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  • Rescuers recover body of Spanish boy who fell down well

    Rescuers recover body of Spanish boy who fell down well

    Rescuers early on Saturday found the body of a two-year-old boy who fell into a deep well nearly two weeks ago in southern Spain, triggering an unprecedented rescue operation fraught with glitches that had kept the country on tenterhooks. Hundreds...

  • Trump announces deal to reopen US government

    Trump announces deal to reopen US government

    President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal with opposition Democrats to temporarily reopen the US federal government, shut down for a record five weeks by a bitter row over funding for a US-Mexico border wall. "We have reached a deal to end...

  • Around 200 missing after Brazil dam collapse: fire service

    Around 200 missing after Brazil dam collapse: fire service

    Around 200 people are missing after a dam collapsed Friday in southeast Brazil near the city of Belo Horizonte, the fire service said in a statement. There are fears the disaster, which unleashed a torrent of mud towards the town of Brumadinho,...

  • Facebook plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger - NYT

    Facebook plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger - NYT

    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg wants to integrate Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp in an attempt to keep users engaged within the company’s ecosystem, the New York Times has reported. Although Mr Zuckerberg wants to keep all three as separate apps...

  • Four killed in plane-helicopter crash on Italy glacier

    Four killed in plane-helicopter crash on Italy glacier

    Four people were killed and two injured when a helicopter collided with a light aircraft in the Alps in northern Italy, mountain rescue officials said. Italy's mountain rescue service reported on Twitter "a crash between a helicopter and a light...

  • Gay Brazilian lawmaker leaves job, country over death threats

    Gay Brazilian lawmaker leaves job, country over death threats

    Brazil's only openly gay lawmaker announced Thursday he would not serve his third term and had fled the country because of mounting death threats since the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. "To preserve threatened life is also a...

  • Flood of complaints to EU countries since data law adopted

    Flood of complaints to EU countries since data law adopted

    More than 95,000 complaints have been filed with EU countries since the bloc's flagship data protection laws took effect eight months ago, the executive European Commission said Friday. The complaints have already triggered three financial...

  • Greek MPs ratify Macedonia name change in historic vote

    Greek MPs ratify Macedonia name change in historic vote

    Greek lawmakers on Friday ratified a landmark name change deal with neighbouring Macedonia, handing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a diplomatic triumph and bucking street protests to end one of the world's most stubborn diplomatic disputes. A...

  • Amanda Knox gets €18,000 from Italy for treatment during murder investigation

    Amanda Knox gets €18,000 from Italy for treatment during murder investigation

    Europe's top rights court on Thursday ordered Italy to pay thousands of euros in damages to Amanda Knox, the American student acquitted in 2015 of the gruesome killing of her British housemate after spending years behind bars. The European Court...

  • Former Trump adviser Stone indicted in Mueller probe

    Former Trump adviser Stone indicted in Mueller probe

    Updated 7.10pm Roger Stone, a longtime advisor to Donald Trump, was arrested Friday on charges relating to the investigation into possible collusion between the president's election campaign and Russia. Stone was taken into custody by heavily...

  • Queen urges divided Britons to 'seek common ground'

    Queen urges divided Britons to 'seek common ground'

    Queen Elizabeth II has emphasised the need for Britons to come together to "seek out the common ground", in what has been viewed as an appeal to overcome divisions over Brexit. Speaking to members of the Women's Institute (WI) near her Sandringham...

  • Venezuela's military backs Maduro, as standoff hardens with US

    Venezuela's military backs Maduro, as standoff hardens with US

    Venezuela's powerful military threw its weight behind President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday as the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido pressed a direct challenge to his authority, and the fate of the crisis-wracked country hung in the...

  • US to begin forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico

    US to begin forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico

    US President Donald Trump's administration will on Friday begin forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico while their cases are considered, in a new measure aimed at deterring illegal immigration across the southern border. The new policy,...

  • Miners close in on trapped Spanish toddler as hopes fade

    Miners close in on trapped Spanish toddler as hopes fade

    Updated at 7.45pm Miners on Friday were almost within reach of a toddler who fell down a well nearly two weeks ago in southern Spain, although there has been no sign of life from the boy. Rescuers have been working around-the-clock to try to reach...

  • Pope in Panama blasts 'fears and suspicions' over migration

    Pope in Panama blasts 'fears and suspicions' over migration

    Pope Francis said in Panama Thursday that the Church must work to overcome the world's "fears and suspicions" of migration, and pledged his support for "all efforts" to avoid further suffering in crisis-torn Venezuela. The Pope is being kept...

  • 14 injured in Madrid taxi protests

    14 injured in Madrid taxi protests

    Fourteen people suffered minor injuries Thursday during clashes in Madrid between police and striking taxi drivers, emergency services said. The drivers are calling for tighter regulations for ride-hailing services. The injured included three...

  • Channel police call off search for missing footballer Sala

    Channel police call off search for missing footballer Sala

    Police on Thursday ended their search for Premier League player Emiliano Sala, saying the chances of finding the Argentine alive three days after his plane went missing over the Channel were "extremely remote". The light aircraft transporting the...

  • Salvini to face judicial proceedings over migrants' case

    Salvini to face judicial proceedings over migrants' case

    A Sicilian tribunal has requested authorisation to proceed with action against Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini over the Diciotti case, where he had blocked the disembarkation of 177 migrants for several days. The tribunal effectively...

  • Shutdown 5th week: air transport workers warn 'system will break'

    Shutdown 5th week: air transport workers warn 'system will break'

    Air transport workers warned the five-week-old US government shutdown could cause US commercial aviation to collapse as they planned a protest Thursday in the US capital's Reagan Washington National Airport. "We have a growing concern for the...

  • First body pulled from India mine after six weeks: official

    First body pulled from India mine after six weeks: official

    Indian search teams recovered the body of a missing "rat-hole" miner Thursday, the first such breakthrough six weeks after 15 men were buried inside the illegal coal pit in the country's northeast. The corpse was located last week in Meghalaya...