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  • Clinton says Trump appears to have violated US law on Cuba

    Clinton says Trump appears to have violated US law on Cuba

    US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said today her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, may have violated U.S. law by reportedly attempting to do business in Cuba. "Today we learned about his efforts to do business in Cuba which...

  • In hunt for tax cheats, Denmark pays $900,000 for more Panama Papers

    In hunt for tax cheats, Denmark pays $900,000 for more Panama Papers

    Denmark's government said today it had paid some $900,000 for access to Panama Papers documents to help it identify hundreds of suspected Danish tax cheats. Tax havens were cast into a global spotlight in April after the details of the offshore...

  • Train smashes into New Jersey station, three dead, more than 100 hurt

    Train smashes into New Jersey station, three dead, more than 100 hurt

    A New Jersey Transit train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey during the morning rush hour today. At least three people died and more than 100 were injured. Dramatic pictures posted by commuters showed a train...

  • Watch: Footage shows five-year-old girl pulled from Syria rubble

    Watch: Footage shows five-year-old girl pulled from Syria rubble

    Syrian Civil Defence forces dug a young girl out from under rubble in an amateur video said to be filmed in Aleppo's al Shaar neighbourhood yesterday. The footage, uploaded to a social media website, shows workers drilling and digging before...

  • Erdogan was behind failed Turkey coup - cleric

    Erdogan was behind failed Turkey coup - cleric

    US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities accuse of orchestrating a failed coup in July, told a German newspaper that he was sure President Tayyip Erdogan was behind the putsch. Gulen said in an interview with the weekly Die...

  • Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Shimon Peres's coffin

    Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Shimon Peres's coffin

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have laid wreaths on the coffin of Shimon Peres. The former leader died early on Wednesday of complications following a stroke. He was 93. His body is lying in state in the...

  • South Carolina teenager killed father before school shooting rampage

    South Carolina teenager killed father before school shooting rampage

    A teenager killed his father at their South Carolina home before going to a nearby primary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two pupils and a teacher. The youth, who is reported to be 14, gunned down his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey...

  • Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

    Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

    Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the beseiged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had turned the city into a slaughterhouse. Two...

  • Michelle Obama: "We need an adult in the White House"

    Michelle Obama: "We need an adult in the White House"

    First Lady Michelle Obama made the case for Democrat Hillary Clinton to serve as the next President at a campaign rally in Philadelphia. The popular First lady said, "A President can not just pop off, or lash out irrationally ...we need an adult...

  • Russia dismisses MH17 findings as false, politically-motivated

    Russia has flatly dismissed a report from international prosecutors which concluded that Malaysian airliner MH17 had been downed by a Russian-made missile launched from a Ukrainian village held by pro-Russian rebels in 2014. In a strongly-worded...

  • Islamic State loses control of last oil wells in Iraq

    Islamic State loses control of last oil wells in Iraq

    Islamic State militants no longer control any oil wells in Iraq after being ousted by government forces last week from an area near Kirkuk, the oil ministry said. The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim group were driven out of Shirqat today by...

  • Malaysian jet 'downed by launcher from Russia'

    Malaysian jet 'downed by launcher from Russia'

    Dutch-led criminal investigators say they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National...

  • Spacex boss Elon Musk sets out plans for life on Mars

    Spacex boss Elon Musk sets out plans for life on Mars

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set out a plan to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars complete with iron foundries and pizza restaurants. He envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet will within the next century,...

  • Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies aged 93

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies aged 93

    Shimon Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career, has died aged 93. Mr Peres suffered a major stroke two weeks ago that led to bleeding in his brain. He was sedated and on a...

  • 'Three parent' baby born in Mexico

    'Three parent' baby born in Mexico

    A baby that has three parents has been born in Mexico, a science magazine revealed today. The New Scientist magazine said the baby, Abrahim Hassan, is now five months told. His parents are Jordanian. His mother, Ibtisam Shaban, has Leigh...

  • Indian woman attacked with acid by her alleged rapist

    Indian woman attacked with acid by her alleged rapist

    A woman in India has had acid thrown in her face by her alleged rapist, after she refused to withdraw her case.   This woman in Uttar Pradesh suffered burns to her face and neck when she was attacked. "In the evening my husband and I had gone to...

  • German authorities order end to Facebook/Whatsapp data-share scheme

    German authorities order end to Facebook/Whatsapp data-share scheme

    German data protection authorities have ordered Facebook to delete data - including phone numbers - the social media giant has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp. Facebook acquired the global messaging service two years ago and announced this...

  • Mosque and congress centre attacked in German city of Dresden

    Mosque and congress centre attacked in German city of Dresden

    A mosque and an international congress centre were attacked in two explosions in the city of Dresden, but nobody was injured, German police said. Dresden police said in a statement on Tuesday the explosions took place late on Monday, and there was...

  • Clinton, Trump clash over race, the economy and tax in first debate

    Clinton, Trump clash over race, the economy and tax in first debate

    Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump today of having a long history of racist behavior during a spirited presidential debate that could reshape the 2016 campaign for the White House. Clinton appeared to be better prepared and...

  • Hundreds reported dead in Aleppo offensive

    Hundreds reported dead in Aleppo offensive

    A Syrian government offensive on the rebel-held eastern part of the city has entered its fourth day, after diplomatic efforts broke down last week. Residents say the ferocity of the bombing is "unprecedented". They shelter in their basements --...