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Watch: May to plead with EU for time to save her Brexit plan

Watch: May to plead with EU for time to save her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May is due back in Brussels on Thursday on a last-gasp mission to beg EU leaders for more time to deliver a Brexit deal twice rejected by her own parliament. With just eight days until the UK's four-decade-old European adventure comes to an abrupt end, May's frustrated European colleagues are losing faith in her ability to...

  • Merkel says will 'fight to last hour' for orderly Brexit

    Merkel says will 'fight to last hour' for orderly Brexit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she would struggle until the last possible moment to achieve an orderly Brexit, saying the interests of Germany, Britain and the EU were at stake. "I will fight to the last hour of the deadline on March...

  • Student attack leaves four injured in Norway

    Student attack leaves four injured in Norway

    A student armed with a knife has attacked staff and other students in Oslo, wounding four, police said. The boy – who studied at the school – was arrested after reports he attacked staff with a knife. The motive was not immediately clear. Police...

  • Letter in Dutch suspect's getaway car suggests terror motive: prosecutors

    Letter in Dutch suspect's getaway car suggests terror motive: prosecutors

    Dutch prosecutors and police said they were "seriously" investigating a terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack because of evidence including a letter found in the main suspect's getaway car. "So far, a terrorist motive is seriously being...

  • No Facebook user reported mosque massacre during live streaming

    No Facebook user reported mosque massacre during live streaming

    A live video streamed by a terrorist as he killed dozens of people in two mosques in New Zealand was only reported to Facebook 29 minutes after the attack started, the social media giant has said.  The Facebook Live video was seen fewer than 200...

  • May tries to save Brexit plan after speaker's bombshell

    May tries to save Brexit plan after speaker's bombshell

    British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks with her ministers Tuesday after the speaker of parliament threatened to derail her EU withdrawal plan just 10 days before Brexit day, leaving her strategy in tatters. May is still hoping she...

  • 'Hold the compass or die': jailed migrants recount ordeal

    'Hold the compass or die': jailed migrants recount ordeal

    Gambian Cherno Jallow, Senegalese Cheikhaya Dieng, and Ivorian Fofana Lamine, are finishing 44-month jail sentences in Italy after people smugglers forced them to navigate boats across the Mediterranean. Shortly before they were due to be...

  • Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

    Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

    Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest. The French capital was the only...

  • Watch: Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

    Watch: Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

    At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia's Papua region, with the toll expected to rise further as rescuers hunt for dozens still missing, the national disaster agency said Tuesday. Scores...

  • Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

    Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

    A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army. Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters...

  • Karadzic trial to close, but Bosnia's divides remain open

    Karadzic trial to close, but Bosnia's divides remain open

    Widows of the Srebrenica massacre hope he will die in prison, while Bosnian Serbs have honoured Radovan Karadzic with a university dorm in his name. Ahead of his final verdict in a UN court, the former Bosnian Serb leader continues to divide the...

  • Italian ship rescues migrants as Rome vows to 'stop' them landing

    Italian ship rescues migrants as Rome vows to 'stop' them landing

    An Italian charity ship rescued some 50 migrants at sea off Libya Monday, prompting Rome to warn it was ready to "stop once and for all" such private vessels from bringing those saved to Italy. Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has...

  • Delay or no-deal? Brexit scenarios in the balance

    Delay or no-deal? Brexit scenarios in the balance

    With less than a fortnight until Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, the Brexit process remains mired in uncertainty. Here are some of the ways it could play out: Short Brexit delay Prime Minister Theresa May last week agreed...

  • Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

    Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

    A starving whale with 40 kilos of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists said Monday, calling it one of the worst cases of poisoning they have seen. Environmental groups have tagged the...

  • Dutch police arrest Utrecht shooting suspect: police

    Dutch police arrest Utrecht shooting suspect: police

    Updated at 7.45pm Dutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a possible terror attack on a tram in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five wounded. Police had earlier launched a huge manhunt for Gokmen Tanis, 37,...

  • UK government cannot hold new parliament vote on same Brexit deal: Speaker

    UK government cannot hold new parliament vote on same Brexit deal: Speaker

    Updated 5.30pm Britain's government cannot submit its Brexit deal for another vote in parliament if it is "the same" or "substantially the same" as the one already rejected by MPs, the House of Commons speaker said on Monday. "What the government...

  • More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

    More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

    More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai's full...

  • French 'yellow vest' demos caused €170m damage: insurers

    French 'yellow vest' demos caused €170m damage: insurers

    Claims for damage linked to three months of yellow vest protests in France have been estimated at €170 million even before this weekend's riots on the Champs-Elysees, the French Insurance Federation said on Monday. The FFA said that 10,000 claims...

  • Civilian casualties double in parts of Yemen since ceasefire

    Civilian casualties double in parts of Yemen since ceasefire

    Yemeni civilians across the country are facing the threat of intensive attacks with some areas claiming more than double the amount of victims compared to the pre-ceasefire average, an NGO warned on Monday.  Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC)...

  • UN reports increase in sex abuse allegations by its staff

    UN reports increase in sex abuse allegations by its staff

    A UN report released Monday showed an increase in allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by staff working in UN agencies and their partner organisations. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an annual report, however, there was a...

  • Three dead as gunman opens fire on tram passengers in Utrecht

    Three dead as gunman opens fire on tram passengers in Utrecht

    Last updated 3.10pm - Death toll rises to three  A gunman opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, killing three people and wounding at least nine in what authorities are considering a terrorist attack. "At this stage, we can...