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Nigeria’s central bank halts sale of $5.7bn to money changers

The measure may lead to an initial depreciation in the naira's value.

Bosnia’s outgoing international overseer urges new approach

Hands-off approach the international community adopted a decade ago has failed to produce unity, Valentin Inzko says.

Call of Duty publisher rattled after sexual discrimination suit

Employees at Activision Blizzard Inc. are calling for a strike Wednesday to protest firm's handling of recent suit.

Chile's ancient mummies added to UN heritage list

Chile's Chinchorro mummies, the oldest in the world to have been purposefully preserved by humans, were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List on Tuesday.

EU warns Erdogan over push to open Cyprus ghost town

The EU on Tuesday told Turkey to reverse plans to open up the Cypriot ghost town of Varosha, announced during a controversial visit by...

Canada border guards vote to strike days ahead of US border reopening

VANCOUVER: Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday (Jul 27) to go on strike just days ahead of the reopening of the...

‘Long live peace:’ Mexican drug cartel factions announce truce

Three of the main factions in a decade-old turf war - the Metros, the Scorpions and the Reds - sign a truce agreement.

Supply crunch: US homes prices see fastest growth in 17 years

The biggest increase since 2004 was led by hot housing markets in Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle.

Deadly landslides, flooding hit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Thousands of refugees relocated after monsoon rains trigger landslides and flash floods in the camps in Cox's Bazar.

Ancient Peruvian Sun calendar declared UN heritage site

A 2,300-year-old solar observatory in Peru, a structure of 13 stone towers built atop a hill and used as a calendar, was declared a...

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