There are fears the referendum could inflame tensions between indigenous Kanak people, who tend to favour independence, and the white population, which boiled over into deadly violence in the 1980s.
Sami ul Haq was a prominent leader in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he was repeatedly involved in peace processes. Haq was called the 'Father of the Taliban' since Mullah Omar, who founded the Taliban, was among his many students.
Known to hunters as T1, the tigress was shot dead in Maharashtra state after it claimed more than a dozen victims in a span of two years, sparking a controversy over the legality of its killing.
A senior Chinese diplomat says more talks will take place to fix details regarding economic support to Islamabad, as visiting Pakistani PM Imran Khan tells Chinese of "a very difficult economic situation" at home.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people died in a horrific helicopter accident moments after they departed the club's pitch a week ago, bringing an abrupt end to the fairytale life of Thailand's fifth-richest man.
On Wednesday, Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, and ordered for her to be freed.
Unknown attackers killed the prominent cleric, who runs an Islamic school in northwestern Pakistan, his deputy Yousaf Sha and nephew said.
The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
The Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX, which only went into service in August, crashed on Monday into the Java Sea.
Suspected Indian militants shoot dead Bengali-speaking Hindu men, police say, as tension grows in the northeastern state over a controversial citizenship test to identify illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.
Police say a brawl between a passenger and a driver caused a bus to veer off a bridge in southwestern China.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, was acquitted of blasphemy charges by the Supreme Court on Wednesday sparking violent protests by the country's conservative groups running on third straight day.
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