John Major: there’s a case for a second Brexit referendum

Sir John Major, the former Prime Minister, has declared there is a “perfectly” credible case for a second EU referendum and warned that Brexit should not be dictated by the “tyranny of the majority”.

Erdogan threatens to open borders after European Parliament vote | News | DW.COM |...

One day after the European Parliament voted in favor of freezing EU membership talks with Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey could open its borders and allow migrants to leave for Europe if pushed by the European Union.

Syrian refugee arrested in Germany with bomb-making materials

The man, whose name was not disclosed, had been in Germany for some time but it was not immediately clear when he entered the country, the spokesman Jan Holzner told Reuters.

80 percent of women in Pakistan enduring mental, physical torture – Pakistan – Dunya...

LAHORE (Dunya News) - International Day for the elimination of violence against women is being observed today (Friday).

Two killed, four wounded in Louisville park shootings

Police did not have a motive for the two related shootings in Shawnee Park or suspects in custody, spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

China Orders Everyone in One Province to Hand In Their Passports

The Chinese government is requiring all residents of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the country’s northwest to hand their passports over to police, the latest restriction on movement in the restive region.

China Will Use WTO Rights If Trump Acts on Tariff Threats: Official

Washington: China will defend its rights under World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff rules if US President-elect Donald Trump  moves toward executing his campaign threats to levy punitive duties on goods made in China, a senior trade official said on Wednesday.

Vigil held in German town for woman dragged through streets

Outrage over an attack on a woman who was dragged through the streets of a north German town behind a car with a rope tied around her neck has prompted hundreds of people to attend a vigil for her.

Colombia And FARC Rebels Sign Revised Peace Deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, signed a new peace agreement Thursday, despite lingering opposition to the deal.

Myanmar seeking ethnic cleansing, says UN official as Rohingya flee persecution

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape military operations that have left scores of people dead and as many as 30,000 displaced.

Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims: UN official

TEKNAF, BANGLADESH (AFP) -  Myanmar is carrying out “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official reportedly said, as horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder emerge from among the thousands who have fled to Bangladesh.

Turkey Warplanes on Alert After Syrian Strike on Turkish Troops

Turkish F-16 warplanes were put on emergency standby Thursday after Ankara accused the Syrian government of having carried out an airstrike on Turkish troops operating in northern Syria that left three soldiers dead and 10 others wounded, one critically.

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.

Ukraine citizens to get visa-free travel to EU – BBC News

Ukrainian citizens will be able to travel to most EU countries without a visa, European Council President Donald Tusk has announced.

Cambodian court upholds life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders

Cambodia’s UN-backed court upheld life sentences for two top former Khmer Rouge leaders on Wednesday for crimes against humanity, delivering a blow to their hopes of release as they face a second trial for genocide.

Evidence mustard gas deployed against Aleppo civilians – Russian MoD

Ammunition containing the chemical agent was reportedly used in a devastating attack on a village in the Aleppo province conducted back in September.

Venezuela’s Currency Just Had the Biggest Monthly Collapse Ever

Venezuela’s currency - the so-called “strong bolivar” - is weakening beyond levels that analysts had forecast just a few weeks ago as an expanding money supply chases a limited amount of U.S. dollars.

32 bodies, 9 human heads found in Mexico mass graves

Mexico City: Authorities have exhumed 32 bodies and nine heads from several clandestine graves in Mexico`s violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero this week, officials said Thursday.