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  • China's richest man is going after Hollywood with billion-dollar deals

    China's richest man is going after Hollywood with billion-dollar deals

    Real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co expects to seal two billion-dollar film-related deals in the United States this year, chairman Wang Jianlin has said, as China's richest man steps up his push into Hollywood. After...

  • Thai military court accepts case against 'Facebook Eight'

    A Thai military court has accepted a case against eight people charged with ridiculing junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha on Facebook, extending a crackdown against dissent after Thais voted earlier this month to accept a military-backed charter. The...

  • The Philippines' war on drugs claims 1,900 lives in just seven weeks

    The Philippines' war on drugs claims 1,900 lives in just seven weeks

    More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office seven weeks ago, the country's national police chief said today. Director-General...

  • Paris loses €750m in tourism revenue following attacks

    Paris loses €750m in tourism revenue following attacks

    Islamist attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some 750 million euros ($849.38 million) in lost revenue, officials have said. "It's...

  • Hungarian official: pigs' heads would repel Muslim migrants

    A Hungarian member of the European Parliament has stirred controversy by suggesting that displaying pig heads on a border fence would be an efficient way to deter Muslim migrants from entering the country. Gyorgy Schopflin, a member of ruling...

  • EU leaders plan for 'future chapter' after Brexit

    EU leaders plan for 'future chapter' after Brexit

    Europe wants to "write a future chapter" after Britain's vote to leave the EU and focus on common defence, security and economic growth, Italian premier Matteo Renzi has said. At the end of a mini-summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...

  • Woman stabs three on Brussels bus in unexplained attack

    Woman stabs three on Brussels bus in unexplained attack

    A woman stabbed and wounded three people on a bus in Brussels and was then shot and wounded by police, the public prosecutor's office for the Belgian capital said. Officials were not immediately available for comment but public broadcaster RTBF...

  • Woman arrested after three children rescued from hot car

    Police in Georgia have arrested a woman they say left her three young children in a hot car. Hiram police chief Todd Vandezande said officers responded on Saturday after witnesses said the young boys were inside a car, sweating profusely and in...

  • Nicholas Sarkozy to run for French Presidency again

    Nicholas Sarkozy to run for French Presidency again

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has formally announced he will run for office again in next year's election. In an extract of a book released on his Facebook page today, Mr Sarkozy wrote: "I have decided to be a candidate to the 2017...

  • Libyan Parliament backs no confidence vote in government

    Libyan Parliament backs no confidence vote in government

    The Libyan parliament has approved a no confidence motion in the country's UN-backed government. The development is a major blow to international efforts to resolve the crisis in the deeply divided North African country. Parliament spokesman...

  • Watch: Boy stopped before detonating suicide vest

    Watch: Boy stopped before detonating suicide vest

    A young boy has been apprehended in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk before he was able to detonate his explosives belt, police said. Local television footage shows a group of police officers holding the would-be bomber while two men are seen...

  • Watch: Islamic State about to lose key Libyan city

    Watch: Islamic State about to lose key Libyan city

    Libyan government brigades say they are close to capturing the northern city of Sirte from Islamic State militants. The forces say they captured the town's main mosque and a jail run by the militants' morality police. The fighters have been...

  • Priest to be charged with historical sex offences

    Priest to be charged with historical sex offences

    A Catholic cleric has been charged with a string of historical sex offences after he was returned to Britain from Kosovo following a five-year police hunt. Father Laurence Soper is accused of assaulting five boys, one under 14 at the time, over a...

  • Three tourists killed as ship's mast breaks in half

    Three German tourists have died after a ship's mast broke and fell on them in a northern Dutch port. Friesland provincial police said investigations are under way to establish exactly how the mast broke while the ship was near the port town of...

  • Wedding suicide bomber was 12-14 years old

    Wedding suicide bomber was 12-14 years old

    A child as young as 12 was the IS suicide bomber who attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in south-eastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens of others, the Turkish president said. The bombing late yesterday in Gaziantep,...

  • London mayor calls for Labour to ditch Corbyn as leader

    London's mayor has called on fellow members of Britain's opposition Labour Party to replace leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying his failure to drum up support for Britain remaining in the EU showed he could not command the backing of voters. Sadiq Khan...

  • Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss EU gameplan

    Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss EU gameplan

    The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet tomorrow to discuss how to keep the European project together in the second set of talks between the premiers of the euro zone's three largest economies since Britain's shock vote to leave the...

  • Trump doubles his election spending

    Trump doubles his election spending

    Donald Trump doubled his campaign expenses last month, yet was still spending at a far slower rate than Hillary Clinton. New finance documents show the Republican presidential nominee's campaign spent about 18.5 million dollars in July. By...

  • Texas court halts execution

    A court has halted the execution of a Texas man who was scheduled to die for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he was not the person who pulled the trigger. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 7-2 to put Jeffery Wood's execution on hold. Wood,...

  • Watch: Turkey blames IS for wedding blast that killed 50

    Watch: Turkey blames IS for wedding blast that killed 50

    Text updated Sunday 11.32 am -   A bomb attack on an outdoor wedding party in south-eastern Turkey that killed 50 people and wounded dozens of others was the work of IS, the country's president said. Officials said yesterday's attack in Gaziantep,...