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  • 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...

  • Let's not overreact to Panama Papers, some EU ministers warn

    Let's not overreact to Panama Papers, some EU ministers warn

    A European Commission plan to publicly reveal tax and financial data of large companies raised concerns among some European Union finance ministers who today advised caution after the Panama Paper leaks. Under pressure after the revelations about...

  • Brexit camp backlash over Obama 'back of queue' warning

    Brexit camp backlash over Obama 'back of queue' warning

    US president Barack Obama's blunt warning that Britain would be at "the back of the queue" for American trade deals if it quit the EU has provoked a backlash from the Brexit camp. Leading Leave campaigners accused Mr Obama of spouting...

  • Eighth body found after 'execution-style' killings in Ohio

    Seven people have been shot dead in "execution-style killings" in three homes along a rural Ohio road, US authorities said. The victims, all said to be from the same family, included two children. An eighth body was later found at a separate...

  • Solar plane slowly soaring from Hawaii to California

    Solar plane slowly soaring from Hawaii to California

    A solar-powered plane on a round-the-world journey has passed a point about a third of the way to California after taking off from Hawaii. Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard called out the sunrise after cruising over the north Pacific on...

  • Romania expelled from Eurovision Song Contest

    Romania expelled from Eurovision Song Contest

    Romania has been expelled from this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The European Broadcasting Union, which produces the annual competition, said the decision was taken after Romania's national broadcaster, Televiziunea Romana (TVR), failed to pay...

  • German carmakers to recall 630,000 cars to fix emissions

    German carmakers to recall 630,000 cars to fix emissions

    German car manufacturers will recall 630,000 Porsche, Volkswagen Opel, Audi and Mercedes vehicles to fix diesel emissions management software, a German government official said today, widening a clampdown on pollution in the wake of the Volkswagen...

  • Solar plane passes point of no return over the Pacific

    Solar plane passes point of no return over the Pacific

    A solar plane on a round-the-world journey has reached the point of no return over the Pacific Ocean after leaving Hawaii - and now it is California or bust. Solar Impulse 2 was cruising at about 20,000ft over the cold northern Pacific late on...

  • Prince told us 'Save your prayers' - fans

    Prince told us 'Save your prayers' - fans

    Prince fans have revealed that the singer told them to "save your prayers" during his last public appearance, as hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to the music superstar at his estate in Minnesota. Gretchen Richardson, 27, and Cory...

  • Obama: UK should stay in the EU

    Obama: UK should stay in the EU

    Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the EU, saying the world needed the UK's influence within Europe. The US president, who has arrived in Britain for talks with David Cameron and lunch with the Queen, said membership of the European Union...

  • FBI paid more than $1.3 mln to break into San Bernardino iPhone

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said otoday the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job. According to...

  • Human traffickers stopped rescue after disaster - survivors

    Human traffickers stopped rescue after disaster - survivors

    A knife-wielding human trafficker prevented survivors of a shipwreck from pulling others to safety, leaving them to drown in the dark, one of the surviving migrants said today. Up to 500 people are believed to have died in last week's disaster,...

  • Vatican suspends PwC audit

    The Vatican has suspended an audit of its finances by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a decision sources said was taken to determine if there were irregularities in the contract. Vatican sources said the Secretariat of State, the top department in...

  • Update 2 - Tributes pour in for pop superstar Prince, dead at 57

    Update 2 - Tributes pour in for pop superstar Prince, dead at 57

    The music world is in mourning for superstar Prince, who died at the age of 57 after collapsing in a lift at his home in Minnesota. Medical personnel tried to revive the star, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, said Carver County Sheriff Jim...

  • Queen declares 1926 'vintage year' as Britain celebrates her 90th birthday

    Queen declares 1926 'vintage year' as Britain celebrates her 90th birthday

    The Queen has declared 1926 - the year she was born - a vintage year as well-wishers turned out in their thousands to wish her a happy 90th birthday. With the Duke of Edinburgh by her side, the Queen went on a walkabout in Windsor and received...

  • Egyptian police detained Italian before his murder - sources

    Egyptian police detained Italian before his murder - sources

    An Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt had been detained by police and then transferred to a compound run by Homeland Security the day he vanished, intelligence and police sources say. The claims contradict the official Egyptian...

  • US discovers major drug tunnel to Mexico

    US discovers major drug tunnel to Mexico

    US agents have discovered a tunnel used to smuggle drugs between the United States and Mexico. The tunnel is half a mile long, between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.  An entrance was hidden under a huge dumpster.  U.S. agents said it was used to...

  • China confirms another test of new long-rang missile

    China's Defence Ministry on Thursday indirectly confirmed a report it had carried out another test of a new intercontinental missile. The Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday reported that China had on April 12 again tested a new long-range missile...