American sentenced to 15-year imprisonment in North Korea

North Korea’s apex court has sentenced an American tourist to 15 years of hard labour in prison for attempting to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his

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Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Pope Francis has approved sainthood for Mother Teresa, the missionary nun who in her lifetime became a global figure of compassion for her care of the needy. The pontiff set September 4

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It’s over, Donald Trump is the Republican nominee

He just added Nevada to the growing list of caucus primary wins, and while he needs more delegates to clinch it, who the heck can stop him now? He is

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UN mourns Boutros-Ghali

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon has expressed sadness over the death of former occupant of that office, Boutros Boutros-Ghali who died on Tuesday at the age of 93.  Ban, who

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Burundi crisis: US concerned over ‘Rwanda’s destabilising activities’

The US has raised concerns with Rwandan officials over reports suggesting it is involved in “destabilising activities” in neighbouring Burundi, officials have said. Rwanda is reported to have armed and

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Rubio’s rise and the end of the Bush dynasty

The day after the Iowa caucuses, I watched as the Shakespearean drama underlying this year’s Republican race — a classic tale of friendship and betrayal — played out its final

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