Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, demanding global action.
WHO: Road accident deaths swell to 1.35m each year
Australia passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages.
Australia data encryption laws explained
The first visit by a pope to the Arabian peninsula will take place in February when Francis travels to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the Vatican said on Thursday.
Francis to become first pope to visit Arabian peninsula
Cambodia has released 32 women who were detained while pregnant on charges of human trafficking for acting as surrogate mothers for Chinese couples, a government official said on Thursday.
Cambodia frees 32 surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking
Europeans have promised to find a proper way to keep the landmark 2015 nuclear deal alive, so Iran hopes they would fulfill their promises before the start of 2019, a top nuclear official said on Thursday.
Iran hopes Europe to fulfill promise before 2019
Ankara and Moscow have censured US Special Envoy for Syria James Jeffrey’s recent call for an end to peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital, Astana, emphasizing that the process – mediated by Iran, Russia and Turkey -- contribute to a political resolution of the conflict in the Arab country.
Turkey, Russia slam US call for ending Syria peace talks in Astana
The religion minister’s comments come as both countries have been engaged in negotiations for more than a year to repatriate the Rohingya to Myanmar, often blaming each other for delays in the process.
Bangladesh seeks action against Myanmar minister over Rohingya ‘brainwashed’ remark
An Australian court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a former archbishop who had been the world’s most senior Catholic cleric held guilty of concealing child sex abuse.
Australian court quashes Catholic cleric's abuse cover-up conviction
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same.
Putin: If US builds missiles, so will Russia

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