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  • I am Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter, claims 'inbred with a tomato' politician

    I am Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter, claims 'inbred with a tomato' politician

    The Australian politician locked in a bizarre war of words with Johnny Depp has boasted that he got into the Hollywood star's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Barnaby Joyce was hitting back after Depp quipped that the ruddy-faced...

  • Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

    Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

    The Afghan Taliban have named Haibatullah Akhunzada their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement this morning that gave the group's first official confirmation that former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone...

  • Washington State wins for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    Washington State wins for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump have each won primaries in Washington state. Mr Trump's win helps him inch closer to clinching his party's nomination for uring the rally, Mr Trump was...

  • Eurozone creditors approve new rescue loans for Greece

    Eurozone creditors approve new rescue loans for Greece

    Greece has won a new batch of rescue loans from international creditors following agreement among the 19 eurozone finance ministers. After the ministers approved Greece's recent reform efforts, they decided to disburse €10.3 billion in loans early...

  • Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial over sexual assault charges

    Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial over sexual assault charges

    Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges relating to allegations which date back to 2004. The confirmation came at a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report in which a woman said the comedian gave her three...

  • Libyan coastguards intercept 550 migrants off western coast

    Libyan coastguards intercepted about 550 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa today after they set out to cross the Mediterranean in four rubber boats, Tripoli coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said. The migrants from various African countries,...

  • EgyptAir crash investigators say explosion theory is premature

    EgyptAir crash investigators say explosion theory is premature

    The head of Egypt's forensics authority has dismissed a suggestion that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there was an explosion on board. Investigators are struggling to work out why...

  • No safe routes for 50,000 civilians trapped inside Falluja

    No safe routes for 50,000 civilians trapped inside Falluja

    As military operations to retake the besieged Iraqi town of Falluja continue, thousands of civilian families are trapped in the fighting with no safe route out, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned today. The lock-down for civilians trying to flee...

  • Riot police deployed for evacuation of Greek refugee camp

    Riot police deployed for evacuation of Greek refugee camp

    Greek authorities began a dawn operation to evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police. The government's spokesman for the refugee crisis, Giorgos Kyritsis,...

  • Brazil minister steps aside over 'corruption plot' recording

    Brazil minister steps aside over 'corruption plot' recording

    A minister in Brazil's new government has taken a leave of absence after he was secretly recorded apparently plotting to oust the former president in a bid to stall a huge corruption probe. Planning minister Romero Juca is under investigation in...

  • Egyptair jet swerve claim denied as hunt for black boxes continues

    Egyptair jet swerve claim denied as hunt for black boxes continues

    The doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 did not swerve or lose altitude before it disappeared off radar, the head of Egypt's state-run provider of air navigation services has said. The comments by Ehab Azmy, head of the National Air Navigation Services...

  • Ryanair says to cut prices sharply as European fare war looms

    Ryanair says to cut prices sharply as European fare war looms

    Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, is prepared for a fare war to break out later this year and will cut its own fares sharply to increase its market share to sustain profits, it said today. The Irish airline, Europe's largest by passenger...

  • Clashes near Iraq's Falluja as offensive on IS begins

    Clashes near Iraq's Falluja as offensive on IS begins

    Iraqi government forces are fighting Islamic State militants near Falluja and bombarding central districts, as an offensive begins to retake the longtime jihadist stronghold that sits a short drive from the capital Baghdad.   Iraqi forces have had...

  • Austrian right-wing presidential candidate defeated in photo-finish election

    Austrian right-wing presidential candidate defeated in photo-finish election

    * Former Greens leader edges ahead with 50.3 percent of vote * Far-right candidate Hofer concedes defeat * Result averts embarrassment for European political establishment  Austria has elected a 72-year-old former leader of the Greens party to be...

  • France faults Bial and Biotrial over fatal drug trial

    Portuguese drugmaker Bial and French laboratory Biotrial are at fault "on several counts" for a fatal drug trial that left one person dead and five others hospitalised in January, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said. All trials of the...

  • After 36 years, US lifts arms embargo on old foe Vietnam

    After 36 years, US lifts arms embargo on old foe Vietnam

    The United States has announced an end to its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a historic step that draws a line under the two countries' old enmity and underscores their shared concerns about Beijing's growing military clout.The move...

  • Suicide bomber kills 40, injures 60 in Yemen

    Suicide bomber kills 40, injures 60 in Yemen

    A suicide car bomb killed at least 40 army recruits and injured 60 others in the Yemeni city of Aden today, medics said, in one of the deadliest militant attacks yet on the beleaguered government. The attack occurred as the recruits lined up to...

  • Obama confirms Afghan Taliban leader has been killed

    Obama confirms Afghan Taliban leader has been killed

    US President Barack Obama confirmed today that the leader of the Afghan Taliban had been killed in an American air strike, an attack likely to trigger another leadership tussle in a militant movement already riven by internal divisions.Obama, on a...

  • As Obama begins Vietnam visit, BBC reporter says been banned

    As Obama begins Vietnam visit, BBC reporter says been banned

    A BBC correspondent in Vietnam for US President Barack Obama's visit to the country said today he had been ordered by the Vietnamese authorities to stop reporting apparently because they suspected he had met one of the government's sharpest...

  • Turkish PM's resignation paves way for key ally of President

    Turkish PM's resignation paves way for key ally of President

    Turkey's prime minister has resigned, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr Erdogan's office said Ahmet Davutoglu quit hours after the ruling party confirmed transport and communications...