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US First Lady Melania Trump has undergone surgery for what the White House described as a benign kidney condition. Her office said surgeons had performed an embolisation procedure at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The surgery was successful and there were no complications, her spokeswoman added. Mrs...
A Chinese passenger jet was forced into an emergency landing after its windscreen blew out at 32,000ft (9,753m), sucking the co-pilot halfway out of the plane. Captain Liu Chuanjian said the Airbus A319 had been cruising mid-air when a deafening sound flooded the cockpit. “There was no warning,” he...
Fresh protests against Israel are expected in the Palestinian territories on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops killed 58 people in the Gaza Strip. Monday was the deadliest day since a new wave of protests began at the Gaza border fence seven weeks ago. Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary...
The bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians including a Ghanaian killed by Islamic State in 2015 in Libya have been uncovered and returned to Egypt. Members of IS beheaded the Christians in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte. The bodies were recovered in October after the area where they were...
Kofi Annan was secretary-general of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006 and is a co-recipient with the U.N. of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He sat down with The WorldPost editor-in-chief Nathan Gardels for an interview, which has been condensed and edited for clarity. This interview originally appeared...
Court proceedings have begun against a South African farmer who allegedly forced a worker to drink faeces and then tried to drown him in a septic tank. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) initiated court proceedings after the man’s tale – and those of other alleged abuses on...
The US is to open its new embassy in Jerusalem – a move praised by Israel but condemned by Palestinians who are gathering for mass protests. Top US officials will attend the event, including President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner. Donald Trump’s decision to move the...
Suicide bombers have attacked three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city Surabaya, killing at least 11 people. Around 40 others were injured in the attacks, which occurred within minutes of each other. No group has so far said it carried them out. TV pictures showed debris scattered around the entrance...
Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been banned from leaving the country, immigration officials say. This comes after Mr Najib said that he and his wife were planning to go on an overseas holiday on Saturday. Earlier this week, Mr Najib’s long-ruling Barisan Nasional coalition suffered a shock electoral...
Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga has denied he uses skin whitening creams, reports News 24. According to the Chronicle newspaper, he made the denial after being mocked on social media – with some cruel users dubbing him “Bleachy Chiwenga” and “General Ambi”. He took the opportunity to set the record...