November 1, 2015 3:00 pm

Almost everyone on board the Airbus-A321-200 operated by the Moscow-based Metrojet airline was Russian; Ukraine said four of its citizens were passengers.

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December 25, 2015 10:16 pm

Putin also ordered the government to launch a special commission "due to the catastrophe of Kogalymavia company plane in Egypt," the statement said.

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December 25, 2015 10:16 pm

The attacks in Dhaka come amid fears about the rise of radical Islam in Bangladesh. At least four atheist bloggers have been murdered in the impoverished country this year.

December 25, 2015 10:16 pm

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail was heading to the crash site with several cabinet ministers on a private jet, the tourism ministry said.

December 25, 2015 10:12 pm

A political celebrity long before she became secretary of state in 2009, Clinton and her team balanced requests from a slew of boldface names.

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December 25, 2015 10:13 pm

Now the Islamic State jihadist group is recruiting fighters from the region - including a US-trained special police chief - raising the spectre of extremist violence.

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December 25, 2015 10:13 pm

Clinton wrote this email on the eve of her meeting with the then Indian foreign secretary Nirupama Rao.

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December 25, 2015 10:13 pm

The draft strongly urges North Korea's government to immediately end human rights violations, close prison camps and tackle the root causes leading to people fleeing the country.

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December 25, 2015 10:14 pm

Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea initially said an explosion occurred at Colectiv club, but authorities heading the rescue effort later said there had been a fire and no explosion.

December 25, 2015 10:25 pm

The shootout between two biker gangs, which authorities say arose from an apparent confrontation between the Bandidos and the Cossacks motorcycle clubs, had resulted in the killing of nine people while over 20 were left injured.

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December 25, 2015 10:27 pm

More than 250,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2011.

December 25, 2015 10:29 pm

The Merchant Marine Ministry said 18 people were killed and 138 people were rescued near the island of Kalymnos, while another three died and six were rescued in a separate incident early Friday off the island of Rhodes.

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December 25, 2015 10:49 pm

Deso Dogg used to rap in Berlin and was one of the most famous Western fighters for the IS group. He was already listed as an Al-Qaeda supporter by the United Nations.

December 25, 2015 10:32 pm

In Yemen, airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders this week.

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December 25, 2015 10:33 pm

Naing Nan Lynn, a lower house lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, was attacked while campaigning around 9.30 p.m. by three men with machetes.

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December 25, 2015 10:33 pm

The impact of the surprise change announced Thursday is expected to be gradual. But with incomes rising in the world's most populous country, even a small uptick in births could translate into higher demand from Chinese that could ripple around the world.

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December 25, 2015 10:34 pm

The Workers' Party said Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 its 7th congress will be convened as it's faced with "the heavy yet sacred task" of build a thriving nation.

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December 25, 2015 10:34 pm

"I am not surprised to hear him say that in the past that (Pakistani supporting and aiding LeT) was the case," said Senator Kaine.

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December 25, 2015 10:35 pm

In South China Sea, while the US Navy is expected to keep its technological edge in Asia for decades, China's potential trump card is sheer weight of numbers,

December 25, 2015 10:52 pm

Former Iran president Rafsanjani said “Abdul Qadeer Khan believed that the Islamic world had to have a nuclear bomb... The Pakistanis agreed to help us somewhat”.

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December 25, 2015 10:52 pm

The fate of surrogate kids has remained uncertain after the Nepal Supreme Court declared surrogacy illegal two months ago.

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December 25, 2015 10:58 pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to be by Modi's side through most of his engagements during the much-anticipated three-day visit.

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December 25, 2015 11:04 pm

The policy was considered controversial as it forced many abortions and continued to be criticised by rights groups and activists.

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December 25, 2015 11:12 pm

Sources said the loss came as a setback to the Pakistani delegation that had appeared confident of winning the seat.

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December 25, 2015 11:24 pm

"Overall, six hospitals were forced to close... and four ambulances destroyed," said the international medical aid group. "One hospital has since reopened, yet access to emergency, maternity, paediatric and primary health care services remains severely disrupted."

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December 25, 2015 11:24 pm

Nepal Oil Corporation official Deepak Baral said Thursday that a memorandum of understanding was signed with China National United Oil Corporation in Beijing.

December 25, 2015 11:25 pm

A crucial backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran has been shunned from all previous talks on Syria. Its inclusion now marks recognition by the United States that no discussion on Syria's future can succeed without Iran at the table.

December 25, 2015 11:25 pm

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said the draft has been circulated to some members of the Security Council and will be circulated to all members "in the coming days."

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December 25, 2015 11:25 pm

"It's about preserving our own national security interests in that part of the world, the national security interests of our allies and partners," said John Kirby.

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December 25, 2015 11:14 pm

State Department Spokesman John Kirby said the US is "Not unmindful that there remains safe haven, and we're unmindful that there remain challenges in terms of dealing with those safe havens."

December 25, 2015 11:14 pm

He would replace John Bohner as the Speaker today when the full House is expected to ratify him to this top Congressional position.

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December 25, 2015 11:14 pm

That patrol eventually took place on Tuesday when the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef, triggering an angry rebuke from China and threatening to ratchet up tensions between the world's two biggest economies

December 25, 2015 11:19 pm

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Vice Chairperson of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, has been elected the new President of Nepal.

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October 28, 2015 8:06 pm

The #SikhBlood drive on social media is encouraging British Sikhs to post their photographs after donating blood.

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October 28, 2015 8:02 pm

The Vendémiaire docked at Zhanjiang in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday morning for a four day "friendly visit", the official People's Liberation Army Daily said.

October 28, 2015 6:25 pm

Abbas deplored Netanyahu's comments a week earlier referring to Nazi sympathizer Haj Amin al-Husseini, a former grand mufti of Jerusalem.