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Azerbaijan’s leader names his wife vice president

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife as the country's first vice president, just months after the position was created through a constitutional referendum. A brief statement from the presidency said First Lady Mehriban [...]

Trains collide in South Africa, injuring more than 100 people

A passenger train has collided with a cargo train in the South African city of Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people, local authorities say. The exact cause of the crash was not immediately known. The accident happened at about 7 p.m. local [...]

Small plane crashes into mall in Australia, casualties feared

A private charter plane carrying 5 people has crashed into a mall near an airport in the Australian city of Melbourne, witnesses and officials say. Fires and thick plumes of smoke were visible but details are still limited. The incident happened [...]

Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be National Security Advisor

U.S. President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his new National Security Advisor, replacing Michael Flynn who was fired after providing incomplete information about his contacts with Russia. Trump announced his decision [...]

Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has unexpectedly died in New York City, the country's foreign ministry says. Details about the cause of his death were not immediately available. A brief statement from Russia's Foreign [...]

Famine declared in South Sudan as 100,000 face starvation

A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan where an estimated 100,000 people face starvation, the United Nations warned on Monday. Millions more are on the brink of famine and are in need of urgent assistance. A joint report from the [...]

Car bomb explodes at market in Mogadishu, killing at least 30

A car bomb has exploded at a crowded market in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens more, officials say. It comes just days after President Mohamed took office. The incident happened just after 1:30 [...]

Venezuela takes CNN off the air, accusing it of misinformation

The Venezuelan government has ordered CNN en Español to be taken off the air immediately, accusing the Spanish-language network of misrepresenting the truth against the country's government. Venezuela's National Commission of Telecommunications [...]

U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns

U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who came under fire over his contacts with Russia's ambassador, has resigned after admitting that he "inadvertently" provided "incomplete information" about his phone calls. Flynn came under scrutiny [...]

Playboy magazine reverses decision, brings back naked women

Men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine Playboy says its controversial decision more than a year ago to stop publishing photos of naked women "was a mistake" and nudity will return immediately with the release of its March issue. Cooper [...]