‘Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000’

JOHANNESBURG: The number of adolescents dying from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most of them having acquired the disease when they were infants, according to figures released Friday by UNI

Russia puts restrictions on coal shipments to Ukraine

KIEV: Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kiev for a power blackout of Ru

Mali arrests 2 over attack on hotel in Bamako

BAMAKO: Malian special forces have arrested two men over last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people, according to a statement distributed Friday morning.

Bulgaria parliament ratifies fighter jets repair deal with Poland

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s Parliament ratified on Friday an agreement with NATO ally Poland for the repair of its ageing Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, part of a push by the Balkan country to reduce its relia

Man who jumped fence at White House faces charges

WASHINGTON: A man who jumped the White House fence on Thursday, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion, was quickly caught and now faces criminal charges, the US Secret Service said.

Suicide bomber blows himself up in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria: A suicide bomber on Friday blew himself up among crowds at a Shiite procession outside the north Nigerian city of Kano, in the latest violence to hit the troubled region.

Kenya backs down from threat to leave ICC

BRUSSELS: Kenya backed down from its threat to quit the International Criminal Court, saying fellow member states had given it the assurances it wanted over the trial of its vice president, but warned

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