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  • Could this man become Europe's first far-right head of state?

    Could this man become Europe's first far-right head of state?

    Austria could elect the European Union's first far-right head of state today, with support for Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer buoyed by a migration crisis that has heightened fears about employment and security. Opinion polls suggest the...

  • Obama, bound for Vietnam, seeks to turn old foe into new partner

    Obama, bound for Vietnam, seeks to turn old foe into new partner

    US President Barack Obama on Sunday headed for his first visit to Vietnam, a trip aimed at sealing the transformation of an old enemy into a new partner to help counter China's growing assertiveness in the region.Four decades after the Vietnam...

  • Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

    Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

    The United States conducted a drone strike yesterday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials...

  • Mexico approves extradition of 'El Chapo' Guzman

    Mexico approves extradition of 'El Chapo' Guzman

    Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States late yesterday after receiving guarantees he would not face the death penalty, and the kinkgpin's lawyers vowed to block the move. Juan Pablo Badillo, one...

  • Yale promotes transgender-friendly reforms

    Yale promotes transgender-friendly reforms

    Visitors at Yale University's 315th commencement will notice something new on campus this year - gender-neutral toilets in 23 buildings.The Ivy League school is promoting them on its website for Monday's commencement, complete with a link to a map...

  • Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad riots: hospitals

    Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad riots: hospitals

    At least four anti-government protesters were killed and 90 injured when security forces ejected them from Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, hospital sources said today. Iraqi security forces used live ammunition, rubber bullets, water...

  • EgyptAir investigators say it is 'too soon for conclusions'

    EgyptAir investigators say it is 'too soon for conclusions'

    10.09pm Update - Investigators reluctant to draw conclusions | EgyptAir flight MS804 sent a series of signals indicating that smoke had been detected on board before it crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday, France's air accident...

  • Italian PM Renzi stakes his future on October referendum

    Italian PM Renzi stakes his future on October referendum

    Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched his campaign to win an October referendum on constitutional reform today, staking his political future on an attempt to finally give Italy stable governments. Recent opinion polls suggest the electorate will...

  • G7 united against Brexit but can only hope for an 'In' vote

    G7 united against Brexit but can only hope for an 'In' vote

    Finance leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers united over the weekend in wishing that Britain stays in the European Union, but acknowledged they could do little more than hope. "The G7 did not talk about a Plan B to respond to what would...

  • Islamic State claim village doctor hacking killing

    Islamic State claim village doctor hacking killing

    Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a village doctor and wounded a university teacher in Bangladesh yesterday, in what police suspected was the latest in a series attacks by Islamists in the majority-Muslim nation. The attackers rode a...

  • Human remains found from EgyptAir crash at sea; sensor detected disturbance

    Human remains found from EgyptAir crash at sea; sensor detected disturbance

    * Unconfirmed flight data points to problems before crash * Sensor detected disturbance outside jet -U.S. officials * Egyptian navy searching area of 5,000 square miles * No cause, including terrorism, ruled out so far Egypt said its navy had...

  • Gun-wielding man shot near White House

    Gun-wielding man shot near White House

    A U.S. Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, officials said. The Secret Service, which protects the...

  • UKIP launches Brexit battle bus

    UKIP launches Brexit battle bus

    UKIP euro-skeptic leader Nigel Farage launched his party's so-called Brexit battle bus in London. Farage rode an open-topped double-decker bus and parked up outside the European Commission's building to declare that June 23 will be Britain's...

  • Father accused of killing baby daughter left in hot car

    A man has been charged with second-degree murder after his eight-month-old daughter died in his overheated car in Mississippi. Grenada Assistant Police Chief George Douglas said 25-year-old Joshua Blunt is being held in custody after his daughter...

  • Venezuela's Maduro admits he is 'mad as a goat'... in love with his country

    Venezuela's Maduro admits he is 'mad as a goat'... in love with his country

    Called "mad as a goat" by Uruguay's Jose Mujica this week, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro retorted laughingly that the former president was right - but he was only crazy with love for his country. "Yes, I'm mad as a goat, it's true," Maduro...

  • Work launched to restore tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem church

    Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Jerusalem site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. The works are the first in almost two...

  • Poland's ruling party defiant as Brussels steps up pressure

    Poland's ruling party defiant as Brussels steps up pressure

    Poland's prime minister appeared to escalate a conflict with the European Commission today, declaring Poland is a sovereign state and will not bow to external pressure. The European Union's executive arm is investigating whether Poland is...

  • Israeli Defence Minister quits, saying he has no faith in Bibi

    Israeli Defence Minister quits, saying he has no faith in Bibi

    Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon announced his resignation this morning, citing poor faith in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Netanyahu proposed replacing him as part of a move to expand the coalition government. Political sources...

  • Second schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram

    Second schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram

    A second kidnapped girl more than two years ago in a raid on their school in Chibok town by Boko Haram militants has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army said on Thursday. Army spokesman Sani Usman released the information in a message...

  • EgyptAir: Egypt's air force, navy, civil aviation mobilised for search

    EgyptAir: Egypt's air force, navy, civil aviation mobilised for search

    Read the latest news on the EgyptAir MS804 search here Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the civil aviation ministry, the army's search and rescue centre, the navy, and the air force to take all necessary measures to locate...