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  • Economy blues hit China's workers

    Economy blues hit China's workers

    Little Lunar New Year cheer for China's migrant workers as economic slowdown bites. Natasha Howitt reports.

  • Paris taxi dispute: protests move to city centre

    Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris city centre after disrupting access to Charles de Gaulle Airport for hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs pelted each other with...

  • Two police officers shot in New York

    Two police officers shot in New York

    Two New York police officers were shot last night at a public housing project and are in a stable condition, and one suspect is dead, authorities said. Three Housing Authority officers were patrolling stairwells at the Melrose Houses in the Bronx...

  • Earth, Wind and Fire founder dies

    Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose band sold more than 90 million albums and had hits including September, Shining Star and Boogie Wonderland, has died at his home in Los Angeles. White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease...

  • Support for Britain's EU exit grows

    Support for Britain's EU exit grows

    Proposals for reforming the European Union have failed to win over Britons with 45% intending to vote for the UK to leave, according to polling. Support for Brexit has increased in the face of a package of measures that would change the UK's...

  • Lab criticised as slow to act in fatal French drug trial

    An initial inquiry into a clinical drug trial that left one person dead and five others hospitalised in France last month found that the laboratory conducting the tests was slow to react when the first patient fell ill. A full investigation aimed...

  • Footage shows bloodied Muammar Gaddafi before he was killed

    Footage shows bloodied Muammar Gaddafi before he was killed

    Footage has emerged of a bloodied Muammar Gaddafi, moments before the former Libyan dictator was shot dead by a mob in October 2011. Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces. He was...

  • Pregnant woman in Spain infected with Zika virus after travel to Colombia

    Pregnant woman in Spain infected with Zika virus after travel to Colombia

    A pregnant woman is among seven people identified as being infected with the Zika virus in Spain after visiting affected countries. The country's health ministry said the woman travelled to Colombia, was presumably infected during the trip and is...

  • Man says he killed Dutch minister 'on orders from God'

    Man says he killed Dutch minister 'on orders from God'

    A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister has admitted the crime, claiming it was an "order from God" because she was responsible for the Netherlands' euthanasia law. Rotterdam Court spokesman Pelle Biesmeijer said the suspect,...

  • Brazil confirms Zika infection from a blood transfusion

    Brazil confirms Zika infection from a blood transfusion

    Brazilian health authorities confirmed today a case of transmission of Zika through transfusion of blood from a donor who had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus that is spreading rapidly through the Americas. The health department of...

  • U.N. report says Assange arbitrarily detained

    Sweden's Foreign Ministry said today that a United Nations panel had ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had been "arbitrarily detained". "Their working group has made the judgment that Assange has been arbitrarily detained in...

  • Trump has trouble...engine trouble

    Donald Trump's plane was diverted to Nashville International Airport after the control tower received a report that the aircraft was experiencing engine trouble. News outlets report that the Republican presidential candidate made a brief stop in...

  • Paris attack leader entered France with group of 90 extremists

    Paris attack leader entered France with group of 90 extremists

    The woman who tipped police to the Islamic State commander of the November 13 attacks in Paris says he told her he entered the Paris region among a multinational group of 90 extremists still scattered in the area. In an interview with French TV...

  • Friends actor Matt LeBlanc to be Top Gear presenter

    Friends actor Matt LeBlanc to be Top Gear presenter

    Friends actor Matt LeBlanc is to join Chris Evans as a presenter on the new series of Top Gear. Evans confirmed the news as he tweeted a picture of himself, LeBlanc and The Stig. The revamped version of the BBC show is due to air in May. LeBlanc...

  • 150 people sick onboard cruise ship in Australia

    150 people sick onboard cruise ship in Australia

    More than 150 people are suffering from norovirus gastroenteritis onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Sydney. Passengers were treated by the ship's doctor. No one needed to be hospitalised. "I just got sick Monday night, vomiting...

  • Three arrested in German terror plot raids

    German police have carried out raids in several regions and arrested three people as part of an investigation into four Algerian men suspected of planning attacks in Germany and having ties to the Islamic State group. Berlin police said in a...

  • Major general strike hits Greek transport and services

    Major general strike hits Greek transport and services

    Services across Greece have ground to a halt in a massive general strike which has cancelled flights, ferries and public transport, shut down schools, courts and pharmacies, and left public hospitals with only emergency staff. Unions called the...

  • Julian Assange: I will hand myself in to police if UN rules against me

    Julian Assange: I will hand myself in to police if UN rules against me

    Julian Assange has said he will hand himself over to police for arrest on Friday if a UN working party rules that he has not been unlawfully detained. The Metropolitan Police have said they will make "every effort" to arrest the WikiLeaks founder...

  • Syria peace talks halted as fighting continues

    Syria peace talks halted as fighting continues

    The peace talks in the Syrian civil war are taking a break, but the fighting is not. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced there would be a "temporary pause" in the indirect peace talks between the government and opposition,...

  • Watch: Car on fire skids across UK freeway

    Watch: Car on fire skids across UK freeway

    Newly-released dashcam footage captured the moment a car flipped onto its roof in England's West Midlands in 2012 before sliding off the road with the family inside left unhurt. The footage, filmed on the M5 motorway near Strensham, shows a white...