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Peru
2017-02-16

Asian Winter Games offer athletes ideal prep for Olympics

With the Winter Olympics just a year away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent's leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018.

Peru
2017-02-16

Run-off election for Jakarta governor may heighten tensions

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A tight and possibly ugly contest is expected in a second round election for governor of the Indonesian capital that will pit the minority Christian incumbent against a former cabinet minister backed by conservative Muslim clerics.

Peru
2017-02-15

France's colonial past muscles into presidential race

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron drew a storm of criticism Wednesday after calling France's colonisation of Algeria a "crime against humanity". In a TV interview in Algiers this week, the centrist said French actions in Algeria, which achieved independence in 1962 after eight years of war, were "genuinely barbaric, and constitute a part of our past that we have to confront by apo...

Peru
2017-02-15

Church of England stance on gay marriage in disarray after vote

The Church of England's legislative body on Wednesday voted against a report from bishops that rejected the idea of blessing same-sex marriages, the latest row over an issue that has divided the Church for years. The wider Anglican communion, which has 85 million members worldwide, has been in crisis since 2003 because of arguments over sexuality and gender between liberal member churches in th...

Peru
2017-02-15

UN demands armed groups stop fighting in C. Africa

The UN Security Council on Wednesday demanded armed groups in the Central African Republic immediately halt fighting and join peace talks after UN airstrikes targeted rebel fighters. UN attack helicopters opened fire over the weekend on gunmen advancing on the central city of Bambari. UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told the council there were about 300 fighters moving towards the city in p...

Peru
2017-02-15

Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support

US Defence Secretary James Mattis bluntly warned NATO allies Wednesday that Donald Trump's administration would "moderate its commitment" to the transatlantic alliance unless members met their spending pledges. Mattis's no-nonsense message to his counterparts in Brussels follows years of calls by Washington for allies to spend at least two percent of their GDP on defence, a goal that only a han...

Peru
2017-02-15

Cyclone bears down on Mozambique coast

Mozambique braced for flooding, high winds, sea surges and evacuations on Wednesday as Cyclone Dineo neared the coast, with forecasters predicting widespread damage. Dineo was set to make landfall in the southern province of Inhambane in the evening, packing winds of about 130 kilometres (80 miles) an hour, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) said. Mozambique's meterological services upgra...

Peru
2017-02-15

UNICEF launches $110 mln appeal for Sudan children

The UN children's agency on Wednesday launched a $110 million appeal to help two million acutely malnourished children across Sudan, including hundreds of thousands living in conflict areas. UNICEF said Sudan is home to around 13 percent of all children suffering from acute malnutrition across Africa. "The United Nations Children's Fund in Sudan launches an appeal in response to children's need...

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