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Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after tattoos go viral

Yakuza boss arrested after tattoos go viral

Thai police have arrested a Japanese yakuza boss on the run for 15 years after pictures of his tattoos went viral on Facebook. Shigeharu Shirai is accused of murdering a gang rival in 2003. The photographs...

Outrage over leprosy patient’s ID card

A leprosy patient in the south Indian city of Bangalore who lost her pension as she was unable to provide biometric data has now been given a new identity card to restore her welfare...

Uganda MPs scrap off presidential age limit

Uganda's parliament has approved a constitutional change that will allow the current president to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office. After three days of debate, MPs voted overwhelmingly to remove the age limit...

U.S. says Congo must elections by end of 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo must hold a long-delayed election to replace President Joseph Kabila by the end of next year or the vote will lose international support, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations...

Indonesian `volcano tsunami´ kills hundreds

More than 220 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia's Sunda Strait, government officials say. The tsunami waves struck at night without any warning, destroying hundreds of...

Harry ‘wanted out’ of Royal Family

By BBC Prince Harry was once so disillusioned with being part of the Royal Family that he decided he "wanted out". Having considered giving up his title, he finally decided he should remain and "work out...

Philippines storm kills more than 100

More than 100 people are reported to have been killed as a tropical storm swept through the southern Philippines, with dozens more missing. Storm Tembin brought flash flooding and mudslides to parts of Mindanao island. Two...
iran quake

Iran and Iraq quake kills more than 200

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 207 people and injuring about 1,700. One aid agency said 70,000 people needed emergency shelter after the quake, one...

Maldives police arrest country’s CJ over growing political crisis

Maldives police have arrested the country's chief justice of the Supreme Court as a political crisis worsens in the Indian Ocean nation. Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another judge, Ali Hameed, were arrested hours after...
Uganda begins Somalia troop withdrawal

Uganda begins Somalia troop withdrawal

Uganda’s military says it has begun the withdrawal of 281 troops serving in the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. This is part of a UN plan that will see African Union (AU) soldiers’ numbers...
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