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  • Violence erupts after Mexican priest kidnapped

    Violence erupts after Mexican priest kidnapped

    Violence erupted in Veracruz, Mexico after a priest was kidnapped last week.   Demonstrators burned government buildings in Catemaco after Fr Jorge Luis Sanchez, an outspoken and popular clergyman who's known for speaking out about electricity...

  • Double tectonic shifts may have teamed in New Zealand quake

    Double tectonic shifts may have teamed in New Zealand quake

    The powerful earthquake that struck New Zealand was unusual in that a big event on one fault may have immediately triggered a big event on a second fault, experts said. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 pummelled central New Zealand at 12.02 a.m.,...

  • Trump picks controversial Stephen Bannon for leading role

    Trump picks controversial Stephen Bannon for leading role

    Stephen Bannon, a leading force of the far-right, a flame-throwing media mogul and professional provocateur, a man who made a career out of riling the establishment from the outside, just landed squarely on the inside. Donald Trump's pick for...

  • Italy's Renzi suggests he may not stay on if referendum fails

    Italy's Renzi suggests he may not stay on if referendum fails

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi suggested on Monday that he may not stay on if a referendum on constitutional reform that he is championing fails. Asked in a radio interview what he would do if the 'no' vote won in the Dec. 4 referendum, he...

  • Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff

    Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff

    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff. That's according to a statement from Trump's transition team. The chairman of the Republican National Committee is a favourite of the party's establishment...

  • Night delight: 'supermoon' to grace the sky tonight- closest since 1948

    Night delight: 'supermoon' to grace the sky tonight- closest since 1948

    The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display tonight, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial "supermoon" spectacle. The full moon will come nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948, astronomers said. At...

  • Devastation in parts of New Zealand after earthquake

    Devastation in parts of New Zealand after earthquake

    Update 3, 6.40am Monday - A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake which pummelled central New Zealand's South Island yesterday killed at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and set off hundreds of strong aftershocks. Emergency response...

  • Plaques unveiled to mark Paris attack sites, one year on

    Plaques unveiled to mark Paris attack sites, one year on

    French government officials and victims of the Paris attacks gathered today at the Stade de France national stadium for a commemorative ceremony to mark the one year anniversary. A plaque in memory of the only person killed at the scene, Manuel...

  • Strong earthquake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight (1202 Malta Sunday), the U.S. Geological Survey said, knocking out power in some areas and sending people into the streets of the capital Wellington. New...

  • Sting reopens Bataclan one year after Paris attacks

    Sting reopens Bataclan one year after Paris attacks

    Rock star Sting headlined a concert in Paris' Bataclan music hall last night to mark the venue's reopening a year after three Islamist militants gunned down 90 revelers during France's bloodiest terror attack. Sting, who headed up the hit pop...

  • Clinton blames FBI's director for her defeat

    Clinton blames FBI's director for her defeat

    Hillary Clinton blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat in the presidential election in a conference call with her top campaign funders, according to two participants who were on the call. Clinton was projected by nearly every...

  • Boris Johnson snubs EU foreign ministers' meeting over Trump win

    Boris Johnson snubs EU foreign ministers' meeting over Trump win

    An emergency EU foreign ministers' meeting called to discuss Donald Trump's shock US election victory has been snubbed by Boris Johnson. The move highlights the widening gulf between London and the continent over how to respond to the new US...

  • Turkey halts activities of 370 groups as purge widens

    Turkey has halted the activities of 370 non-governmental groups including human rights and children's organisations over their alleged terrorist links, the government said as it widens purges following a failed coup in July. Deputy Prime Minister...

  • Lego pulls advertising from Daily Mail amid calls to 'stop funding hate'

    Lego pulls advertising from Daily Mail amid calls to 'stop funding hate'

    Lego has stopped advertising its products with the Daily Mail and has no plans for further activity in the future amid a campaign which called on firms not to fund newspapers that promote "hate, demonisation and division". The Danish firm, which...

  • Trump says he's considering keeping parts of Obamacare

    Trump says he's considering keeping parts of Obamacare

    President-elect Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal he is considering retaining parts of President Barack Obama's healthcare law including provisions letting parents keep adult children up to age 26 on insurance policies and barring insurers...

  • Ex-US ambassador to Moscow banned from entering Russia

    Ex-US ambassador to Moscow banned from entering Russia

    Russia has banned Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Moscow under President Barack Obama, from entering the country, McFaul and Russian Foreign Ministry sources said. Russia has a travel ban in place on some US officials in retaliation for...

  • Sting to reopen Bataclan concert hall as massacre anniversary approaches

    Sting to reopen Bataclan concert hall as massacre anniversary approaches

    Sting will reopen the Bataclan concert hall today, as mourners prepare to mark one year since the Paris terrorist attacks. The former Police frontman, 65, will take to the stage at the 150-year-old venue, in a fashionable district of the French...

  • Watch: Anti-Trump protesters take to the streets for third night

    Watch: Anti-Trump protesters take to the streets for third night

    Protesters demonstrating against the election of Donald Trump gathered in several U.S. cities for a third night, hours after the president-elect praised their "passion". Thousands took to the streets in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San...

  • Trump names 3 of his children to transition team

    Trump names 3 of his children to transition team

    President-elect Donald Trump put vice presidential running mate Mike Pence in charge of a White House transition team that also includes three of his grown children as he began the work of filling top administration jobs. Pence replaces New Jersey...

  • UK sniper takes out drug trafficker's speedboat from helicopter

    UK sniper takes out drug trafficker's speedboat from helicopter

    A group of drug traffickers were stopped in their tracks after a UK Royal Marines sniper took out a speedboat carrying millions of euros worth of cocaine.In the climax of a dramatic six-hour chase across the Caribbean, the British sniper fired...