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  • New York Attorney General resigns over abuse claims

    New York Attorney General resigns over abuse claims

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned after four women accused him of physical violence during intimate encounters. It was a stunning fall for a Democrat who portrayed himself as a champion of women and had pledged to use his...

  • Clashes erupt between rival factions in Pakistan

    Clashes erupt between rival factions in Pakistan

    At least two people were injured after political workers belonging to the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) clashed early on Tuesday, in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, local media reported. The...

  • Italy's top two parties demand new election rather than neutral government

    Italy's top two parties demand new election rather than neutral government

    Italy's two largest parties, the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, both appeared to reject a call by President Sergio Mattarella to form a "neutral government" on Monday, saying early elections were preferable. "There is no...

  • Hezbollah gains in Lebanon elections

    Hezbollah gains in Lebanon elections

    The Hezbollah group and its allies have scored significant gains in parliamentary elections in Lebanon while the Western-backed PM Saad Hariri's Future Movement sustained losses, according to unofficial results. The preliminary results, which are...

  • Watch - News from around the world - May 7, 2018

    Watch - News from around the world - May 7, 2018

    Welcome to today's foreign news roundup. North Korea insisted early on Monday that its call for denuclearisation had nothing to do with pressure from the United States. Monday's news, however, was dominated by the swearing in of Vladimir Putin as...

  • Italy's League leader asks president for mandate to form government

    Italy's League leader asks president for mandate to form government

    The leader of Italy's far-right League, Matteo Salvini, said on Monday he had asked the president to give him a mandate to try to form a government to end two months of deadlock following an inconclusive election. "We trust that the president will...

  • Russia's Putin sworn in for another six years in office

    Russia's Putin sworn in for another six years in office

    Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president on Monday. Standing in the Grand Kremlin Palace's ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution, Putin swore to serve the...

  • Don't ditch Iran deal, UK's Johnson urges Trump

    Don't ditch Iran deal, UK's Johnson urges Trump

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be addressed given time. Trump has said that unless European allies rectify...

  • Hundreds likely to languish in Pacific island camps, Australia says

    Hundreds likely to languish in Pacific island camps, Australia says

    Hundreds of asylum-seekers held in Australian-run detention centres in the Pacific are likely to remain there indefinitely as no other country is willing to resettle them, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday. Australia's hardline...

  • In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

    In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

    Kurdish electrician Sukru Gunduz was out on a job when a friend came running to tell him his house was being knocked down, with five members of his family inside. Angry and alarmed, he rushed home. By the time he got there, a mechanical digger had...

  • Spanish rescue service saves nearly 500 migrants from Mediterranean

    Spanish rescue service saves nearly 500 migrants from Mediterranean

    Spain's maritime rescue service has said it saved 476 migrants who were attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Africa. The migrants were pulled from 15 small boats on Friday and Saturday, but there were no reported casualties. Separately, a...

  • Pakistan's interior minister shot and wounded after public meeting

    Pakistan's interior minister shot and wounded after public meeting

    Pakistan's interior minister has been shot and wounded in the shoulder by a gunman following a public meeting. Ahsan Iqbal was returning to his car when he was attacked by a 22-year-old man who fired at close range. The attacker was immediately...

  • Russian Opposition leader faces charges over Putin protests

    Russian Opposition leader faces charges over Putin protests

    The leader of mass protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin, that resulted in the arrests of more than 1,500 demonstrators across the country, has been released from detention but faces two charges. Alexei Navalny said on Twitter he had...

  • Israel to pay heavy price for fatal blast, Hamas warns

    Israel to pay heavy price for fatal blast, Hamas warns

    Hamas has vowed revenge after blaming Israel for an explosion that killed six of its fighters. The Islamic militant group, which rules Gaza, said Israel "will pay a heavy price" for the explosion on Saturday night. Gaza media initially reported...

  • Lebanon holds first general election in nine years

    Lebanon holds first general election in nine years

    Voting began on Sunday in Lebanon's first general election for nine years, an event seen as unlikely to upset the overall balance of power but important for economic stability. Television broadcasts showed people queuing at polling stations across...

  • Watch: Trump slammed by France after mimicking Paris gunmen

    Watch: Trump slammed by France after mimicking Paris gunmen

    The French government on Saturday hit back at a suggestion from US President Donald Trump that looser gun laws might have led to a different outcome to deadly attacks in Paris in 2015, in a speech in which he mimicked how the victims were...

  • Two of seven missing coal workers found alive in Polish mine

    Two of seven missing coal workers found alive in Polish mine

    Two missing coal miners have been found alive but injured after a tremor struck a mine in southern Poland, a mining company said. Rescue crews are still trying to reach five other missing miners, officials said. The rescue operation was launched...

  • Egypt moves last chariot of King Tut to new museum

    Egypt moves last chariot of King Tut to new museum

    Egypt has moved the sixth and last chariot of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun to an under-construction museum near the pyramids in Giza. The priceless artefact, paraded through Cairo on Saturday with a military police escort, was relocated from the...

  • Russian Opposition leader Navalny detained amid Putin protests

    Russian Opposition leader Navalny detained amid Putin protests

    Russian police have detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a demonstration against President Vladimir Putin in central Moscow. Thousands of demonstrators denouncing Mr Putin's upcoming inauguration into a fourth term gathered on Saturday in...

  • Marx's birth town celebrates anniversary with new statue

    Marx's birth town celebrates anniversary with new statue

    A larger than life statue of communist philosopher Karl Marx has been unveiled on the 200th anniversary of his birth in the German town of Trier. The celebratory uncovering of the 14ft statue of Marx, donated by China, has sparked criticism by...