Spain’s King Felipe VI has begun meeting political party leaders in the hope of choosing a candidate that can win parliament’s backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year.
Pakistani police say they have arrested three people after a mob of angry Muslims ransacked a Hindu temple over the weekend and damaged a school and several homes belonging to the minority community in the southwestern town of Ghotki.
Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says he is anguished because his family knows he often used to socialize with Nabonibo.
Fiji’s prime minister used a state visit on Monday to urge Australia to take more ambitious actions to slash greenhouse gas emissions, a month after differences on climate change policy created anger and frustration at a forum of Pacific island leaders.
The leader of South Korea’s biggest opposition party on Monday became the latest politician to shave their heads to protest President Moon Jae-in’s appointment of a key political ally as justice minister despite allegations of academic fraud and financial crimes surrounding his family.
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves.
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