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More people in Africa will die from diseases such as cancer, heart problems or diabetes than infectious diseases by 2030, according to the latest report by the World Health Organization, which found the continent recorded the highest prevalence rates of high blood pressure in the world.
Inside Orania, South Africa's whites-only town.
China has returned a U.S. underwater drone taken by one of its naval vessels in the disputed South China Sea last week after what it said were friendly talks with the United States, which reiterated its criticism of the “unlawful” seizure.
A large truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. German officials have called this an “attack” and not an “accident,” signaling that it was premeditated and harbors elements of terrorism.
The EU agreed to implement stricter gun laws on Tuesday after a series of deadly attacks across Europe. The new laws make it harder to obtain high caliber weapons and make it easier to track guns to avoid them being sold in the black market.
Courtesy of the Washington Post, here is a handy visual summary of 45 Years of Terrorist Attacks in Europe.
A police officer, dressed in a suit and tie, shot and killed Russian ambassador, Andrey Karlov, Tuesday night in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. Ambassador Karlov was giving a speech at an upscale art gallery when he was assassinated. After shooting the Russian diplomat, the assassin shouted,“Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria.”
Russia, Iran and Turkey met in Moscow on Tuesday to work toward a political accord to end Syria’s nearly six-year war, leaving the United States on the sidelines as the countries sought to drive the conflict in ways that serve their interests. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was not invited. Nor was the United Nations consulted.
U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to take action, promising retaliation, for suspected Russian election meddling. The CIA has concluded that Russia leaked material, hacked from the Democratic Party, to damage the campaign of its candidate Hillary Clinton to favor Republican’s Donald Trump.
President Obama on Tuesday blacklisted 15 Russian individuals and companies for their dealings in Crimea and Ukraine. Kremlin responded, saying "We regret that Washington is continuing on this destructive path."
Environmentalists and indigenous rights campaigners have attacked efforts by the Brazilian government to roll back laws protecting the environment and indigenous territories, warning the moves could have disastrous consequences and even threaten the country’s ability to meet its commitments under the Paris climate deal.
Incentives need to change for firms to take cyber-security more seriously. Software developers and computer-makers do not necessarily suffer when their products go wrong.