Pompeo hopes for new Trump-Kim summit 'before too long'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he hoped for a second summit between Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un "before too long" to press ahead with efforts to rid the Read Article

Tanzania declares 4 days of national mourning over ferry tragedy

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday declared four days of national mourning following a deadly ferry accident on Lake Victoria in which at least 136 people died.  Read Article

2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: Army

A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday, in the latest accident to hit its ageing fleet. Read Article

Former NASA scientist to appeal terrorism charges at top Turkish court: Lawyer

A Turkish-US citizen and former NASA scientist jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges plans to file an appeal to Turkey's top court after a lower appeals court reduced his sentence this week, his la Read Article

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO

More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Read Article

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Landslide in Philippines kills at least 29 people, leaves dozens missing

The bodies of 29 people were found Friday following a landslide in Naga City on Cebu island in the Philippines. Read Article

European court should say if UK alone can stop Brexit: Scottish judges

A legal appeal to determine whether Britain alone can change its mind about leaving the European Union should be given consideration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Scotland's highest court Read Article

Three babies among five slashed at New York child care centre

Three babies and two adults were slashed at a child care centre Friday in New York City, police said. Read Article

South Africa's Ramaphosa outlines stimulus plan for ailing economy

South Africa's president announced a multi-billion-dollar stimulus programme on Friday, earmarking funds for job creation and infrastructure development as he seeks to make good on a pledge to revi Read Article

12 killed, 14 wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks: Source

Twelve people were killed and 14 injured in an attack by suspected jihadists on a village in a gas-rich region of northern Mozambique, a local source told AFP on Friday. Read Article

Pope accepts resignation of two more Chilean bishops following abuse scandal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, bringing to seven the number who have stepped down since a sexual abuse scandal swept the nation's Roman Catholic Church. Read Article

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

Alphabet Inc's Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from US senators about developers who break its email-scanning ru Read Article

Merkel to discuss Syria with Erdogan during his visit next week

Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss challenging topics including the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Germany next week, a spokesman for the German gov Read Article

US playing with fire by imposing new sanctions on it: Russia

Russia on Friday called a new wave of US sanctions misguided, saying Washington's habit of using sanctions against Moscow risked undermining global stability and was part of a dangerous game. Read Article