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Israel pounds Gaza as US vetoes UN truce resolution

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Israel kept up its deadly bombardment of war-torn Gaza as Washington vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that called …

FBI informant got false dirt on Bidens from Russia intel: prosecutors

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An FBI informant charged with lying about US President Joe Biden and his son told investigators he received information …

Operations cancelled as South Korea doctors' strike grows

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Pregnant women had C-sections cancelled and cancer treatments were postponed Wednesday as the number of South Korean …

Beijing crushing Tibetans, exiled political leader says

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As Tibetans prepare to mark 65 years since a failed uprising against Chinese rule and questions loom over the Dalai …

Youth appetite for gold rises as Chinese economy loses lustre

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The sound of gentle tapping filled a jewellery workshop in southern China as a craftsman hammered pine leaf patterns …

Son apologises for bust-up with South Korea team-mate Lee

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Son Heung-min apologised on Wednesday for his role in a bust-up with South Korea team-mate Lee Kang-in at the Asian Cup …

Pakistan parties reach power-sharing agreement, Khan loyalists left out

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Two Pakistan parties have reached a power-sharing agreement that will return Shehbaz Sharif to the premiership, leaving …

Paris 2024: a 'new era' of corruption-free Olympics?

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Ahead of the Paris Olympics in July and August, French prosecutors are working on four enquiries into possible …

Fab four: Sam Mendes to direct four Beatles biopic films

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The fab four are back, with each member of the iconic Beatles to be immortalized in their own big screen biopic, all …

Haaland 'shuts mouths' as Man City close on Liverpool

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Pep Guardiola said Erling Haaland had "shut the mouths" of his critics after scoring the only goal of a nervy 1-0 win …

Critics slam Alabama court ruling that frozen embryos are 'children'

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An Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos outside the womb are "children" has drawn criticism from the White …

Moscow court upholds detention of US journalist, Russia bans broadcaster

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A Moscow court on Tuesday said jailed US journalist Evan Gershkovich would remain in pre-trial detention until at least …

British billionaire Ratcliffe completes purchase of minority stake in Man Utd

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British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe said becoming a co-owner of Manchester United is a "great honour" and "responsibility" …

Pakistan dynastic parties reach power-sharing agreement

Feb 20 2024

Pakistan's two dynastic parties announced late Tuesday a power-sharing agreement that is set to return Shehbaz Sharif to …

Moscow court upholds detention of US journalist, Russian-American arrested

Feb 20 2024

A Moscow court on Tuesday said jailed US journalist Evan Gershkovich would remain in pre-trial detention until at least …

Two charged with murder over Super Bowl parade shooting

Feb 20 2024

Two men have been charged with murder over the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade which left one …

US to announce new sanctions against Russia over Navalny death

Feb 20 2024

The United States will announce fresh sanctions on Russia on Friday over the death in prison of opposition leader Alexei …

South Africa sets stage for May 29 general election

Feb 20 2024

Three decades after the advent of democracy, South Africa will go to the polls on May 29 for general elections and …

Ukraine fights off Russian surge on anniversary of revolution

Feb 20 2024

Ukraine said on Tuesday it was fighting off dozens of Russian attacks as Moscow claimed the recapture of a bridgehead, …

US vetoes Security Council vote on Gaza ceasefire, pushes alternative

Feb 20 2024

The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Tuesday that called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, …

Israeli offensive would turn Rafah into a 'graveyard': MSF US

Feb 20 2024

An Israeli ground offensive in Rafah would turn the southern Gaza city into a "graveyard" and heighten the looming risk …

Assange absent at last-ditch hearing against extradition to US

Feb 20 2024

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was absent from a London court due to illness Tuesday, as his lawyers launched a likely …

US vetoes UN truce vote as Israel pounds Gaza

Feb 20 2024

The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Tuesday calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, with …

US likely to veto Gaza resolution in UN - but floats alternative

Feb 20 2024

The United States indicated it will veto a UN Security Council resolution Tuesday calling for an immediate ceasefire in …

Navalny's mother calls on Putin to release body

Feb 20 2024

The mother of Alexei Navalny urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "immediately" release the body of her son, in her …

Ill Assange absent at key hearing against extradition to US

Feb 20 2024

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was absent from a London court due to illness Tuesday as his lawyer made a final appeal …

Navalny mother calls on Putin to release body

Feb 20 2024

The mother of Alexei Navalny urged President Vladimir Putin to "immediately" release the body of her son in her first …

Lack of rain leaves Italy gasping

Feb 20 2024

A blanket of smog covers Milan, empty reservoir bake in Sicily and wine production is down in Piedmont as a lack of rain …

Israel pounds Gaza ahead of UN truce vote

Feb 20 2024

Israel hit Gaza with air strikes on Tuesday as world powers grappled with how to broker a ceasefire ahead of a UN …

Sick Assange absent at key hearing against extradition to US

Feb 20 2024

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Tuesday absent due to illness from a London court hearing his final appeal against …

Moscow court upholds detention of US journalist Gershkovich until March 30

Feb 20 2024

A Moscow court on Tuesday said jailed US journalist Evan Gershkovich would remain in pre-trial detention until at least …

Ukraine fights Russian surge on anniversary of revolution

Feb 20 2024

Ukraine said on Tuesday it was fighting off dozens of attacks, after President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces …

Ukraine fights Russian surge on revolution anniversary

Feb 20 2024

Ukraine said Tuesday it was fighting off dozens of attacks, after President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces were …

Assange in last ditch legal bid against extradition to US

Feb 20 2024

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rallied Tuesday outside the London court hearing his final appeal against …

Wind-powered Dutch ship sets sail for greener future

Feb 20 2024

The world's first chemical tanker ship fitted with massive rigid aluminium "sails" has left Rotterdam, its owner hoping …

S. Korean trainee doctors stop work to protest medical reforms

Feb 20 2024

South Korean hospitals turned away some patients and delayed surgeries on Tuesday as hundreds of trainee doctors stopped …

Lab-grown diamonds put natural gems under pressure

Feb 20 2024

The glittering diamonds sparkle the same but there are key differences: mined natural gems are more than a billion years …

Messi denies political snub was behind Hong Kong no-show

Feb 20 2024

Lionel Messi denied his absence from a match in Hong Kong two weeks ago that angered China was a political snub, but was …

Senior Czechs refine Wikipedia as retirement hobby

Feb 20 2024

A frail 80-year-old retiree does not fit everyone's idea of a tech-savvy Wikipedia writer, but Jirina Kadnerova is a …

Ukraine faces 'extremely difficult' frontline battles: Zelensky

Feb 20 2024

Ukrainian troops, reeling from the loss of a key town, now face "extremely difficult" conditions all along the frontline …

Australia says to build biggest navy since World War II

Feb 20 2024

Australia on Tuesday outlined a decade-long plan to double its fleet of major warships and boost defence spending by an …

China central bank cuts benchmark lending rate to boost economy

Feb 20 2024

China's central bank on Tuesday cut a key benchmark lending rate used to price mortgages, as Beijing seeks to boost its …

Italy takes over troubled steel mill

Feb 20 2024

After months of deadlock, the Italian government on Monday announced a temporary state takeover of a troubled steel mill …

All change again at crisis club Napoli as Barca come to town

Feb 20 2024

Napoli are once again trying to start afresh as they face Barcelona in the Champions League after sacking their second …

Messi insists Hong Kong no-show was due to injury, not politics

Feb 20 2024

Argentine football star Lionel Messi insisted Monday that his absence from a match in Hong Kong two weeks ago that drew …

Navalny tributes paid at Moscow's 'Wall of Grief'

Feb 20 2024

Dozens of Russians, closely watched by police, left flower tributes at a Moscow monument on Monday to honour the memory …

UN agencies warn of 'explosion' in Gaza child deaths

Feb 20 2024

An alarming lack of food, surging malnutrition and the rampant spread of disease could spark an explosion in child …

Israel says will fight during Ramadan unless Hamas frees hostages

Feb 19 2024

Deadly fighting raged on in Gaza on Monday after Israel warned that, unless Hamas frees all hostages, it will push on …

Navalny widow vows to take up the fight for Russia's 'freedom'

Feb 19 2024

Yulia Navalnaya on Monday vowed to continue her husband Alexei Navalny's fight after his death in a Russian prison last …

Palestinians accuse Israel of 'apartheid' at UN top court

Feb 19 2024

Palestinians are suffering "colonialism and apartheid" under the Israelis, foreign minister Riyad Al-Maliki told the …

Navalny's widow vows to continue his work for 'freedom' in Russia

Feb 19 2024

Alexei Navalny's widow Yulia Navalnaya on Monday accused President Vladimir Putin of killing her husband and vowed to …

Navalny team says mother barred from morgue

Feb 19 2024

The mother of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is being refused access to his body for a third day, his …

Dozens dead in Papua New Guinea tribal violence

Feb 19 2024

Dozens of bloodied bodies have been found along a remote stretch of road in Papua New Guinea's highlands, police said …

Israel sets Ramadan deadline for assault on Gazan city Rafah

Feb 19 2024

Israel has threatened to invade Gaza's Rafah by the start of Ramadan if Hamas does not return the remaining hostages by …

S. Korean government orders doctors back to hospitals

Feb 19 2024

South Korea ordered trainee doctors back to work Monday after they resigned en masse to protest medical training …

64 dead in Papua New Guinea tribal violence

Feb 19 2024

Sixty-four bloodied bodies have been found along a stretch of road in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands, police said …

Wildcard candidates threaten to tip scales in US election

Feb 19 2024

Americans haven't elected an independent president since George Washington, but a public turned off by two historically …

Prospects dim for truce as Israel rejects calls to spare Rafah

Feb 19 2024

Israel's army pressed on Sunday with its campaign in southern Gaza to destroy Hamas as prospects dimmed for a ceasefire …

LeBron wants to finish as a Laker but has no NBA exit timetable

Feb 19 2024

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James said Sunday he has not formulated a farewell timetable but he looks forward to the …

Three Premier League talking points

Feb 19 2024

Liverpool's bid to win the Premier League could be hampered by their mounting injury list.

'Oppenheimer' dominates BAFTAs in major Oscars boost

Feb 19 2024

"Oppenheimer", Christopher Nolan's epic movie about the creation of the atomic bomb, swept the board at Sunday's BAFTA …

Navalny's widow to meet EU ministers as Russia jails mourners

Feb 19 2024

Alexei Navalny's widow will meet European foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, EU officials announced, as Russian …

Spain's conservatives keep control of regional stronghold

Feb 18 2024

Spain's opposition conservative party retained control of Galicia, its traditional stronghold, in a tight regional …

Russian courts hand jail terms to dozens of Navalny mourners

Feb 18 2024

Russian courts have sentenced dozens of people detained at events commemorating Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to short …

China agrees to lift ban on Spanish beef imports

Feb 18 2024

China has agreed to lift a ban on imports of Spanish beef, the foreign ministers of both nations said Sunday after …

Navalny's widow Yulia to meet EU ministers

Feb 18 2024

Alexei Navalny's widow will meet European foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, EU officials announced, as Brazilian …

Russia trying to attack beyond Avdiivka, Ukraine warns

Feb 18 2024

Russian troops launched multiple attacks to the west of recently captured Avdiivka in a bid to force more gains on the …

Brazil's Lula accuses Israel of 'genocide' in Gaza

Feb 18 2024

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva accused Israel Sunday of committing "genocide" against Palestinian …

'Oppenheimer' hoping for glory at star-studded BAFTAs

Feb 18 2024

Hollywood heavyweights including Margot Robbie and Bradley Cooper hit the red carpet in London Sunday for the BAFTA …

Thai ex-PM Thaksin returns home after release on parole

Feb 18 2024

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was released on parole Sunday, just six months after he was arrested …

Prospects for ceasefire dim as Israel rejects calls to spare Rafah

Feb 18 2024

Prospects for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire dimmed Sunday after the United States signalled it would veto the latest push …

Thai ex-PM Thaksin returns home from police hospital

Feb 18 2024

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived back at his Bangkok home from police hospital early Sunday, just …

Mediator says Gaza truce 'not promising' as Israel rejects calls to spare Rafah

Feb 18 2024

Mediator Qatar acknowledged on Saturday that prospects for a new pause in Israel's war with Hamas were "not really …

Russia claims 'full control' of Ukraine's Avdiivka

Feb 17 2024

Russia said Saturday it had taken "full control" of the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, hours after Kyiv said it had …

Ammunition shortage hurting Ukraine, Zelensky tells Munich meeting

Feb 17 2024

A lack of long-range missiles and artillery shells is limiting Ukraine's fightback against Russia, President Volodymyr …

Salah scores in Liverpool return as Man City held by Chelsea

Feb 17 2024

Mohamed Salah returned with a goal as Premier League leaders Liverpool routed Brentford 4-1 despite a rash of injuries, …

Navalny's 'killers' refusing to hand over body, allies say

Feb 17 2024

Alexei Navalny's supporters on Saturday accused Russian authorities of being "killers" who were "covering their tracks" …

Thousands join pro-Palestinian march in London, 12 arrests

Feb 17 2024

Tens of thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in London on Saturday, with police making 12 arrests for alleged …

Ukraine withdraws from eastern city Avdiivka to 'save our people'

Feb 17 2024

Ukraine withdrew troops from the besieged eastern stronghold of Avdiivka to save the lives of its soldiers, President …

DR Congo accuses Rwanda of airport 'drone attack'

Feb 17 2024

DR Congo's army on Saturday accused Rwanda of carrying out a night-time drone attack that damaged civilian aircraft at …

In Moscow, Russians mourn Navalny in quiet despair

Feb 17 2024

On a snowy overcast Saturday in Moscow, a steady stream of mourners quietly laid flowers at makeshift memorials to …

Jailed Thai ex-PM Thaksin set to be released Sunday

Feb 17 2024

Jailed former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is expected to be freed on parole early Sunday, just six months …

Fresh Gaza strikes as fears grow for patients in raided hospital

Feb 17 2024

Israel said it had taken 100 people into custody at one of Gaza's main hospitals Saturday after troops raided the …

Dozens detained in Russia as Navalny's family seek body

Feb 17 2024

Police detained dozens of Russians paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday, as his spokeswoman …

DRCongo army accuses Rwanda of 'drone attack' after airport bombing

Feb 17 2024

DR Congo's army on Saturday accused Rwanda of staging a "drone attack" at night that damaged civilian aircraft at the …

S.Africa opposition vows to slash power cuts, unemployment

Feb 17 2024

The liberal Democratic Alliance, fighting to keep its place as South Africa's official opposition party, launched its …

Mourners detained as Kremlin stays silent on Navalny's death

Feb 17 2024

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's sudden death in prison drew no response from the Kremlin on Saturday, despite …

Kremlin silent after Navalny's death in jail

Feb 17 2024

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's sudden death in prison drew no response from the Kremlin on Saturday, despite …

Jailed Thai ex-PM Thaksin to be freed Sunday: PM

Feb 17 2024

Jailed former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra will be freed on Sunday, the kingdom's prime minister has said, just six …

West mounts pressure on Russia after Navalny's death in jail

Feb 17 2024

Western nations Saturday mounted pressure on Russia, blaming its leader and the government for the death of leading …

Ukraine troops withdraw from frontline city Avdiivka

Feb 17 2024

Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the frontline city of Avdiivka to avoid being encircled, new military chief …

Jailed Thai ex-premier Thaksin to be freed Sunday: PM

Feb 17 2024

Jailed former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra will be freed on Sunday, the kingdom's prime minister has said, just six …

Fears grow for crucial Gaza hospital after Israeli raid

Feb 17 2024

Fears mounted Saturday for people trapped in one of Gaza's main hospitals after Israeli troops raided the facility and …

Top Kremlin critic Navalny dies in prison

Feb 17 2024

The Kremlin's most prominent critic, Alexei Navalny, died on Friday in an Arctic prison, Russian officials said, a month …

New York ruling deals Trump business a major blow

Feb 16 2024

The sweeping punishment meted out Friday by a New York judge on Donald Trump and his family business deals a serious …

Trump fined $355 mn, banned from NY business in fraud trial

Feb 16 2024

A New York judge ordered Donald Trump to pay $355 million over fraud allegations and banned him from running companies …

Ailing Woods pulls out of Genesis Invitational in 2nd round

Feb 16 2024

Golf superstar Tiger Woods withdrew in the second round of the Genesis Invitational because of illness on Friday in the …

Top UN court rejects S.Africa request for more Gaza measures

Feb 16 2024

The UN's top court Friday rejected South Africa's request to put more legal pressure on Israel to halt a threatened …

Zelensky signs French security deal after 'historic' German pact

Feb 16 2024

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a security pact with France on Friday hours after securing a similar deal …

Japan makes third attempt to launch next-gen rocket

Feb 16 2024

Japan's space agency will try to launch its new flagship rocket on Saturday, hoping for third time lucky following years …

Alarm over fate of major Gaza hospital after Israeli raid

Feb 16 2024

There was growing concern Friday over a key Gaza hospital a day after a raid by the Israeli army, with the Hamas-run …