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Cocaine 'super-cartel' busted in Dubai, Europe: police

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Police have dismantled a huge drugs "super-cartel" that controlled a third of Europe's cocaine trade, arresting 49 …

China moves to curb and censor rare, nationwide protests

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China security forces detained people Monday at the scene of a rare demonstration as authorities worked to extinguish …

China arrests BBC journalist covering Covid protests

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The BBC has said one of its journalists in China was arrested and beaten by police while covering protests on Sunday …

Four dead in hotel siege in Somali capital: security agency

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At least four people were killed in an ongoing attack by Al-Shabaab militants who laid siege to a popular hotel in …

Somali forces battle militants for hotel in Mogadishu: police

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Somalia's security forces exchanged gunfire with militants holed up in a hotel in Mogadishu on Monday after Al-Shabaab …

UK start-up behind algae-based packaging bids for Earthshot glory

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A British start-up founded by two ex-students from France and Spain, crafting biodegradable packaging from marine …

Uyghur man's agony after five relatives died in Urumqi fire

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When a deadly fire broke out in China's northwest Xinjiang region, triggering a wave of public anger over the country's …

Brazil without Neymar as Portugal target World Cup last 16

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Brazil must do without injured star forward Neymar against Switzerland at the World Cup on Monday as Cristiano Ronaldo …

China censors rare, nationwide protests

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China's censors were working Monday to extinguish signs of rare, social media-driven protests that flared across major …

'It's not over': Iranian Kurds in Iraq in Tehran's crosshairs

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The roof is caved in, a wall has exploded and broken glass litters the floor at a base of the exiled Kurdish-Iranian …

Protests across China as anger mounts over zero-Covid policy

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Hundreds of people took to the streets in China's major cities on Sunday to protest against the country's zero-Covid …

World Cup riots in Brussels after Morocco beat Belgium

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Police used water cannon and teargas after coming under attack from football supporters who brought havoc to the centre …

Mexican president masses supporters with eye on next election

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador led huge crowds of supporters on a march through the capital Sunday in a …

Germany keep World Cup hopes alive as Morocco stun Belgium

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A late goal by substitute Niclas Fuellkrug allowed Germany to snatch a 1-1 draw with Spain on Sunday as the four-time …

Al-Shabaab attacks hotel in Somali capital: police

Nov 27 2022

Al-Shabaab militants attacked a hotel near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, police and …

Landslide in Cameroon kills at least 11: governor

Nov 27 2022

A landslide in Cameroon's capital Yaounde on Sunday killed at least 11 people gathered to mourn the deaths of several …

Far-right Vox leads mass protests against Spanish govt

Nov 27 2022

Tens of thousands of supporters from Spain's far-right Vox party demonstrated nationwide on Sunday to protest Prime …

Italy declares state of emergency after deadly island landslide

Nov 27 2022

Italy declared a state of emergency on the southern island of Ischia on Sunday after a landslide killed at least seven …

'Long live the people!' Beijingers gather for frigid anti-lockdown rally

Nov 27 2022

One by one Beijingers braved the cold Sunday night after word of a rally spread on social media -- a vigil for the …

Somalia questions foreign 'hostages' found near Al-Shabaab territory

Nov 27 2022

Somali police launched an investigation Sunday after 20 foreigners were discovered near territory controlled by the …

Greece opens abuse, fraud probe into famed charity

Nov 27 2022

Greece has opened a probe into one of the country's best-known child charities after numerous claims of alleged abuse …

40 Burundi rebels killed in east DR Congo

Nov 27 2022

Forty Burundian rebels have been killed in a joint offensive by the militaries of Democratic Republic of Congo and …

Rescuers search for missing after deadly landslide on Italian island

Nov 27 2022

Italian rescuers were searching for missing people on the southern island of Ischia on Sunday after a landslide killed …

Four killed in Sao Tome's failed coup bid: state media

Nov 27 2022

Four people were killed in a failed coup attempt on Sao Tome, the state news agency STP-Press said on Sunday reporting a …

Japan stumble gives Germany fresh World Cup hope

Nov 27 2022

Costa Rica snatched a dramatic late winner against Japan on Sunday to blow their World Cup group wide open and ease the …

Italy declares state of emergency after deadly landslide

Nov 27 2022

Italy's government declared a state of emergency on Sunday after a landslide on the southern island of Ischia killed at …

'Little by little': Ukraine grinds away on the northeastern front

Nov 27 2022

The motivation to keep fighting the Russians is simple for Viking, a Ukrainian soldier near the northeastern frontlines …

Rescuers search for missing after landslide on Italian island kills one

Nov 27 2022

Italian rescuers were searching for a dozen missing people on the southern island of Ischia on Sunday after a landslide …

Breakthrough in Venezuela talks spurs US to ease embargo

Nov 27 2022

The government of Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan opposition broke a political stalemate Saturday with a broad social …

One dead, others still missing in landslide on Italian island

Nov 26 2022

One woman died and around a dozen other people were still missing Saturday after heavy rains caused a landslide on the …

Messi magic reignites Argentina, France into World Cup last 16

Nov 26 2022

Lionel Messi reignited Argentina's World Cup challenge with a superb goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico on Saturday as Kylian …

Teodoro Obiang, Equatorial Guinea's iron-fisted ruler

Nov 26 2022

Confirmed for a sixth term as president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has ruled oil-rich Equatorial Guinea since August …

Obiang wins sixth term as E.Guinea ruler

Nov 26 2022

Equatorial Guinea's ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been re-elected to a sixth term as president with 94.9 …

Four Burkina troops, three civilians killed in jihadist-hit north

Nov 26 2022

A roadside bomb killed four troops in northern Burkina Faso, an area wracked by jihadist insurgency, the army said on …

I.Coast 'street general' Ble Goude returns after acquittal

Nov 26 2022

Charles Ble Goude, a key figure in post-electoral violence in Ivory Coast 11 years ago, returned to the country Saturday …

Equatorial Guinea's poor lose hope in promised social housing

Nov 26 2022

Brand new homes intended for Equatorial Guinea's lower-income families have cropped up across the capital Malabo, but …

90 years on, Ukrainians see repeat of Russian 'genocide'

Nov 26 2022

Ninety years ago, millions perished in Ukraine in a manmade famine under Joseph Stalin that many in the country call …

'We cannot be broken': Zelensky vows on anniversary of Stalin famine

Nov 26 2022

President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed on Saturday that Ukraine would continue to resist Russian attacks, as the country …

I.Coast's 'street general' Ble Goude returns after acquittal

Nov 26 2022

Charles Ble Goude, a key figure in post-electoral violence in Ivory Coast 11 years ago, returned to the country Saturday …

Former Pakistan PM Khan vows to fight on in first rally since being shot

Nov 26 2022

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan told tens of thousands of supporters Saturday he would fight with his "last …

Belarus foreign minister Makei dies: news agency

Nov 26 2022

The foreign minister of ex-Soviet Belarus, who this year dismissed concerns that Russia would send troops to Ukraine …

Union 'sceptical' of reforms to scandal-hit London fire service

Nov 26 2022

The union representing UK firefighters said Saturday it was "sceptical" London Fire Brigade (LFB) leaders would …

Argentina look to Messi to salvage World Cup bid

Nov 26 2022

Argentina face a battle to stay alive at the World Cup on Saturday, with Lionel Messi and his teammates preparing to …

DR Congo to hold next presidential polls in December 2023

Nov 26 2022

The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold its next presidential polls on December 20, 2023, the country's electoral …

In a devastated Ukrainian village, winter brings more misery

Nov 26 2022

As the temperatures plunge in eastern Ukraine, Sergiy Khmil says he has little choice but to use the stacks of …

Ukrainian Holocaust survivors find safe haven in Germany

Nov 26 2022

Borys Shyfrin fled as a young child, along with other members of his Jewish family, from the Nazis.

Dutch court backs squatters in Russian tycoon's mansion

Nov 26 2022

The elegant house overlooking Amsterdam's iconic Vondelpark would fit in nicely with its neighbouring dwellings, were it …

Russian shelling kills 15 in Kherson as Ukraine battles to restore power

Nov 26 2022

Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed 15 civilians Friday, officials said, as engineers …

Costa Rica crocodiles survive in 'most polluted' river

Nov 26 2022

In one of the most polluted rivers in Central America, a vulnerable crocodile species is thriving despite living in …

Inflation clouds 'Black Friday' kickoff of US holiday shopping season

Nov 26 2022

US retailers unveiled a trove of fresh promotions Friday, as they try to coax sales from reticent shoppers whose holiday …

London fire service vows reform after damning review

Nov 25 2022

London's fire service said on Friday it was taking "immediate action", after an independent review concluded it was …

Putin tells Russian mothers he shares 'pain' of soldier deaths

Nov 25 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told a group of mothers whose sons are fighting in Ukraine that he shares the …

Rebels fight on in eastern DR Congo ahead of truce

Nov 25 2022

M23 rebels were still fighting and advancing on one front of their offensive in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo …

Half of Kyiv still without electricity after Russian strikes

Nov 25 2022

Nearly half of Kyiv residents were still without electricity on Friday as engineers battled to restore services two days …

Elizabeth Taylor's 'lucky charm' Oscar dress found in suitcase in London

Nov 25 2022

A "lucky charm" Christian Dior dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor on the night she won best actress at the 1961 Oscars is to …

Macron denies being main target of campaign financing probe

Nov 25 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday denied being the main target of a judicial investigation into the …

Putin tells Russian mothers he 'shares' pain of soldier deaths in Ukraine

Nov 25 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told a group of mothers whose sons are fighting in Ukraine that he shares the …

Uganda closes schools to fight Ebola, new cases fall

Nov 25 2022

Uganda closed schools nationwide on Friday to curb the spread of Ebola, despite the health minister insisting to AFP …

Wolves emboldened by parasite more likely to lead pack: study

Nov 25 2022

Wolves infected with a common parasite are far more likely to become the leader of their pack, according to a new study, …

'Vladimir, answer us': Russian soldier mothers challenge Putin

Nov 25 2022

Their videos are flooding Russian social media -- mothers and wives of soldiers mobilised to fight in Ukraine, urgently …

Musk announces gold, gray and blue badges for Twitter accounts

Nov 25 2022

Twitter's billionaire owner Elon Musk announced Friday that the platform would be launching differently colored badges …

Half of Kyiv residents still without electricity after strikes

Nov 25 2022

Nearly half of Kyiv residents were still without electricity on Friday as engineers battled to restore services two days …

Nurses join other striking UK staff in two December walkouts

Nov 25 2022

Nurses across most of Britain will hold the first strikes in their union's 106-year history next month, joining a host …

Indonesian girl, 7, found dead after day-long quake rescue effort

Nov 25 2022

A seven-year-old Indonesian girl who was the subject of a day-long rescue effort after an earthquake killed at least 310 …

China's 'iPhone city' under Covid lockdown after violent clashes

Nov 25 2022

Six million people were on Friday under Covid lockdown in a Chinese city home to the world's largest iPhone factory, …

Hong Kong cardinal among activists convicted over protest fund

Nov 25 2022

A 90-year-old Hong Kong cardinal was among six dissidents convicted on Friday over their running of a …

'Where are the mackerel?' Alarm as Bosphorus fish stocks crash

Nov 25 2022

Despondent Sunday anglers watch crestfallen as a trawler winches an enormous net out of the waters of the Bosphorus.

Messi on brink as Argentina look to salvage World Cup

Nov 25 2022

It was not supposed to be this way. Before the World Cup started, hopes were high in Argentina that Lionel Messi was set …

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' revolution turns 40

Nov 25 2022

Mixing rock, pop and RnB like never before, Michael Jackson's "Thriller", 40 years old next week, became the most …

Twin crises: experts say nature and climate can't be siloed

Nov 25 2022

Experts and activists were hoping UN climate talks would end last week with a prominent mention of biodiversity in the …

England, Netherlands eye last-16 berths at World Cup

Nov 25 2022

England head into their second match of the World Cup against the United States on Friday knowing victory would secure a …

Ukraine battles to reconnect millions in the cold and dark

Nov 25 2022

Ukraine battled Friday to get water and power to millions of people cut off after Russia launched dozens of cruise …

Grinding inflation clouds 'Black Friday' shopping bonanza

Nov 25 2022

Retailers braced for their biggest test of the year: Will US consumers open their wallets wide for the Black Friday …

Wildlife summit to vote on shark protections

Nov 25 2022

Delegates at a global summit on trade in endangered species have postponed until Friday a vote on whether to approve a …

Iran arrests ex-international footballer who backed protests

Nov 25 2022

Iran on Thursday arrested a former international football player of Kurdish origin who has strongly supported the …

Musk announces 'amnesty' for banned Twitter accounts after poll

Nov 25 2022

Elon Musk said Thursday many previously suspended Twitter accounts would be allowed back on the platform after a …

World Cup history for Ronaldo, Neymar injury scare after Brazil win

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup history on Thursday as Brazil were rocked by an injury scare to captain …

Brazil grinds to halt as World Cup party starts

Nov 24 2022

In yellow-and-green bikinis, Neymar jerseys and sparkling tops straight out of carnival, Brazilians dropped everything …

History for Ronaldo as Brazil win World Cup opener

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup goalscoring history on Thursday as Brazil launched their quest for a …

EU frets over Twitter job losses as hate speech grows

Nov 24 2022

The European Union on Thursday expressed concern about layoffs at Twitter since its takeover by Elon Musk, after the …

French MPs vote to enshrine abortion rights in constitution

Nov 24 2022

Lawmakers in the French parliament voted Thursday to add the right to abortion to the constitution in response to recent …

Russian lawmakers approve bill banning LGBTQ 'propaganda'

Nov 24 2022

Russian lawmakers unanimously approved a bill banning all forms of LGBTQ "propaganda" in a final reading Thursday, as …

UN rights council orders probe of Iran crackdown on protests

Nov 24 2022

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday condemned Iran's repression of peaceful demonstrators following the …

China's 'iPhone city' tightens Covid rules after violent protests

Nov 24 2022

China has ordered six million people into lockdown in a city where violent protests broke out at an iPhone factory over …

Adidas probing allegations about Kanye West's behaviour

Nov 24 2022

Adidas said Thursday it was investigating claims against Kanye West after a report detailed alleged inappropriate …

ICC prosecutor seeks charges against fugitive warlord Kony

Nov 24 2022

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Thursday he would ask judges to confirm charges against Ugandan …

UN rights council orders international probe of Iran crackdown

Nov 24 2022

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday condemned Iran's repression of peaceful demonstrators following the …

Struggling Ghana plans tax rise, debt swap to secure IMF aid

Nov 24 2022

Ghana's finance minister, Kenneth Ofori-Atta, presented the 2023 budget to parliament on Thursday, hiking tax and …

Ukraine battles to restore power after latest Russian barrage

Nov 24 2022

Ukraine struggled Thursday to repair its battered power and water services after Russia targeted the electricity grid …

Ronaldo and Brazil enter World Cup fray after Swiss win

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to put his painful Manchester United divorce behind him at the World Cup on Thursday as …

For political activists, Twitter packs a vital punch

Nov 24 2022

From the Arab Spring uprisings to the MeToo movement in which women spoke up about sexual assaults, Twitter has proven …

UN, diplomats demand end to deadly Iran crackdown

Nov 24 2022

The bloody repression of peaceful demonstrators in Iran must end, the UN rights chief insisted Thursday, as countries …

UN rights chief urges Iran to halt violence on protesters

Nov 24 2022

The UN rights chief urged Iran Thursday to immediately halt violence against protesters, as countries debated whether to …

UK-led police operation busts phone scammers who targeted millions

Nov 24 2022

UK police on Thursday said their biggest ever counter-fraud operation had disrupted an international criminal network …

Iran crackdown in spotlight at UN rights council

Nov 24 2022

The UN Human Rights Council is holding an urgent meeting Thursday to discuss whether to launch a high-level …

Russians fleeing Putin prepare for life in Serbian exile

Nov 24 2022

A group of Russian children clamour cheerfully in a Belgrade apartment, proudly shouting out the new Serbian words …

Favourites Brazil kick off World Cup bid as Ronaldo and Portugal enter fray

Nov 24 2022

Favourites Brazil begin their bid to win a sixth World Cup on Thursday when they take on Serbia, while Cristiano Ronaldo …

Indonesia boy, 6, rescued from quake rubble after two days

Nov 24 2022

A six-year-old boy has been pulled from the rubble of a deadly Indonesia earthquake after spending two days trapped …

China's daily Covid cases highest since pandemic began

Nov 24 2022

China's daily Covid cases have climbed to the highest since the pandemic began, official data showed Thursday, despite …

UK police lift lid on largest ever counter-fraud operation

Nov 24 2022

UK police on Thursday said their biggest ever counter-fraud operation had disrupted an international criminal network …

Shine on: campaigners save London's historic gas lamps

Nov 24 2022

Intrigued tourists watch as Paul Doy climbs a ladder outside London's Westminster Abbey and lifts the globe of a gas …

UK retailer Boohoo denies 'slave' labour claims

Nov 24 2022

British online fashion retailer Boohoo on Wednesday denied allegations that staff in a UK warehouse worked in harrowing …