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Tusk to ask EU states to help stop illegal migrants reaching Bulgaria
TALLINN (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk will next week ask EU leaders to approve sending guards and equipment to Bulgaria to help protect its border against flows of illegal migrants from Turkey, following complaints from Sofia.
14 points by Reuters | Turkey Europe European Union Asia Bulgaria Spain Middle East Greece
Germany's Steinmeier sees Turkey decision on air base as signal for dialogue
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday said he viewed Ankara's decision to allow German lawmakers to visit a Turkish air base as "political signal" of its willingness to resume dialogue with Berlin after significant strains.
8 points by Reuters | European Union Turkey Germany Asia Europe Reuters Middle East Thomson Reuters
How fast can a nuke fly?
There are just over 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world and several ways countries can deploy them. Jim Sciutto explains the potentially catastrophic effect nuclear weapons can have and what technologies exist to defend against them.
781 points by CNN | Nuclear weapon Middle East Arabic language Sarah Palin Asia Cold War Iran World War II
One of Asia's best photography fairs opens
The third annual PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai exhibition -- one of Asia's largest photography showcases -- opens today in Shanghai, China.
83 points by CNN | Middle East Asia United States World War II United Arab Emirates Jordan Islam New York City
Duterte, Obama shake hands and chat after rift over insult
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shook hands and had a brief chat on Wednesday, officials said, easing a standoff after Duterte called Obama a "son of a bitch" ahead of a summit of Asian leaders in Laos.
743 points by Reuters | United States Philippines President of the United States Southeast Asia Barack Obama East Asia Democratic Party Asia
New elephant study shows catastrophic decline in Africa
An ambitious project to count all of Africa's elephants from the air has revealed a catastrophic decline. CNN's David McKenzie has the exclusive report.
1092 points by CNN | World Islam Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Sudan Asia North Africa Middle East
France divided on burkini ban
With a recent poll suggesting that 64% are opposed to women wearing burkinis in France, the country's beaches have become the ground zero for the battle over its ban.
35 points by CNN | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Asia Middle East World Barbra Streisand Arabic language Ivana Trump
Southeast Asian Nations Moderate Tone With China in Sea Dispute
China declared a diplomatic win after Southeast Asian leaders demurred on joining U.S.-led criticism of Beijing’s defiance against an international ruling that rejected China’s claims in the South China Sea.
384 points by The Wall Street Journal | Southeast Asia South China Sea United Nations Southern United States Asia East China Sea People's Republic of China Vietnam
A Duterte Grenade in Washington's China Strategy
Offending Obama might seem foolhardy when China’s armadas are pressing close to the Philippines, but Duterte’s rant wasn’t the first U.S. headache from an Asian ally.
3718 points by The Wall Street Journal | Philippines United States Southeast Asia Tagalog language Asia Vietnam War Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Emilio Aguinaldo
The 2017 incredible world records
From the tallest female dog to the biggest chair in the world, the 2017 Guinness book includes many intriguing world records.
583 points by CNN | Asia World Guinness World Records Middle East Earth Ryan Lochte 2016 Arabic language
Mirziyoev Named Acting Uzbek President
Uzbekistan Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoev has been named as the country’s acting president following the death of Islam Karimov, the longtime leader of the former Soviet republic.
43 points by The Wall Street Journal | Uzbekistan Asia Communist Party of the Soviet Union War in Afghanistan Iran Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic Central Asia Acting President of the United States
Britain & Vietnam cozy up on defense amid deepening South China Sea dispute
Britain and Vietnam are building fresh ties after their respective defense ministers quietly met to discuss future cooperation. The move comes as Vietnam scopes out potential new allies to strengthen its hand against China. Read Full Article at
384 points by Russia Today | Southeast Asia Philippines South China Sea Vietnam United Kingdom Asia Suez Crisis British Empire
Elite unit fighting human trafficking
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
855 points by CNN | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Asia Middle East World Barbra Streisand Arabic language Ivana Trump
Why all eyes are on Southeast Asia
Not to be outdone by North Asia, which hosts major events like Art Basel every year, Southeast Asia is rapidly growing its own art fair line-up.
233 points by CNN | Thailand Art Southeast Asia Bangkok Philippines Vietnam Asia Overseas Chinese
Germany Rethinks Once-Taboo Tax Cuts
For more than a decade, Germany’s focus on promoting fiscal discipline in Europe made any discussion of tax cuts at home off limits. No longer.
129 points by The Wall Street Journal | Europe United Kingdom Asia Continent Continental Europe Taxation Face Austria
Days After Slur, Obama and Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines Meet Briefly
The short exchange at a summit meeting in Laos came after Mr. Obama canceled a previous meeting because Mr. Duterte used a slur against him.
1821 points by The New York Time | Southeast Asia Philippines Hassanal Bolkiah Brunei ASEAN Al-Muhtadee Billah United States Asia
The child victims of barrel bombs
Aleppo's children continue to become victims of the bloody Syrian conflict.
1053 points by CNN | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Middle East Asia Donald Trump World Barbra Streisand Arabic language Islam
On the front lines of Asia's Zika fight
Singapore's government is taking active measures to kill the Zika virus in the small nation. CNN's Manisha Tank examines what is being done.
23 points by CNN | Singapore Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Donald Trump Asia Middle East World Barbra Streisand Arabic language
A beauty pageant winner who trains elephant
Many beauty queens boast creative resumes. But it's rare to come across one that holds a license in elephant training.
3903 points by CNN | Miss Universe Beauty contest Japanese people Helen Morgan Miyamoto Musashi Japan Asia Zuleyka Rivera
Little girl tries to steal Pope's hat
"It's her first full day in Rome, who knows what she will get up to tomorrow," the little girl's godfather told CNN.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East Asia American football Pope Islam Arabic language CNN The Little Girl
Airline electronics ban: What you need to know
The US and UK have banned people flying from much of the Middle East and North Africa from carrying laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices in the airplane cabin because of concerns about terrorism.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East North Africa Asia Islam Jordan Arabic language Egypt Iran
London attack: Watch how it unfolded
Four people died and about 40 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the UK Parliament in London.
-1 points by CNN | London United Kingdom Automobile Middle East Asia Palace of Westminster Arabic language Parliament of the United Kingdom
London attack location: One thing to know
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh explains why the attack on the heart of London was so symbolic.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East Patricia Arquette Asia Arabic language David Rockefeller Islam CNN Attack
Carrying on: The day after a terrorist attack
After a deadly attack struck the heart of London, millions of everyday acts show a refusal to give in to fear.
-1 points by CNN | Middle East Patricia Arquette Asia Basketball Arabic language David Rockefeller CNN Islam
Dutch populist leader: Moroccan immigrants 'scum'
Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders said "there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe" while speaking in Spijkenisse, Netherlands.
32 points by CNN | Populism Referendum Europe Party for Freedom Geert Wilders Arabic language Asia Middle East
New horned-face dinosaur species found
Researchers in Mexico have uncovered a new species of horned-face dinosaur that lived 73 million years ago.
500 points by CNN | Asia Middle East World Vasco da Gama Arabic language CNN Islam CNN Pipeline
The dark ingredient in your chocolate

144 points by CNN | Human trafficking Slavery Sexual slavery Prostitution Anti-Slavery International Asia Middle East Debt bondage
Is child labor powering your cell phone?

100 points by CNN | Asia Middle East Twitter World Mobile phone Ivanka Trump CNN Arabic language
German Social Democrats gain ground in poll, Merkel's conservatives weaken
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) gained ground in a poll published on Friday as they continued to benefit from their choice of Martin Schulz as candidate for a Sept. 24 federal election, while Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives shed support.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Investment Mutual fund Finance Asia Percentage point
Philippines: Sins of the Father
101 East investigates sexual misconduct inside the most powerful institution in the Philippines - the Catholic Church.
6 points by Al Jazeera English | Asia Child abuse Philippines Southeast Asia First Nations Sexuality Abuse Auction
U.K. Seeks to Limit Post-Brexit Trade Pain
Britain is already putting out feelers about its future trading relations outside the EU, which has handled its global trade arrangements for more than 40 years, Stephen Fidler writes.
4 points by The Wall Street Journal | Europe United Kingdom International trade European Union English language United States German language Asia
Russia, Iran Need Each Other, Despite Disagreements
Any deal making it worthwhile for Moscow to upend its deepening ties with Iran would be exceedingly hard for President Donald Trump to deliver, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.
-2 points by The Wall Street Journal | Middle East Asia Iran Arabic language Islam Islamic Golden Age Central Asia Egypt
Traveler’s work showcased at McGowan Fine Art
Vermont artist Valerie Hird has traveled the Middle East and Central Asia for 25 years. Her paintings explore cultural mythologies and Western icons.A sampling of her work will be on display at McGowan Fine Art from Tuesday through March 24 called “Dreaming of Another World, Nomadic Reflections.”Eas...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Middle East Asia Afghanistan Central Asia Cultural anthropology Art Culture Turkic peoples
Is Indonesia a tolerant country?
Millions voted in regional elections seen as a test for diversity.
964 points by Al Jazeera English | Middle East Arabic language Jakarta Asia Election Indonesia Islam Qur'an
India launches more than 100 satellites into orbit using single rocket
India’s space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket.
8 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United Arab Emirates Russia Saudi Arabia Space exploration Satellite Spacecraft India Asia
Trump's wall: What history says
The world has a lot of famous border walls. CNN looks at how they compare to President Donald Trump's proposed US-Mexico wall.
60 points by CNN | Donald Trump Ivanka Trump Ivana Trump Asia Trump Organization Middle East World Trump family
Italy's Vaccination Rates Raise Concern
Italy is the latest front in Europe’s growing antivaccine trend, fueled in part by groups that oppose mandatory injections and raise doubts over their safety.
550 points by The Wall Street Journal | World Health Organization United States World Europe Democracy Asia Pandemic
Bana: I love Turkey, there's peace, no bombing
The world got to know Bana Alabed when she started tweeting about Aleppo during the siege. Now, she is in Turkey starting a new life away from the war.
247 points by CNN | Syria Twitter Asia Middle East Arabic language Turkey CNN Islam
Postcards to Trump from travel ban countries
Citizens from each of the seven nations affected by the travel ban have messages for President Trump. Here's what they had to say.
86 points by CNN | Asia Middle East World United States Arabic language President of the United States Appeal CNN
Raqqa: The capital of ISIS
Raqqa became the most important of the ISIS Syrian holdings -- the first provincial capital it seized -- its administrative center and the city from which terror attacks against Europe are planned.
32 points by CNN | Asia Middle East World Europe Arabic language Donald Trump United States Islam
The day the clowns go to church
Every year, clowns head to a church in London to honor the first modern-day clown, Joseph Grimaldi.
87 points by CNN | Asia Middle East World Ivanka Trump Islam Arabic language CNN Joseph Grimaldi
Migrants in Serbia: A grim life
One Afghan migrant describes how hundreds of people are living in a derelict warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia, trying to survive the freezing winter with no heating or hot water.
167 points by CNN | Europe Middle East Asia World European Union Donald Trump Barack Obama United States
Whistleblower: 'I'm concerned about my safety'
Are Venezuelan passports falling into the wrong hands? In a CNN exclusive interview, a whistleblower reveals alarming allegations to CNN's Drew Griffin.
404 points by CNN | Venezuela Latin America Anderson Cooper 360° Asia Middle East CNN Mercosur World
U.S. Weighs Terror Label on Iran Guard, Muslim Brotherhood
The Trump administration is considering executive actions that would designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the Muslim Brotherhood, an influential movement across the Middle East, as terrorist organizations.
227 points by The Wall Street Journal | Egypt Islam Caliphate Middle East Asia Near East Hamas Iran
Arrogate tops list of Dubai World Cup nominations
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer Initial nominations for Dubai World Cup night are a virtual "who's who" of the Thoroughbred world, starting with the best of the best, Arrogate.
4 points by UPI | Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum United Arab Emirates Dubai President Asia Dubai World Cup Night Candidate Nomination
Heroic crews rescue refugees lost at sea
Meet the rescue crews that search for refugees on the Mediterranean Sea.
433 points by CNN | Mediterranean Sea Europe Asia Middle East Atlantic Ocean Jordan Ocean Sea
World Bank gives Lebanon $200 million to upgrade roads
BEIRUT — The World Bank says it has earmarked $200 million for repairing Lebanon's unsafe roads.It said in a statement Tuesday that the funds will be used to repair around 500 kilometers (312 miles) of roads in the first phase of a broader government plan "to revamp the country's crumbling road sector."It said the Roads and Employment Project was approved Monday by its board of directors.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Jordan Middle East Asia Israel Beirut Lebanon Arabic language Europe
Prince Harry smokes Kate, Will in charity race
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fell short to Prince Harry in a footrace that was held in support of their mental health campaign.
283 points by CNN | Asia Middle East World United States American football Arabic language Islam CNN
Why are Nigerians protesting?
Nigerians took to the streets around the country. But why are they protesting?
28 points by CNN | Asia Middle East Islam World Arabic language United States CNN Iran
Fresh off a weekend at Mar-a-Lago, Trump heading to CENTCOM for briefings and remarks
During a visit to MacDill Air Force Base, the president is also scheduled to have lunch with troops.
11 points by The Washington Post | Middle East Tampa Florida MacDill Air Force Base President of the United States Unified Combatant Command United States Central Command Asia Central Asia