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  • 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...

  • ISIS is top global threat: US intelligence director

    ISIS is top global threat: US intelligence director

    The top US intelligence official outlined the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016 for the Senate Armed Services Committee, touching on disruptions in cyberspace, Islamic State's attack capabilities and the continued...

  • Watch: Dramatic migrant rescue captured on video

    Watch: Dramatic migrant rescue captured on video

    The Turkish Coast Guard spotted a boat in distress during its daily search and rescue flights over the Aegean Sea and rappelled down to save a lone migrant clinging to the upturned bow of his sinking boat yesterday. The Coast Guard said 34 people...

  • South African court hears case against President Zuma

    South African court hears case against President Zuma

    The chant "pay back the money" filtered into South Africa's highest court as judges heard a case in which President Jacob Zuma is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home. Inside court, lawyers...

  • Islamic State car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

    Islamic State car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

    A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital, killing at least 10 people. Syrian state TV reported the toll and showed footage of the blast scene in Damascus, including...

  • Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell

    Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell

    A Bosnian Serb general convicted by United Nations judges of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre has died in his cell, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has announced. Zdravko Tolimir, 67, died on Monday night at the court's detention unit in...

  • Man sets himself on fire outside Prince William's London palace

    Man sets himself on fire outside Prince William's London palace

    A man died today after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, police said. The incident is not being treated as suspicious or related to terrorism, they added. Police said they had...

  • Voting starts in New Hampshire primary

    Voting starts in New Hampshire primary

    Voting has started in New Hampshire in the second round of the process for the Republican and Democratic parties to select their candidates for November's presidential elections. Donald Trump is leading the polls for the Republicans, but he came...

  • Updated - Eight dead, many injured in German train crash

    Updated - Eight dead, many injured in German train crash

    German police say the death toll in a train head-on collision in southern Germany has risen to eight. Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said that 150 people were injured in this morning's crash, including 50 severely. The two trains crashed into...

  • Cruise ship battered by Atlantic storm, four hurt

    Cruise ship battered by Atlantic storm, four hurt

    The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas headed back to its New Jersey port last night after a storm packing high winds and 30-foot (9-metre) waves toppled furniture and shattered glass on the vessel, slightly injuring four...

  • Libya conducts strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashes

    Libya conducts strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashes

    Forces allied to Libya's eastern government carried out air strikes on Islamic State militant areas of Derna city, but an aircraft later crashed because of mechanical failure, a spokesman said. Libyan National Army forces, led by Gen. Khalifa...

  • Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of "extermination", shocking UN report says

    Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of "extermination", shocking UN report says

    Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said today. The U.N. commission of...

  • Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

    Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending Canada's controversial combat role in the effort against Islamic State. Canada will end its bombing missions by...

  • Four hurt by leopard in school grounds in India

    At least four people were hurt by a leopard which entered the grounds of a school in India's southern Karnataka state on Friday. Video showed the large cat attacking a man near a swimming pool.  The leopard was later tranquilised and safely removed.

  • Indian man killed by meteorite - reports

    Indian man killed by meteorite - reports

    Indian scientists are investigating whether a man was killed by a meteorite, which if confirmed would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years. Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu,...

  • 33 migrants drown trying to reach Greece

    At least 33 migrants attempting to reach Greece have drowned after two boats got into difficulties off the Turkish coast. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said 22 died after a boat capsized in the Bay of Edremit, near the Greek island of...

  • Young girl rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

    Young girl rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

    Rescuers pulled out an eight-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block today more than 60 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100. The...

  • Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish flight

    A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday. The...