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  • Thai police say wave of attacks was connected

    Thai police say wave of attacks was connected

    A series of bombing and arson attacks in southern Thailand that killed four people and wounded dozens was orchestrated by a single person, Thai police said today, while a man has been arrested in relation to one of the attacks. Blasts on Thursday...

  • Muslim cleric and associate shot to death on New York street

    Muslim cleric and associate shot to death on New York street

    A Muslim cleric and an associate were fatally shot by a lone gunman yesterday while walking together following afternoon prayers at a mosque in the New York City borough of Queens, authorities said. The gunman approached the men from behind and...

  • Man injures 6 in attack on Swiss train

    Man injures 6 in attack on Swiss train

    Update 14 August 7am Six people were injured in an attack aboard a Swiss train on Saturday by a man armed with a knife and flammable fluid, St Gallen cantonal police said. Three adults, two teenagers and a child aged six were hurt, according to a...

  • Swedish minister quits after being caught drink-driving

    Swedish minister quits after being caught drink-driving

    Aida Hadzialic, Sweden's youngest-ever cabinet minister, said she was resigning her education post after being caught driving under the influence of alcohol. Hadzialic, who is minister for upper secondary school, adult education and training, told...

  • ISIS loses Syrian city after using civilians as human shields

    ISIS loses Syrian city after using civilians as human shields

    US-backed forces have seized full control of the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border after the last remaining Islamic State fighters, who had been using civilians as human shields, left, a spokesman for the group said. Syria...

  • Donald Trump backs off ISIS comments

    Donald Trump backs off ISIS comments

    Republican Donald Trump last night backed away from comments calling President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the founders of the militant group Islamic State, while the Republican Party sought to project unity behind their...

  • Phoenix neighbourhood on edge as serial killer prowls

    Detectives in Phoenix, Arizona, are checking hundreds of leads as they try to capture a serial killer who stalks victims while driving down darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighbourhoods. The killer, dubbed the Serial Street...

  • Vladimir Putin replaces chief of staff in Kremlin power reshuffle

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired Sergei Ivanov, his chief of staff and once one of his closest allies, in the most high-profile power reshuffle at the Kremlin in years. The Kremlin press office issued the order to "relieve Sergei Ivanov...

  • Cannes bans full-body burkini swimsuits from beaches

    Cannes bans full-body burkini swimsuits from beaches

    The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons - a measure some have criticised as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that worsens religious tensions. The ban on so-called...

  • Watch: Hit by a rickshaw, then robbed and left for dead in Delhi

    Watch: Hit by a rickshaw, then robbed and left for dead in Delhi

    A man in the Indian capital of Delhi was run over by a rickshaw driver and then left for dead as pedestrians walked past, the Indian Express reported.  Shocking video uploaded to YouTube shows the moment a rickshaw driver mowed down the man...

  • Two injured in shooting in Zaragoza, Spain

    Two injured in shooting in Zaragoza, Spain

    Two people were seriously injured in a shooting in the northeastern Spanish city of Zaragoza this morning in what appeared to be a family conflict, according to local media. A bartender told Reuters he heard shots outside the bar and then saw a...

  • Iceland to hold early elections following Panama Papers scandal

    Iceland to hold early elections following Panama Papers scandal

    Iceland is to hold parliamentary elections six months early after the Panama Papers scandal forced the country's prime minister to resign earlier this year.  Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, the man who replaced Sigmundur David...

  • Watch: Four dead, dozens injured in blasts at Thailand tourist resorts

    Watch: Four dead, dozens injured in blasts at Thailand tourist resorts

    Updated 12.35pm A series of blasts hit three of the most popular tourist resorts as well as towns in southern Thailand yesterday and today, killing four people and wounding dozens, days after the country voted to accept a military-backed charter...

  • China power plant blast kills at least 21 on eve of Tianjin anniversary

    China power plant blast kills at least 21 on eve of Tianjin anniversary

    A blast at a power plant in central China killed at least 21 people and injured five yesterday, the eve of the first anniversary marking massive Tianjin explosions that have spurred government efforts to improve industrial safety. The power plant...

  • Pope lunches with Syrian refugees at the Vatican

    Pope lunches with Syrian refugees at the Vatican

    Pope Francis hosts lunch at the Vatican for two dozen Syrian refugees, many of whom came to Italy with him after his visit to their Greek refugee camp and who are now being supported by the Vatican as they settle into new lives in Rome. Mana...

  • French police arrest British man with 18 migrants in truck

    A British national driving a small truck with 18 migrants inside, five of them children, has been arrested near the northern French port city of Dunkirk. Police said the man was arrested for suspected smuggling. The truck, bearing a British number...

  • US government decides not to reclassify marijuana

    US government decides not to reclassify marijuana

    The US government has decided to keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalisation But officials will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement...

  • Watch: Wildfires rage near France's Marseille

    Watch: Wildfires rage near France's Marseille

    A major firefighting operation is underway in southern France near the port city of Marseille where several firefighters have been injured battling blazes that have burnt over 8,000 acres. Mana Rabiee reports.

  • Vladimir Putin meets Russian security chiefs after Crimea attacks

    Vladimir Putin meets Russian security chiefs after Crimea attacks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting of the country's top brass to discuss boosting security in Crimea after reports of foiled attacks. Intelligence chiefs said two people were killed fending off what they described as a series of...

  • Suspected gas attack causes deaths in embattled Aleppo

    Suspected gas attack causes deaths in embattled Aleppo

    A Syrian government airstrike on an opposition-held district in Aleppo has killed at least two people in what was alleged to have been a chlorine gas attack. The attack on the city's eastern Zabadieh neighbourhood saw at least four barrel bombs...