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Kenyan tribe readies for the death of its native tongue

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Fewer than 10 elders speak Yakunte, a language native to Kenya’s Yaaku people that the UN has classified as ‘extinct’.

Anti-Migrant Slogans Are Overshadowing Italy’s Election Race

Published on World. Far-right parties are campaigning for the March 4 elections, and they’re not the only ones heightening the rhetoric against foreigners. (Image credit: Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

As unrest simmers, Scotland’s Iranian diaspora look on

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Some 6,000 Iranians live in Scotland, including those who fled during the revolution, students, refugees, and Scots.

Syria’s Ghouta residents ‘wait to die’ as bombs fall

Published on Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) – Residents of Syria‘s eastern Ghouta said they were “waiting their turn to die” early on Wednesday, after more pro-government rockets and barrel bombs fell on the besieged rebel enclave.

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Published on BBC News – World. A youth-led anti-gun movement born out of Florida’s deadly school shooting stages its first protest.

Qatar and Chad restore relations

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Qatar and Chad have signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) restoring diplomatic relations.

Pro-government forces hit Syria’s Ghouta with rockets, air raids

Published on Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) – Over a dozen people were injured on Tuesday night in Syria‘s eastern Ghouta, where one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war has hammered a besieged enclave, killing at least […]

Trump-Russia probe: Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Alex van der Zwaan, son-in-law of a Ukrainian-Russian oligarch, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with an ex-Trump campaign official.

More Than 200 Killed in the Worst Days of Violence in Eastern Ghouta for Years, Activists Say

Published on TIME.com: Top World Stories. The Syrian government has unleashed an aggressive bombardment on a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, killing an estimated 250 people as it steps up a siege on the last major rebel stronghold. The U.K.-based monitoring […]

Exclusive: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters – sources

Published on Reuters: World News. TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United […]

Europe Saw 4-Fold Increase In Measles Cases In 2017

Published on World. In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared to 5,273 in 2016. Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles. The World Health Organizations says unvaccinated people are a factor. (Image credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

North Korea Canceled a Planned Meeting With Mike Pence at the Last Minute, U.S. Says

Published on TIME.com: Top World Stories. (WASHINGTON) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last […]

North Korea canceled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence: Pence’s office

Published on Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North […]

12-Year-Old Crashes In Joyride In Mexico, Killing 5 Children

Published on World. The boy was driving more than 90 miles an hour in a car packed with nine other children. The case has drawn criticism of the boy’s parents and a law that let’s him go free while awaiting […]

Japanese ‘Baby Factory’ Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children

Published on World. The mysterious businessman who said he’d like to have enough kids to vote him into office has been fighting for their return. The case helped put an end to the country’s surrogacy industry. (Image credit: Sakchai Lalit/AP)

Trump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

Published on BBC News – World. The White House also says it is open to an age limit for people buying AR-15-type assault rifles.

Venezuela’s Deepening Crisis Triggers Mass Migration Into Colombia

Published on World. A downward economic spiral, food shortages and a host of other problems have driven thousands of Venezuelans to flee to nearby countries. (Image credit: Ariana Cubillos/AP)

Syria war: ‘250 killed’ in Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Published on BBC News – World. More than 50 children are reported dead in intensified attacks on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

How An Average American Skier Managed To Scheme Her Way Into The Olympics

Published on World. Elizabeth Swaney’s two qualifying runs in the women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe event on Monday raised questions about how she became an Olympian. She barely got any air, finishing in last place. (Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP)

Denis Zvizdic: Bosnia’s future lies with Europe, NATO

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). EU membership will help resolve Bosnia’s border issues and bring economic prosperity, says Denis Zvizdic.

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