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  • 650 whales stranded in NewZealand as new pod grounded

    650 whales stranded in NewZealand as new pod grounded

    A new pod of 240 whales has swum aground at a remote New Zealand beach hours after volunteers refloated a different group following a mass stranding. In total, more than 650 pilot whales have beached along a 5km stretch of coastline over two days...

  • Fake news killing people's minds - Apple boss

    Fake news killing people's minds - Apple boss

    Fake news is "killing people's minds" and a vast campaign is needed to combat the phenomenon, Apple boss Tim Cook has said. The chief executive of one of the world's largest companies said governments should wage information wars against phoney...

  • Suicide bomber kills 7, wounds 20 in Afghanistan

    Suicide bomber kills 7, wounds 20 in Afghanistan

    A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 20 others outside a bank in the capital city of Afghanistan's Helmand province, the governor's office said. The bomber detonated an explosives-packed car next to an Afghan army vehicle as soldiers...

  • Rescuers form human chain to help stranded whales in New Zealand

    Rescuers form human chain to help stranded whales in New Zealand

    Whale rescuers in New Zealand linked arms in neck-deep water to try and prevent about 200 pilot whales from stranding themselves again in a remote bay, where 300 of the animals died this week. The incident, in the shallow muddy waters of Golden...

  • Watch: Trump considers new travel ban

    Watch: Trump considers new travel ban

    US President Donald Trump is considering issuing a new executive order banning citizens of certain countries travelling to the United States after his initial attempt to clamp down on immigration and refugees snarled to a halt amid political and...

  • Stampede at stadium kills 17, injures scores in Africa

    Stampede at stadium kills 17, injures scores in Africa

    At least 17 people died and scores were injured in a stampede at an Angolan football match last night when hundreds of supporters stormed the stadium gates, a medical official said. The crowd in the northern city of Uige pushed against barriers...

  • Polish Prime Minister is flown to Warsaw after car crash

    Polish Prime Minister is flown to Warsaw after car crash

    Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has suffered minor injuries in a car crash and been flown to the capital Warsaw for medical tests, a spokesman said. The accident happened about 6.30 pm on Friday in the town of Oswiecim, southern Poland -...

  • Trump promises action 'very rapidly' after travel ban halted

    Trump promises action 'very rapidly' after travel ban halted

    US President Donald Trump has promised to take action "very rapidly" to protect the country and its citizens, a day after a federal appeals court firmly kept his travel ban on hold. He did not reveal his planned next step to control travel into...

  • Greek city prepares to evacuate 75,000 people to defuse unexploded WWII bomb

    Greek city prepares to evacuate 75,000 people to defuse unexploded WWII bomb

    Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki are making arrangements to evacuate about 75,000 people from three neighbourhoods ahead of efforts to defuse a 227-kilograms unexploded Second World War bomb. Bomb disposal experts are to...

  • Germany seeks to reduce child benefit paid to EU migrants

    Germany seeks to reduce child benefit paid to EU migrants

    Germany is seeking the flexibility to adjust child benefits for European Union migrants, which could mean less money for thousands of foreigners working in the country. Citizens of other EU countries who work in Germany are entitled to child...

  • Turkish police fire tear gas, detain 12 in university protests

    Turkish police fire tear gas, detain 12 in university protests

    Turkish police detained at least 12 people and fired tear gas to disperse hundreds more protesting outside Ankara University against the dismissal of dozens of professors, police sources and Reuters witnesses said. Up to 1,000 people including...

  • Australian heatwave causes firms to power down

    Australian heatwave causes firms to power down

    Major energy users on Australia's east coast have shut down and residents asked not to go home and cook or watch television, to ease demand on strained power supplies as an extreme heatwave moved from the desert interior to the coast. Authorities...

  • US judges uphold travel ban suspension, infuriating Trump

    US judges uphold travel ban suspension, infuriating Trump

    President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow yesterday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of...

  • Trump backs 'One China' policy in call with China's Xi

    Trump backs 'One China' policy in call with China's Xi

    US President Donald Trump agreed to honour the longstanding "One China" policy during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, taking steps to improve ties after angering Beijing by talking to the leader of Taiwan. Trump further unnerved...

  • South African Opposition heckles President in Parliament

    South African Opposition heckles President in Parliament

    South African opposition politicians have tried to stop President Jacob Zuma from addressing parliament, repeatedly interrupting the proceedings to declare that he is unfit for office because of corruption allegations. The raucous scene unfolded...

  • Hungary to put asylum seekers in border camps made up of shipping containers

    Hungary to put asylum seekers in border camps made up of shipping containers

    Hungary plans to hold migrants in border camps made up of shipping containers while their asylum requests are settled, a top official said. Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, also said once new rules are in place, any...

  • IS suspects planned 'sensational' attack in Turkey

    IS suspects planned 'sensational' attack in Turkey

    Police have detained four Islamic State suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a "sensational" attack in Turkey and seized 24 suicide attack belts, officials said. The latest detentions came as CIA chief Mike Pompeo arrived in Turkey to...

  • Germany to take its gold stash home sooner than planned

    Germany's central bank is bringing home gold reserves stored in places like New York and Paris faster than planned as confidence in the euro ebbs even in the heart of the currency bloc after a decade of a sluggish economy. Stashed away at the...

  • Explosion at French atomic plant - no nuclear risk

    Explosion at French atomic plant - no nuclear risk

    An explosion occurred at French utility EDF's Flamanville nuclear plant this morning, but there was no associated nuclear risk, a local government official said. Ouest France newspaper said there may be some injuries. M6 radio said five people...

  • Power outage fuels growing Australian energy debate

    Power outage fuels growing Australian energy debate

    A power outage during a searing heat wave in South Australia state has worsened a row with the federal government over energy security and the state's heavy reliance on wind and solar power. Australia's energy market operator cut power to about...