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Chile’s capital in state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago, after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent.

Barcelona hit by fresh clashes amid general strike

Fresh clashes between riot police and protesters have broken out in Barcelona amid continuing anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders.

62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said.

US, Turkey agree on Turkish ceasefire with Syrian Kurds

Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States, said Washington and Ankara have agreed on a five-day ceasefire in Turkey's attacks on Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria.

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.

4 killed as major 6.4-magnitude quake hits Philippines

At least four people including a child have been killed and more than two dozen people injured after a powerful earthquake in the south of the Philippines.

35 dead in traffic accident in Medina

Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured after a bus crashed with another heavy vehicle in western Saudi Arabia, state media said on Thursday.

13 cops killed in Mexico cartel ambush

Thirteen Mexican police officers were killed in an ambush Monday in Michoacan, according to local authorities in the violent western state.

Turkey-Syria offensive ‘not our problem: Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has said it is "not our problem" if Turkey enters Syria, calling the former US allies the Kurds "no angels".

BBC reveals 100 most inspiring women around world

The BBC has revealed its list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world for 2019.

Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 74 in Japan

Typhoon Hagibis, which swept across central and eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday, has claimed at least 74 lives in Japan as of Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to locate more than 12 missing people.

Chaos as Hong Kong ‘state of the union’ disrupted

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to suspended her annual policy address after being heckled in the city's parliament.

Russia vows to prevent Turkey-Syria clashes

Russia has said it will not allow clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces, as Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria continues.

Syrian army heads north amid Turkish advance

Syria's army has started to reach the north of the country, hours after the government agreed to help Kurdish forces facing Turkey.

Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize for Economics

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for research on alleviating global poverty.