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  • It's a fake cop: Japan gold robbers get jail terms

    It's a fake cop: Japan gold robbers get jail terms

    Thieves who dressed up as police officers to con victims out of nearly 160 kilogrammes of gold worth $7 million were handed lengthy prison sentences on Monday. In 2016, the three fake cops stopped a group of men carrying briefcases with gold bars...

  • What next for Brexit? 'Plan B' to be announced on Monday

    What next for Brexit? 'Plan B' to be announced on Monday

    British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit "Plan B" to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day. Britain will crash out of the European Union on March 29...

  • Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79

    Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79

    The death toll from a fiery explosion at the site of an illegally tapped fuel line in central Mexico rose Sunday to 79, officials said. Hundreds of people had been drawn to the site in the  state of Hidalgo on Friday to gather fuel amid shortages...

  • UK's Prince Philip, 97, back driving - without a seatbelt

    UK's Prince Philip, 97, back driving - without a seatbelt

    Britain's Prince Philip has been spoken to by the police for driving without a seatbelt -- just two days after the 97-year-old was involved in a car crash. Images published in Sunday newspapers appeared to show him behind the wheel of a...

  • Two dead, 14 hurt in French ski resort fire

    Two dead, 14 hurt in French ski resort fire

    Two people died Sunday and 14 more were injured, four seriously, in a major fire at the ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps, officials said. The pre-dawn blaze forced the evacuation of some 60 resort workers, including foreigners, from a...

  • Suspected car bomb explodes in N. Ireland

    Suspected car bomb explodes in N. Ireland

    A suspected car bomb exploded in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry late on Saturday, police said, with leading politicians alleging the blast was terror-related. The Police Service of Northern Ireland tweeted a photograph of the scene outside...

  • Trump offers protection for immigrants in US in exchange for wall funding

    Trump offers protection for immigrants in US in exchange for wall funding

    President Donald Trump on Saturday offered temporary protection for people illegally brought to the US as children and other groups of immigrants facing deportation, in exchange for funding for his controversial border wall. But Trump's proposal...

  • Zimbabwe police erect road blocks to hunt protesters

    Zimbabwe police erect road blocks to hunt protesters

    Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters allegedly involved in recent anti-government demonstrations. The crackdown by security forces has been fiercely criticised by the UN human rights...

  • Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage 10th protest

    Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage 10th protest

    France's "yellow vests" took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, despite attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates. In Paris, several thousand...

  • Football club opens doors to London homeless

    Football club opens doors to London homeless

    Crystal Palace have opened up their Selhurst Park stadium to rough sleepers seeking shelter from the winter weather, the English Premier League side said. A lounge at the south London ground can be turned into a temporary overnight shelter for up...

  • US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

    US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

    A key US senator on Saturday said the Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder and must be "dealt with", as he threatened new sanctions. Republican Lindsey Graham, an influential ally of President Donald Trump, has...

  • Three migrants dead, 15 missing off Libya

    Three migrants dead, 15 missing off Libya

    Three migrants died and about 15 were missing off the Libyan coast, the Italian navy said Saturday, after staging a rescue operation in the Mediterranean. The navy intervened on Friday and a helicopter rescued three people suffering from...

  • Italy says still hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad

    Italy says still hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad

    Italian authorities are still hunting 30 "terrorists" on the run abroad, the interior ministry said Saturday, days after far-left activist Cesare Battisti was jailed ending 37 years as a fugitive. "Thirty terrorists on the run, 27 from the left,...

  • Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21, injures dozens

    Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21, injures dozens

    A massive fire broke out at an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 71 more, just as the government wages a major crack-down on fuel theft. Scores of locals with jerry cans and buckets had been...

  • Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

    Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step Friday of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not...

  • 'No injuries of concern' for Prince Philip, 97, after car crash

    'No injuries of concern' for Prince Philip, 97, after car crash

    Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip visited hospital for "a precautionary check-up" on Friday that found "no injuries of concern" after a car crash the previous day that rolled the Land Rover he was driving. "On doctor's advice...

  • Myanmar 'too slow' in allowing Rohingya return: UN chief

    Myanmar 'too slow' in allowing Rohingya return: UN chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as "too slow" Myanmar's efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress as a source of "enormous frustration." More than 720,000 Rohingya are...

  • Fresh setbacks slow search for Spanish toddler in well

    Fresh setbacks slow search for Spanish toddler in well

    The six-day search for a toddler who fell down a well in Spain ran into more setbacks on Friday, with engineers warning they still needed days to reach him. Julen Rosello, who is two, fell down a very narrow shaft more than 100 metres deep on...

  • Dutch PM says 'no tweaks' to Brexit plan

    Dutch PM says 'no tweaks' to Brexit plan

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned British counterpart Theresa May on Friday that there could be "no tweaks" to the Brexit deal that the parliament in London rejected this week. Rutte, one of several EU leaders who spoke by phone with May on...

  • Explosive report alleges Trump ordered lawyer to lie

    Explosive report alleges Trump ordered lawyer to lie

    An explosive report alleging that Donald Trump ordered his lawyer to lie to Congress about a Russia skyscraper project prompted opposition Democrats Friday to pledge an investigation into whether the US president had committed a felony.  Buzzfeed...

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