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  • Protesters strip off during Brexit debate

    Protesters strip off during Brexit debate

    Eleven climate change protesters stripped off in Britain's House of Commons on Monday during another lengthy debate about Brexit, chastising MPs for ignoring the urgent environmental needs of the planet. "I'm tired of the time and resources our...

  • Algeria's Bouteflika to resign before mandate ends

    Algeria's Bouteflika to resign before mandate ends

    Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said on Monday, after a succession of loyalists deserted the ailing leader in recent days. Bouteflika would take "steps to ensure state...

  • Watch: Nepal whirlwind storms kill 27, injures 600

    Watch: Nepal whirlwind storms kill 27, injures 600

    A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said Monday as a major rescue operation gathered pace. High winds battered the...

  • Catholic priests burn Harry Potter books in Poland

    Catholic priests burn Harry Potter books in Poland

    Catholic priests in Poland burned books they say are sacrilegious this weekend, including tomes from British author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of fantasy novels. "We obey the Word," priests said in a Facebook post showing photographs of...

  • Erdogan's AKP suffers upset in Turkey's two main cities

    Erdogan's AKP suffers upset in Turkey's two main cities

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power. Losing the country's two major cities would be a...

  • Watch - Fancy buying an old MiG fighter? Albania has plenty in storage

    Watch - Fancy buying an old MiG fighter? Albania has plenty in storage

    On a barren hillside in northern Albania lies a portal to the country's communist past: a massive steel door creaks open to reveal a hidden former air base burrowed into the heart of the mountain. Made up of 600 metres (1,980 feet) of tunnels that...

  • Four dead after suspected food poisoning at French retirement home

    Four dead after suspected food poisoning at French retirement home

    Four residents at a retirement home in southern France have died and over a dozen others were sickened in a suspected case of food poisoning, officials said Monday. Twenty-two people at the Cheneraie residence in Lherm, a town south of Toulouse,...

  • Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

    Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

    Australia continued a string of "hottest ever" months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the country had experienced...

  • Pope rounds off Morocco visit with Mass for thousands

    Pope rounds off Morocco visit with Mass for thousands

    Pope Francis has called for tolerance and peace at a mass for thousands of Catholics during a rare visit by a pontiff to Morocco, after warning the faithful there against trying to convert others.  Ten thousand worshippers, many migrants from...

  • MPs to seek new path for Brexit as EU runs out of patience

    MPs to seek new path for Brexit as EU runs out of patience

    British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo. With less than two weeks to go until the day Britain...

  • Comedian heads to run-off against incumbent for Ukraine presidency

    Comedian heads to run-off against incumbent for Ukraine presidency

    Updated 8.41pm - Comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelensky topped the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, leading incumbent Petro Poroshenko into a run-off.  Zelensky's political experience had been...

  • Taiwan blasts China for 'reckless' fighter jet incursion

    Taiwan blasts China for 'reckless' fighter jet incursion

    Taipei hit out at China on Sunday for what it said was a "reckless and provocative" incursion by two fighter jets across a largely respected line dividing the two sides in the Taiwan Strait. The Defence Ministry said Taiwan scrambled its own...

  • Cardiff 'shocked' by Sala pilot report

    Cardiff 'shocked' by Sala pilot report

    Cardiff claim they are shocked by a report that the pilot in the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala was not qualified to fly at night. The Premier League club said they remain "deeply concerned" that the pilot David Ibbotson and those who...

  • Government critic elected Slovakia's first female president

    Government critic elected Slovakia's first female president

    Vocal government critic and anti-corruption activist Zuzana Caputova will become Slovakia's first female president after provisional results showed her winning Saturday's run-off election. Environmental lawyer Caputova got 58.4 percent of the...

  • Amid the Brexit chaos, Britons pray for Divine help

    Amid the Brexit chaos, Britons pray for Divine help

    With Britain's political world in chaos over Brexit, Christians across the country this weekend are taking part in special prayer sessions hoping for some divine help in healing bitter Brexit divisions. "It doesn't matter whether you voted leave...

  • Mueller report to be released by mid-April: attorney general

    Mueller report to be released by mid-April: attorney general

    The US attorney general said Friday that he will release a redacted version by mid-April of the report on the two-year Russia election meddling probe, which had cast a cloud over Donald Trump's presidency. Attorney General Bill Barr, in a letter...

  • Stop interfering in Venezuela, Russia warns US

    Stop interfering in Venezuela, Russia warns US

    Russia on Saturday warned Washington to stop interfering in the stand-off between Venezuela's government and the opposition movement, and once again defended its decision to send personnel to the country. "We recommend that the United States stop...

  • Pope opposes fanaticism, pushes dialogue in Morocco trip

    Pope opposes fanaticism, pushes dialogue in Morocco trip

    Pope Francis called for religious freedom and efforts to tackle "fanaticism" on Saturday as he started a visit to Morocco, where he is set to meet Muslim leaders and migrants. The spiritual leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics was invited...

  • British PM mulls fourth try on Brexit deal

    British PM mulls fourth try on Brexit deal

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday mulled a possible fourth attempt to get her Brexit agreement through parliament, faced with the growing risk of a chaotic no-deal exit in less than two weeks' time. MPs on Friday resoundingly rejected...

  • Man waving British flag brings Eurostar trains to a standstill

    Man waving British flag brings Eurostar trains to a standstill

    British transport police on Saturday arrested a man waving a St George's English flag who spent the night on the roof of London's St Pancras rail terminal, forcing the suspension of Eurostar trains. Services between London and continental Europe...