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  • Brazil impeachment vote annulled

    The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress has annulled last month's vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Waldir Maranhao's request means the matter will go back to the Chamber of Deputies and could delay the process by days...

  • Italian defence minister in Iraq for Mosul dam talks

    Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti made an unannounced visit to Iraq today to discuss logistics for deploying 450 troops near the front line with Islamic State to protect workers carrying out repairs to the Mosul dam. Pinotti met in Baghdad...

  • Chinese police hit the beat to patrol the streets of ... Rome

    Chinese police hit the beat to patrol the streets of ... Rome

    Chinese police have joined Italian officers on the streets of Rome and Milan in an experiment aimed at helping tourists from China feel safe, the first of it's kind in Europe. Reuters TV reports

  • Iceland's president bows out amid Panama scandal upheaval

    Iceland's president bows out amid Panama scandal upheaval

    Iceland's longest serving president will not run for a sixth term in June, the president's office said, reversing a decision after being caught up in political upheaval caused by the Panama Papers scandal. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has been president...

  • Cameron: Brexit could jeopardise peace in Europe

    Cameron: Brexit could jeopardise peace in Europe

    David Cameron warned that Europe's peace could be jeopardised if Britain votes to leave the EU, as he suggests the referendum contest will form a pivotal moment in the continent's history. The Prime Minister issued the rallying cry as the EU...

  • In Afghanistan, confusion reigned among US troops

    In Afghanistan, confusion reigned among US troops

    Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, US special forces advisers repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go to help local troops retake the city. They got no answer,...

  • Greek parliament passes new austerity bill

    Greek parliament passes new austerity bill

    Greece's parliament passed a package of unpopular pension and tax reforms that the country's leftist-led government hopes will persuade official creditors to unlock bailout cash early today. The measures aim to ensure Greece will attain savings to...

  • BBC crew detained in North Korea

    BBC crew detained in North Korea

    A BBC reporter, a producer and a cameraman have been detained in North Korea and are being expelled from the country, the BBC has said.Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, producer Maria Byrne and cameraman Matthew Goddard were detained as they were about to...

  • 'Donald Trump of the Philippines' on course for victory

    'Donald Trump of the Philippines' on course for victory

    Voting for a new Philippine president begins today with a brash challenger to the political establishment the favourite to win after campaigning on pledges to crush crime and corruption. Many voters in Manila had to line up in blazing sunshine for...

  • New Zealand starts feeling the Panama Papers heat

    New Zealand starts feeling the Panama Papers heat

    Wealthy Latin Americans are using secretive, tax-free New Zealand shelf companies and trusts to help channel funds around the world, according to a report  based on leaks of the so-called Panama Papers. Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister John...

  • In Australia, Turnbull calls an early election

    In Australia, Turnbull calls an early election

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fired the starting gun on one of the longest election campaigns in Australia's history, against the backdrop of a flagging economy and heated debate over sensitive political issues like asylum seekers. Turnbull...

  • Vietnam police break up protest over mass fish deaths

    Vietnam police break up protest over mass fish deaths

    Vietnamese police broke up a demonstration in the capital, Hanoi, today when protesters gathered for the second time in a week to denounce a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths in central coastal provinces. Hundreds took to the...

  • Drug boss 'El Chapo' moved to jail on US border

    Drug boss 'El Chapo' moved to jail on US border

    Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was moved from a jail in central Mexico to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border yesterday, a development that appears to bring him closer to extradition to the United States. Guzman, head of the...

  • Thousands march in LGBT parade in Tokyo

    Thousands march in LGBT parade in Tokyo

    Thousands of LGBT supporters participated in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade and fair. The annual event is attracting more and more attention after the passage of same-sex partnerships in several city wards. Participants who marched waved...

  • Eight Egyptian police killed in Cairo gun attack

    Gunmen have opened fire on a minibus filled with plainclothes police in a Cairo suburb, killing eight of them, including an officer. Egyptian state media said the police were inspecting security in the south Cairo neighbourhood of Helwan early on...

  • Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

    Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

    Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta's oil sands city of Fort McMurray for months. And there is fear that the growing wildfire could double in size, reach a major oil sands mine...

  • North Korea won't use nukes first - Kim Jong Un

    North Korea won't use nukes first - Kim Jong Un

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded. He is also ready to improve ties with "hostile" nations in a diplomatic overture in the face of international pressure...

  • Two dead and 10 injured after car slams into German outdoor cafe

    Two people have been killed and more than 10 others injured after a car slammed into a crowded cafe patio in southern Germany. Police told the dpa news agency that an 84-year-old man apparently stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake,...

  • Canada wildfire could double in size say officials, as evacuation continues

    Canada wildfire could double in size say officials, as evacuation continues

    A massive wildfire could double in size by the end of Saturday, Canadian officials fear, as they continue to evacuate residents of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray from work camps north of Alberta's oil sands city. Thousands more displaced residents...

  • Bosnia's Muslims reopen mosque Serbs blew up during the war

    More than 10,000 people gathered for the reopening of a mosque in Bosnia that was blown up by Christian Orthodox Serbs during the 1992-1995 war. The Ferhat Pasha mosque, also called Ferhadija, was a masterpiece of 16th-century Ottoman architecture...