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  • Trump campaign had Russia intelligence contacts

    Trump campaign had Russia intelligence contacts

    US President Donald Trump's campaign aides were in contact with Russian intelligence officers in the run-up to the 2016 election, The New York Times reported, citing four US officials.  They say US intelligence uncovered them while looking for...

  • Watch: India launches record 104 satellites at one go

    Watch: India launches record 104 satellites at one go

    India successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission today, setting what its space agency says is a world record of launching the most satellites at one go. Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the...

  • Clues scarce after Kim Jong Un's half-brother killed at Malaysian airport

    Clues scarce after Kim Jong Un's half-brother killed at Malaysian airport

    Police in Malaysia were checking airport surveillance video for clues about the astonishing assassination of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother at a busy airport. The death of Kim Jong Nam rippled across Asia on Wednesday as police...

  • Trump's trust in Flynn had been eroding - White House spokesman

    Trump's trust in Flynn had been eroding - White House spokesman

    President Donald Trump asked for the resignation of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, after his level of trust in Flynn eroded to the point that he felt he needed to make a change, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters...

  • One killed in head-on train crash in Luxembourg

    One killed in head-on train crash in Luxembourg

    One person has been killed and several injured in a head-on collision between a freight train and a passenger train in Luxembourg. The CLT rail company said in a statement that the passenger train, heading into France, went through a stop signal...

  • North Korean leader's half brother killed in Malaysia

    North Korean leader's half brother killed in Malaysia

    The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia, a South Korean government source said today. Kim Jong Nam, the older half-brother of the North Korean leader, was known to spend a significant amount of his...

  • Frenchman suspected of aiding Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested

    Frenchman suspected of aiding Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested

    Turkish authorities have formally arrested a French national suspected of helping to plan a mass shooting in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day in which 39 people were killed, a police official and the state-run Anadolu news agency said. The...

  • UK unlikely to trigger Article 50 at March 9 EU summit - Brexit minister

    UK unlikely to trigger Article 50 at March 9 EU summit - Brexit minister

    Brexit minister David Davis said today the government was on course to meet its end-March deadline to launch the formal divorce procedure from the European Union but did not see Britain doing so at an EU summit next month. EU officials are keen to...

  • Playboy brings back naked women, saying nudity ban was a mistake

    Playboy brings back naked women, saying nudity ban was a mistake

    Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous. Playboy celebrated the reversal on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #NakedIsNormal. The U-turn came on Monday with the release of...

  • Trump's security adviser resigns over Russia row

    Trump's security adviser resigns over Russia row

    President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure comes after less than a...

  • Top cardinals back the Pope after anonymous attacks by conservatives

    Top cardinals back the Pope after anonymous attacks by conservatives

    Senior Roman Catholic cardinals from the around the world defended Pope Francis today against a spate of recent attacks from conservatives challenging his authority. In an unusual move, nine cardinals in a group advising Francis on Vatican...

  • Islamic State leadership targeted in airstrike, Baghdadi fate unclear

    The Iraqi airforce carried out a strike on a house where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was thought to be meeting other commanders, Iraq's Iraqi military said in a statement today, without making clear whether he had been hit. The...

  • Four dead in French Alps avalanche

    Four dead in French Alps avalanche

    At least four people have died in an avalanche in the French Alps, local emergency services said. The skiers were caught off piste at the resort of Tignes, according to local newspaper Le Dauphine Libere. Others are still trapped in the snow,...

  • View: These are the world's best press photos of 2016

    View: These are the world's best press photos of 2016

    A photo of a fanatic seconds after he assassinated Russia's Ambassador to Turkey has been named the 2017 World Press Photo of the Year.  Burhan Ozbilici's snapshot of a gun-wielding off-duty Turkish police officer standing above the body of Andrei...

  • Belgian fighter gets 28 years for executing prisoner in Syria

    Belgian fighter gets 28 years for executing prisoner in Syria

    A Belgian man was sentenced to 28 years in jail today for killing a prisoner while fighting with jihadist groups in Syria, the first murder conviction of a returned fighter in Belgium. Hakim Elouassaki, 24, returned to Belgium in 2013 after being...

  • EU sees eurozone economy weaken this year

    EU sees eurozone economy weaken this year

    The eurozone's economic growth is expected to lose some speed this year and to rebound in 2018 while the British economy will nearly halve its expansion by 2018, the European Commission said today, warning of higher political risks. The EU...

  • USA's largest dam expected to collapse, 200,000 evacuated

    USA's largest dam expected to collapse, 200,000 evacuated

    Nearly 200,000 people living below the tallest dam in the United States, near Oroville in Northern California, were urgently ordered to flee their homes yesterday after a spillway appeared for a time to be in danger of imminent...

  • Artful students foil theft of Picasso and Rembrandt works

    Artful students foil theft of Picasso and Rembrandt works

    Three students chased and detained a man who police believe tried to steal five paintings from a Boston art gallery, including etchings by Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. Boston University student Mackenzie Thompson said she and two other students...

  • Stolen Nobel prize replica recovered by Indian police

    Stolen Nobel prize replica recovered by Indian police

    Idia's 2014 Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has expressed his relief and gratitude to police for recovering a replica of his prize medal that was stolen last week from his home in the capital New Delhi. Police confirmed that they had...

  • White House official attacks court after legal setbacks on immigration

    White House official attacks court after legal setbacks on immigration

    A White House official has criticised a US court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration as a "judicial usurpation of power" and said the administration is considering a range of options, including a new...