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Leaders make fifth attempt to pass UN Oceans Treaty

The UN High Seas Treaty has been through 10 years of negotiations but has yet to be signed.

Oscars apologises to actress after 50 years

The Academy said Littlefeather endured "unwarranted and unjustified" abuse following her brief speech.

Britons held in Ukraine deny being mercenaries

John Harding, Dylan Healy and Andrew Hill appeared in court in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic.

Rudy Giuliani is target of Georgia election investigation

Mr Giuliani led legal challenges to dispute the outcome of the election.

UK to cut taxes on imports from Africa

Ministers say the scheme helps to fulfil the post-Brexit pledge.

'I wish I'd never worked for the UK in Afghanistan'

He has previously been detained by the Taliban - and fears his work has put his family at risk too.

Prosecutors oppose releasing search evidence

It was the first time an ex-president's home was raided in a criminal probe.

Russia vows to expand relations with North Korea

Putin said expanded bilateral relations would "conform with the interests of the two countries".

Nigerian inflation reaches 17-year high

•Food inflation was also up to 22.02% in July compared to 20.6% in June. •The cause of the surge is due to rising ...

Setback for trapped Mexico miners as water rises

Officials say the water has to drop to a depth of 1.5m (5ft) to allow rescuers to enter the shafts safely.

Iran blames Rushdie and supporters for stabbing

He has faced years of death threats for his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses.

Remote Pacific nation hit by first Covid outbreak

In the capital city of Majuro, total cases have nearly doubled since Friday.

Russia reopens bond market to non-hostile investors

China and Turkey are likely to be among these nations, as they have not imposed sanctions against Russia.

Russia vows to expand relations with North Korea

In a letter to Kim Jong un, Putin said the move would be in both countries' interests.

From Kabul and beyond, a year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan

"We are losing our identity," she laments. "The only place we can keep it is in our own country."

Man charged after firing shots in Canberra airport

The capital's airport was evacuated as a precaution and several flights were cancelled or rescheduled.

Remote pacific nation hit by Covid outbreak

In the capital city of Majuro, total cases have nearly doubled since Friday.