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  • Hero dog saves wedding party from suicide bomber

    Hero dog saves wedding party from suicide bomber

    A dog at a Nigerian wedding party grappled with a suicide bomber until her explosives detonated, killing the animal as well. Buba Ahmed, of Belbelo, a village near the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, said guests were grateful that the dog...

  • Russia denies Assad to blame for chemical attack, on course for collision with Trump

    Russia denies Assad to blame for chemical attack, on course for collision with Trump

    Russia has denied that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to blame for a poison gas attack and said it would continue to back him, setting the Kremlin on course for its biggest diplomatic collision yet with Donald Trump's White House. Western...

  • Farage sparks European Parliament storm with mafia comment

    Farage sparks European Parliament storm with mafia comment

    Nigel Farage was heckled in the European Parliament after accusing MEPs of "behaving like the mafia" over the conditions of Brexit. The former Ukip leader was told to retract his "unacceptable" remark by the Parliament's president, Italian Antonio...

  • N.Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

    N.Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

    North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast today, ahead of a summit between US and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang's arms programme. The missile flew about 60 km (40 miles) from its launch site at...

  • Islamic State says US "being run by an idiot"

    Islamic State says US "being run by an idiot"

    Islamic State said the United States was drowning and "being run by an idiot". In the first official remarks by the group referring to President Donald Trump since he took office, spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said: "America you have drowned...

  • Eight in court over UK 'hate attack' on asylum seeker

    Eight in court over UK 'hate attack' on asylum seeker

    Eight more people, including a 15-year-old boy, have appeared in court charged with violent disorder following a suspected hate crime which left a teenage asylum seeker fighting for his life. A 17-year-old Kurdish Iranian boy was chased and...

  • Watch: Shocking footage emerges as suspected gas attack kills at least 100

    Watch: Shocking footage emerges as suspected gas attack kills at least 100

    Warning: Graphic footage Updated 5.50pm Suspected chemical attacks killed at least 100 people in Syria's rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib and left another 400 suffering from respiratory problems, a Syria medical relief group said. The...

  • North Korean defector makes a plea for her country

    North Korean defector makes a plea for her country

    North Korean defector and human rights activist Yeonmi Park has spoken to the media about the atrocities facing her homeland. The 23-year-old escaped from North Korea 10 years ago by travelling through China and Mongolia before settling in South...

  • Russian investigators say have found metro bomb suspect's body parts

    Russian investigators say have found metro bomb suspect's body parts

    Russia's state investigative committee saidtoday that the deadly St Petersburg metro blast was caused by a bomb that had possibly been detonated by a man whose body parts were found in one of the train carriages. "It has been ascertained that an...

  • Trump donates Q1 salary to National Park Service

    Trump donates Q1 salary to National Park Service

    President Donald Trump, who made a fortune in real estate before running for political office, has decided to donate his first quarter salary of $78,333 to the National Park Service, the White House announced. "The president is personally proud to...

  • US Democrats can now block vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    US Democrats can now block vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    Democrats today amassed enough support to block a US Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vowed to change the Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime...

  • Death toll rises to 11 in St Petersburg metro attack

    Death toll rises to 11 in St Petersburg metro attack

    Updated 9.56pm  Eleven people were killed and more than 40 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St Petersburg metro tunnel today in what authorities called a probable terrorist attack. Russian news media said police...

  • Indonesia sinks scores of boats in war on illegal fishing

    Indonesia sinks scores of boats in war on illegal fishing

    Indonesia destroyed 81 mostly foreign boats at the weekend after they were found illegally fishing in its waters, taking to more than 300 the number sunk since President Joko Widodo launched a battle against the poaching of fish in 2014. The...

  • Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

    Pirates have hijacked an Indian ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore. "We understand Somali pirates hijacked a commercial Indian ship and (it is heading) towards Somalia shores," Abdirizak Mohamed Dirir, a...

  • US ready to act alone against North Korea, Trump warns

    US ready to act alone against North Korea, Trump warns

    Donald Trump says the US is prepared to act alone against North Korea if China does not take a tougher stand against Pyongyang's nuclear programme. The president's comments in an interview with the Financial Times came days before he is set to...

  • Pro-Europe demos held in Germany

    Pro-Europe demos held in Germany

    Several thousand demonstrators have gathered in Berlin's historic Gendarmenmarkt public square today to demonstrate for a unified Europe and to urge France to vote against the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party...

  • Four-day baby rescued in the Mediterranean by humanitarian ship

    Four-day baby rescued in the Mediterranean by humanitarian ship

    A four day-old baby was one of over 480 migrants rescued by humanitarian ships during search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean Sea. The baby was travelling on one of two rubber boats carrying over 200 migrants from North and...

  • Spain eases opposition to an independent Scotland in EU

    Spain eases opposition to an independent Scotland in EU

    Spain, at loggerheads with Britain over Gibraltar, appears to be easing its opposition to an independent Scotland in the European Union, saying it would not block such a move at least initially. The Scottish independence drive -- now resuscitated...

  • Islamic State's second-in-command killed in air strike

    Islamic State's second-in-command killed in air strike

    Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be the deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed in an air strike, Iraqi State TV said. The US-led anti-Islamic State coalition said it was unable at the moment to confirm the report. Iraqi...

  • Colombia landslide kills 154, many more injured

    Colombia landslide kills 154, many more injured

    A landslide in Colombia's southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing 154 people and injuring many more.   Heavy rains causing several rivers to overflow, setting off a mudslide that crashed...