Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly accepted China’s offer to jointly probe a recent South China Sea incident, where a Chinese fishing boat struck a Filipino vessel and allegedly abandoned 22 crew members of the sinking boat.
Philippines president accepts China's offer for joint probe of S China Sea incident
American energy giant ExxonMobil has put on hold a $53 billion deal with Iraq over “security concerns” stemming from escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, an excuse that observers say the firm has made up to avoid discussing differences of opinion with Baghdad over the contract.
US giant ExxonMobil puts on hold $53b Iraq oil deal over ‘security concerns’
Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shortly after arriving in North Korea’s capital of Pyongyang on an official visit, Chinese state media say.
China’s Xi meets with North Korea’s Kim in Pyongyang
Canada’s Continental Gold is on track to open a mine in Colombia in 2020 that will be the country’s first large-scale underground gold project in years.
Factbox: Gold miners' rocky road in Colombia
Terrorists from the Daesh group are likely to conduct attacks in India and Sri Lanka, a report says, citing intelligence.
Daesh turning to Indian Ocean region: Report
A Hungarian court jailed four human traffickers for life on Thursday for the deaths of 71 migrants whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway.
Four jailed for life over death of 71 migrants in Hungarian truck
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called for an “independent and thorough” investigation into the sudden death of Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi, who died during a trial court session.
UN calls for 'thorough, independent' investigation into death of Egypt’s Morsi
UK ministers have rejected recommendations from MPs to clean up the huge environmental impact of fast fashion, which sees 300,000 tons of clothing burned or buried in the country every year.
UK ministers reject plans for 1p per garment levy to tackle fast fashion
As renewable energy powers up in South Korea, coal-fired generation, long the bedrock of the country’s electricity supply, is being tapped to give up room.
South Korea fires up on renewables, to close more coal plants
A new poll carried out in Britain shows that lack of faith in the country’s political system is currently at its highest levels in decades, mainly due to the deep divisions among politicians on how they should deliver on the results of the referendum to leave the European Union.
Less than 6 percent of Britons believe politicians understand them: Poll

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