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Indonesian President Widodo sworn in for second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in for his second five-year term on Sunday at an inauguration ceremony attended by foreign dignitaries and special envoys.

Kurdish forces fully withdraw from besieged Syria town: monitor

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces withdrew fully from the Turkish-besieged border town of Ras al-Ain in northern Syria Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said.

IMFC urges resolving trade tensions

The International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) on Saturday called on countries to resolve trade tensions and support the necessary reform of the World Trade Organization.

Syrian army captures previous U.S. base in Hasakah province

The Syrian army on Saturday captured a previous U.S.-run base in the northeastern province of Hasakah, as part of an ongoing military deployment in Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria, a military official said.

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to get Kurdish force pullout

Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its "leverage" over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, a presidential spokesman told AFP.

Apple CEO Tim Cook joins board at China's top university

Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined one of China's most prestigious universities and become a member of the advisory board at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (SEM). 

British PM to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date.

UK lawmakers vote for amendment to force Brexit delay

British MPs on Saturday voted to delay a decision on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, arguing they needed more time to study its contents before an October 31 deadline.

More arrests in Catalan disturbances as minister warns of heavy sentences

The Catalan regional police force (Mossos d'Esquadra) confirmed they have made 54 arrests after another night of violence in the Catalan region of Spain.

China, Brazil vow to advance bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership

China and Brazil attach great importance to bilateral relations and want to further develop their bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, senior officials from both sides said during their meeting on Friday.

British MPs open rare Saturday session for Brexit vote

Britain's parliament sat on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal to leave the European Union.

Turkey accuses Syrian Kurd forces of violating ceasefire

Turkey on Saturday accused Kurdish forces of violating an agreement to suspend its Syria offensive if they withdraw from a safe zone along the border.

Meghan Markle says motherhood a 'struggle' under spotlight

Meghan Markle has admitted becoming a mother while living under an intense media spotlight has been a "struggle".

Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala

Former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is laughing off an insult hurled at him by President Donald Trump.

Death toll reaches 15 after dam collapses in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region

The death toll rose to 15 after a dam collapsed in the Kuraginsky district of Russia's Krasnoyarsk region, local media reported Saturday.

Failed raid against El Chapo's son leaves 8 dead in Mexico

Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen, authorities said Friday.
 

5 killed by Turkish airstrikes in Syria's Hasakah despite cease-fire agreement

A total of five people were killed Friday by Turkish airstrikes in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah despite a cease-fire agreement with Kurdish forces, state news agency SANA reported.

US makes history with first all-female spacewalk

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted.

Erdogan says will restart Syria operation if deal not respected

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned Turkey would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they do not withdraw from a "safe zone".

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

International law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday that a global investigation into child pornography sold for bitcoin on the underground internet had reaped 337 arrests.

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