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Israeli parliament shuts its doors on protesting African refugees

Around 10,000 African refugees have taken their protest to the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on the fourth consecutive day of demonstrations and strikes against harsh detention laws, and to demand the authorities consider their asylum claims.<p>The speaker of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, …

North Korea sets March date for poll that may offer clues to power shift

North Korea will elect members of its rubber-stamp parliament in March, it said on Wednesday, potentially offering a glimpse into any changes in the country's power elite after the execution of leader Kim Jong-un's uncle.<p>North Korea usually holds parliamentary elections every five years and the …

US and Cuba to hold fresh round of diplomatic talks in Havana

Cuban and US representatives are set to meet in Havana for a new round of restarted migration talks on Thursday, a signal that the longtime cold war foes' recent willingness to engage in areas of mutual interest.<p>The meetings are supposed to be held every six months to discuss the implementation of …

Central African Republic: UN warns of humanitarian disaster

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Deal struck to drive out fighters in Iraq

Iraq's military and some tribal leaders have struck a deal to drive out al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Anbar amid continued clashes and shelling in the predominantly Sunni Arab western province.<p>Pro-government Sunni tribes have asked the Iraqi military to withdraw from Anbar, and together with local …

NASA gets White House approval to extend International Space Station by four years

The $100 billion-plus International Space Station (ISS) is set to have its operations extended by four more years.<p>NASA plans to announce this week that the White House has approved the station’s operations to continue until 2024, according to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.<p>The four-year …

Christie: 'People will be held responsible'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he is “outraged” by newly released documents linking a senior member of his staff to the closure of lanes on a major bridge in September — shutdowns that caused massive traffic jams and sparked allegations that the closures were the result of political …