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UK, EU strike Brexit deal, urge MPs to back it

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Britain and the European Union reached a new divorce deal Thursday that could allow Brexit on October 31, but faced …

US pushes defiant Turkey for Syria ceasefire

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US Vice President Mike Pence met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to push for a ceasefire in Syria …

US diplomat: Trump pushed for Ukraine probe of firm linked to Biden son

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A US diplomat told Congress Thursday that President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer injected domestic politics into …

Belgium okays pre-parole evaluation of child killer Dutroux

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Brussels prosecutors on Thursday approved a request for a new psychiatric assessment of one of Europe's most notorious …

Berlin blames trade wars and Brexit for falling growth prospects

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Germany on Thursday slashed its growth outlook for next year, saying it expects trade conflicts, Brexit and other …

US demands Syria ceasefire but Turkey defiant

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US Vice President Mike Pence met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to push for a ceasefire in …

HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

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Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled …

Britain and EU strike Brexit deal but MPs cry foul

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Britain and the European Union reached a new divorce deal Thursday that could allow Brexit on October 31, but faced …

Britain and EU strike Brexit deal ahead of summit

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Britain and the European Union reached a last-ditch Brexit deal on Thursday, just hours before an EU summit that is …

Northern Irish rejection threatens Brexit deal as EU leaders meet

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Britain's efforts to agree an amicable divorce from the European Union were hanging by a thread Thursday as leaders …

Aussie retailers pull #MeToo book after legal threats

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Two major retailers in Australia have removed a book on Harvey Weinstein from sale, after legal threats from a man who …

Trump Twitter photo attack backfires as Pelosi owns it

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President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following an acrimonious White House meeting …

China propaganda app fraught with security concerns: report

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A widely downloaded Chinese propaganda app that quizzes users on Communist Party heroes and military achievements may be …

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash

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Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the …

Syria's heroic underground female medics hailed in 'The Cave'

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Oscar-nominated Syrian director Feras Fayyad has risked his life to chronicle the atrocities of the Assad regime, and …

Spanish falcons feed Arab passion for raptor hunting

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For centuries, the art of falconry has been a prestigious tradition within Arab society. Today most of these formidable …

Surreal North v South Korea football match 'like war'

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South Korea's footballers had no idea their surreal World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang would be played in an empty stadium …

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash: state media

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Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the …

Former SS guard, 93, on trial in Germany for complicity

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A 93-year-old former SS guard goes on trial in Germany on Thursday for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 …

Swiss exhibit catalogues draw of war, desire for peace

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Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and a 4,500-year-old peace treaty -- the world's oldest -- represent opposite poles in the eternal …

Brexit deal in the balance as EU leaders gather

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British and EU negotiators worked late into the night into Thursday in the hopes of presenting a last-minute Brexit deal …

Virgin Galactic unveils commercial space suits

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The date for the world's first commercial space flight is not even confirmed yet, but future passengers' Star Trek-like …

Competitors look to free services to take on Netflix

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Video streaming upstarts are looking to a different model to take on industry leader Netflix: free-to-viewer services …

Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall

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It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin …

Trump defends Syria pullout, condemned by House in bipartisan vote

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended as "strategically brilliant" his decision to pull US troops out of Syria as …

Supreme Court to hear sentencing case for 'Washington sniper'

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Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced to life without parole after he confessed that in 2002 he and an accomplice terrorized the …

'It was like war': S.Korea slams N.Korean players' aggression in black-out clash

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South Korea's Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min said the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang was a "very …

Violence 'must stop now', Catalan leader says as Barcelona burns

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Catalan president Quim Torra called for an immediate halt to the violent clashes that rocked Barcelona for a third day …

US boxer Day dies from brain injuries: promoter

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American boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a serious brain injury during his knockout defeat to Charles …

Explorer who put Australia on the map to be reburied in UK

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The remains of the first British explorer to circumnavigate Australia are to be reburied in his home village after being …

Satanic Temple has right to gather, US Naval Academy says

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The Satanic Temple, recognized as a church in the United States, has the right to gather at the US Naval Academy on the …

Turkey defiant on Syria offensive as US demands ceasefire

Oct 16 2019

Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its deadly offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria on Wednesday as US …

As Barcelona heats up, Spain makes direct appeal to Catalan leader

Oct 16 2019

Clashes erupted in Barcelona late Wednesday after thousands rallied for a huge protest in the city centre, as Spain's …

After energetic debate, key questions on 2020 Democratic race

Oct 16 2019

An ascendant Elizabeth Warren seized the spotlight and faced repeated attacks in Tuesday's Democratic debate as Joe …

Brexit deal seen close as EU-UK talks go down to wire

Oct 16 2019

The EU and Britain looked to be close to nailing down an elusive Brexit deal late Wednesday, just in time to be …

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

Oct 16 2019

International law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday that a global investigation into child pornography sold …

UAW leaders reach tentative deal with GM to end US worker strike

Oct 16 2019

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union announced Wednesday they have reached a tentative deal with General Motors to …

Austrian man 'held Dutch farm family captive'

Oct 16 2019

Dutch investigators suspect an Austrian man held a father and five adult children against their will for nearly a decade …

Turkey defiant on Syria operation as US demands ceasefire

Oct 16 2019

Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria on Wednesday as …

Spain mulls response to violent Catalan protests

Oct 16 2019

Spain's government was on Wednesday preparing a response to the violent protests which have rocked Catalonia over the …

EU and UK scramble for Brexit deal on eve of key summit

Oct 16 2019

British and European negotiators ploughed on with Brexit talks Wednesday hoping that at least an outline deal can be …

Hong Kong chief abandons policy speech; protest leader hospitalised

Oct 16 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was shouted down by …

Spain PM holds emergency talks over violent Catalan protests

Oct 16 2019

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held emergency talks with opposition leaders on Wednesday about violent protests by …

Europe must brace for new refugee wave: Greek PM

Oct 16 2019

Europe must be ready for the possibility of a new refugee influx, Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said …

Austrian man held in Dutch cellar family case

Oct 16 2019

Dutch police were holding an Austrian man after the discovery of a father and his adult children who were believed to …

Sterling stands firm as Brexit hopes build, equities rise

Oct 16 2019

The pound held most of its gains Wednesday after hitting a five-month high on growing hopes that Britain and the …

Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after heckles from lawmakers

Oct 16 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was heckled by rowdy …

Kim's horseback ride spurs policy shift speculation

Oct 16 2019

New pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse through a winter landscape to the summit of Mount Paektu, a sacred peak …

Crunch Brexit talks resume as EU and UK close in on possible text

Oct 16 2019

British and European negotiators resumed intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks …

NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits

Oct 16 2019

Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, …

EU and UK close in on possible Brexit text

Oct 16 2019

British and European negotiators return to intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks …

Sterling holds ground as Brexit hopes rise, equities rise

Oct 16 2019

The pound held most of its gains Wednesday after hitting a five-month high on growing hopes that Britain and the EU are …

Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

Oct 16 2019

Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow Democrats at the party's fourth 2020 …

Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to take off at SEAsia games

Oct 16 2019

Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar a few years ago but one local beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm …

'Ignorance and panic': Jordan Spieth opens up on his epic golfing fall

Oct 16 2019

A few years ago it all came so easy to Jordan Spieth.

Macron, Merkel meet to harmonise positions before EU summit

Oct 16 2019

France's Emmanuel Macron will hold talks Wednesday with Germany's Angela Merkel for the second time in a week to chart a …

US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'

Oct 16 2019

The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to …

China's GDP growth slows to 6% in third quarter: AFP poll

Oct 16 2019

China's economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades during the third quarter, held back by cooling …

EU, UK seen closing in on 'possible' Brexit text

Oct 16 2019

Brussels hopes to wake up to a Brexit breakthrough Wednesday as EU and British negotiators worked hard through the night …

Dancing in the streets: performers gather for K-pop festival

Oct 16 2019

On the streets, in parks and garages, seven Cuban youngsters spent seven months practising K-pop moves to secure a spot …

Debating Democrats blast Trump, demand impeachment

Oct 16 2019

Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, …

Scientists shed light on how brains turn pain up or down

Oct 16 2019

Pain perception is essential for survival, but how much something hurts can sometimes be amplified or suppressed: for …

Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts

Oct 16 2019

Australian cricketer Shane Watson has apologised to fans after his social media accounts were flooded with "illicit" …

Spain make Euro 2020 with late Sweden draw, beaten Ireland forced to wait

Oct 15 2019

Rodrigo Moreno fired Spain into Euro 2020 with a last-gasp equaliser in Sweden while the Republic of Ireland's chances …

Clasico concerns for Madrid as Modric and Bale sit out training

Oct 15 2019

Real Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Luka Modric and Gareth Bale will be fit for next week's Clasico against …

IMF chief Georgieva tells women: Don't accept less!

Oct 15 2019

Women around the world take on far more unpaid work than men but what they should never do is agree to a lower wage in …

US banks report mixed earnings amid Fed rate shifts, trade uncertainty

Oct 15 2019

Large US banks reported mixed quarterly results on Tuesday, challenged by a shifting interest rate landscape and …

At crowded Democratic debate, Biden and impeachment to draw spotlight

Oct 15 2019

Twelve Democrats square off Tuesday in a crowded presidential debate overshadowed by an impeachment inquiry into Donald …

Syrian Kurds defend key town as Pence, Pompeo sent to press Turkey

Oct 15 2019

Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces in a flare-up of violence Tuesday …

Syria Kurds defend key town as Russia fills US void

Oct 15 2019

Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces on Tuesday as Russia seized on a …

Japan in non-stop search for typhoon survivors; toll at 74

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan worked around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Turkey slams 'dirty deal' between Syria's Assad and Kurdish forces

Oct 15 2019

Turkey dismissed global opposition to its military operation in Syria on Tuesday and slammed a "dirty deal" between …

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll tops 70

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Mass raids target Russian opposition chief

Oct 15 2019

Russian investigators raided opposition campaign offices across the country on Tuesday, in the latest move to increase …

Global economic outlook 'precarious,' no room for mistakes, IMF warns

Oct 15 2019

The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as the US-China trade war and other …

EU, Britain scramble to reach Brexit deal before summit

Oct 15 2019

British and EU negotiators on Tuesday scrambled to put together a draft text for a Brexit deal with just two days to go …

S.Africa's Zuma delays corruption trial with appeal

Oct 15 2019

The corruption trial of South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma has been delayed again after his lawyer …

Alarmed W.House security chief called Ukraine push a 'drug deal'

Oct 15 2019

The White House's former national security advisor John Bolton was so alarmed by efforts to pressure Ukraine that he …

Syria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US

Oct 15 2019

Kurdish fighters put up fierce resistance Tuesday to Turkish forces battling to seize a key town in northeastern Syria, …

IMF warns global outlook 'precarious,' no room for policy mistakes

Oct 15 2019

The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as the US-China trade war undercuts …

S.Africa's Zuma to appeal against corruption trial

Oct 15 2019

South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal against a court ruling that he stand trial on …

No goals, no fans, no TV: Koreas draw 0-0 in blacked-out World Cup qualifier

Oct 15 2019

North and South Korea drew 0-0 in a historic but surreal World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, played in front of an empty …

EU keeps hopes of Brexit deal alive, for now

Oct 15 2019

A Brexit deal could yet be reached this week, the chief EU negotiator said Tuesday, but member states warned they will …

Koreas face off in blacked-out World Cup qualifier

Oct 15 2019

A World Cup qualifier like no other kicked off in Pyongyang on Tuesday, with North and South Korea playing to an empty …

S.Africa's Zuma files last-minute appeal at corruption trial

Oct 15 2019

South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he stand trial on corruption …

LeBron under fire after blaming China row on 'misinformed' Rockets GM

Oct 15 2019

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he …

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: study

Oct 15 2019

Switzerland's glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone -- a melting rate unmatched during …

Bolton warned lawyers over 'hand grenade' Giuliani: report

Oct 15 2019

The White House's alleged effort to pressure Ukraine so alarmed former national security advisor John Bolton that he …

Four-metre king cobra wrestled from sewer in Thailand

Oct 15 2019

A feisty four-metre (13-foot) king cobra was pulled from a sewer in southern Thailand in an hour-long operation, a …

LeBron blames China mess on Rockets GM's 'misinformed' tweet

Oct 15 2019

Basketball superstar LeBron James has sharply criticised a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a tweet …

China inflation surges as pork prices soar

Oct 15 2019

China's consumer inflation accelerated at its fastest pace in almost six years in September as African swine fever sent …

Group behind Facebook's Libra coin announces 21 founding members

Oct 15 2019

The Libra Association, created by Facebook to launch its new cryptocurrency, has announced its 21 founding members after …

Confessions of a cannabis farmer: The Vietnamese getting Brits high

Oct 15 2019

Holed up alone in a suburban British house thousands of miles from home, cannabis farmer Cuong Nguyen spent months …

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

Oct 15 2019

A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face …

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal

Oct 15 2019

Ecuador began counting the cost Monday of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight …

US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

Oct 15 2019

The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian …

Ireland, Scotland attempting to deny minnows 'dream' World T20 qualification

Oct 15 2019

Ireland captain Gary Wilson wants his side to ensure they finish "right at the top again" in the upcoming 2020 T20 World …

Rocketing star Medvedev revives Russia's tennis hopes

Oct 14 2019

Daniil Medvedev, Russia's number one tennis player, on Monday signed caps and tennis balls for fans in his native city …

Ukraine reach Euro 2020 as racism blights England win in Bulgaria

Oct 14 2019

Ukraine booked their place in Euro 2020 after squeezing past Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal …

Pound resumes slide at start of key Brexit week

Oct 14 2019

The British pound fell against the euro and dollar on Monday, the start of a pivotal week for Britain and the European …