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  • Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss EU gameplan

    Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss EU gameplan

    The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet tomorrow to discuss how to keep the European project together in the second set of talks between the premiers of the euro zone's three largest economies since Britain's shock vote to leave the...

  • Trump doubles his election spending

    Trump doubles his election spending

    Donald Trump doubled his campaign expenses last month, yet was still spending at a far slower rate than Hillary Clinton. New finance documents show the Republican presidential nominee's campaign spent about 18.5 million dollars in July. By...

  • Texas court halts execution

    A court has halted the execution of a Texas man who was scheduled to die for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he was not the person who pulled the trigger. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 7-2 to put Jeffery Wood's execution on hold. Wood,...

  • Watch: Turkey blames IS for wedding blast that killed 50

    Watch: Turkey blames IS for wedding blast that killed 50

    Text updated Sunday 11.32 am -   A bomb attack on an outdoor wedding party in south-eastern Turkey that killed 50 people and wounded dozens of others was the work of IS, the country's president said. Officials said yesterday's attack in Gaziantep,...

  • Brother of Syrian boy pictured in Aleppo dies of his wounds

    Brother of Syrian boy pictured in Aleppo dies of his wounds

    The older brother of the Syrian boy whose image, dazed and bloodied after an air strike, shocked people around the world, has died in Aleppo from wounds sustained in the same incident, a war monitor and a witness said. Ali Daqneesh, 10, was...

  • Donald Trump is a parasite - Republican strategist

    Donald Trump is a parasite - Republican strategist

    Donald Trump is like a parasite that has been injected into the Republican Party and his candidacy could damage the party's ability to win elections for the foreseeable future, a US pollster and Republican political strategist has said. Robert...

  • Turkish parliament approves deal ending rift with Israel

    Turkey's parliament approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought to an end a six-year rift between the two regional powers, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. Relations between the two countries crumbled after...

  • Diplomat who defected to South Korea was sex criminal 'scum', North Korea says

    Diplomat who defected to South Korea was sex criminal 'scum', North Korea says

    North Korean state media has accused a diplomat who defected from Britain to South Korea of fleeing to escape punishment for a variety of crimes, including child rape, for which Pyongyang had sought to extradite him. A commentary by the KCNA news...

  • US Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

    US Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

    The United States Army's finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced. The Defense Department's Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army...

  • Mexican police massacred 22 gang members, commission finds

    Mexican police massacred 22 gang members, commission finds

    The small town of Ocotlan in western Mexico was hard hit by an ambush a government body now admits was an act of police abuse, having lost dozens of its young men who joined a powerful drug gang for money and adventure but instead found an early...

  • NASA installs parking spot in space for commercial taxis

    NASA installs parking spot in space for commercial taxis

    Two NASA astronauts have completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to install a parking spot for upcoming commercial space taxis, which will end US reliance on Russia for rides to the orbiting outpost. Station...

  • WTO backs EU in row over Russian import ban on pigs, pork

    WTO backs EU in row over Russian import ban on pigs, pork

    A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has backed the European Union (EU) in a two-year dispute over Russia's ban on pig and pork imports from the bloc. Russia imposed the ban after a handful of cases of African swine fever in some EU areas in...

  • Watch: Naked Donald Trump has onlookers gawking in NYC

    Watch: Naked Donald Trump has onlookers gawking in NYC

    An artists' collective has taken credit for exposing US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to unflattering scrutiny, saying it is responsible for life-sized nude statues of the tycoon. Naked statues of Mr Trump featuring a massive...

  • Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    Paul Manafort has resigned from the campaign of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, days after he was effectively demoted in a shake-up of the campaign leadership. "This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation...

  • German conservatives call for partial ban on face veil

    German conservatives call for partial ban on face veil

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have agreed that women should be banned from wearing the face veil in schools and universities and while driving, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said today. The move follows an influx last year...

  • UN says it was involved in introducing cholera to Haiti

    UN says it was involved in introducing cholera to Haiti

    The United Nations has said for the first time that it was involved in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and needs to do "much more" to end the suffering of those affected, estimated at more than 800,000 people. Researchers say there is ample...

  • Watch: CNN anchor breaks down over distressing image of Syrian boy

    Watch: CNN anchor breaks down over distressing image of Syrian boy

    A CNN presenter fought back tears as she narrated the distressing story of a five-year-old Syrian boy who appeared dazed and bloodied after yet another bomb attack. The footage of Omran Daqneesh sat in the chair of an ambulance and covered in dust...

  • 2,000 dead seahorses smuggled in packages to France

    French customs officers have seized 2,000 dried seahorses which had been smuggled into France in several postal packages en route from Guinea to Vietnam. The endangered creatures were discovered in plastic bags by officers in a Paris suburban post...

  • Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle Museum

    The remarkable discovery includes the dinosaur's vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones, and represents about 20% of the meat-eating predator. Several dozen scientists, volunteers, students and others worked over the summer to excavate the...

  • Watch: 'Adorable' purple, googly-eyed stubby squid may be a new species

    Watch: 'Adorable' purple, googly-eyed stubby squid may be a new species

    A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California could not contain their excitement when they spotted a bright purple, googly-eyed stubby squid. They let out a collective "whoa" on video posted on the...