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  • Cruz and Kasich merge campaigns in shock bid to cripple Trump

    Cruz and Kasich merge campaigns in shock bid to cripple Trump

    Donald Trump's Republican rivals have announced shock plans to co-ordinate primary strategies in upcoming states to deprive the front-runner of the delegates he needs to win the party nomination. In an extraordinary move, Ted Cruz and John Kasich...

  • Australian teen charged with planning ANZAC attack

    Australian teen charged with planning ANZAC attack

    Australia's New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says a teenager has been arrested and charged with a terrorism offence related to planning an attack at today's ANZAC commemorations. The 16-year-old boy was arrested near his Sydney...

  • Ohio family massacre 'sophisticated, planned executions'

    Ohio family massacre 'sophisticated, planned executions'

    The murders of eight family members in rural Ohio were sophisticated, planned executions, authorities have said. It also emerged that several marijuana-growing operations were found at the crime scenes but investigators said it was unclear what,...

  • Pro-EU parties set to claim convincing win in Serbia elections

    The incumbent pro-EU populists have dominated Serbia's parliamentary election, leaving pro-Russia nationalists far behind, initial unofficial results show. The apparent triumph by prime minister Aleksandar Vucic's Progressive Party means Serbia...

  • Damascus celebrates Palm Sunday for first time in 5 years

    Damascus celebrates Palm Sunday for first time in 5 years

    For the first time since the Syrian civil war began five years ago, Orthodox Christians march through the streets of Damascus to celebrate Palm Sunday. Diane Hodges reports.

  • Pope to teens: happiness is not an app

    Pope to teens: happiness is not an app

    Pope Francis holds a Jubilee Year Mass for tens of thousands of youth, urging them to shun materialism, and calls on kidnappers to release religious hostages in Syria. Diane Hodges reports.

  • Man aged 20 charged with threatening to bomb Donald Trump rally

    Man aged 20 charged with threatening to bomb Donald Trump rally

    A 20-year-old man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally in Connecticut. Connecticut State Police said the US Secret Service contacted them on Saturday after they say Sean Morkys posted on...

  • Angela Merkel hosts Barack Obama for talks at former Royal summer home

    Angela Merkel hosts Barack Obama for talks at former Royal summer home

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed US president Barack Obama with military honours ahead of their bilateral talks. Ms Merkel received Mr Obama at Herrenhausen Palace, a rebuilt version of the 17th-century summer home of the royal house...

  • French government says it supports UK nuclear plant project

    France's economy minister has confirmed the government supports French energy company EDF's nuclear power plant project at Hinkley Point. Emmanuel Macron told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper today that the final investment decision "may be...

  • Nepal marks anniversary of earthquake which killed thousands

    Nepal marks anniversary of earthquake which killed thousands

    Nepal has held memorial services to mark the first anniversary of an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless. People gathered at the remains of a historic tower in Nepal's capital Kathmandu that collapsed...

  • Prom shooting in Wisconsin leaves three people injured

    A shooting at a high school prom in Wisconsin has left three people injured. Aspirus Langlade Hospital officials told WSAW-TV that they treated three patients following a shooting at Antigo High School at about 11pm on Saturday night. They said...

  • India revokes passport of tycoon who owes millions

    India revokes passport of tycoon who owes millions

    India has revoked the passport of a flamboyant Indian businessman accused of fleeing to London in March while owing millions of pounds to Indian banks. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said on Sunday that the decision to revoke...

  • Serbia's general election tests EU bid amid far-right surge

    Serbia's general election tests EU bid amid far-right surge

    Polls have opened in Serbia's general election, which is being seen as a test of prime minister Aleksandar Vucic's proclaimed bid to lead the Balkan nation to European Union membership. Vucic has called the vote two years early, saying he needs a...

  • Solar plane reaches California

    Solar plane reaches California

    A solar-powered plane has arrived in California following a 62-hour flight from Hawaii. The aircraft, called the Solar Impulse 2, was grounded on the island of Oahu, Hawaii since July as a result of battery damage caused during the plane's record...

  • Pop star Prince cremated

    Pop star Prince cremated

    Prince's family and friends attended a private ceremony to pay their respects to the late pop superstar at the Paisley Park Studios complex and home where he died. His remains, a Prince spokeswoman said, have been cremated. Their final resting...

  • Hillary Clinton also wants Britain to stay in the EU

    Hillary Clinton also wants Britain to stay in the EU

    U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton wants Britain to stay in the European Union, her campaign said today, following an intervention from U.S. President Barack Obama who urged Britons to vote to remain. "Hillary Clinton...

  • Merkel arrives in southeast Turkey to ease tensions of migrant deal

    Merkel arrives in southeast Turkey to ease tensions of migrant deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in a Turkish border province today to meet Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as she works to ease tensions in the deal to tackle the migrant crisis. Prior to its enforcement almost three weeks ago,...

  • Nearly 50 starving monkeys rescued from zoo

    Close to 50 starved and sick monkeys were rescued from filthy living conditions in a South African private zoo today, and were whisked away to a care facility, an international animal rights group said. International Primates Rescue (IPR) founder...

  • Militants, guards clash near Libya port, commander wounded

    Militants, guards clash near Libya port, commander wounded

    Islamic State militants clashed with a Libyan force guarding oil ports near Brega terminal today, killing one guard and wounding four including Ibrahim Jathran, leader of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), security and medical sources...

  • North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

    North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

    North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) today off its east coast, South Korea said, amid concerns that it might conduct a nuclear test or a missile launch ahead of a key ruling party meeting in May. The...