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Four charged over MH17, Russia slams 'unfounded allegations'

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International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of …

France's Sarkozy to go on trial after final appeal fails

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France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to go on trial facing charges of corruption and influence peddling after …

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert

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There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN …

Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

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More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real …

Four charged with murder over downing of MH17

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International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of …

US alleges tanker hit by mine resembling Iran's

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A Japanese-owned tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a limpet mine resembling those used by …

Thousands of big energy reps at UN climate talks: monitor

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Lobby groups representing some of the world's biggest polluters have sent thousands of delegates to negotiations aimed …

Gun 'that ended Van Gogh's life' sells for nearly triple estimate

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The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself sold for 162,500 euros ($182,000) at a Paris …

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

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Iran's defence minister "categorically rejected" Wednesday accusations that Tehran was behind two tanker attacks in the …

Xi pens friendship letter to North Korea before rare visit

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Xi Jinping will burnish China's fragile alliance with North Korea by making his first trip to Pyongyang as president …

Four charged with murder over MH17 crash

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International investigators on Wednesday charged four people with murder over the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 …

Arctic could face another scorching annus horribilis

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Scientists say 2019 could be another annus horribilis for the Arctic with record temperatures already registered in …

Dutch to put four on trial over MH17 crash

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Dutch prosecutors are to put four people on trial for murder next year over the shooting down of flight MH17 over …

Lower trust in vaccines among people in richer countries: survey

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People in Europe have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, according to a global survey of public attitudes toward …

MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

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International investigators are on Wednesday expected to announce charges against four suspects including a Russian …

Gun 'that ended Van Gogh's life' goes under hammer

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The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself goes under the hammer at a Paris auction house …

Xi pens friendship letter to N. Korea before rare visit

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Xi Jinping will burnish China's fragile alliance with North Korea by making his first trip to Pyongyang as president …

Battle heats up to tackle Boris Johnson and be British PM

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The battle to make the two-man shortlist to become Britain's prime minister, which will almost certainly include Boris …

Indonesia pet orangutans released back into the wild

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The young orangutan looks back at her rescuers before clambering over her steel cage and into the trees, swinging from …

Cuban player defects at Gold Cup

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A member of Cuba's beleaguered CONCACAF Gold Cup squad has defected in the United States, coach Raul Mederos said on …

Tiny houses entice budget-conscious Americans

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In a country that nearly always believes bigger is better -- think supersize fries, giant cars and 10-gallon hats -- …

Johnson looks to cement UK leadership lead after surviving TV debate

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Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson will look to cement his stranglehold of the UK leadership race Wednesday after emerging …

France has lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally: poll

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France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world's biggest survey on public attitudes …

'Circumcision season': Philippine rite puts boys under pressure

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A row of boys lying on newsprint-covered tables howl in pain and grit their teeth as part of "circumcision season" in …

Saudi de-fangs religious police but plans to enforce 'decency'

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Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public …

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to 'keep America great'

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President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 -- with …

Corsica's 'cat-fox': On the trail of what may be a new species

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In the forest undergrowth of northern Corsica, two wildlife rangers open a cage to reveal a striped, tawny-coated …

Marta dedicates World Cup record to 'anyone fighting for equality'

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Marta secured her place among the legends of football on Tuesday after the Brazilian become the World Cup's all-time …

Trump launches 2020 reelection campaign, calling US 'envy of the world'

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President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday, whipping up a crowd of at least 20,000 with a …

Platini released in 2022 World Cup probe, denies wrongdoing

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The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection …

Trump launches 2020 reelection campaign with 'wild' rally

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President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday with a rally in front of about 20,000 supporters …

Thief saws off Marilyn Monroe statue in Hollywood

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A statue of Marilyn Monroe that sat atop an artwork in Hollywood that celebrates women in film has gone missing in what …

Ecuador denies Galapagos Islands will host US military base

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Ecuador President Lenin Moreno insisted Tuesday the United States would not be installing a military base on the …

Trump's Pentagon nominee quits, Iran targets CIA network

Jun 18 2019

President Donald Trump lost his nominee for Pentagon chief on Tuesday, adding to the volatility in a tense standoff with …

Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency with 'Libra' coin

Jun 18 2019

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money …

Trump promises 'wild' campaign launch rally

Jun 18 2019

President Donald Trump promised a "wild" 2020 campaign launch rally in Florida on Tuesday, even if dismal early poll …

Johnson fends off dwindling British PM rivals in TV debate

Jun 18 2019

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson said Tuesday that Britain "must come out" of the EU by the new October deadline as he …

Record-breaking Marta fires Brazil into World Cip knockouts

Jun 18 2019

Marta became the leading scorer in the history of the men's and women's World Cups on Tuesday after firing home the …

Historic US drug bust nets 16 tonnes of cocaine

Jun 18 2019

US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 …

Trump-Xi meeting planned for G20 raises hope for trade truce

Jun 18 2019

US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping said Tuesday they plan to meet next week at the Group of 20 summit in …

Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Jun 18 2019

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as the UN backed calls for an …

Iran says CIA spy network dismantled as tensions ratchet up

Jun 18 2019

Iran said Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to …

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX gets huge vote of confidence from IAG

Jun 18 2019

US aircraft giant Boeing got a welcome vote of confidence in its beleaguered 737 MAX plane on Tuesday when International …

UK leadership race narrows to five as Johnson cements lead

Jun 18 2019

The UK leadership race narrowed to five on Tuesday as Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson prepared to defend his runaway …

Trump-Xi meeting at G20 raises hope for trade truce

Jun 18 2019

US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping said Tuesday they plan to meet next week at the Group of 20 summit in …

Iran says CIA spy network dismantled as regional tensions ratchet up

Jun 18 2019

Iran said Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to …

With 'Libra,' Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency

Jun 18 2019

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to bring a stable virtual money …

Italians bid final farewell to 'maestro' Zeffirelli

Jun 18 2019

Thousands of people paid a final homage to Italian film-maker and opera director Franco Zeffirelli at his funeral in …

Trump says having 'extended meeting' with Xi at G20 summit

Jun 18 2019

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a positive phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and …

Trump cries currency manipulation over ECB talk of rate cuts

Jun 18 2019

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi sparked anger from US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, when his hint at …

HK leader apologises for extradition crisis, vows to stay on

Jun 18 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised Tuesday for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing …

British PM hopefuls begin crucial week of votes

Jun 18 2019

At least one of the six candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister will be eliminated in the second round …

US piles pressure on Iran with new troop deployments

Jun 18 2019

China and Russia warned Tuesday about escalating Middle East tensions after Washington said it would deploy 1,000 more …

Hong Kong leader apologises for extradition law turmoil

Jun 18 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised Tuesday for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing …

Sanofi turns to Google in search for better treatments

Jun 18 2019

French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said Tuesday it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep …

Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aid

Jun 18 2019

Venezuela Monday received a second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid, including 24 tonnes of medical supplies and …

China warns US against opening Mideast 'Pandora's box'

Jun 18 2019

China on Tuesday warned against opening a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after the United States announced the …

Italy gun for Brazil scalp in clash to stir World Cup memories

Jun 18 2019

Surprise package Italy are aiming to emulate Germany and France by topping their group when they face Brazil on Tuesday …

Egypt's former president Morsi buried in Cairo

Jun 18 2019

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day …

'Avengers' dominates MTV awards as Larsen honors stunt doubles

Jun 18 2019

Box office-busting "Avengers: Endgame" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as "Captain Marvel" star Brie …

Science suffers collateral damage as US, China tensions rise

Jun 18 2019

A rise in US visa denials for Chinese academics and intensified scrutiny of alleged links to Beijing over fears of …

Trump says US to begin removing 'millions' of illegal migrants

Jun 18 2019

The United States will start removing "millions" of illegal migrants next week, President Donald Trump said Monday, …

China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

Jun 18 2019

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as …

Egypt former president Morsi dies after collapsing in court

Jun 18 2019

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist who was ousted after one year of divisive …

UN finds 'systemic failures' in its Rohingya response

Jun 18 2019

The United Nations experienced "systemic failures" in its handling of the situation in Myanmar leading up to the 2017 …

In Washington, Salvini stresses Italy's closeness to Trump admin

Jun 18 2019

Matteo Salvini, the far-right Italian deputy prime minister, met with top US officials in Washington on Monday and spoke …

Scandal-ridden Brazil giant Odebrecht seeks bankruptcy protection

Jun 18 2019

Scandal-ridden Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to spending nearly $800 million to bribe …

US says CentrAm aid depends on 'actions' to curb migration

Jun 18 2019

The United States said Monday it would not offer any more aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras unless they take …

'It's looking tough': Holder glum after West Indies' World Cup woe

Jun 18 2019

Jason Holder says the West Indies face a tough task to reach the World Cup semi-finals after their dismal seven-wicket …

Norway join China, Spain in World Cup last 16 as France and Germany top groups

Jun 18 2019

Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women's World Cup alongside China and Spain on Monday after beating South …

French billionaire Drahi to acquire Sotheby's in $3.7 bn deal

Jun 18 2019

French telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby's auction house, one of the world's biggest art …

US piles pressure on Iran with troop deployment, new photos

Jun 17 2019

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Iran Monday, announcing the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the …

Egypt former president Morsi dies after falling ill in court

Jun 17 2019

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist who was ousted after one year of divisive …

Heiress and jeans queen Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Jun 17 2019

American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, …

India doctors call off strike after gov't pledges better security

Jun 17 2019

Doctors in India's West Bengal state on Monday called off a week-long strike after authorities promised better workplace …

Far-right motive seen in German pro-migrant official's murder

Jun 17 2019

German prosecutors said Monday they suspect a far-right motive in the assassination-style murder of a pro-migrant city …

Indian Houdini drowns after 'magic' act goes wrong

Jun 17 2019

Indian police on Monday recovered the body of a magician who drowned while trying to replicate an underwater …

Egypt ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies: official sources

Jun 17 2019

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, …

Heiress and legendary socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Jun 17 2019

American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, …

China's Xi to visit North Korea this week ahead of G20

Jun 17 2019

Xi Jinping will make the first trip to North Korea by a Chinese president in 14 years this week, state media said …

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests

Jun 17 2019

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison Monday and vowed to join historic …

Paris rediscovers appetite for its world-beating 'bouillons'

Jun 17 2019

Every weekend a queue snakes down the street not far from the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Huawei phone sales plunge, cutbacks planned as US pressure bites

Jun 17 2019

Huawei's founder said Monday the Chinese telecom giant's overseas smartphone sales have tumbled since the US last month …

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala presidential vote

Jun 17 2019

Former first lady Sandra Torres was in the lead after partial results early Monday from Guatemala's presidential …

Indian doctors strike over violence from patients and families

Jun 17 2019

Tens of thousands of Indian doctors went on strike Monday calling for more protection against violence by patients and …

Boeing's embattled chief faces tough crowd at Paris Air Show

Jun 17 2019

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure …

Polls close after corruption-weary Guatemalans vote for president

Jun 17 2019

Voting in Guatemala's presidential election ended on Sunday, following a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading …

'This is not war': Fans make peace as India crush Pakistan

Jun 17 2019

Passionate fans from both sides of cricket's fiercest rivalry preached sporting peace after India's World Cup thrashing …

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong walks free, calls on leader to resign

Jun 17 2019

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam to resign after he walked …

The race to win the US Democratic primary: where does it stand?

Jun 17 2019

A record 23 Democrats of diverse genders, races and political backgrounds are lining up to try to stop Republican US …

Europe's air forces risk falling behind as US and China bulk up

Jun 17 2019

As European leaders prepare to formalise Monday the launch of a next-generation combat jet, analysts warn the …

Argentina, Uruguay restore power after massive blackout

Jun 17 2019

Electricity services have been restored to all of Argentina and Uruguay following a massive blackout that left around 48 …

Young people key to combatting homophobia: LGBT rugby chief

Jun 17 2019

Educating young people about the evils of homophobia was a key message from Europe's largest LGBT+ inclusive rugby …

Protesters control key roads after historic Hong Kong rally

Jun 17 2019

Holdout anti-government protesters remained in control of a major arterial road in Hong Kong on Monday a day after …

Businesses clamor for Trump's ear as $300 bn in new China tariffs loom

Jun 17 2019

Washington is planning another tidal wave of tariffs on Chinese imports that represent a worst-case scenario for markets …

Humour at a premium for Hannon as Royal Ascot looms

Jun 17 2019

Leading English trainer Richard Hannon Junior is blessed with self-deprecatory humour, but that quality will be tested …

Argentina, Uruguay restoring power after massive blackout

Jun 17 2019

Electricity services have been restored to more than 70 percent of Argentina and Uruguay following a massive blackout …

Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

Jun 16 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Sunday that the US will guarantee free passage through the vital Strait of Hormuz, …

Ton-up Sharma stars as India beat rivals Pakistan in World Cup

Jun 16 2019

Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred in three innings as India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan at …

Woodland leads Rose, Koepka by two through nine at US Open

Jun 16 2019

Gary Woodland took a two-shot lead over two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose into the back nine at …

Israel PM's wife convicted of misusing public funds

Jun 16 2019

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for …

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

Jun 16 2019

Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in …