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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared victory in Wednesday's election, even as his challenger continues to contest the result. Former general Prabowo Subianto claimed he had won and that his camp had evidence of "widespread cheating". Official results will not be out until May but "quick counts" by polling companies have...
If a man goes back on his promise to marry a woman, can sex between consenting adults then be considered rape? The Indian Supreme Court recently answered this question with a "yes". In a significant verdict, the court upheld a trial court order convicting a doctor of rape in the central...
US President Donald Trump tried to get the man appointed to investigate his links to Russia fired, a long-awaited report has revealed. The 448-page redacted document, collated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, was finally released on Thursday. Mr Trump's legal team has described the report as a "total victory".
(CNN)When 50 people were murdered in two Christchurch mosques last month, the world was stunned: How could this happen in a peaceful country like New Zealand? A country of just under 5 million people, New Zealand is home to around 200 ethnic groups -- and one in four residents were born overseas. "We've made assumptions...
(CNN)Protesters who rushed on to the streets to celebrate the ouster of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir Thursday are facing the prospect of a long struggle ahead as the military figures who ended his 30-year rule seem to be preparing to hang on to power. As news of Bashir's downfall was still reverberating around the world, a military...
(CNN)Like many people, I saw the video of the arrest first on Twitter. I was shocked to see how much Julian has aged. His tall frame bent over by the police, dragging him out. He looked desperate and cornered. He was not the confident, daring -- and often calculating -- transparency activist I knew. I met Julian in...
Seoul (CNN)South Korea's Constitutional Court will rule Thursday on whether to scrap the country's controversial six-decade ban on abortion. Currently, women who have abortions can face up to a year in prison and can be fined up to two million won ($1,780), while doctors or healthcare workers who help terminate a pregnancy can be jailed for up to two years.
(CNN)Ancient bones and teeth found in Callao Cave in the Philippines have led to the discovery of a previously unknown species related to humans called Homo luzonensis, according to a new study. The fossils belonged to two adults and one child who lived between 50,000 and 67,000 years ago. This time frame means luzonensis would have lived at the...
Hong Kong (CNN)A Japanese F-35 fighter crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, raising questions about reliability and security of the most expensive weapons system ever made. The stealth jet disappeared from radar minutes into a training mission from Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. Defense officials said its pilot signaled the need to abort the mission shortly...
Hong Kong (CNN)A Japanese F-35 stealth fighter, one of the world's most-advanced warplanes, crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on a training mission Tuesday, Japanese defense officials said. The single-engine jet from Japan's Air Self-Defense Force was on a training flight with three other F-35s when contact was lost Tuesday evening, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said. Debris from the plane...

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