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Bashir trial opens as Sudan sovereign council delayed

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Sudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum …

Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims

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Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was "appalled" by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a …

Merkel, Orban mark Iron Curtain anniversary amid new divides

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the city of Sopron Monday to …

Iran warns US against seizing tanker

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Tehran said Monday it has warned its arch-foe Washington against attempting to seize an Iranian tanker that has set sail …

US economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021: survey

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A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years, but have pushed back the onset amid Federal …

Thousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched

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Riots broke out and a local parliament building was torched in Indonesia's Papua on Monday, as thousands protested …

Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims: report

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Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was "appalled" by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a …

Mandatory neck guards 'not far away' after Smith felled by Archer

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Compulsory neck guards on helmets for Australian cricketers are "not far away", the national team's medical chief said …

Li, Pan to make Presidents Cup history for China, Taiwan

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Li Haotong, CT Pan and Abraham Ancer will make Presidents Cup history when they line up against Tiger Woods' formidable …

Trump warns Tiananmen-style HK crackdown would harm trade deal

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Donald Trump has warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests …

Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand

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The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas …

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

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"Get those foreign agents outta town", roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative …

Victim-blamers have empathy, but it's mostly for perpetrators

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You may have seen it among your own friends: a high-profile #MeToo case triggers responses that assign some or all the …

5,000 evacuated as Canary Islands wildfire rages

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A raging wildfire on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria forced the evacuation of some 5,000 people, authorities …

Merkel, Orban to mark Iron Curtain anniversary amid new divides

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the city of Sopron Monday to …

'Tiananmen Square' crackdown in Hong Kong would harm trade deal: Trump

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong …

Rape rows risk taking sheen off starry Venice film festival

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The star-studded Venice film festival opens Wednesday with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors …

Trump confirms interest in buying Greenland

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed his interest in buying Greenland, but said it was not a priority for his …

Japan's trade surplus with US soars ahead of talks

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Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 percent in July, data showed …

US and China seeking to revive trade talks: Trump advisor

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Washington and Beijing are working to revive pivotal talks aimed at ending the trade war that has roiled world markets, …

Concussion substitute Labuschagne stars as Australia draw second Ashes Test

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Marnus Labuschagne made history as international cricket's first concussion substitute before his valuable fifty helped …

At last: Cincinnati title lands Medvedev in world top five

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Daniil Medvedev, coming off back-to-back ATP finals defeats, held off David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 Sunday to win the ATP …

Migrant rescue ship stuck off Italy rejects Spain port offer

Aug 18 2019

A charity vessel carrying 107 rescued migrants and stuck in limbo off Italy on Sunday rejected an offer to go to Spain …

Syria regime forces enter key town amid fierce clashes: monitor

Aug 18 2019

Syrian regime forces entered a key northwestern town on Sunday amid intense fighting with jihadists and their rebel …

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets for largest rally in weeks

Aug 18 2019

A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday under torrential rains in a peaceful demonstration …

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Aug 18 2019

Iceland on Sunday honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that …

IS bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding as US finalises pullout

Aug 18 2019

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when an Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding …

High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan's 'ice farmers'

Aug 18 2019

In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods …

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in largest rally in weeks

Aug 18 2019

A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their …

'Groggy' Smith out of second Ashes Test final day with concussion

Aug 18 2019

Australia's Steve Smith has been ruled out of the last day of the second Ashes Test with concussion against England at …

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in peaceful march

Aug 18 2019

A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their …

Smith out of second Ashes Test final day with concussion

Aug 18 2019

Australia's Steve Smith has been ruled out of the last day of the second Ashes Test with concussion against England at …

Joy turns to horror as IS bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Aug 18 2019

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when an Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding …

Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Aug 18 2019

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing …

Hong Kong protesters march in show of 'peaceful' credentials after chaos

Aug 18 2019

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong democracy activists gathered Sunday for a major rally to show the city's leaders their …

Hong Kong protesters rally to show 'peaceful' credentials after chaos

Aug 18 2019

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong democracy activists gathered Sunday for a major rally to show the city's leaders their …

Suicide bomber kills more than 60 people celebrating a Kabul wedding

Aug 18 2019

A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people and wounded scores, including women and children, as they celebrated a …

'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

Aug 18 2019

Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his …

Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers

Aug 18 2019

A young homeless man has been charged with placing false bombs, police said Saturday, after three empty rice cookers …

63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast: official

Aug 18 2019

More than 60 people were killed and scores wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, …

Easy credit poses tough challenge for Russian economy

Aug 18 2019

New machines popping up in Russian shopping centres seem innocuous enough -- users insert their passport and receive a …

A bad year for Xi clouds Communist China's 70th birthday celebrations

Aug 18 2019

It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping's …

Top seeds Djokovic, Barty toppled in Cincy semi-finals

Aug 18 2019

World number one Novak Djokovic wilted under pressure from Daniil Medvedev Saturday, falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to the …

Djokovic dumped as Medvedev sets up Cincy final with Goffin

Aug 18 2019

World number one Novak Djokovic wilted under pressure from Daniil Medvedev Saturday, falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to the …

'Proud moment' as Ramsey makes Juventus debut in final pre-season friendly

Aug 18 2019

Aaron Ramsey made his debut for Italian champions Juventus on Saturday in their final pre-season friendly, a 1-0 win …

Thomas fires incredible 61 to seize six-shot PGA lead

Aug 18 2019

Justin Thomas humbled rain-softened Medinah with dazzling shotmaking Saturday, firing a course-record 11-under par 61 to …

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs

Aug 18 2019

"I am in love with VAR," joked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after his side escaped with a 2-2 draw at …

At least 20 wounded, many feared dead in Kabul wedding blast

Aug 18 2019

At least 20 people were wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding late Saturday, a local hospital said, while a witness told …

French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'

Aug 18 2019

A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a …

One-person protests in Moscow for free elections

Aug 18 2019

Russian opposition activists held one-person protests in Moscow Saturday to demand free elections, as the wave of the …

Kuznetsova seeks Keys to success in Cincinnati final

Aug 17 2019

Svetlana Kuznetsova will bid for her first title in more than a year after reaching the final of the WTA Cincinnati …

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

Aug 17 2019

Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city's leaders that …

Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition deal signed

Aug 17 2019

Rapturous crowds filled the streets of Khartoum Saturday as Sudan's generals and protest leaders signed a historic deal …

Reluctant Salvini allows minors to leave Italy migrant ship

Aug 17 2019

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday reluctantly let 27 migrant children rescued at sea …

Reluctant Salvini says OK for minors to leave Italy migrant ship

Aug 17 2019

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday reluctantly authorised 27 migrant children rescued at sea …

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as US issues warrant

Aug 17 2019

A last-minute US warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker preparing to leave Gibraltar after weeks of detention cast doubt …

Sudan generals, protest leaders sign transition deal: AFP

Aug 17 2019

Sudan's military council and protest leaders on Saturday signed a hard-won "constitutional declaration" that paves the …

Small protests in Moscow for free elections

Aug 17 2019

Russian opposition activists held small one-man protests in Moscow Saturday to demand free elections, as the wave of the …

Rival rallies as Hong Kong's divisions deepen

Aug 17 2019

Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday in a major test for the movement …

Russian opposition to defy authorities with fresh protests

Aug 17 2019

Hundreds of riot police were on the streets of central Moscow Saturday as opposition protesters prepared to defy a …

Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule

Aug 17 2019

Sudan was poised Saturday to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian …

Water bacteria cancels Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test swim

Aug 17 2019

The swimming section of a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 was cancelled Saturday due to high levels of bacteria …

Hong Kong protesters kick off new weekend of rallies

Aug 17 2019

Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh protests on Saturday in a major test for the movement …

Hong Kong protest tensions heat up in Australia

Aug 17 2019

Hundreds of pro-China demonstrators marched through Sydney Saturday in response to a growing number of rallies in …

Hundreds attend El Paso memorial for shooting victim with few family

Aug 17 2019

Hundreds of mourners attended the memorial Friday of a woman they had never met, a victim of the El Paso shooting …

Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test shortened due to bad water quality

Aug 17 2019

The swimming section of a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 was cancelled Saturday due to high levels of bacteria …

Barty reaches Cincy semis, Osaka retires with knee injury

Aug 17 2019

Ashleigh Barty edged closer to a return to the top WTA ranking on Friday, reaching the WTA semi-finals as current number …

Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong

Aug 17 2019

The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen borders the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong, but calls for greater …

Coroner rules that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself

Aug 17 2019

An autopsy on disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein -- who was found dead in his jail cell -- has concluded that he …

N. Korea's Kim supervised 'new weapon' test again: KCNA

Aug 17 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch, state media said Saturday, complicating …

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Aug 17 2019

The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after …

'Very good' White House discussions on Afghan peace deal: Trump

Aug 17 2019

The White House signaled progress Friday in preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that …

Moscow set for fresh protests after month of rallies

Aug 17 2019

Moscow was set for fresh protests Saturday, the latest in a wave of demonstrations that has seen tens of thousands take …

'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79

Aug 17 2019

US actor Peter Fonda, whose starring role in classic road movie "Easy Rider" made him a symbol of 1960s counterculture, …

Fitch, S&P downgrade Argentina's credit rating on rising uncertainty

Aug 17 2019

Argentina's peso ended a tumultuous week Friday having shed 20 percent in its value against the US dollar as both Fitch …

UK court opens way for $9bn claim against Nigeria

Aug 17 2019

A British judge on Friday gave the green light for a tiny private firm to seize more than $9 billion in assets from the …

Matsuyama fires 63 to seize Medinah lead, Tiger stumbles again

Aug 16 2019

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama shattered the course record at Medinah with a nine-under par 63 Friday to seize the early …

Greenland cold-shoulders Trump's buyer's interest

Aug 16 2019

Greenland is not for sale, local authorities said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump is …

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime 'worse than Mugabe'

Aug 16 2019

Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition …

India slams international interference in Kashmir after clashes

Aug 16 2019

Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police Friday as New Delhi seethed at a rare UN …

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying 'rogue' government

Aug 16 2019

Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition …

Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

Aug 16 2019

Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following …

Greenland cold-shoulders Trump's reported buyer's wish

Aug 16 2019

Greenland is not for sale, the mineral-rich island said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald …

Sinking city: Indonesia's capital on brink of disaster

Aug 16 2019

Time is running out for Jakarta.

US lawmaker says no visit to West Bank under 'oppressive' Israel conditions

Aug 16 2019

Palestinian-American lawmaker Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected Israel's offer to allow her to visit her grandmother in …

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying ban

Aug 16 2019

Riot police in Zimbabwe fired teargas and beat demonstrators on Friday during a crackdown on opposition supporters who …

Macron seeks Ukraine progress from Putin in rare pre-G7 talks

Aug 16 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday for a rare visit, with Paris …

Turkish army pension fund to buy British Steel

Aug 16 2019

The Turkish military pension fund OYAK said Friday it had signed a provisional deal to buy British Steel after the UK …

Israel to allow barred US lawmaker for 'humanitarian' West Bank visit

Aug 16 2019

Israel said Friday it will allow barred US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib who is of Palestinian origin to visit her elderly …

Sri Lanka probes elephant cruelty at Buddhist parade

Aug 16 2019

Sri Lanka Friday ordered an investigation following the collapse of a skeletal 70-year-old elephant after being forced …

Zimbabwe police break up protests after court ban

Aug 16 2019

Riot police in Zimbabwe fired teargas and beat demonstrators on Friday during a crackdown on opposition supporters who …

Israel says to let in barred US lawmaker for 'humanitarian' visit

Aug 16 2019

Israel is to allow a visit by barred US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib who is of Palestinian origin on "humanitarian" …

N. Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South 

Aug 16 2019

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on …

N. Korea fires projectiles, rejects further talks with South 

Aug 16 2019

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls …

North Korea fires two 'unidentified projectiles': Seoul 

Aug 16 2019

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls …

Gas masks and hard hats at Hong Kong's protest pop-up store

Aug 16 2019

Lee Ching-hei runs a pop-up store in Hong Kong but instead of offering the latest food trends or fashion must-haves he …

Gay penguins adopt egg after trying to hatch stone

Aug 16 2019

A pair of gay penguins in Germany who tried earnestly to hatch a stone now have the chance to become real parents.

Consumers supporting US economy amid manufacturing slump

Aug 16 2019

American consumers appear to be carrying the US economy in their shopping carts as manufacturing slumps amid President …

'Don't take the brown antacid': aging hippies flash back to Woodstock

Aug 16 2019

Fifty years ago Thursday Les Poinelli was hitch-hiking to the now storied Woodstock music festival he'd heard about on …

Gentle giraffes threatened with 'silent extinction'

Aug 16 2019

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants …

PSG and French football braced for Neymar exit

Aug 16 2019

The saga of Neymar's seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn out affair …

'Embarrassment' Kyrgios hits new low, say Aussie media

Aug 16 2019

Explosive tennis star Nick Kyrgios is an embarrassment to Australian sport, domestic media screamed Friday, branding his …