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  • Gang 'rape' streamed live on Facebook in Sweden

    Gang 'rape' streamed live on Facebook in Sweden

    Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of taking part in a rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group. Police spokeswoman Lisa Sannervik said the investigation into a serious sexual offence is in a preliminary phase. A...

  • Italy avalanche death toll rises to 12

    Italy avalanche death toll rises to 12

    The death toll from an avalanche in central Italy has climbed to 12, with 17 people still missing at a mountain resort buried by tons of snow and rubble. Firefighters located five more bodies overnight and the search was continuing today in the...

  • British government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

    British government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

    Updated 11.30am with reactions British Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a chance...

  • Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

    Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

    Australia and New Zealand said today they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. The TPP,...

  • Paris rolls out colour-coded car stickers to curb pollution

    Paris rolls out colour-coded car stickers to curb pollution

    Paris has launched a new colour-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution many residents of France's capital blame for coughing fits, eye irritation and runny noses. The "Crit'Air" system bans all...

  • Watch: US withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

    Watch: US withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

    US President Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, distancing America from its Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises. Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American...

  • Three men broadcast rape on Facebook live, Swedish police say

    Three men broadcast rape on Facebook live, Swedish police say

    Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman in an assault that was broadcast live on Facebook, police said. The apparent gang-rape on Sunday took place in Uppsala, about an hour north of the capital, Stockholm, and has...

  • Leave the US and we'll tax you, President Trump warns business leaders

    Leave the US and we'll tax you, President Trump warns business leaders

    President Donald Trump has warned business leaders he will impose a "substantial border tax" on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States, while promising tax advantages to companies that produce products domestically."All...

  • German police arrest man on suspicion of planning militant attack

    German police arrest man on suspicion of planning militant attack

    A 21-year-old man arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an Islamist militant attack has admitted links with a second suspect in Vienna who had been in touch with jihadists in Albania, German investigators said today. German security police...

  • Mother jailed in Wales for planning to let paedophile rape daughter, 7

    Mother jailed in Wales for planning to let paedophile rape daughter, 7

    A woman who plotted to let a paedophile rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years in Wales. The mother, who cannot be named for legal reason, planned a sex attack on the girl with Stuart Bailey in a series of "depraved" text...

  • Above normal temperatures for most of Europe February - April

    Above normal temperatures for most of Europe February - April

    Most of Europe, except for Britain and the Iberian region, is expected to experience above normal temperatures from February to April, The Weather Company said today. "As has been the case since October, the bulk of the cold has been east-focused...

  • Lion mauls two handlers in Japan

    Lion mauls two handlers in Japan

    A lion attacked and severely injured two handlers working for a Japanese company that provides animals for the entertainment industry, media reported today. The 10-year-old male was chained in a cage, being groomed for a scheduled shoot when the...

  • Shootout at Texas mall leaves one dead, seven wounded

    A bystander to a botched robbery at a Texas jewelry store was killed late yesterday before one of the two robbers involved shot and wounded six other people while fleeing, police said. The robbery took place at a Kay Jewelers outlet in the Rolling...

  • Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes in East Jerusalem

    Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes in East Jerusalem

    Israel has approved building permits for hundreds of housing units in three East Jerusalem settlements, two days after President Donald Trump took office in the United States. The housing projects, on land the Palestinians seek as part of a future...

  • Trump reacts to protests: Why didn't these people vote?

    Trump reacts to protests: Why didn't these people vote?

    President Donald Trump responded today to the huge crowds of protesters in marches held yesterday, asking in tweets why participants didn't vote and then saying he recognized the rights of people to protest peacefully.    "Watched protests...

  • UK PM May promises frank talk with Trump after women protest

    UK PM May promises frank talk with Trump after women protest

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said today she would not be afraid to tell Donald Trump when she finds something he has said unacceptable, as she prepares to meet the new US President in Washington this week. May, who is Britain's second female...

  • Pope Francis says "wait and see" on Trump

    Pope Francis says "wait and see" on Trump

    Pope Francis has said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new US president would implement. On Friday, as Trump was taking office, Francis had urged him to be guided by ethical...

  • Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

    An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) this morning, triggering a tsunami alert for several Pacific islands though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and the neighbouring Solomon Islands. The United States...

  • Staff safe as car blows up near Italy's Tripoli embassy

    Staff safe as car blows up near Italy's Tripoli embassy

    Staff at the Italian embassy in Tripoli are all safe after a car bombing in the Libyan capital, Italy's foreign ministry has said. It said the explosion was "in the vicinity of the Italian and Egyptian embassies" in Tripoli. The ministry said last...

  • Donald Trump: Media is lying about size of inauguration crowds

    Donald Trump: Media is lying about size of inauguration crowds

    US president Donald Trump has accused the media of lying about the size of the crowds at his inauguration ceremony. He made the criticism while speaking at the CIA headquarters in Virginia on what was his first full day in office since taking the...