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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's churches on Thursday sought to broker talks between the government and its opponents over a political and economic crisis they said had left the country "angry and traumatised", after the main opposition snubbed a meeting with the president.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia is on track to meet its carbon emissions target under the Paris Climate accord well before 2030, thanks to increasing growth in wind and solar power, a study has found, contradicting a report last month calling for sharper emissions cuts.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Like many Iranians, retired judge Mohammad Reza made big sacrifices to help Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini launch his Islamic Revolution, enduring torture in prison for handing out leaflets calling for an end to the Shah's long dictatorship.
PARIS (Reuters) - The Iranian government arrested, imprisoned or executed at least 860 journalists in the three decades between the Islamic revolution in 1979 and 2009, according to documents leaked to media monitoring group Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF).
PRISTINA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo has criticized Kosovo's government for hiring an ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander convicted of war crimes as an advisor to the prime minister.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police arrested a team of BBC journalists for illegal possession of prescription drugs, but the country's government spokesman said the reporters had been helping to expose corruption, and demanded their immediate release.
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook has been ordered to curb its data collection practices in Germany after a landmark ruling on Thursday that the world's largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations cleared almost 17,000 bombs, suicide belts and other explosive hazards in Iraq last year and the dangerous work of sifting through the debris of war - 7.6 million tonnes in Mosul alone - will take many years, U.N. experts said on Thursday.
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The government of Bosnia's Serb Republic set up panels on Thursday to re-examine the number of victims in Srebrenica and Sarajevo during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, a move rejected by the international community as a push to revise history.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - With his ratings down and state funds needed to hedge against new Western sanctions and raise living standards, Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to get sucked into a costly nuclear arms race with the United States.