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  • WITNESS-Woken up before 5am to see North Korea's leader, five hours later

    WITNESS-Woken up before 5am to see North Korea's leader, five hours later

    It's unusual being a foreign correspondent in North Korea, as a team from Reuters, among scores of journalists visiting the reclusive state, found out on Thursday. Invited to Pyongyang for this week's celebrations of the 105th birth anniversary of...

  • US drops mother of all (non-nuclear) bombs

    US drops mother of all (non-nuclear) bombs

    The United States dropped "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan today, the military said. President Donald Trump...

  • Pope makes Easter visit to fortress prison holding ex-mafiosi

    Pope makes Easter visit to fortress prison holding ex-mafiosi

    Pope Francis visited a fortress prison holding mafia turncoats today and again included a Muslim and women in a traditional Holy Week foot-washing ritual that previous popes had limited to Catholic men. Francis said a Mass for the 70 inmates of...

  • Nearly 100 migrants feared missing after boat sinks off Libya

    Nearly 100 migrants feared missing after boat sinks off Libya

    Close to 100 migrants are feared missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast near Tripoli this morning, a coastguard official said. Coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said 23 migrants were rescued from the craft off Gargaresh, a western...

  • India's lost generation of missing children

    India's lost generation of missing children

    250,000 children were registered as missing on the Indian government's Track Child portal between January 2012 to March 2017 - that's five children vanishing every hour. The Track Child data also shows nearly 73,000 children - 30 percent - are...

  • Watch: Trump suddenly warms to China and NATO, sours on Russia

    Watch: Trump suddenly warms to China and NATO, sours on Russia

    After less than three months in office, President Donald Trump has abruptly shifted his stance on an array of foreign policy issues from the US relationship with Russia and China to the value of the NATO alliance. Trump, who ran for the White...

  • Man tossed from plane, found on roof of Mexican hospital

    Man tossed from plane, found on roof of Mexican hospital

    The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers. The body landed...

  • Putin says trust eroded under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

    Putin says trust eroded under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

    Vladimir Putin said today trust has eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that...

  • Germany arrests suspected Islamist over team bus attack

    Germany arrests suspected Islamist over team bus attack

    German authorities have arrested a suspected Islamist in connection with yesterday's attack on a Borussia Dortmund team bus, a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office said. Spanish defender Marc Bartra was injured when three bombs went off...

  • UK's Daily Mail to pay Melania Trump over false modelling claims

    UK's Daily Mail to pay Melania Trump over false modelling claims

    Britain's Daily Mail has agreed to pay Melania Trump an undisclosed sum and issue an apology after it published an article saying the US First Lady had offered "services beyond simply modelling" in her former job. President Donald Trump's wife,...

  • Were Islamist militants or anti-Nazi activists behind the Borussia Dortmund bus attack?

    Were Islamist militants or anti-Nazi activists behind the Borussia Dortmund bus attack?

    German investigators are looking into the possible involvement of Islamist militants or anti-Nazi activists in blasts that hit a bus carrying players from soccer club Borussia Dortmund, media reported today. Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said a...

  • Watch: White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack 'cover up'

    Watch: White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack 'cover up'

    President Donald Trump's administration accused Russia yesterday of trying to shield Syria's government from blame for a deadly gas attack, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought a Western message to Moscow condemning its support for...

  • Dortmund players in shock after explosions around their bus

    Dortmund players in shock after explosions around their bus

    Borussia Dortmund players are in shock after three explosions near their bus injured a defender and forced a postponement of their Champions League match against  Monaco. The incidents occurred around three kilometres from Signal Iduna Park as the...

  • Watch: Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund team bus, one player hurt

    Watch: Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund team bus, one player hurt

    Updated 12 April 6.25am Borussia Dortmund's team bus was attacked with explosives yesterday shortly before the start of their Champions League clash with AS Monaco, injuring defender Marc Bartra and forcing the match to be postponed by a...

  • Migrants traded in "slave markets" in Libya

    Migrants traded in "slave markets" in Libya

    Growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are traded in what they call slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation, the UN migration agency said. West African migrants interviewed by the...

  • Attack us and we will retailiate, North Korea warns USA

    Attack us and we will retailiate, North Korea warns USA

    North Korean state media today warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of a US pre-emptive strike as a US Navy strike group led by a nuclear-powered aircraft steamed towards the western Pacific. Tension has escalated sharply on...

  • Stockholm truck attack suspect admits to terror crime

    Stockholm truck attack suspect admits to terror crime

    Rakhmat Akilov, the main suspect in the deadly truck attack in Stockholm that killed four and injured a further 15, has admitted to committing a terrorist crime, his lawyer said in a court hearing today. "His position is that he admits to a...

  • Fire rips through French migrant camp

    Fire rips through French migrant camp

    A fire destroyed large swathes of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France yesterday night following skirmishes that injured several people earlier in the evening, firefighters and regional authorities said. At least six...

  • Watch: Man dragged off overbooked plane as passengers scream

    Watch: Man dragged off overbooked plane as passengers scream

    Updated 8.36am United Airlines is facing a public relations disaster after footage of a passenger being forcibly dragged off an overbooked plane outraged social media users yesterday.  The unidentified man, reportedly a doctor, screamed as a...

  • Panama Papers among Pulitzer Prize winners

    Panama Papers among Pulitzer Prize winners

    The Pulitzer Prizes have honoured The Washington Post for hard-hitting reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and The New York Times for revealing Vladimir Putin's covert power grab, praising their probing of powerful people despite a...