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  • Scandal-hit Fillon says he won't quit French presidency race

    Scandal-hit Fillon says he won't quit French presidency race

    French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has vowed to fight on for the presidency despite a damaging scandal involving taxpayer-funded payments to his wife for work that a newspaper alleges she did not do. At a news conference in...

  • Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

    Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

    The Kremlin has demanded an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with US counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill...

  • Corpses of ISIS fighters left to rot on Iraqi streets

    Corpses of ISIS fighters left to rot on Iraqi streets

    The flyblown corpses of Islamic State militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passersby. Suicide bombers' belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby. But the Iraqi...

  • World's biggest tech firms join forces against Trump's immigration ban

    World's biggest tech firms join forces against Trump's immigration ban

    Nearly 100 companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together yesterday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." The brief, filed...

  • Gun salute marks Queen Elizabeth's 65 years on the throne

    Gun salute marks Queen Elizabeth's 65 years on the throne

    Queen Elizabeth, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee on Monday as Britain commemorated 65 years since she ascended the British throne. The 90-year-old monarch, who became Britain's longest-reigning...

  • Journalists join Google, Facebook, to fight fake news

    Journalists join Google, Facebook, to fight fake news

    French journalists are teaming up with US internet giants Google and Facebook to fight propaganda and misinformation online ahead of presidential elections. The move mirrors similar efforts already under way in the US and Germany. French daily Le...

  • Kremlin wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

    Kremlin wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

    The Kremlin has demanded an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made about President Vladimir Putin in an interview with US President Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly...

  • Death toll rises to 107 after avalanches in Afghanistan

    Death toll rises to 107 after avalanches in Afghanistan

    At least 107 people have been killed by avalanches caused by heavy snow in different parts of Afghanistan, nearly doubling an earlier death toll estimate of 54. Omer Mohammadi, spokesman for the Afghan state minister for disaster management and...

  • Australia seizes record 1.4 tonne of cocaine

    Australia seizes record 1.4 tonne of cocaine

    Australian law enforcement agencies seized a record 1.4 tonnes of cocaine worth A$312 million from an Australia-bound yacht during a covert midnight operation last week, the authorities said today. Six men, including five Australians, have been...

  • France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalisation

    France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalisation

    France's far-right party leader Marine Le Pen told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting "This is our country!" that she alone would protect them against Islamic fundamentalism and globalisation if elected president in May. Buoyed by...

  • Anonymous posters criticising the pope appear in Rome

    Anonymous posters criticising the pope appear in Rome

    Posters accusing Pope Francis of attacking conservative Catholics have appeared around Rome this weekend and are being swiftly covered up by city authorities. Put up during the night between Friday and Saturday by mystery activists, the posters...

  • Libyan coast guard intercepts 110 migrants

    Libyan coast guard intercepts 110 migrants

    Libya's coast guard said it intercepted about 110 African migrants at sea this morning as they attempted to journey to Europe. The country's coast guard intercepted at least 1,131 migrants near the western city of Sabratha over the course of a...

  • Appeals Court rejects Trump plea to immediately reinstate travel ban

    Appeals Court rejects Trump plea to immediately reinstate travel ban

    Updated with Appeals Court preliminary decision - The US Appeals Court has turned down a Trump Administration' call to immediately reinstate the travel ban from seven Muslim countries. The travel ban was stopped in its tracks by a federal judge on...

  • Girl dies after being flung off fast ride

    Girl dies after being flung off fast ride

    A 13-year-old girl has died after being flung out of a fast-turning ride at an amusement park in China. China's product safety regulator said an initial investigation showed her seatbelt had broken and a passenger safety bar did not fit tightly...

  • German magazine depicts Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

    German magazine depicts Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

    German weekly magazine Der Spiegel has stirred up debate at home and abroad with a front cover of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty.   The cover was designed by Cuban artist Edel Rodriguez... who told The Washington Post:...

  • Romania to withdraw corruption decree following mass protests

    Romania to withdraw corruption decree following mass protests

    Romania's government will scrap a decree decriminalising some graft offences tomorrow, Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu has said, as some 140,000 demonstrators protested against the law a stone's throw from his office. "We'll hold an extraordinary...

  • Louvre reopens in Paris as Egypt identifies machete attacker

    Louvre reopens in Paris as Egypt identifies machete attacker

    The Louvre has reopened to the public less than 24 hours after a machete-wielding assailant shouting "Allahu Akbar!" was shot by soldiers in Paris. In drizzly weather, tourists filed by armed police and soldiers outside the central Paris museum,...

  • Le Pen kicks off her French presidential campaign

    Le Pen kicks off her French presidential campaign

    France's far-right party leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign today, hoping promises to shield voters from globalisation boost her chances at a time of French political turmoil. Opinion polls see the 48-year old daughter of...

  • Catholic Church to accuse Duterte of creating 'reign of terror'

    Catholic Church to accuse Duterte of creating 'reign of terror'

    The Philippines' Catholic Church will assail President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs for creating a "reign of terror" among the poor in sermons to be read at mass across the country this weekend, three church sources told Reuters. In its most...

  • France's Fillon will not to reach runoff vote in presidential election - poll

    France's Fillon will not to reach runoff vote in presidential election - poll

    French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, embroiled in a scandal involving salaries paid to his wife for work she may not have done, would not get through to the runoff vote for the presidency, a poll showed today. The poll by...