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  • Greece begins new round of bailout talks

    Greece begins new round of bailout talks

    The Greek government is beginning a new round of talks with creditors sceptical about the depth and effectiveness of its pension reform plans amid widespread protests over the proposals. Talks with the quartet of creditors - the European...

  • Francois Hollande releases woman jailed for killing abusive husband

    French president Francois Hollande has waived the remaining jail time for a woman convicted of killing her abusive husband after a groundswell of support for Jacqueline Sauvage, victimised for decades along with her daughters. Sunday's decision...

  • Campaigners opposed to secession from Spain attend rally in Catalonia

    Political parties opposed to a push by Catalonia's government to break away from Spain gathered in the powerful north eastern region's capital to call for an end to secessionism. Thousands of protesters filled Barcelona's central Sant Jaume square...

  • Wildfires rage in Australia

    Wildfires rage in Australia

    Severe weather fronts damaged several regions across Australia, including large bushfires that burned through several parts of the state of Tasmania yesterday. Some 80 wild fires have been burning mostly in the west of the island state since...

  • West Bank shooting injures 3 Israelis, gunman killed: Israeli army

    West Bank shooting injures 3 Israelis, gunman killed: Israeli army

    The Israeli army says a Palestinian gunman was killed after shooting and wounding three Israelis in the West Bank. Nathan Frandino reports.

  • Damascus blasts kill 60 as Syria peace talks continue

    Damascus blasts kill 60 as Syria peace talks continue

    A triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group has killed at least 60 people near Damascus, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks. Syria's state news agency SANA said that the blasts...

  • Boko Haram 'burned children alive' in Nigeria village attack

    Boko Haram 'burned children alive' in Nigeria village attack

    Boko Haram extremists have fire-bombed huts, burning people including children to death, in the latest attack by the Nigerian group, according to a survivor. Scores of charred bodies lay on the streets following Saturday night's attack on Dalori...

  • Three children among 12 people killed in Moscow workshop fire

    Three children among 12 people killed in Moscow workshop fire

    A fire at a textile workshop in Moscow has killed 12 people, including three children. The blaze erupted late on Saturday in north-eastern Moscow, Russia's Investigative Committee said. It engulfed an area of 3,000 square metres. The Committee...

  • Five snowmobilers die in Canadian avalanche

    Five snowmobilers die in Canadian avalanche

    Five people snowmobiling in a group of 17 died when an avalanche struck British Colombia on Friday. Julie Noce reports.

  • China voices anger as US warship skirts Beijing-controlled island

    China voices anger as US warship skirts Beijing-controlled island

    China has strongly condemned the United States after an American warship deliberately sailed near one of its islands in the hotly-contested South China Sea to exercise freedom of navigation and challenge Beijing's vast territorial claims. The...

  • Barack Obama to make first visit to a US mosque

    US president Barack Obama is visiting an American mosque for the first time, in a public show of support for the Muslim community. Mr Obama plans to hold talks with Muslim leaders at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, the White House announced. The...

  • Turkey warns Russia after 'second airspace breach'

    Turkey warns Russia after 'second airspace breach'

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Moscow that it will "endure the consequences" if its jets continued to enter his country's airspace, after Ankara reported a new border infringement incident by a Russian plane. Nato member Turkey...

  • Elephant poachers shoot UK pilot who was tracking them

    Elephant poachers shoot UK pilot who was tracking them

    A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania, a conservation charity has said. Englishman Roger Gower was helping authorities in Tanzania track the criminals when they fired on his aircraft, the Friedkin...

  • Opponents of same-sex unions and gay adoption stage major Rome rally

    Opponents of same-sex unions and gay adoption stage major Rome rally

    Hundreds of thousands of Italians staged a mass rally in Rome's Circus Maximus today to urge the government to drop legislation that offers homosexual couples legal recognition and limited adoption rights. The much-contested bill was presented to...

  • Main Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva as peace talks open

    Main Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva as peace talks open

    A delegation from Syria's main opposition group flew to Geneva today to assess whether to join Damascus government officials in United Nations-brokered peace talks, an opposition representative said. The 17-strong team included the head of the...

  • Masked mob threatening migrants go on the rampage in Stockholm

    Masked mob threatening migrants go on the rampage in Stockholm

    A gang of masked, black-clad men rampaged through the streets of Stockholm last night handing out leaflets threatening to attack migrant street youths, "to make a statement", with police saying today two arrests had been made. The incident...

  • Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks

    Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks

    Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency. More than one million refugees and migrants arrived in the...

  • Zika prevention measures set up across the Americas

    Zika prevention measures set up across the Americas

    Seminars and informational classes for pregnant women across Central and South America hope to keep the Zika virus at bay. A worker at a maternity hospital in El Salvador talks to pregnant women about how to prevent the mosquito-born virus...

  • Iran cancels London oil conference over visas

    Iran has cancelled an oil conference in London next month, when Tehran was expected to reveal its new oil and gas contracts to investors, apparently over a delay in getting visas, the Seda weekly quoted a senior Iranian official as saying. The...

  • Petrol bombs thrown outside Greek minister's house

    A group of unknown assailants threw makeshift petrol bombs outside the house of a Greek minister in central Athens early this mornin, causing damage but no injuries, police officials said. The attack took place outside the house of State Minister...