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Migrant centres are 'like concentration camps': Pope

International Desk: Pope Francis has described some of Europe's holding centres for migrants and refugees as concentration camps.

Saudi King's son named as US envoy

International Desk: Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump.

UKIP manifesto to pledge burka ban

International Desk: UK Independence party (UKIP) is to include a ban on the full veils worn by some Muslim women as part of its general election manifesto, its leader Paul Nuttall has said.

Pakistan man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill

International Desk: A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill.


North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

International Desk: North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.

France goes to polls amid high security

International Desk: Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago.

World War III will begin on May 13, 2017?

International Desk: Speculations of World War III have been going on for a long time. While the effects of the previous two World Wars still prevail, people cannot stop talking about the possibility of a third world war.

March for science: Protesters call for science respect

International Desk: Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets on Saturday along with students and research advocates in a push back against what they say are mounting attacks on science.

US defence secretary visits Qatar

International Desk: The US defence secretary has met Qatar's leader during a visit to the Gulf state, home to the largest American air base in the Middle East.

Pak sheltering Qaida's al-Zawahari, says Newsweek

International Desk: Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri is being sheltered by Pakistan's ISI, possibly in Karachi, and the Islamic terrorist's "desperate last wish" is a last, big, blowout attack on the US "before folding his eyes", multiple sources told Newsweek.

Death toll in Afghan army base attack rises to 140

International Desk: Afghan government officials say the death toll has jumped to 140 following Friday's assault on an army base in the northern Balkh province.

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

International Desk: The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people Friday after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas.


US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

International Desk: The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia.

Taliban fighters attack Afghan army base, killing 70

International Desk: Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked a key army base in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing and wounding dozens of soldiers, officials said.

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

International Desk: The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal.