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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigns after party suffers defeat in parliamentary vote

After Ireland's parliament convened Thursday with no easy route to forming a stable government after an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, the country's prime minister has resigned, according to reports.

5 of the worst humanitarian crises the world has been facing

Several conflicts around the world have led to some of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in recent years. Starvation, sexual violence and the displacement of millions has challenged geopolitical environments and prompted questions of how to respond to such emergencies.

Portugal approves euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in spite of protests

Portuguese lawmakers voted Thursday to legalize euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people amid protests outside the parliament building. 

Brazilian senator shot during strike by military police

A Brazilian senator was shot Wednesday while trying to intervene in an illegal military police strike in the northeastern state of Ceara, video from the chaotic scene shows.  

Food crisis in the Horn of Africa: What to know

A locust infestation in the Horn of Africa is bringing about one of the worst food crises in the region in more than 70 years, officials have warned.

Lawyers for Julian Assange seeking French asylum

A defense team for Julian Assange said Thursday they will seek asylum in France for the WikiLeaks founder, who is facing extradition to the United States and 175 years in prison for espionage charges.  

Spanish police rescue workers trapped in illegal underground tobacco factory

Spanish police on Thursday rescued six workers who were found trapped and gasping for air in an illegal tobacco factory hidden beneath a mountain village in southern Spain.

Japan train rider pressed emergency button after passenger coughed with no mask amid coronavirus outbreak

Coughing is now leading to train delays in Japan - all because of the Coronavirus.

Muslim man stabbed at London mosque: reports

London authorities report an elderly Muslim was stabbed while praying at one of the city's biggest mosques Thursday afternoon as officers arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

Lesotho prime minister to be charged with estranged wife's murder: police

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his estranged wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, and the prime minister announced he would be stepping down.

India wants to eliminate Taj Mahal area's 'foul smell' ahead of Trump visit

There is a "foul smell" in the air near one of India's most popular tourist attractions - and officials there are hoping President Trump won't notice.

Boris Johnson hit for Storm Dennis flood response, minister says no visit is to 'avoid media jamboree'

An explosive winter storm that roared across the North Atlantic and trigged severe flooding in England and Wales has fueled criticism of Boris Johnson over his decision not to visit impacted areas as more rain is in the forecast.

London can host 2020 Olympics if coronavirus outbreak persists, mayoral candidate says

Could the Summer Olympics be returning to London already?

Canada pileup involving 200 vehicles leaves 2 dead, 60 hurt after 'whiteout' conditions

Two people were killed and dozens were injured Wednesday after whiteout conditions along a highway in Canada trigged a massive pileup involving 200 vehicles south of Montreal.  

Mexico police arrest 2 suspects in grisly murder of 7-year-old girl

Police in Mexico have taken a man and a woman into custody following the abduction and murder of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found wrapped in a plastic bag, officials say.

Head-on bus-truck collision in India kills at least 19

A bus collided at high speed with a truck on a highway in southern India early Thursday, killing at least 19 people, police said.

Rodrigo Duterte: 5 shocking quotes from the Philippines president

In world politics, there are fewer leaders as outspoken and foul-mouthed as Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

German hookah shooting suspect ID'd as right-wing extremist: police report

German authorities said the alleged suspect who is believed to have been involved in two shootings in Hanau hookah bars that left as many as 11 people dead - including the gunman - and several others wounded was found dead  in his apartment and have released the suspect's name, a published report said Thursday.

Germany hookah shooting suspect found dead, authorities say, after 2 attacks leave 8 dead, 5 wounded

A suspect linked to two separate shootings in Hanau, Germany, that left at least eight people dead and five others wounded Wednesday was found dead in his home, along with another corpse, according to a report Thursday morning.

Who is Vladimir Putin, the Russian president and ex-KGB officer?

Russian President Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad, now modern-day St. Petersburg, on Oct. 7, 1952.

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