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Russia

Russia confirms that a fireball seen over much of New Zealand on January 5 was its Kosmos 2430 missile early warning satellite, which was launched in 2007.

Crisis in Venezuela

President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, declares a State of Emergency as the country enters a ""de facto" dictatorship".

Crisis in Venezuela

Several Latin American countries close their embassies in Venezuela in protest of Maduro's "illegitimate" election.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's new term has been widely condemned as illegitimate.

Crisis in Venezuela

Germany has announced its support for the Venezuelan National Assembly to take over Executive powers in Venezuela.

Crisis in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro is sworn in for his second term as President of Venezuela amid widespread condemnation over his election as "illegitimate".

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started a second term on Thursday, defying c...

2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo general election

Popular candidate Martin Fayulu, who came in second, claims the election was rigged and says he will challenge the result.

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu denounced the Congo election results as an "electoral hold up" that were "rigged, fabricated and invented" and do "not reflect the truth of the ballots." He called on the Congolese people to "raise as one men to protect victory."...

2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo general election

After several delays, the Congolese election commission announces that Félix Tshisekedi is the winner of the December 30 presidential election.

Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of a disorganised and contentious Dec. 30 presidential election.

South Thailand insurgency

Four civil defense volunteers were shot dead by suspected militants in a school in Pattani's Yarang District. Police suspect the attack could have been done by Barisan Revolusi Nasional. Two insurgents were later killed by the police.

PHOTOS: The Nation | Thai PBS Disguising themselves as army troops, suspected militants surprised a unit of defence volunteers this morning when they opened fire on them at a school in Yarang district, Pattani. They killed four volunteers and taking away their assault rifles. The violent incident occurred in the compound of Ban Pukoh school …

Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)

A Houthi drone strike on Al Anad Air Base in Lahij Governorate, Yemen, during a military parade, kills six soldiers and injures several senior officials.

Senior commanders who were watching a parade were reportedly injured in the Houthi rebel attack.

War in Afghanistan

32 people were killed by the Taliban while the Taliban lost 25 of their members in shooting attacks across Afghanistan

Officials in four provinces of Afghanistan say a series of Taliban attacks on security checkpoints have killed at least 32 members of the Afghan security forces and pro-government militias.