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US boy, 9, fatally shot in the head

2016-05-28 12:18

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head in the Indianapolis area

Dutch want to grow human embryos for 'limited' research

2016-05-28 09:15

The Dutch government has announced that it wants to allow growing human embryos "under strict and limited conditions" for scientific research, thereby giving hope to parents struggling to conceive.

EU extends sanctions on Syrian regime

2016-05-27 22:41

The EU has extended for another year sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime over its "violent repression" of civilians, maintaining an oil embargo and a freeze on Syrian central bank assets.

No Iranian violations of nuclear deal - IAEA

2016-05-27 18:58

The UN nuclear agency has reported no new Iranian violations of a landmark nuclear deal Tehran signed with six world powers that limits its atomic prowess in exchange for sanctions relief.

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomises historic visit

2016-05-27 13:24

Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast.

Trump would OK pipeline blocked by Obama

2016-05-27 09:30

Donald Trump says if he were elected US president he would support the Canadian Keystone oil pipeline project that was blocked by President Barack Obama on environmental grounds.

Mars emerging from Ice Age - study

2016-05-27 06:45

The Red Planet is emerging from an Ice Age, according to radar images of Mars' polar regions that are shedding new light on our neighbour's climate cycle, researchers say.

Prisoner not seen since 2002 CIA capture, may appear at Gitmo

2016-05-26 22:26

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation programme, may soon make his first appearance in a US courtroom.

Tornadoes smash through the US Great Plains

2016-05-26 21:07

Violent thunderstorms have sweep through 'Tornado Alley' leaving one person dead and two critically injured.

Survivors recount Hiroshima horrors

2016-05-26 20:35

For survivors of the world's first nuclear attack, the day America unleashed a terrible bomb over the city of Hiroshima remains seared forever in their minds.

 

Trump tells California 'there is no drought'

2016-05-28 09:57

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has told California voters that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought."

'Never Hillary' Trump's best ally

2016-05-28 08:56

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's best ally in winning over sceptical fellow Republicans is turning out to be Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Heimlich, 96, uses namesake manoeuvre on choking woman

2016-05-27 22:41

The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich manoeuvre, recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to help a woman choking on food at his senior living centre.

Panama initiates process to seek extradition of ex-president

2016-05-27 17:22

Panama's top court has initiated a process to seek the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli from the US on charges related to illegal wiretaps against dozens of opponents while in office.

North Korea slams Obama's 'childish' Hiroshima visit

2016-05-27 11:38

Nuclear-armed North Korea has ridiculed US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as the "childish" diplomatic ploy of a "nuclear war fanatic."

Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

2016-05-27 07:36

Armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump has unleashed a broadside attack on Hillary Clinton's proposals, shifting toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest.

Report: Police need mental health programmes

2016-05-26 22:26

A new federal report says police chiefs and sheriffs across the US should put mental health programmes in place for their officers as soon as possible to help them cope with the aftermath of mass shootings and other traumatic events.

Obama defends his nuclear record

2016-05-26 22:01

On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima,Japan, US President Barack Obama is defending the vigour of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

'Infamous' quotes in US yearbook prompts apology

2016-05-26 21:07

A Pennsylvania school district is apologising and after quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and an Islamic State terrorist leader were printed in the graduating class section of this year's high school yearbook.

Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump

2016-05-26 19:58

US President Barack Obama says foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.

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