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  • Gunmen slaughter children in Crimean school

    Gunmen slaughter children in Crimean school

    An unknown number of gunmen have raced through a school in Crimea, shooting everyone they came across, according to preliminary reports. The head of the college told reporters that there were children's bodies 'everywhere' and that at least one of...

  • Recreational weed is now legal in Canada

    Recreational weed is now legal in Canada

    Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday but a legal buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities as some, including Toronto and Vancouver, will have no stores open. It marks an historic...

  • EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit for May

    EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit for May

    European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels on Wednesday, warning her to rally support at home for the Brexit deal on offer or be cut loose without one in March. May will address the other 27...

  • Three lynched in Ecuador... by mistake

    Three lynched in Ecuador... by mistake

    A mob in Ecuador killed three people mistakenly suspected of abducting children, police say. Officials say the three were not in fact suspected of such a crime, but rather had been arrested on suspicion of stealing money and cell phones.

  • Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket lands in Beersheba

    Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket lands in Beersheba

    Israeli jets struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants enclave struck a house in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, the Israeli military said. A medical official told Israel Radio that...

  • Hungary makes sleeping on the streets a crime

    Hungary makes sleeping on the streets a crime

    A tough new law that bans homeless people from sleeping on Hungary’s streets has come into force, prompting criticism from human rights groups who say it is inhumane.  See video above. 

  • Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii eruption

    Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii eruption

    The volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii probably took place two months later than previously thought, Italian officials said on Tuesday. Historians have traditionally dated the disaster to August 24, 79 AD, but...

  • Plate of beans too costly for some as conflict sends food costs rocketing

    Plate of beans too costly for some as conflict sends food costs rocketing

    A plate of beans can cost the equivalent of hundreds of dollars in some poor countries as conflict and political instability send food costs spiralling, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Millions of people are going hungry and skyrocketing costs...

  • At least six people killed in train derailment in Morocco

    At least six people killed in train derailment in Morocco

    Six people were killed and about 80 injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday, officials said. The train derailed near Sidi Bouknadel, a town near Rabat, on the busy coastal line connecting the capital to the...

  • No time to be nervous: cosmonaut shrugs off emergency landing

    No time to be nervous: cosmonaut shrugs off emergency landing

    Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had been no time to worry as his capsule plunged back to earth. Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague had to abort their mission on Oct.

  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

    Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, has died at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before...

  • Lewinsky affair not 'abuse of power': Hillary Clinton

    Lewinsky affair not 'abuse of power': Hillary Clinton

    In an interview with 'CBS Sunday Morning,' Hillary Clinton said her husband's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.   Clinton said Lewinsky was an 'adult' and insisted her husband, former President Bill Clinton,...

  • Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed -CNN

    Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed -CNN

    Saudi Arabia is preparing a report that would admit Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed as the result of an interrogation that went wrong, CNN reported on Monday, citing two unnamed sources. One source cautioned that the report was still...

  • German police detain suspected hostage-taker and free woman

    German police detain suspected hostage-taker and free woman

    German police detained a man who took a woman hostage at the train station in Cologne on Monday and said the suspect, who was seriously injured in the rescue operation, was probably a Syrian citizen. Germany is on high alert for militant attacks,...

  • After standoff, Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit

    After standoff, Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Monday not to allow a stand-off with the European Union over the so-called Irish backstop to derail the Brexit talks, saying she believed a deal was achievable. In a statement to parliament...

  • Turkish police have audio showing Khashoggi was killed at consulate - sources

    Turkish police have audio showing Khashoggi was killed at consulate - sources

    Turkish authorities have an audio recording which indicates that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official and a security source said on Monday. "Turkish police have an audio...

  • Meghan Markle is pregnant

    Meghan Markle is pregnant

    Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their first child, due in the spring of 2019, the couple's office Kensington Palace announced on Monday. The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British...

  • Watch: At least 13 people killed in flashfloods in southern France

    Watch: At least 13 people killed in flashfloods in southern France

    Updated 2 pm, increasing death toll  At least 13 people have been killed in southwestern France by some of the worst flash floods in a century, local authorities said on Monday. Television pictures showed raging, muddy rivers - swollen by...

  • Italian cabinet due to approve budget as EU, markets fret

    Italian cabinet due to approve budget as EU, markets fret

    The Italian cabinet is due to meet on Monday to approve a 2019 budget which envisages a jump in the deficit that has upset financial markets and drawn criticism from the European Commission and other international bodies. The government, backed by...

  • Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer bruising election setback

    Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer bruising election setback

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies suffered their worst election result since 1950 on Sunday, bleeding votes to the far-right in a setback that risks widening divisions within Germany's crisis-prone national government. The Christian...