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Turkey has declared a national day of mourning after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 29 people and wounded 166 others near a soccer stadium.

Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in jail, but done little to reduce crime or violence in the nation's roughest regions.

OPEC has persuaded 11 non-members to cut oil production, a move aimed at draining a worldwide oil glut and boosting low prices that have squeezed government finances in Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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Russia's Rosneft oil giant says commodities company Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are investing $3 billion of their own funds to acquire a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft.

A suicide bomber on yesterday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 45 soldiers and wounding another 50, security officials said.

Two loud explosions have been heard near a soccer stadium in Istanbul and witnesses say police have been deployed.

The coalition chairman of Benjamin Netanyahu's government angered Israel's Arab minority on yesterday by saying he would rather they didn't vote, in comments reminiscent of those made by the prime minister last year.

Donald Trump's presidential transition team on yesterday challenged the veracity of US intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican.

Turkey's ruling party on yesterday submitted proposed constitutional amendments that could greatly expand the powers and extend the mandate of the country's president.

President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware.

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in US elections

The United States is urging a smooth and peaceful transition in South Korea after the allied nation's president was impeached.

Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs.