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12:45, 25 March 2017 Saturday
Hamas official assassinated in Gaza Strip
12:01, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Hamas official assassinated in Gaza Strip

Hamas has Israel of assassinating Mazen Faqha


Kasparov wants to bring chess to African schoolchildren
12:27, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Kasparov wants to bring chess to African schoolchildren

Chess "is a tool, not a recipe for all education problems, but it's a very inexpensive and a very effective tool," the 53-year-old champion of the game said. 

Russia trying to gain influence in Libya US general
11:56, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Russia trying to gain influence in Libya: US general

A US official this month told AFP that Moscow apparently has deployed military forces to a base in western Egypt.

Tunisia calls in UK envoy over 'unjustified' laptop ban
11:35, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Tunisia calls in UK envoy over 'unjustified' laptop ban

From Saturday, passengers on flights to the United States and Britain from major hubs in Turkey and the Arab world will have to check in any device larger than a smartphone, including laptops and tablets.

HRW calls on DRC to search for kidnapped UN workers
11:25, 25 March 2017 Saturday

HRW calls on DRC to search for kidnapped UN workers

HRW calls on DRC to search for kidnapped UN workers

At least 50 killed by armed men in Central African
11:02, 25 March 2017 Saturday

At least 50 killed by armed men in Central African Republic

One of the world's poorest nations, the Central African Republic has been struggling to recover from a three-year civil war between the Muslim and Christian militias that started in 2013. 

Somali pirates hijack fishing vessel off Puntland coast
10:14, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Somali pirates hijack fishing vessel off Puntland coast

Seizure of Somali ship thought to be in preparation for larger attack in Indian Ocean

Student dies in violent Sierra Leone university protests
02:01, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Student dies in violent Sierra Leone university protests

Lecturers at Njala University have been on strike since October, the beginning of the academic year, over unpaid wages and pensions, triggering protests there and in three other cities on Thursday.


US-led coalition opens probe into fatal Mosul airstrike
10:21, 25 March 2017 Saturday

US-led coalition opens probe into fatal Mosul airstrike

A strike last week allegedly left over a hundred civilians dead in densely-populated western Mosul


Astronauts complete 6 5-hour spacewalk
10:04, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Astronauts complete 6.5-hour spacewalk

Tasks focused on readying space station to accept commercial manned spacecraft


Philippines communist rebels to declare cease- fire
12:20, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Philippines communist rebels to declare cease- fire

Communist Party of the Philippines says it will declare unilateral cease-fire no later than March 31

Hong Kong to select new leader as China looks on
10:34, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Hong Kong to select new leader as China looks on

Beijing's preferred candidate trails in opinion polls but only 1,200 will select chief executive


Canadian officials support Muslim prayer at school
09:38, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Canadian officials support Muslim prayer at school

School board will continue to offer Friday prayers for Muslim students


Press agenda on March 25
09:51, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Press agenda on March 25

Here are the main topics World Bulletin's English Desk plans to cover Saturday, March 25, 2017


Turkey-based Bulgarian voter blockade 'unacceptable'
10:12, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Turkey-based Bulgarian voter blockade 'unacceptable'

Turkish deputy prime minister says Bulgaria should ensure citizens can vote in peace

Athens backs EU's Rome Declaration but raises concerns
10:01, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Athens backs EU's Rome Declaration but raises concerns

Letter from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to European leaders raises thorny issue of labor rights, Greek bailout

UK committee releases report on ties with Turkey
09:55, 25 March 2017 Saturday

UK committee releases report on ties with Turkey

Report calls Ankara 'essential partner', stresses furthering relations after Brexit

France's Hollande hits back at scandal-hit Fillon's claims
06:02, 25 March 2017 Saturday

France's Hollande hits back at scandal-hit Fillon's claims

Fillon, who has slid from frontrunner to third in the race following "fake jobs" allegations, told French TV late Thursday that President Francois Hollande had headed a "secret cell" that was responsible for leaks against him.

Rome declaration 'acceptable' for all EU members
05:04, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Rome declaration 'acceptable' for all EU members

Just 24-hours earlier, Premier Beata Szydlo had warned that Poland might not sign the summit declaration "if there's no consensus" and if issues it deems crucial are left out.

France's Le Pen says Putin embodies 'new vision' of world
01:00, 25 March 2017 Saturday

France's Le Pen says Putin embodies 'new vision' of world

"He represents a sovereign nation," the leader of the National Front far-right party told reporters. "I think he also represents a new vision." 


Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son cardinal
11:39, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal

Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.


US House Republicans health care vote collapses
10:05, 25 March 2017 Saturday

US House Republicans health care vote collapses

Trump tastes failure as he suffers biggest legislative defeat of his presidency

Trump to Republicans on healthcare this is your chance
04:02, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Trump to Republicans on healthcare: this is your chance

"After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan!," Trump tweeted Friday morning on a critical day for his embattled young presidency.


Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin in days France
11:09, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin in days: France

The latest round of UN-backed Syria peace talks entered a second day in Geneva on Friday but there was little hope of a breakthrough.