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  • Turkey condemns US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia

    Turkey condemns US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia

    Turkey's foreign minister has claimed that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic State militants as an excuse to maintain ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen, against Ankara's wishes. Mevlut Cavusoglu said...

  • 'It's time for politics to take over' after Korean show of unity at Olympics

    'It's time for politics to take over' after Korean show of unity at Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has played its part in getting North and South Korea together for the Pyeongchang Games, the body's president said - and now it is time for politics to take over. Thomas Bach warned: "You know, sport...

  • Watch: Probe into deadly plane crash

    Watch: Probe into deadly plane crash

    Emergency teams are searching snow-covered fields for human remains and debris after a Russian airliner crashed outside Moscow, killing all 71 people on board. The An-148 twin-engine internal flight, heading for Orsk in the southern Urals, went...

  • Peter Rabbit team apologises for making light of allergies

    Peter Rabbit team apologises for making light of allergies

    Peter Rabbit filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologising for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. Sony Pictures said in a joint statement with the filmmakers that "food allergies and...

  • London City airport closed after war bomb is found

    London City airport closed after war bomb is found

    More than 100 departures have been cancelled at London City Airport after the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb. Chief executive Robert Sinclair said all flights in and out of the airport in east London would be stopped after the...

  • New York attorney general files lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

    New York attorney general files lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

    New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. In court papers filed in Manhattan on Sunday, state Attorney...

  • Jacob Zuma's deputy poised to take power in South Africa

    Jacob Zuma's deputy poised to take power in South Africa

    South Africa's deputy president has promised to conclude a power transition in which he would succeed Jacob Zuma, who faces widespread calls to resign because of corruption allegations. Standing on the balcony of Cape Town's pillared City Hall,...

  • Gas explosion in Bolivia kills 8 amid carnival celebrations

    Gas explosion in Bolivia kills 8 amid carnival celebrations

    A street vendor's cooking gas container exploded on Saturday night amid a Carnival celebration in the Bolivian city of Oruro, killing eight and injuring 40 others, police said. The vendor, who was cooking deep fried llama rinds, had likely dripped...

  • 71 feared dead after plane crashes near Moscow

    71 feared dead after plane crashes near Moscow

    A passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found, Russia's Emergencies Ministry has said. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday...

  • Researchers team up with cities to make resilience a reality

    Researchers team up with cities to make resilience a reality

    A multi-million dollar project launched on Sunday aims to connect urban officials with researchers to drive forward projects that will help cities adapt to growing pressures - from climate change to migration and unemployment. Funded by $3.7...

  • 'Common sense will prevail' on Brexit transition deal - UK minister

    'Common sense will prevail' on Brexit transition deal - UK minister

    British aid minister Penny Mordaunt said on Sunday she believed the government would be able to strike a transitional Brexit deal with the European Union. "It's in our interests and it's in the EU's interests. I think common sense will prevail,"...

  • Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria 'should send clear message'

    Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria 'should send clear message'

    An Israeli minister has said that by striking key Iranian sites in Syria it sent a clear message that it will not tolerate an Iranian military foothold on its doorstep. Minister of intelligence Israel Katz said it will take the Iranians time to...

  • Three people killed as tour helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

    Three people killed as tour helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

    Authorities say a tour helicopter has crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three people. Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley said six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillion helicopter when it crashed at about 5.20pm. The other...

  • Trudeau motorcade crash injures three

    Trudeau motorcade crash injures three

    A police officer riding on a motorcycle and two other people were hurt after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's motorcade was involved in a crash in California. Trudeau's vehicle was not involved in the crash and he was not hurt. The...

  • Brazilians throw themselves into carnival amid country's troubles

    Brazilians throw themselves into carnival amid country's troubles

    Brazilians have let off steam during the first full day of Carnival, as the country endures a lacklustre economy, a massive corruption investigation and increasing political polarisation. This year's Carnival, an event which often takes on serious...

  • Trump blocks release of Democrats' Russia memo

    Trump blocks release of Democrats' Russia memo

    President Donald Trump on Friday blocked the release of a classified memo written by congressional Democrats to rebut a Republican document that he allowed to be made public last week. The document claimed FBI and Justice Department bias against...

  • 18 killed in Hong Kong double-decker bus crash

    18 killed in Hong Kong double-decker bus crash

    Eighteen people have died after a double-decker bus crashed in Hong Kong, police say. A police spokeswoman said 15 men and three women were killed in the accident, which local media reports say happened when the bus tipped over on Saturday...

  • North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president

    North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president

    South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited President Moon Jae-in for a summit meeting in the North. Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Mr Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at...

  • 230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week - UN

    230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week - UN

    Syria and Russian airstrikes in rebel-held areas have killed 230 civilians in the past week in some of the conflict's worst violence that may also constitute war crimes, the top United Nations human rights official said on Saturday. Zeid Ra'ad...

  • Trump wishes disgraced aide well after domestic abuse allegations

    Trump wishes disgraced aide well after domestic abuse allegations

    President Donald Trump on Friday praised White House aide Rob Porter, who resigned this week after allegations that he abused two former wives, and stressed that Porter has maintained his innocence. "He says he's innocent, and I think you have to...