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Austrians vote for president in election watched Europe-wide

34 minutes ago

In an election sure to reverberate across Europe, Austrian voters are choosing between a right-wing populist and a left-leaning former politician for their next president

Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses

49 minutes ago

Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo.

US group starts violence warning-signs campaign

52 minutes ago

A group formed by families who lost children in the Sandy Hook school shooting have started a new public service campaign.

Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

52 minutes ago

Universities and colleges, including those in the nation's most Hispanic state, are considering labelling themselves "sanctuary universities" .

LA police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at gang

2016-12-04 09:50

A California police chief is defending his decision to issue a fake press release reporting the arrest of two gang members as a ruse to mislead rivals.

US officials to help pipeline protesters if required

2016-12-04 09:50

North Dakota emergency management officials say they are prepared to help Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a brutal storm.

 
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Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules

52 minutes ago

Texas is still sorting out where firearms are allowed a year after it vastly expanded gun rights as Republicans will press for even more relaxation of gun laws.

Firefighters struggle to access bodies after dance party fire kills 9

2016-12-04 09:57

Firefighters are struggling to access bodies inside the Oakland warehouse where a fire left at least 9 dead.

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama

2016-12-04 09:50

A former prisoner of war, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who's accused of endangering his US comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is seeking a presidential pardon.

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Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

2016-12-03 21:14

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak to Taiwan's leader by phone.

9 killed in US warehouse fire, dozens still missing

2016-12-03 20:02

The Oakland fire chief now says up to 25 people are unaccounted for after a fire that killed at least nine people in the San Francisco Bay area.

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus

2016-12-03 19:01

The president of the University of Southern California has identified the professor stabbed to death by a student on campus.

Afghan Taliban hang university student

2016-12-03 18:09

A Kabul Polytechnic university student, accused of killing a senior Taliban intelligence officer, has been hanged publicly even though elders tried to mediate.

Iran's court confirms death sentence on tycoon

2016-12-03 17:02

Iran's official news agency is reporting that the country's Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence against a well-known tycoon.

Castro's ashes return to cradle of revolution

2016-12-03 15:32

The convoy carrying the ashes of Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro will end an island-wide journey in the cradle of his revolution.

Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people goes missing

2016-12-03 12:59

Indonesian authorities have said a police airplane with 13 people on board has lost contact during a flight to the island of Batam near Singapore.

Trump upsets China by speaking directly with Taiwan leader

2016-12-03 10:43

In a break with decades-long diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over US policy toward Asia.

Hostages safe in Paris

2016-12-02 22:36

Several people taken hostage on Friday evening in a Paris travel agency were released safe and sound, police said, but the armed robber who seized them was on the run.

UN chief apologises to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

2016-12-02 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has apologised for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

Woman found in storage container sues possible serial killer

2016-12-02 17:07

A woman who police say was locked in a storage container for two months by a man charged with killing seven people is suing her alleged captor.

Trump pledges to unite 'very divided nation' at first victory rally

2016-12-02 09:45

Donald Trump pledged at his first post-election victory rally to heal America's deep wounds, saying the country had no choice but to come together and reject bigotry.

US-led coalition admits 54 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq strikes

2016-12-02 07:28

The US-led coalition bombing the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq said that 54 civilians had been "inadvertently killed" in seven air strikes between March and October.

Parents disarm son who took guns to US school

2016-12-02 05:48

Police said two fast-acting Utah parents disarmed their 15-year-old son in the hallway of a local junior high school after the teenager brought the family's shotgun and handgun to school.

France's unpopular Hollande rules out 2017 run

2016-12-02 05:33

French President Francois Hollande has announced that he will not seek a second term in next year's presidential election, saying he hoped to give his Socialist party a chance to win "against conservatism and extremism" by stepping aside.

Israeli media: Police question Netanyahu's wife on spending

2016-12-01 21:40

Israeli media say police are questioning the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over her alleged improper use of public funds.

Iran condemns US vote to extend sanctions

2016-12-04 09:58

Iran's foreign minister has condemned the decision of the US Senate to extend sanctions against Iran, saying it was a clear violation of the landmark nuclear deal.

Muslim cleric heads to court to fight off deportation

2016-12-03 21:14

The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court to fight off being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.

21 Chinese miners dead after being trapped for 4 days

2016-12-03 19:01

Twenty-one Chinese miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster.

Trump says Duterte fighting drugs 'the right way'

2016-12-03 18:09

US President-elect Donald Trump has told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way".

Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17

2016-12-03 17:02

Ten miners are still trapped after a blast in China's Inner Mongolia region killed 17 people while they were working underground.

South Korea opposition files impeachment motion

2016-12-03 15:32

South Korea's opposition parties have filed an impeachment motion against scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye.

Thailand activist arrested for Facebook 'share' about new king

2016-12-03 14:30

Thai police have arrested a student pro-democracy activist for sharing a story about the country's new king that was posted on Facebook by the Thai-language service of the BBC.

4 major global cities pledge to eliminate diesel vehicles

2016-12-03 11:56

Mexico City has joined with Paris, Madrid and Athens in committing to eliminate diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.

World Trade Centre-climbing teen daredevil faces fresh charges

2016-12-03 09:39

A teenage daredevil who climbed the World Trade Centre's centerpiece tower in 2014 has surrendered to police after videos posted on social media showed him dangling from other New York skyscrapers.

Pirate's to form Iceland's government

2016-12-02 22:22

Iceland's president has invited the anti-establishment Pirate Party to form a government, after both the right and left-wing parties each failed in their bids.

Race against time as nearly 20,000 children flee Aleppo: UN

2016-12-02 21:28

Nearly 20 000 children have fled their homes in battered east Aleppo in recent days, the UN says, warning that time is running out to provide them with the help they desperately need.

Fake news is the good news

2016-12-02 17:07

A Macedonian teenager at the heart of his town's burgeoning fake news industry has shown The Associated Press how it's done, opening a window into a phenomenon that has everyone from Washington to Silicon Valley talking.

Man gets 40 years in murder-suicide plot that left 3 dead

2016-12-02 15:47

A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for a murder-suicide plot that left his girlfriend and her two daughters dead,

Teen boy charged with shooting family in their sleep

2016-12-02 12:30

Police say a 14-year-old US boy shot his mother and 8-year-old brother once each in the forehead as they slept and called 911, insinuating his father did it.

Week-old baby among 6 dead from flooding in Colombia

2016-12-02 10:44

Six people including an 8-day-old baby were killed when their home was washed away by heavy rains in the southern Colombian city of Cali.

At least 18 killed after bus plunges into lake in China

2016-12-02 08:32

Chinese authorities say 18 people have died and two more are in hospital after a passenger bus plunged into a lake in the central province of Hubei.

Nearly 2 000 members of Iraqi forces killed in November: UN

2016-12-02 05:48

Close to 2 000 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in November across the country, along with hundreds of civilians, the UN says.

Dutch alcoholic chooses euthanasia to end 'unbearable' life

2016-12-01 21:40

A Dutch long-term alcoholic chose to end his life by lethal injection, saying he could no longer go on, his brother has revealed in a moving, emotional tribute.

Putin hopes for better Russia-US ties, anti-terror action

2016-12-01 21:40

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia hopes to normalise ties with the United States and make joint efforts to fight international terrorism.

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