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‘Talks are useless’ in dealing with US, Rouhani says

Iran’s president struck a muscular tone on dealings with the US, saying Thursday that “talks are useless” as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers crumbles further. President Hassan Rouhani made...

  Asia / South Asia

Nine dead, 35 missing as rain batters southwest China

The death toll has risen to nine after heavy downpours and mudslides battered Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Thursday. As of Wednesday night, 35 people remained missing, according to the emergency management bureau of Aba. The prefecture has immediately sent 1,630 rescue workers to search for the missing and trapped people after...

Growing disaster risks exceeding capacity to respond: ESCAP

The relentless sequence of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific in the past two years was beyond what the region had previously experienced or was able to predict – and this is a sign of things to come in the new climate reality, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and...

  Americas

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defence project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change, reports AP. The announced reason for canceling the Boeing contract, effective Thursday, was...

  Europe

  Europe

Militants kill 10 Burkina Faso soldiers

Unidentified militants killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded many others in an attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso on Monday, the army said. Burkina Faso has been overrun by Islamist violence this year that armed forces have been unable to contain. Hundreds of civilians have died and more than 150,000 have fled as the influence of...

Car bomb kills three UN staff in Libya

A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three UN staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli during an upcoming Muslim...