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Iran will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country’s atomic agency said Monday while...

  Asia / South Asia

Xinjiang city eyes pharmaceutical expansion

A border city in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is eyeing the Central Asian markets for pharmaceutical products and equipment, after opening a regional drug distribution centre and an industry expo to attract domestic and foreign companies. As part of its broad push to boost the local economy, Aksu Prefecture, which sits on China's border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan,...

Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologised to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial. Organisers said almost 2.0 million turned out on Sunday to demand that chief executive Lam step down in what is...

  Americas

World population may near 10b in 2050: UN report

The world's population is expected to increase by 2.0 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report launched on Monday. The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights, which is published by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and...

  Europe

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  Africa

  Africa

Al Shabaab blasts kill 16 in Kenya, Somalia

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the two countries on Saturday, officials said, while another eight died in a bombing the same group carried out in the Somali capital. Both attacks were claimed by Somali Islamist insurgents, who also kidnapped three Kenyan police reservists on Friday from the same area, in Wajir...

Liberians protest against corruption, economic decline

Thousands of Liberians took to the streets of the capital, Monrovia, on Friday to protest against the corruption and economic decline that many blame on their once hugely popular president, former football star George Weah. In a stark contrast to the wild celebrations that greeted Weah’s election victory in 2017, throngs of chanting demonstrators bearing signs calling Weah a “traitor”...