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 US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses representatives of 23 countries fighting Islamic State during a ministerial meeting on in Rome, Italy, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/MAX ROSSI

John Kerry warns North Korea that US sees its tests as a ‘very serious threat’

Tension has soared since Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a series of missile launches

Currency swings and falling sales take toll on Hyundai Motor

Picture: REUTERS

Car maker’s quarterly net profit has fallen since early 2014 due to slowing sales in China and growing competition in global markets

Torrential rain leaves 164 people dead in China

China map. Picture: ISTOCK

More than half-a-million people in the hardest hit provinces of Henan and Hebei have been displaced, and 125,000 people are in urgent need of basic assistance

G20 pledges inclusiveness as economic nationalism takes hold

The Union Jack and the European Union flags.  EU ambassador to SA Marcus Cornaro says Brexit will not affect trade relations between the European Union and SA for at least two years. Picture:  REUTERS/JON NAZCA

Global finance officials emphasise open trade policies as they respond to the growing sentiment seen in Brexit and the tone of Donald Trump’s election campaign

Suicide bomber causes more fatalities in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the site after a suicide car bomb occurred in the Karrada shopping area in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/KHALID AL MOUSILY

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for another suicide bombing that destroyed lives and caused injuries in Iraqi capital


Bowing to pressure on South China Sea may be hard to swallow for China

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China’s dilemma: continue expansion into and militarisation of South China Sea, or succumb to international pressure

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