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Kenya's government will not replace the election board ahead of the new elections ordered by the Supreme Court, a presidential spokesman said on Monday, indicating a looming showdown with the opposition. Full story
The actions of the Turkish authorities are making it "impossible" for the country to join the European Union, the EU executive said on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for ending accession talks. Full story
Indian police are investigating whether 30 infants died for lack of oxygen in a northern state-run hospital, the second case within a month in which medical supply shortages have been blamed for the deaths of dozens of children. Full story
Burundian officials at the highest level should be held accountable for crimes against humanity, and a list of suspects has been drawn up, a U.N. Commission of Inquiry said on Monday. Full story
A senior military officer who sits on China's powerful Central Military Commission, which is headed by President Xi Jinping, is being questioned on suspicion of corruption, three sources familiar with the situation said. Full story
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has accepted the resignation of Premier Lin Chuan, the ruling party said on Monday, a departure that had been widely expected because of the president's falling public support. Full story
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Washington's actions towards Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States could be described as "state hooliganism". Full story
One of Italy's most wanted mob bosses has been arrested in Uruguay after 23 years on the run from convictions for mafia association, drug trafficking and other serious crimes, the Italian Interior Ministry said on Monday. Full story
South Korea said on Monday it will temporarily deploy four remaining launchers for a U.S. THAAD missile defence system after the completion of an environmental assessment by the government. Full story
South Korea's defence ministry said in a parliament hearing on Monday it was still seeing signs that North Korea planned to stage more ballistic missile launches, possibly including an intercontinental ballistic missile. Full story
President Donald Trump has decided to scrap a programme shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children but will give Congress six months to craft legislation to replace it, sources familiar with the situation said. Full story
Greater pressure is needed on North Korea, including stronger United Nations resolutions, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed during telephone talks on Monday, Jiji Press said. Full story
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday he and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed to cooperate closely in order to exert pressure on North Korea through the United Nations. Full story
The governor of Syria's Deir al-Zor province, Mohammed Ibrahim Samra, said the Syrian army would reach Deir al-Zor city, which has been besieged by Islamic State for years, within 48 hours. Full story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek an end to Turkey's membership talks with the European Union in an apparent shift of her position during a televised debate weeks before a German election. Full story
North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, prompting the threat of a "massive" military response from the United States if it or its allies are threatened. Full story
Germany's Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz told a television debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel that he would stop Turkey's bid to join the European Union if he was elected leader of Europe's most populous country. Full story
Russia is ready to take part in talks to try to solve the North Korean issue but has yet to see any positive impact from sanctions against Pyongyang, a Kremlin spokesman said on Sunday. Full story
The European Union is prepared to ramp up sanctions against North Korea after it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, European Council President Donald Tusk said. Full story
Kenya's Supreme Court ruling to scrap last month's presidential election was shaped by a new chief justice who proved a staunch defender of judicial independence on a continent where judges are often seen as being under the thumb of executive powers. Full story
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Sunday that the international community must step up its response to North Korea after Pyongyang announced it had tested a hydrogen bomb. Full story
U.S. President Donald Trump admonished South Korea, a key ally, for what he termed a policy of "appeasement" after North Korea claimed to have tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday. Full story
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) slightly narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a poll published on Sunday, only hours before the centre-right leader will face her challenger Martin Schulz in a television debate. Full story
Extensive damage left by Hurricane Harvey in Texas is estimated at between $150 billion (115.81 billion pounds) to $180 billion, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday, which could be more than 20 times bigger than the $7.85 billion initial funding requested by U.S. President Donald Trump from Congress last week. Full story
Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a "blatantly hostile act" that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order on Sunday. Full story
North Korea's latest nuclear test could represent a new order of threat, Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Full story
Pope Francis travels to Colombia this week to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war between a succession of governments and the guerrilla group FARC but has left the country deeply divided. Full story
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday North Korea's latest nuclear test may have been of a hydrogen bomb, as North Korea has said. Full story
U.S. gasoline prices continued to rise on Sunday amid fears of shortages, despite the restart of several key refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast that had been crippled by Hurricane Harvey. Full story
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said the international community, including the U.N. Security Council on which the country sits, should react quickly and firmly to North Korea's latest nuclear test. Full story
U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told his Japanese counterpart on Sunday that Washington is firmly committed to defending Japan, including with its nuclear deterrent, following North Korea's latest nuclear test. Full story
Cambodia's government on Sunday released a video which it said showed arrested opposition leader Kem Sokha talking about conspiring against the administration with U.S. support. Full story
Even at Islam's holiest sites and during the most sacred time of year for Muslims, some people cannot stop talking about Donald Trump. Full story
Tremors caused by a suspected nuclear test in North Korea were at least ten times as powerful as the last time Pyongyang exploded an atomic bomb a year ago, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Sunday. Full story
A former Indonesian Constitutional Court judge was jailed for eight years on Monday for accepting bribes to influence court rulings, the state news agency Antara reported. Full story
Kenya's education minister said on Monday that arson was to blame for a weekend fire that killed nine pupils at a girls' boarding school and that there had been similar attacks on other schools around the country. Full story
President Xi Jinping of China is expected to place trusted allies in the Communist Party's key decision-making Politburo during a leadership reshuffle at the 19th party Congress this autumn, according to multiple Chinese sources and foreign diplomats. Full story
Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hold her ground in a television debate ahead of German elections, under attack from her Social Democrat (SPD) rival on refugee policy, ties with Turkey and her handling of U.S. President Donald Trump. Full story
South Korea said on Monday it was talking to the United States about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula after signs North Korea might launch more missiles in the wake of its sixth and largest nuclear test. Full story
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday Moscow would need to react to the expansion of a U.S. anti-missile defence system in South Korea. Full story
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday any clumsy steps regarding North Korea could make the situation worse and a political resolution was needed for the crisis. Full story
China's foreign ministry said on Monday it had lodged "solemn representations" with the North Korean embassy in Beijing over the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Full story
Philippine troops fighting Islamic State-linked rebels in a southern city have encountered armed resistance from women and children, the military said on Monday, as troops make a final push to end a conflict that has raged for more than 100 days. Full story
Hong Kong's public broadcaster RTHK dropped a 24-hour BBC World Service channel from its airwaves on Monday, replacing it with state radio from China in what critics say is a sign of encroaching Chinese control in the former British colony. Full story
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan would do its utmost, in cooperation with the United States, to defend itself against missiles fired by North Korea and to increase its missile defence capabilities. Full story
During the first months of this year, President Joko Widodo was an embattled leader grappling with Indonesia's most serious political and religious tensions in two decades. Now, he has come through the storm looking stronger than ever. Full story
President Donald Trump on Sunday delivered a more orderly, less haphazard response than he has offered to other provocations by North Korea after Pyongyang conducted a powerful nuclear test that intensified the pressure on his young presidency. Full story
South Korea's military said on Monday its air forces and the army carried out a missile drill early in the day in response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test on Sunday, adding the drills targeted the area where the test had been carried out. Full story
The current front-runner for Mexico's 2018 presidential election on Sunday rejected comparisons of his leftist party to Venezuela's socialist government, saying his movement was a Mexican-made revolution against rampant corruption. Full story
Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in this month's German election attacked her on Sunday for failing to coordinate a better European response to the 2015 refugee crisis. Full story
One of Cambodia's most stridently independent newspapers, The Cambodia Daily, published its last edition on Monday with the headline "Descent Into Outright Dictatorship" as it closed amid a crackdown on critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Full story
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month's presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days. Full story
Laurent Wauquiez, a leading right-winger in France's divided The Republicans (LR), said on Sunday it was time the conservative party recovered from electoral defeats and unite to make their voice heard against centrist President Emmanuel Macron. Full story
U.S. President Donald Trump said "we'll see" when asked whether the United States would attack North Korea, as he left a church service. Full story
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday said the United Nations Security Council should urgently look at imposing new sanctions on North Korea and speed up implementation of existing ones. Full story
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sent his foreign minister to Myanmar to urge its government to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims, he said on Sunday after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta. Full story
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Sunday to "appropriately deal with" the latest nuclear test by North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said. Full story
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his national security advisers on Sunday to discuss North Korea's nuclear test, the White House said. Full story
North Korea's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test marks a major step in the isolated country's long-stated goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that puts the U.S. mainland within range, experts say. Full story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday jointly condemned North Korea's biggest nuclear test to date and called for tougher sanctions against Pyongyang. Full story
North Korea's latest nuclear test is likely to pile more pressure on China to take tough action against its neighbour, but Beijing already doubts economic sanctions will work and says it is not its sole responsibility to rein in Pyongyang. Full story
The Russian foreign ministry said on Sunday it was deeply concerned about a reported nuclear test by North Korea. Full story
Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito, will wed a former classmate, the Imperial Household said on Sunday, confirming a marriage that will further deplete the royal family since she must become a commoner. Full story
After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan, USAID administrator Mark Green told the country's President Salva Kiir in talks in the capital Juba. Full story
Malaysian police arrested a suspected leader and seven members of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist group in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, a police source said on Sunday. Full story
Al Shabaab militants attacked a military base near Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayu early on Sunday, a Somali army officer said, adding that he did not immediately have details of any casualties. Full story
Japan has concluded that the tremors detected in North Korea were a nuclear explosion, marking the sixth atomic test by Pyongyang since 2006. Full story
Turkey is not ready to join the European Union now, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday after she said during a German election debate on Sunday that Ankara "should not become a member". Full story
Germany and France will ask the European Union to consult about the possibility of imposing heavier sanctions on North Korea after its latest nuclear test, Germany's government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday. Full story
Ilka Eren, 25, came to the United States from Turkey with her parents more than 15 years ago and lives in the country without legal authorization. Full story
A spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused German politicians on Monday of indulging in populism after Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would seek an end to Ankara's European Union membership talks. Full story
A Philippine government agency on Monday said a murder complaint would be filed against policemen who shot dead a teenager accused of robbery, the second such case in just over a week against police from the same part of the capital, Manila. Full story
A mood of pre-election apathy rippled through German media on Monday, as commentators concluded Angela Merkel's rival for chancellor had blown his best chance of depriving her of fourth term in office. Full story
The U.S. Gulf Coast moves closer to recovery from Hurricane Harvey on Monday when the biggest American fuel system restarts a key segment shut down by devastating rains and officials weigh how to pay for billions of dollars in damage. Full story
Indonesia's foreign minister is due to meet Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to discuss delivering humanitarian aid to members of Myanmar's Rohingya minority, as Indonesian protesters urged their government to take a tougher line. Full story
Shanghai's police department has punished an officer who shoved a woman and the toddler she was holding to the ground in an incident captured on video, sparking a torrent of online criticism. Full story
China's environment ministry warned that unfavourable weather could raise the risks of smog over autumn and winter, and it vowed to improve its emergency response times to ensure 2017 air quality targets are met. Full story
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Monday to pursue stronger United Nations sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test a day earlier, South Korea's presidential spokesman said. Full story
Two key fuel pipelines were set to start up on Monday after certain segments in Texas were shut because of Hurricane Harvey, helping alleviate concerns about rising retail prices and the domestic distribution of gasoline and distillates. Full story
Syria's army and its allies raced towards their enclave in the Euphrates city of Deir al-Zor after a rapid advance on Sunday, seeking to relieve it after years of Islamic State siege as jihadist defences suddenly collapsed. Full story
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Monday on North Korea's nuclear test at the request of the United States, Japan, Britain, France and South Korea, the U.S. mission to the United Nations said in a statement on Sunday. Full story
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Monday on North Korea's nuclear test at the request of the United States, Japan, Britain, France and South Korea, the U.S. mission to the United Nations said in a statement on Sunday. Full story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday Turkey should not become a member of the European Union and that she would seek a joint EU position on this with other leaders. Full story
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion(£115.87 billion to £139.05 billion), calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster. Full story
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned North Korea's nuclear test on Sunday as "profoundly destabilising for regional security" and called on the country's leadership to cease such acts, his spokesman said in a statement. Full story
More than two million pilgrims participating in the haj this week began returning to Mecca on Sunday for final prayers as the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims winds down. Full story
A U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday that the United States had no reason to doubt North Korea had tested an advanced nuclear device. Full story
China's Global Times, an influential tabloid, warned against any move to cut off North Korea's oil supply or shut the border in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test on Sunday. Full story
Syria's army and its allies advanced towards their enclave in Deir al-Zor, besieged by Islamic State forces, on Sunday, taking al-Kharata oil field, a war monitor reported. Full story
Cambodia's main opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested and accused of treason on Sunday and a leading independent paper said it was being forced to shut down as Prime Minister Hun Sen's government intensified a crackdown on his critics. Full story
An Islamic State evacuation convoy trying to reach IS territory in east Syria has split in two, with some buses remaining in the open desert after others turned back into government-held areas, a U.S.-led coalition fighting the group said on Sunday. Full story
An Iranian court has re-imposed the death penalty on the founder of a spiritual movement after the first sentence was struck down by the supreme court, the judiciary said on Sunday. Full story
Gunmen killed two police officers guarding a church on Kenya's southern coast on Sunday in an attack that police said bore the hallmarks of Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab. Full story
Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition chief on Sunday as they gathered in the capital amid high tensions over election delays keeping President Joseph Kabila in power, a Reuters witness said. Full story
Residents of the Chinese border city of Yanji felt the jolt from North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test but did not let it get in the way of a Sunday of shopping and dining. Full story
The United Nations nuclear watchdog on Sunday called North Korea's nuclear programme a "grave concern" after the nation, to which the agency's experts have no access, conducted its sixth nuclear test since 2006. Full story
An "unusual seismic event" that occurred in North Korea took place in the area where the country has carried out nuclear testing, nuclear weapons proliferation watchdog CTBTO said on Sunday, citing initial estimates. Full story
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that the United States was also behind an anti-government plot by opposition leader Kem Sokha, who was arrested hours earlier, pro-government website fresh News reported. Full story
North Korea said on Sunday it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb designed to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile, producing a greater yield than any of its previous nuclear tests. Full story
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that sanctions options against North Korea in the wake of that country's nuclear test include restrictions on oil-products trade. Full story
 
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