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2019 Maldivian parliamentary election

Voters are called to the polls to elect the new members of the People's Majlis. Preliminary results give the victory to Maldivian Democratic Party, led by former President Mohamed Nasheed.

The expected result solidifies a comeback for the ex-exiled leader Mohamed Nasheed.

European migrant crisis

Greek riot police clash with hundreds of migrants near the Diavata refugee camp, attempting to enter North Macedonia, after rumours were circulated on social media that the border would be open.

Greek police fired teargas on Saturday as angry migrants hoping to travel to nor...

Hyundai Motor

South Korea's Hyundai Motor reaches an agreement with Tencent to partner on research and development of self-driving cars. Hyundai plans to roll such cars out commercially by 2030.

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and Chinese technology firm Tencent Hold...

Second Libyan Civil War

Libyan National Army Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar declares a no-fly zone for military aircraft over western Libya, after LNA forces were targeted by airstrikes from GNA warplanes that took off from Misrata Airport.

Second Libyan Civil War

Militias loyal to the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord launch a counterattack on Libyan National Army troops in the southern outskirts of Tripoli.