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IMF recognises Somalia government after 22-year break

<b>The International Monetary Fund has recognised the government of Somalia after a break in relations of 22 years.</b><p>The move could enable the IMF to provide technical support and policy advice to the impoverished country in the Horn of Africa.<p>However, the IMF will not lend money to Somalia until it …

Africa

Gunmen launch deadly attack on Somalia courthouse

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Extremism

Dennis Rodman Will Return to North Korea on August 1

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dennis Rodman, the pierced and pugnacious former Chicago Bulls star, says he's excited to hang out …

Nobody's Seen Kim Jong Un Publicly for Two Weeks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>North Korea's been owning headlines for the better part of a month now with its threats against the …

Syrian President Assad: There Will Be Contagion

"The whole world knows that if Syria is partitioned, or if terrorist forces take control of the country, there will be direct contagion of the surrounding countries," Assad said in an interview with two Turkish media outlets, video of which was posted on his Facebook page Friday.<p>"Then there would …

Associated Press News

Even China Wants North Korea to Chill Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping used his first speech since taking over to indirectly call out North …

Cairo clashes at St Mark's Coptic Cathedral after funerals

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/968000/968168_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524739235_64dceaeb783b4cf19e78537acaf59b21<p><b>One person has been killed in clashes outside Cairo's main cathedral following the funerals of four Coptic Christians killed in religious violence on</b> …

Extremism

Anonymous Hits Israel with a Massive Cyber Attack, Israel Attacks Back

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>To ring in this year's Holocaust Memorial Day, the classy hackers at Anonymous took down a bunch of …

Hamas Is Shaving the Heads of Young Long-Haired Men in Gaza

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the past week or so, police in Gaza City are cracking down on what they believe is a scourge of …

Afghan children 'killed by Nato air strike in Shigal'

<b>Eleven children have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, officials and witnesses say.</b><p>At least one woman was reportedly killed and a further six are believed to have been injured in the incident in Shigal district, Kunar province.<p>Nato confirmed that "fire support" was used in …

Afghanistan

Palestinian leader warns window closing for lasting two-state solution

Time is running out on the two-state solution for Middle East peace and the current push to relaunch peace talks may be "the last opportunity," Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warns.<p>In an interview with The Globe and Mail at his presidential compound in Ramallah, the Palestinian …

Here are the jokes that got Bassem Youssef, the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” arrested

<i>Editor’s note: This piece was updated on April 20, 2013 to clarify the translation of Episode 15, part 2, 11:19-12:06</i><p>Egyptian surgeon-turned-comedian Bassem Youssef, who hosts an Arabic language fake news show, is back on the air after being jailed last week. His April 5 show was business as usual, …

Muslim Brotherhood

Is There a Secret Nutella Black Market?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some (tasty) reason, thieves in the German town of Bad Hersfeld spirited away some 5.5 tons of …

Palm Oil for the West, Exploitation for Young Workers in Malaysia

As demand for the substance grows, thousands of child workers toil in the palm fruit trade.<p>Jason Motlagh<p>Squinting under the bill of his baseball cap, Leonary Marcus scans the treetops for ripe clusters of palm fruit to hack down with the aluminum scythe hanging from his shoulder. When a flame-red …

North Korea suspected of preparing for nuclear test

North Korea could be preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test, following signs of activity at the country's main testing site, South Korea's …