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  • U.S. Attorney General to refer Republican memo to Justice Dept

    U.S. Attorney General to refer Republican memo to Justice Dept

    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning to refer a declassified memo released on Friday by Republican lawmakers alleging Justice Department bias against President Trump to the department's internal watchdog office for investigation. In a...

  • US flu-related hospitalisations highest in nearly a decade - agency

    US flu-related hospitalisations highest in nearly a decade - agency

    Flu activity worsened over the past week as more people headed to doctors' offices and emergency rooms, with hospitalisations at the highest in nearly 10 years, US health officials said on Friday. Sixteen children died of the flu in the week ended...

  • Watch: Victims' father tries to attack gymnastics doctor Nassar

    Watch: Victims' father tries to attack gymnastics doctor Nassar

    The enraged father of three daughters sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor during a sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom on Friday. Court guards pinned him to the ground before he could...

  • South Africa's Zuma faces new no-confidence vote this month

    South Africa's Zuma faces new no-confidence vote this month

    South Africa's Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote this month, a fresh attempt to unseat the president by opponents emboldened by splits within his own party. Zuma, who is battling a string of corruption allegations, is in a weakened position...

  • Move faster to remove extremist online content - UK government

    Move faster to remove extremist online content - UK government

    Internet firms must go "further and faster" to remove terrorist content, Downing Street said in response to the conviction of mosque attacker Darren Osborne. The 48-year-old was radicalised in the space of just a few weeks after becoming obsessed...

  • 90 feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

    90 feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

    Updated 1.55pm An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler's boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the International Organisation for...

  • Four migrants in critical condition after Calais shooting

    Four migrants in critical condition after Calais shooting

    Four migrants were in a critical condition after being shot during a brawl between Eritrean and Afghan migrants in the northern French port city of Calais on Thursday, local authorities said. Another two migrants suffered less serious gunshot...

  • 'Bonghjornu' not 'Bonjour': Corsican nationalists want to say it their way

    'Bonghjornu' not 'Bonjour': Corsican nationalists want to say it their way

    A group of ten-year-old schoolchildren on the Mediterranean island of Corsica proudly raised their hands in class one morning this week to say they felt Corsican, not French. Their teacher, Nathalie Lanfranchi, grew up speaking French at home but...

  • Watch: Flaming van ploughs into pedestrians in Shanghai

    Watch: Flaming van ploughs into pedestrians in Shanghai

      Eighteen people were injured on Friday, three seriously, after a vehicle caught fire and mounted the pavement in a busy part of central Shanghai and ploughed into pedestrians, said police. According to preliminary investigations, the fire was...

  • Polish Holocaust law sparks Israeli and US ire

    Polish Holocaust law sparks Israeli and US ire

    Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced "any attempt to challenge historical...

  • Far-right 'loner' guilty of London mosque murder

    Far-right 'loner' guilty of London mosque murder

    An unemployed "loner" intent on spilling as much blood as possible ploughed a hire van into a group of Muslims after becoming radicalised by far-right material within just a few weeks. Darren Osborne, 48, deliberately mowed down worshippers...

  • 11 die in Japan home for the elderly blaze

    11 die in Japan home for the elderly blaze

    A low-rent residence for elderly people in northern Japan caught fire late on Wednesday, killing 11. See video above. 

  • 25 more babies hit by salmonella found at Lactalis since 2006

    25 more babies hit by salmonella found at Lactalis since 2006

    Twenty-five babies were infected between 2006 and 2017 with the same strain of salmonella linked to a factory of dairy group Lactalis and that led to three dozen babies falling ill late last year, a French health research institute said on...

  • FBI expresses 'grave concerns' over Republican memo's accuracy

    FBI expresses 'grave concerns' over Republican memo's accuracy

    The FBI said it had "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a top-secret House Intelligence Committee memo alleging anti-Trump bias within the Justice Department, challenging President Donald Trump's pledge to release it. But a few hours after the...

  • UK and EU set for clash over citizens' rights during transition

    UK and EU set for clash over citizens' rights during transition

    Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that European citizens arriving in Britain after Brexit next year may lose some rights, setting up a clash with the European Union over their treatment during any transition period. Curbing immigration was a...

  • Facebook use down 50 million hours a day - and could fall further

    Facebook use down 50 million hours a day - and could fall further

    Facebook users spent about 50 million hours a day less on the social media site due to changes that reduced viral videos, even before the company announced a series of changes to the News Feed that may further reduce user engagement. Facebook's...

  • Turkey orders detention of 120 army personnel - Anadolu

    Turkey orders detention of 120 army personnel - Anadolu

    A Turkish prosecutor issued detention warrants for 120 suspects from the military, the state-run Anadolu agency said on Thursday, the latest in a long-running government crackdown launched after a failed coup attempt in 2016. Police began...

  • Nassar assault victim list reaches 265

    Nassar assault victim list reaches 265

    Jessica Thomashow was a 9-year-old gymnast who still liked playing with American Girl dolls when USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar first molested her, she said in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday. "You took advantage of my innocence and trust,"...

  • Super blue blood moon inspires photographers

    Super blue blood moon inspires photographers

    A total lunar eclipse, which was visible from Asia, Australasia and North and Central America, on Wednesday coincided with a “blue moon” and a “supermoon” in what some are calling a “super blue blood moon”. The event, which for western hemisphere...

  • Namibia reports first cholera case after deadly outbreak in Zambia

    Namibia reports first cholera case after deadly outbreak in Zambia

    A 10-year old schoolboy has become the first person diagnosed with cholera in Namibia for four years, the health ministry said on Wednesday, raising fears of an outbreak similar to one that killed dozens last month in neighbouring Zambia. Two...