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Pro- and anti-whaling nations set for clash in Brazil

Japan will unveil proposals during the meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil, that outraged conservationists say are a blatant attempt to overturn the hunting moratorium that has largely held together since 1986.

VW faces first big German court date over 'dieselgate'

From 10am the regional court in Brunswick will examine whether the auto giant should have informed investors sooner about so-called defeat devices it built into 11 million cars worldwide to fool regulatory emissions tests.

Back to school jitters in Syria's Ghouta

More than 4 million Syrian students are heading back to school this month in areas under government control across the country, the education ministry says.

Restructuring Nigeria becomes an election issue

Nigeria's former vice-president Atiku Abubakar said this week he was in favour of handing more powers to the country's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory if he wins in February next year.

Trump says Woodward's White House book a 'scam'

The book, combined with an incendiary unsigned article in 'The New York Times' by a senior member of Donald Trump's administration, has sparked yet another crisis for the White House.

Kenyan police detain another Chinese journalist

Police entered the offices of the 'China Daily' newspaper in Nairobi demanding the documents of staff before hauling deputy bureau chief Liu Hongjie to the police station despite having verified his work permit online