

Australia says 'confident' searching in right area for MH370
Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide
Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide.

Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide
6 stabbed as assailant repeats Gay Pride attack in Jerusalem: police
6 stabbed as assailant repeats Gay Pride attack in Jerusalem: police

An ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem, in a repeat of a 2005 attack for which he served 10 years behind bars.

6 stabbed as assailant repeats Gay Pride attack in Jerusalem: police
Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism
Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism

Over ten thousand people rallied in Helsinki to support multiculturalism and protest recent controversial statements by a populist legislator, police said.

Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism
Americans pack Times Square to denounce Iran deal
Americans pack Times Square to denounce Iran deal

Protesters poured into New York's Times Square to denounce the Iran nuclear deal as a threat to Israel and global security, demanding that Congress reject the agreement.

Americans pack Times Square to denounce Iran deal
Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape
Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape

Mexican prosecutors investigating the escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman formally placed 22 prison officials in custody over suspicions that the infamous fugitive had inside help.

Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape
After bombing, Italy PM hails Egypt's Sisi as 'great leader'
After bombing, Italy PM hails Egypt's Sisi as 'great leader'

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has hailed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as the only leader who can "save" Egypt, after a deadly car bomb attack on Rome's consulate in Cairo.

After bombing, Italy PM hails Egypt's Sisi as 'great leader'
Convoy of Srebrenica victims' remains arrive in massacre site
Convoy of Srebrenica victims' remains arrive in massacre site

A convoy carrying the coffins of 136 newly-identified Srebrenica victims arrived in the Bosnian town where the massacre took place, for their burial on the 20th anniversary.

Convoy of Srebrenica victims' remains arrive in massacre site
Tunisia fears new 'terrorist attacks': PM
Tunisia fears new 'terrorist attacks': PM

Tunisia fears more potentially destabilising "terrorist attacks," like the one that killed 38 foreign tourists last month, which is why it has imposed a state of emergency.

Tunisia fears new 'terrorist attacks': PM
Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks
Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks

The parliament in Tripoli rejected a UN proposal to resolve Libya's political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with its rival in the east of the country.

Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks
Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up energy price protest
Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up energy price protest

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on a central square in the Armenian capital pledging to carry on protests over energy price hikes after police cleared a key artery they had blocked for weeks.

Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up energy price protest
Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters
Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters