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Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons

2017-01-18 22:30

Nations should strive for a world where nuclear weapons are prohibited and where existing stocks are destroyed, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.

Istanbul nightclub suspect 'received orders from ISIS'

2017-01-18 22:30

The man suspected of killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve has claimed he received the order to attack from Islamic State jihadists in Syria, local media reported Wednesday.

George HW Bush, wife Barbara hospitalised

2017-01-18 22:09

A spokesperson for President George HW Bush says the 92-year-old has been admitted to an intensive care unit and that his wife, Barbara, is also hospitalised

Matt Damon roots for Trump

2017-01-18 21:23

Movie star Matt Damon is grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency.

Biden hits Putin in final address as VP

2017-01-18 20:04

Russia is the main threat to the "liberal" world order, US Vice President Joe Biden told the Davos elite in his final speech before leaving office.

White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

2017-01-18 18:00

The White House says the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.

 
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Mexico pupil shoots classmates

2017-01-18 21:23

A pupil killed at least three people and injured five when he opened fire on his classmates at a high school in northern Mexico.

Taliban bomb expert accidently kills himself and 4 sons

2017-01-18 20:04

An expert bomb maker for the insurgent Taliban inadvertently has killed himself and his four sons in northern Afghanistan, while building a cache of roadside bombs

Russia extends Snowden’s residence by 'a couple of years'

2017-01-18 18:01

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

Italy PM: Apparently no deaths from triple quakes

2017-01-18 15:58

Italy Premier Paolo Gentiloni says it seems there were no fatalities from the three strong earthquakes that rocked the same area of central Italy that was devastated by quakes last year

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WATCH: Defying death threats, Afghanistan's first female orchestra to play Davos

2017-01-18 15:58

In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.

At Syria retirement home, elderly left behind by war

2017-01-18 13:52

Alone in her room at an overcrowded retirement home in Damascus, Naz Ashiti thumbs through photographs of her daughters overseas, her eyes lingering on features she has not seen in years.

Hong Kong leader slams independence movement in final speech

2017-01-18 12:59

Hong Kong's unpopular pro-Beijing leader Leung Chun-ying faced protests Wednesday as he spoke out against the city's independence movement in his final policy address.

George H.W. Bush hospitalised

2017-01-18 11:43

Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalised in Houston

'Apprentice' alum sues Trump for defamation

2017-01-18 07:27

President-elect Donald Trump was hit with a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality television show "The Apprentice," who had previously accused him of sexual misconduct.

'No sense' in renegotiating nuclear deal: Iran president

2017-01-18 06:10

President Hassan Rouhani says there was no chance of Iran renegotiating the nuclear deal with world powers if US President-elect Donald Trump demands it.

North Korea tells Obama to 'get packing'

2017-01-17 20:24

North Korea has denounced outgoing US President Barack Obama for blacklisting leader Kim Jong-Un's sister over human rights abuses, urging him to concentrate on "packing" as he exits the White House.

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka

2017-01-17 17:14

President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter but has accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka in Britain.

Britain to leave EU's single market, says May

2017-01-17 15:31

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will leave the EU's single market in order to restrict immigration in a clean break from the bloc.

UN envoy meets with Yemen president as war toll hits 10 000

2017-01-17 13:57

A UN envoy held talks with Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi as the United Nations said the death toll from the war had reached 10 000.

Lost Australian family found safe on Japan ski mountain

2017-01-17 12:35

An Australian family who went missing at a Japanese ski resort have been rescued after sending out a social media SOS, and spending a chilly night in a snow cave, police and reports say.

10 things Obama will be remembered for

2017-01-17 10:30

As US President Barack Obama prepares to leave office on January 20, here are 10 things his presidency may be remembered for.

Obama warns Trump not to undo Iran nuclear deal

2017-01-17 07:30

US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasising its "significant and concrete results" and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world's major powers.

Truck driver gets 4 years for human smuggling

2017-01-17 05:40

An Austrian court has found a man guilty of human smuggling and sentenced him to four years in prison after a truckload of migrants bound for Germany crashed.

Police killed in Turkey roadside bomb attack

2017-01-16 22:50

At least three police officers were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded as a police vehicle passed by in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey.

Prisoners occupy roof of Brazil jail after massacre

2017-01-16 21:23

Dozens of inmates have occupied the roof of a Brazilian jail where the country's latest prison massacre took place.

Triple-quake strikes reeling, snow-bound Italy

2017-01-18 13:07

A series of earthquakes measuring 5.3-5.7 magnitude struck central Italy, bringing fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall.

Teary farewells as Obama aides pack up, make way for Trump

2017-01-18 12:59

There's a mass exodus underway at the White House as President Barack Obama's staff pack up their offices, turn in their Blackberrys and mark the end of his time in office

Australia names first indigenous minister

2017-01-18 11:22

Australia appointed its first indigenous minister, a former labourer who has credited education for his rise from humble beginnings in a country where Aborigines remain among the most disadvantaged.

South Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police

2017-01-18 09:30

A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said,

Journalist shot dead in Honduras

2017-01-18 08:30

A journalist was shot dead in northern Honduras, hospital officials said, becoming the 69th member of the media killed in the violence-plagued Central American country since 2003.

Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

2017-01-18 06:31

President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked Army documents.

Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

2017-01-18 06:10

The main Palestinian parties have announced a deal to form a national unity government prior to the holding of elections, after three days of reconciliation talks.

May's keynote Brexit speech highlights

2017-01-17 21:22

British Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her Brexit priorities and negotiating aims for the first time during a keynote speech in London.

EU parliament in tense election for new president

2017-01-17 20:23

The European Parliament elects a new president on Tuesday in a vote that promises to be stormy after a coalition aimed at keeping eurosceptics out of power broke down.

What Obama and Trump have said about each other

2017-01-17 19:08

Since Trump's election victory, the billionaire and the outgoing president have tried to turn the page on the harsh language of the campaign. Here are some quotes from Obama on Trump, and from Trump on Obama:

King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami

2017-01-17 17:14

A national holiday that was supposed to be about nonviolence erupted into mayhem in Miami when police say eight people were wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

Key numbers in the mystery of flight MH370

2017-01-17 14:58

Key numbers in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which has been suspended almost three years after the Boeing 777 vanished.

180 presumed dead in migrant boat disaster in Med

2017-01-17 13:12

Four people died and nearly 180 are missing, presumed dead, after Saturday's migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, officials said after interviewing a handful of survivors.

Istanbul nightclub massacre suspect confesses

2017-01-17 11:18

A 34-year-old Uzbek man suspected of mowing down 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve confessed to the massacre, Turkish authorities said.

After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers

2017-01-17 08:29

After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.

Istanbul nightclub attack suspect caught

2017-01-17 06:30

A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports.

Northern Ireland government falls

2017-01-16 21:23

Britain's Cabinet minister for Northern Ireland says the territory's unraveling unity government must be dissolved and an early election will be held on March 2.

After Paris, Israelis and Palestinians look to Trump

2017-01-16 20:03

Israel and the Palestinians remain as far apart as ever after a Paris conference, with attention now turning to whether US President-elect Donald Trump will shake up the long-stagnant Middle East peace process.

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