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  • Liberal victory sets Estonia on course for first female PM

    Liberal victory sets Estonia on course for first female PM

    Estonia was on track Monday for its first female prime minister after the opposition liberal Reform party won a general election, outpacing the governing centre-left and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters in...

  • Pakistan airspace fully reopened, says aviation authority

    Pakistan airspace fully reopened, says aviation authority

    Pakistan fully reopened its airspace on Monday, authorities said, days after it closed its skies to all air travel, leaving thousands stranded worldwide as tensions with nuclear arch-rival India soared. The decision to close the airspace came last...

  • Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama

    Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama

    A tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing "catastrophic" damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said. "Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does stand at 23...

  • Venezuelan opposition to march as Guaido returns, risking arrest

    Venezuelan opposition to march as Guaido returns, risking arrest

    Opposition supporters in Venezuela were set to take to the streets Monday after leader Juan Guaido called for mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro - as the self-declared interim president prepared to return after a week touring Latin...

  • Bushfires rage after Australia's hottest summer on record

    Bushfires rage after Australia's hottest summer on record

    Homes have gone up in flames and skies turned blood red as nearly 1,000 firefighters battle dozens of out-of-control blazes in southern Australia in the wake of the nation's warmest summer on record. A days-long heatwave sent temperatures soaring...

  • Far right challenges mainstream in tight Estonia vote

    Far right challenges mainstream in tight Estonia vote

    Estonians voted in a tight general election Sunday with the centre-left coalition challenged by both its traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters in the Baltic eurozone state. Polling...

  • Egypt rescues 2,000-year old catacombs from rising water

    Egypt rescues 2,000-year old catacombs from rising water

    Egypt on Sunday announced the completion of a project to save famed 2,000-year old catacombs in the costal city of Alexandria from rising waters. The Kom al-Shoqafa location, considered by archaeologists to be the largest Greco-Roman burial site...

  • Italy chooses centre-left leader to battle populists

    Italy chooses centre-left leader to battle populists

    Supporters of Italy's fractured centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) choose a new leader on Sunday who they hope can take on the ruling populist coalition led by the far-right Lega. The PD was left reeling and languishing in the polls...

  • Netanyahu condemns anti-Semitism after Strasbourg vandalism

    Netanyahu condemns anti-Semitism after Strasbourg vandalism

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Sunday the vandalism of a memorial marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, a place of worship destroyed by the Nazis in World War II. "A monument to a synagogue that was burned by the...

  • SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

    SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

    SpaceX's new Dragon capsule successfully docked on the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA and SpaceX confirmed during a live broadcast of the mission. "We can confirm hard capture is complete," NASA said. The announcement was met with...

  • Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

    Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

    Dozens of migrants scrambled aboard a cross-Channel ferry late Saturday in the northern French port of Calais, sparking a vast overnight police sweep of the ship, officials said Sunday. Some 100 migrants, trying to reach Britain, broke through the...

  • Estonia votes as far-right surge challenges mainstream

    Estonia votes as far-right surge challenges mainstream

    Estonians vote Sunday in a general election with the centre-left coalition duelling its traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters in the Baltic eurozone state. The lacklustre campaign...

  • Hungary announces end of anti-Juncker poster campaign

    Hungary announces end of anti-Juncker poster campaign

    Hungary's government announced Saturday that it would end a controversial poster campaign accusing US philanthropist George Soros and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker of supporting illegal migration. Hungarian government spokesman...

  • Italian police arrest Camorra 'superboss' in Naples

    Italian police arrest Camorra 'superboss' in Naples

    Italian police have arrested top mafia fugitive Marco Di Lauro, the fourth son of Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro and the only one still at large, officials said on Saturday. Di Lauro, 38, was arrested without a fight at an apartment in the Chiaiano...

  • EU willing to give UK more Brexit guarantees

    EU willing to give UK more Brexit guarantees

    The European Union is prepared to give Britain further Brexit guarantees to help a divorce deal through the British parliament, the bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said in an interview published Saturday. "We can find guarantees to confirm,...

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX takes major step towards manned space missions

    Elon Musk's SpaceX takes major step towards manned space missions

    SpaceX celebrated the successful launch Saturday of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long round trip to the International Space Station - a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after an eight-year break. This time around,...

  • Eight hurt following aborted take-off at Stansted Airport

    Eight hurt following aborted take-off at Stansted Airport

    Eight people suffered minor injuries during an aborted take-off at London Stansted Airport, causing flights to be suspended for around three hours. Crew on the Laudamotion flight to Vienna suspected engine problems on the runway shortly after 8.00...

  • China's social credit system blocked millions from travelling last year

    China's social credit system blocked millions from travelling last year

    China blocked ‘discredited’ citizens from booking flights and trains 23 million times last year using a controversial social credit system designed to discourage antisocial behaviour. Citing a leaked government report, the Associated Press...

  • Second Brexit referendum would unleash British 'anger' - Boris Johnson

    Britain's Brexit champion Boris Johnson on Saturday hit out at mounting calls for a second referendum on European Union membership predicting it would arouse widespread "anger". The former foreign minister turned tormentor of Britain's Prime...

  • Second Brexit referendum would unleash British 'anger' - Boris Johnson

    Second Brexit referendum would unleash British 'anger' - Boris Johnson

    Britain's Brexit champion Boris Johnson on Saturday hit out at mounting calls for a second referendum on European Union membership predicting it would arouse widespread "anger". The former foreign minister turned tormentor of Britain's Prime...