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Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

On Sunday, a total lunar eclipse will meet a supermoon for 62 minutes

First Nations leaders discuss financing models for ownership stake in Trans Mountain

Liberals name Richard T. Lee as new candidate to replace Karen Wang in Burnaby South

President Trump Speaking on Border Security, Shutdown

Trump, N. Korea's Kim to hold 2nd summit 'near end of Feb.': US

‘Dire and Unsafe’ Schools: LA Teacher Strike Enters Day 5

House Speaker Pelosi rejects Trump plan to reopen government

Thousands Expected in Capital for Women's March

Media Was Already Calling for Trump Impeachment Following Disputed BuzzFeed Report

Mexico Pipeline Blast Death Toll Climbs to 66

Video captures horror of Mexico pipeline blast

Iran sympathizes with families of Mexico pipeline blast victims

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Haitian Chef Lets No TSA Go Hungry

Iran supporting Venezuela against Washington's illegal interventions

Cuba, Colombia face standoff over extradition request for ELN rebels

Peru President disagrees with preventive detention order for policeman

Peru may ratify CPTPP in 1Q 2019

Bolivia bus crash kills 22, injures 37

Brazilian Supreme Court Suspends Criminal Investigation Involving President's Son

Congress Members From Bolsonaro's Party Travel To China

ArcelorMittal to build its first ever desalination plant in Brazil: executives

Taiwan invests US$150 million in Paraguay

Chile and Argentina send condolences to Mexico

Chile accelerates transition to electric public transport

Chilean Citizens Will Begin Paying Cryptocurrency Taxes in 2019

Hashemi's detention appalling: Chile's AFEP president

S. Korea, Japan FMs likely to discuss bilateral disputes next week at Davos

Japan to release new evidence on S. Korea's radar lock on plane

Gov't mulls allowing electricity companies to sell customer data

Japan to expand age limit for special adoption system to cover children under 15

Japan may unveil audio in radar row 'to avoid any misunderstanding': Takeshi Iwaya

Japan: Number of flu patients nationwide rises to alarming level

Japan's modern-day hermits: The world of hikikomori

N. Korea
U.S. to expand its spending on improving North Korea's human rights issues

S. Korea
Blue House welcomes Pyeongyang and Washington's decision to hold second

Kim and Trump to meet for a second summit near end of Feb.

No. of foreign workers in Korea hit 880,000 in 2018

Mongolia kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations

U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform

NASA and China collaborate on Moon exploration

Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks

China's courier sector sees rapid growth in 2018

Ghost cities, shadow banks, and empty airports: Inside China's looming great wall of debt

Local fruit, seafood shipped from Kaohsiung to China

Taiwan military stages joint anti-landing drill

Over 900,000 affected by Cebuana Lhuillier data breach

6 provinces under Signal no.1, as tropical depression Amang nears

Vietnam: SOEs need breakthrough in equitisation: Deputy PM

VN satellite launched into orbit

Firm suggests filling sea to build commercial area in Vietnam’s would-be UNESCO global geopark

Vietnam: 2GW of solar projects to be commissioned in 2019

Thailand: Head of animal shelter apologizes for euthanizing stray pets

Over 4,000 people attend bathing rite for monks killed in Narathiwat armed assault

Slight improvement in air quality in and around Bangkok today

Southern Thai peace talks will be “very long process”: Malaysian facilitator

China, Singapore have it easy - no Jantar-Mantar, no protests: Giriraj Singh

Malaysia says to meet Singapore officials on airspace, maritime disputes

Jokowi to continue legal reform, Prabowo promises higher wages for law enforcers

Golongan Hutan: Raising Indonesian forest protection in election debate

Surakarta to cover cross-shaped road mosaic with paint after complaints from Muslim groups

Indonesian migrant worker rescued from torture by employer

Rohingya insurgents attack police in western Myanmar, wounding six: state TV

Debunked: No, these are not images of 'Rohingya cannibals'

Myanmar: UN human rights expert decries Rakhine State government's denial of access to embattled civilians

Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people’s support at victory rally

India, Nepal join hands to promote entrepreneurship

More than half of Nepal's electricity imported from India

Strive to re-install Narendra Modi as PM, Nitin Gadkari tells BJP workers

Mamata gives clarion call to oust BJP at Opposition rally

PM Modi: Those stopped from looting public money are forming grand alliance

India inks deal to get uranium supply from Uzbekistan

Middle East
Punjab CM orders arrest of CTD officials involved in Sahiwal ‘encounter’

Sahiwal police 'encounter': Culprits will be taken to task, vows Buzdar

Afghan Taliban rule out talks with US in Pakistan

Anti-IS coalition, partners kill 200 IS fighters

St. Andrew Force Protection Battalion concludes its training for deployment to Afghanistan

Mnangagwa arrives in Kazakhstan

Personnel reshuffle takes place in the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan

3,000 pilgrims from Kyrgyzstan registered for Hajj 2019

India Finally Appears Serious About Central Asia, Making Uzbekistan Its Gateway To The Region

Armenia cornered, lost traditional allies: Azerbaijani MP

Early parliamentary elections of Armenia to be touched upon at PACE winter session

I am confident Armenia will continue supporting UN principles under your leadership – Guterres congratulates Pashinyan

11 ministers re-appointed in Armenian Cabinet

Iran calls for expansion of ties with Azerbaijan

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva receives Uzeyir Hajibayli Honorary Medal

OPEC reveals new voluntary production adjustments

MP: EP resolution attempts to cast shadow on serious success of Azerbaijan

Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market

AIC: Azerbaijan soon to be self-sufficient in many types of goods

US Holds Iranian-American Journalist as Witness

Not strange to see enemies seeking to damage Iran-EU ties: Spox

US-Led Coalition: Militia Didn't Stop Iraq Survey

IS Taking Refuge in Iraq Mountains, Peshmerga Warn

Representative of His Highness Amir meets Iraqi FM

Trump Salutes Americans Killed in Syrian Attack

Syria condemns US-led coalition repeated crimes against civilians

Over 53,000 Syrians to vote in Turkey's elections: Minister

Ankara says Syrian govt forces shouldn’t be allowed in Manbij as US troops withdraw

1000s march in Turkey for detained Kurdish lawmaker

Turkish Interior Minister Pays Visit to Bulgaria

Commemorative event on 12th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s death kicks off in Istanbul

US arming YPG ‘created a nightmare’ for Turkey: Senator

Turkey in ‘multisided effort’ to push YPG out of Manbij: Spokesperson

Shlala says Aoun will launch an initiative to mark Beirut's Summit tomorrow

Lebanon urges Arab League to readmit Syria ahead of regional summit

Israel Began Nuclear Weapons Program Without Telling Gov't, Knesset, Memos Show

Israeli navy rescues French sailor adrift at sea off of Gaza's coast

‘US sees Palestinian state on most of West Bank, some of East Jerusalem’

Abbas’s Palestine TV airs image equating shopping at Jerusalem mall with treason

Kuwaiti embassy in Amman monitors citizen's death

King expresses condolences over Kenya terror attack victims, condemns ‘cowardly’ act

Representative of His Highness Amir meets Lebanese FM

Standard and Poors forecasts stability for Kuwait's economy

Parts of Oman to witness strong winds, temperature set to drop in some areas

Bahrain's Foreign Minister arrives in Beirut

Saudi Arabia
Graham: US, Saudis Cannot Move on Until Prince ‘Dealt With’

Saudi Arabia pumps money into restive Shi'ite quarter it once flattened

Docs claim US trained UAE pilots for combat in Yemen, signaling deeper involvement in conflict

Yemen's warring parties hopeful on prisoner swap as Hodeida stalls

Yemeni snipers kill 14 Saudi troops in Jizan

UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Houthis in Yemen war

United Kingdom
Rage of the Tory grassroots and why Brexit betrayal will consign party to oblivion

Conservative MPs turn on Theresa May over threat to scrap Human Rights Act after Brexit: 'A big mistake'

TD's son charged with alleged assault of garda

I would love to see Simon Harris as a future Taoiseach - Vicky Phelan

Ireland will not experience any Brexit-related shortage of vital medications - Tánaiste

Guterres affirms UN role in Belt and Road Initiative

Spain’s govt to improve conditions at migrant centers

Spanish rescuers start drilling to reach boy trapped in well

Julen rescue: “No one doubts we will find him and we hope he will be alive”

Podemos founders go their separate ways ahead of Madrid elections

'Yellow Vests Soldier On Amid Macron’s Peacemaking Attempts

Clashes break out in France as 'yellow vests' stage latest protest

France should halt use of controversial riot guns

‘Emotional Bond’: Top Berlin Official Defends NATO as Necessary for World

Merkel warns EU compromise is needed to avert harmful Brexit

Statement: EU sees positive signal for progress in peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict

Polish official hits out at plan to link EU funds to rule of law

Merkel’s Bavarian allies get new party head who promises ‘new start’ for political union

Ukraine, Germany agree on meeting of experts to discuss monitoring mission in Kerch Strait – FMs

Sino-German financial relations hit 'new high'

Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders plan to attend

Thousands of Swiss students protest against climate inaction

Italian Mayor Deploys Cops, Urges Entire Town to Keep Mum to Save Violin's Sound

Italy hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad: ministry

Italy weighs merger plans to safeguard struggling banks

Iran-Slovenia trade value hits 23% growth: envoy

Slovenia plans 630 mln euro in funding to MSMEs in new strategic programme

More than 10,000 protest in Belgrade against Serbian president

OAED-registered unemployed rose 4.3 pct last year

Greece's National Archaeological Museum sees visitor numbers rise

Bulgarian Police Make Terrorism Financing Arrests

Bulgaria's Euro Membership Not Before Mid-2022: EU's Dombrovskis

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgarian National Bank 2018 Indicators Report

Bulgarian Businesses and Trade Unions Request Meeting with PM over High Power Prices on Energy Exchange

Flu Epidemic Declared in Smolyan District

LabMin Budai: Purchasing power among Romanian employees rises 20.3pct in past two years

Romania, ready to cope with any scenario in Brexit case

Leak of dangerous substances on R7 construction site reported but not confirmed

Bratislava airport handled record number of passengers in 2018

EU countries could snub US-Mideast meeting in Poland over Iran concerns – report

Murdered Polish mayor's funeral draws crowd of 45,000 in Gdansk

‘US leading Poland to a trap by the nose over Iran’

Poland’s ruling conservatives ahead of opposition: poll

More than 20 detained over threats against public figures in Poland: police

JFO: Ukraine reports four enemy attacks in Donbas Jan 19

Russia says it will allow German, French experts to monitor Kerch Strait

Russian Businesses 'Linked' To Ukrainian Comic Running For President

Brussels expects clear commitments from Moscow, Kyiv to achieve progress on concluding new contract for transit of Russian gas to EU since 2020

MFA contribution to Belarus' continued sovereignty, genuine independence emphasized

Russian Navy Monitoring US Destroyer in Black Sea – Control Center

Russia Warns New U.S. Missile Strategy Will Unleash Arms Race in Space

A Renewed Nuclear Arms Race Between Russia and U.S. Begins to Gather Pace

Brexit: UK financial service sector will no longer have right to sell in Latvia

PM, interior minister look at Estonian-Russian border in SE Estonia

Estonia to host the Bocuse d'Or Europe culinary competition in 2020

Tesla sends out invites for special Model 3 and S Winter Experience in Finland

Sweden’s parliament gives Social Democrat leader Lofven 2nd term in office

Sweden’s Left Party leader would talk to Moderates in event of no confidence in new government

Egypt's top lawmaker arrives in Kuwait

Franjieh reviews developments with Egyptian Foreign Minister

Egypt abuses put French military deals in spotlight as Macron heads to Cairo

Kuwait reaffirms support for UN envoy's Libya mission

117 refugees unaccounted for off Libyan coast

UN seeks ‘right conditions’ for Libya conference

Death toll rises as fighting subsides and TPF handover to local security forces

Tunisian Foreign Minister arrives in Beirut

Big strike paralyses Tunisia, thousands protest over pay row

Moroccan Foreign Minister arrives in Beirut

Mauritanian President arrives in Beirut

The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests

Cote dIvoire
ICC grants prosecution request to keep Ivorian ex-leader Gbagbo in custody

Burkina Faso
Walkout: Entire Cabinet, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso Quit En Masse

Nigerians rally to condemn Hashemi’s arrest in US

Central African Republic
Angola: Head of State considers dangerous situation in CAR

Netanyahu set for first-ever visit by Israeli PM to Chad

Sudan's First Vice President arrives in Beirut

UNHCR welcomes Ethiopia's new law granting more rights to refugees

Ethiopia: Angola has arable land to boost agriculture

Somali Military: About 70 Militants Killed in Fighting

U.S. military says 52 militants killed in Somalia air strike

Kenya Attack Suspect 'Quite Shocking'

Minister of Foreign Affairs in Antananarivo

Angola: Agrarian sector gets Chinese funding

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa ends working visit to Azerbaijan

MDC Youth concerned about increased abuse by state

Global concern over Zimbabwe situation

Lessons From Namibia On Curbing the Spread of Foot and Mouth Disease

South Africa
R50 000 reward offered after charred remains of deputy transport director identified

North West ANC benefitted from money laundering, Zondo commission hears

Records Fall as Australia Sweats Through Heat Wave

Firefighters still battling to extinguish Campbellfield factory blaze

Uni lecturer to remain behind bars after allegedly stabbing six teens

Australian wool industry turns to robot shearers

New Zealand
NZers In Australian Detention: Officials Deny Hunger Strike

RNZ - Hardship grant rise 'related to housing cost'

MidCentral DHB - Planning underway for Resident Medical Officer strike

NZ Nurses Organisation - An increase to the minimum wage is an increase to wellbeing

New Zealand beefs up livestock farming in Laos

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