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  • May taps career diplomat to replace EU envoy after scathing resignation

    May taps career diplomat to replace EU envoy after scathing resignation

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. Tim Barrow,...

  • New Berlin attack arrest after police raids

    New Berlin attack arrest after police raids

    German police have arrested a second Tunisian man for suspected involvement in the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market. They took a 26-year-old Tunisian man into custody after storming a refugee centre and a flat in the city. The...

  • 11 children stabbed in nursery school

    An attacker has stabbed 11 children at a nursery school in southern China, injuring five of them seriously, officials said. The suspect "sneaked into" the school and stabbed 11 children, a statement from the Pingxiang city government's information...

  • Clintons to attend Trump's inauguration

    Clintons to attend Trump's inauguration

    Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th. The Clintons will be joined by former president George W. Bush, his wife Laura as well as former president Jimmy Carter. Former president George H.W.

  • Bird flu is spreading rapidly in Bulgaria

    Bird flu is spreading rapidly in Bulgaria

    A bird flu outbreak in Bulgaria has spread to at least 26 farms, the country's agriculture ministry said, nearly double the figure announced on December 30. A nation-wide ban on hunting of game birds would take immediate effect and a mass cull of...

  • Watch: Turkey identifies Istanbul nightclub gunman, but manhunt goes on

    Watch: Turkey identifies Istanbul nightclub gunman, but manhunt goes on

    Turkey has established the identity of the gunman who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, its foreign minister said, and further arrests were made today, but the attacker himself remains at large. The gunman...

  • China's corruption watchdog turns camera on itself in TV series

    China's corruption watchdog turns camera on itself in TV series

    China's top graft watchdog has begun airing a three-part television series highlighting corruption within its ranks, sending a message that there will be no omissions in Chinese President Xi Jinping's war on corruption. In nightly episodes...

  • Chided by Trump, Ford scraps Mexico factory, adds Michigan jobs

    Chided by Trump, Ford scraps Mexico factory, adds Michigan jobs

    Ford Motor Co has scrapped a planned Mexican car factory and added 700 jobs in Michigan following criticism by Donald Trump, as the U.S. president-elect turned his attention toward rival General Motors Co with the threat of a "big border tax" over...

  • Migrant found hidden in suitcase at Spanish enclave

    Migrant found hidden in suitcase at Spanish enclave

    Border guards at a Spanish enclave in North Africa say they have detained a Moroccan suspected of attempting to smuggle migrants concealed in a suitcase and another suspected of hiding migrants in a car. Customs agents in the enclave of Ceuta...

  • China begins first freight train service to London

    China begins first freight train service to London

    China has begun its first freight train service to London from Yiwu, a famed wholesale market town in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the Xinhua news agency reported. The train will travel for 18 days over more than 7,500 miles (12,000 km) to...

  • Britain's envoy to EU resigns, just before Brexit negotiations

    Britain's envoy to EU resigns, just before Brexit negotiations

    Britain's ambassador to the European Union has abruptly resigned just three months before Prime Minister Theresa May starts formal Brexit negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain's permanent representative to the EU, told staff on Tuesday afternoon that...

  • New Republican-led US Congress lays groundwork for Trump era

    New Republican-led US Congress lays groundwork for Trump era

    The Republican-led Congress begins a new session today where it will start laying plans for enacting President-elect Donald Trump's agenda of tax cuts, repeal of Obamacare and the rollback of financial and environmental regulations. With Trump set...

  • Watch: Selfie video shows alleged Istanbul nightclub attack gunman

    Watch: Selfie video shows alleged Istanbul nightclub attack gunman

    Updated 1.25pm - Two detained at Ataturk airport A video showing "selfie" footage of the alleged gunman responsible for Istanbul's New Year's attack has emerged. The video showed the suspect recording the footage on a mobile phone in Taksim...

  • As smog returns, Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

    As smog returns, Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

    The Chinese capital is on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter today as city officials said the air quality was improving overall, citing data for the whole of last year. Over the new year holiday, hundreds of flights were...

  • No proof Russian hacking influenced US election, says Trump spokesman

    No proof Russian hacking influenced US election, says Trump spokesman

    No evidence has emerged to suggest Russian hacking influenced the outcome of the US presidential election and it would be irresponsible to jump to conclusions before receiving a final intelligence report, Donald Trump's spokesman said on...

  • 'Zero tolerance' for child abuse, Pope Francis reminds bishops

    'Zero tolerance' for child abuse, Pope Francis reminds bishops

    Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for "a sin that shames us". In a letter sent on December 28 but released by the Vatican...

  • Inmates beheaded, dismembered as prisoners riot in Brazil

    Inmates beheaded, dismembered as prisoners riot in Brazil

     At least 60 inmates have died during a prison riot in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered, officials have said. State public security secretary Sergio Fontes said that in addition to the...

  • Turkey 'close' to identifying Istanbul attacker

    Turkey 'close' to identifying Istanbul attacker

    Turkish authorities are close to fully identifying the gunman responsible for an attack on an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people on New Year's Day and have detained eight other people, the government's spokesman said. "Information about the...

  • Man survived Turkey nightclub attack by pretending to be dead

    Man survived Turkey nightclub attack by pretending to be dead

    Francois al-Asmar, a Lebanese national wounded in Sunday's attack in Istanbul, said he acted like he was dead after being shot by the gunman. See his comments on video above. 

  • Bomb squad officer loses eye, hand in Florence explosion

    Bomb squad officer loses eye, hand in Florence explosion

    An Italian bomb squad officer has lost an eye and hand after a suspicious package he was examining exploded. A package left outside a closed bookshop with links to a group of extreme right activists, CasaPound, caught the attention of a passing...