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  • Two alleged people-smugglers on trial over Alan Kurdi death

    Two alleged people-smugglers on trial over Alan  Kurdi death

    Two alleged people-smugglers have gone on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of three-year-old Syrian migrant boy Alan Kurdi and four other people. The image of the boy - his lifeless body lying face down on a beach in Bodrum -...

  • Any Nato refugee mission would go after smugglers, US's Carter says

    Any Nato refugee mission would go after smugglers, US's Carter says

    Nato allies have agreed to consider a request from Germany, Turkey and Greece to help slow refugee flows into Europe and any mission will likely target criminal people smuggling networks, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. "There is now a...

  • Scientists await word on gravitational waves

    Scientists await word on gravitational waves

    A century after Einstein proposed it, scientists may be close to confirming the existence of gravitational waves. Katie Sargent reports.

  • Six children killed in school bus crash in French port city

    Six students have been killed in a collision between a school bus and another vehicle in a town on France's Atlantic coast. Rochefort mayor Herve Blanche said the circumstances of the early morning crash are under investigation, and confirmed that...

  • North Korea vows to deport all south Koreans from factory park

    North Korea vows to deport all south Koreans from factory park

    North Korea has vowed to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all South Korean assets at a jointly run factory park in the North. Pyongyang said it was also pulling all its workers from the Kaesong complex, just across the...

  • Texas beauty queen's priest arrested for her 1960 murder

    Police in Texas investigating the murder of a teacher and beauty queen in 1960 have arrested the former priest who apparently heard her final confession. The unsolved killing of Irene Garza, 25, who was last seen at church, has haunted the city of...

  • US brushes off Russia's plan for March 1 Syria ceasefire

    US brushes off Russia's plan for March 1 Syria ceasefire

    The US has dismissed a proposal by Russia for a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, saying Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government a three-week window to try to crush moderate rebel groups. Washington countered the proposal with demands for the...

  • French politicians approve Bill enabling revocation of terrorists' citizenship

    French politicians approve Bill enabling revocation of terrorists' citizenship

    French politicians have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges.  The bill, presented by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in the wake of the Paris attacks last year, passed...

  • Hero's welcome for North Korea's launch team

    Hero's welcome for North Korea's launch team

    North Korea is celebrating the scientists involved in Sunday's successful rocket launch. Pyongyang says it launched a satellite. Critics however, say it was a cover for North Korea's programme to develop ballistic missile technology. People lined...

  • Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

    Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

    The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists said they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year. The Bataclan is an historic venue whose distinctive 19th century Chinoiserie-style...

  • Turkey 'seizes suicide vests and explosives at Syria border'

    Military officials in Turkey have stopped a group of 34 people at the border with Syria and seized luggage containing four suicide vests and explosives, according to reports. The Anadolu Agency, citing security sources, said four men, 10 women and...

  • No one missing in Bavaria train crash - police

    No one missing in Bavaria train crash - police

    Emergency workers have started removing the wreckage from the head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany, after police said they are no longer looking for another victim. Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said...

  • Delta 4 rocket lifts off

    Delta 4 rocket lifts off

    A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning. The pre-dawn launch lit up the sky. ULA...

  • Pregnant Australian tests positive for Zika

    A pregnant woman in Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus after travelling overseas. The Queensland state Department of Health said that the woman was diagnosed with the disease after returning from a trip abroad. The department...

  • Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian village

    Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian village

    A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said. The elephant strayed into Ektiasal village in Siliguri district early in the morning and woke up villagers with...

  • Search for survivors continues in toppled building in Taiwan

    Search for survivors continues in toppled building in Taiwan

    The search is continuing in Taiwan for people who may be trapped in a toppled building, five days after a powerful earthquake.   At least 39 people were killed in the earthquake on Saturday -- most of them in the toppled 17-storey building. Family...

  • Best Valentine's as woman, 88, is reunited with Second World War sweetheart

    Best Valentine's as woman, 88, is reunited with Second World War sweetheart

    An 88-year-old British woman has embraced her wartime sweetheart in a reunion after more than 70 years apart. Joyce Morris and 93-year-old former US serviceman Norwood Thomas laughed as they hugged each other after Mr Thomas flew from the States...

  • More than 100 arrested in Sicilian anti-Mafia operation

    More than 100 suspected members of a Mafia clan based in the Eastern Sicilian city of Catania were arrested today on charges of running extortion rackets and drug trafficking, police said. A statement from the paramilitary Carabinieri police said...

  • Turkey detains 34 people with explosives, suicide vests at Syrian border

    The Turkish military has detained 34 people and seized up to 15 kg of explosives and four suicide-bomber vests as they tried to enter Turkey from Syria, Turkish media reported. The private Dogan news agency and other media outlets said the group,...

  • Trump, Sanders in major victories in New Hampshire

    Trump, Sanders in major victories in New Hampshire

    Bernie Sanders has won a commanding victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire US presidential primary, with Donald Trump also scoring a big win over his Republican rivals. Their victories mark a triumph of two candidates...