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On the 32nd day of the partial government shutdown, federal workers in New York admit "times are getting rough," while picking up supplies from a pop up food bank organised to help them.
Fears grow in the Northern Irish border city of Londonderry that a car bomb detonated on Saturday marks the opening of a fresh chapter of paramilitary conflict, which residents worry is linked to the Brexit debate over Northern Ireland.
Residents of Davos, Switzerland react to the influx of activity that the annual WEF generates in the city. When staff, entourages and media covering the event are counted with the near 3,000 political and business figures, a total of around 11,000...
A synagogue in Panama City opens its door to fifty Polish pilgrims ahead of World Youth Day, which Pope Francis is set to arrive in Panama for on Wednesday.
Anti-mafia police said Tuesday they had dealt a fresh blow to Italy's Cosa Nostra, arresting seven suspected rising-star mobsters after two of the organised crime group turned state witnesses.
Thousands demonstrate in Quito to show opposition to violence against women, after two recent incidents in Ecuador — a gang rape and a killing of a woman in a street.
Videographic on brain trauma and concussion. French rugby club Clermont were "responsible" for the harm former Canadian player Jamie Cudmore suffered after sustaining a concussion during the Champions Cup final 2015, a neurologist has told a Frenc...
--REFILE FOLLOWING OSCAR NOMINATIONS -- Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, gets 10 the Oscar nominations. Refile of the cast and crew of the film "Roma" attending the premiere in Los Angeles early December. IMAG...
Videographic on the Kuril islands. The leaders of Russia and Japan met in Moscow for talks over the Kuril islands dispute, that has long prevented agreement on a peace treaty to formally end World War II.
Former Ukrainian Prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko officially launches her bid for the country's presidency, with polls showing her as the frontrunner.
Yellow vest demonstrators gather to greet French President Emmanuel Macron with jeers as he arrives at the Aachen town hall to sign a Franco-German treaty.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron arrive in the German city of Aachen to sign a deal that will pledge deeper economic and defence ties as well as commitment to the EU.
Videographic on endangered species in the world. Conservation groups have said Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences.
Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry.
Football player Xabi Alonso arrives at Madrid's courthouse ahead of a tax evasion charge on the same day his former Real Madrid teammate Christiano Ronaldo also separately faces a tax fraud fine.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
As China's population ages rapidly, and with the one-child policy having left parents with little in the way of support from children, the upper crust of elderly Chinese society are paying to spend the last years of their lives in style.
At least 12 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan but dozens more are feared dead, as the insurgents continue to batter the war-torn country's beleaguered security forces.
Senator Kamala Harris announces she is seeking to become the first female African American US president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats lining up to take on Donald Trump.
Clashes erupt in Kinshasa as DR Congo makes plans to install Felix Tshisekedi as its new president after a long and bitter election whose outcome was disputed by the runner-up.
Women in eastern Ivory Coast train to become certified "komians", or priestesses steeped in traditional lore, the properties of medicinal plants and the techniques of conflict resolution.