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Iraq brings all remaining ISIS territory under attack

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Iraq has brought all of its territory still held by Islamic State group under attack, throwing the jihadists on the defensive across their self-proclaimed "caliphate" extending into neighbouring Syria.

At UN, world leaders confront North Korea crisis

2017-09-21 16:18

North Korea's nuclear threat takes centre stage at the United Nations as US President Donald Trump holds talks with leaders of Japan and South Korea and the Security Council meets to push for sanctions to be enforced against Pyongyang.

Grenade attack kills 3, wounds 23 in Indian-held Kashmir

2017-09-21 14:41

Police say three civilians have been killed and 23 others wounded after suspected rebels attacked a motorcade of a local government minister in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Seoul to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea

2017-09-21 12:58

South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North's nuclear tests

North Korea shrugs off Trump threat as a 'dog's bark'

2017-09-21 08:43

North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho has dismissed US President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" his country, saying Trump had a 'dog dream'.

 
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HAVING FUN:  North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un enjoying a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. (Kcna via KNS AFP)

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Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts

2017-09-21 13:07

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her

Philippine president says his son will be killed if involved in drugs

2017-09-21 11:56

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.

Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'

2017-09-21 10:08

China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is 'well underway', its top planner has said as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme.

Saudi to allow women into stadium for national day

2017-09-21 08:04

Saudi Arabia has invited women to a sports stadium for the first time to attend annual national day celebrations with their families, state media has said.

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Germany: Facts and figures before Sunday's election

2017-09-21 06:49

Germany, which is holding a general election, is Europe's biggest economic power and the fourth largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan. Here are some facts and figures about the country.

Twitter pokes fun at Trump after he 'invents' new African state of 'Nambia'

2017-09-21 10:10

Social media is poking fun at President Donald Trump after he twice referred to the southern African country of Namibia as "Nambia" during a lunch he hosted for African leaders amid the UN General Assembly in New York.

Japan PM declares time for North Korea dialogue is over

2017-09-20 22:37

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has rallied behind the US warning that "all options" are available to deal with North Korea, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel disagrees with the US.

Melania Trump to UN: 'Step up' to protect children

2017-09-20 22:03

First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" and "come together" to help improve the lives of children.

Man killed by police was deaf

2017-09-20 18:35

Authorities say Oklahoma City officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf.

WATCH: Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

2017-09-20 16:35

Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans are digging frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades.

Israel vows to act against Iranian threats to annihilate it

2017-09-20 14:44

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says as long as Iran seeks to destroy Israel it will face no fiercer enemy than the Jewish state.

Driver contests speeding ticket, Supreme Court to hear her case

2017-09-20 16:35

An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court.

9th person dies week after Florida nursing home evacuation

2017-09-20 12:30

A ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home left without air conditioning by Hurricane Irma.

21 schoolchildren among more than 200 dead in powerful Mexico quake

2017-09-20 11:01

At least 216 people have been killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

Iran publicly hangs man for rape, murder of young girl

2017-09-20 15:55

A man has been hanged in front of cheering crowds in Iran after being convicted of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl which had outraged the nation.

Trump's fiery UN address redefines US role in the world

2017-09-20 09:24

President Donald Trump's debut speech at the United Nations has featured sabre-rattling aplenty, but it also showed glimmers of a Trump doctrine that could transform America's place in the world.

Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds call off referendum

2017-09-20 08:29

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off a weekend referendum on independence, hinting at consequences if they go ahead.

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

2017-09-20 08:19

Puerto Rico's governor says residents of the territory should brace for Hurricane Maria, which he warns could hit with "a force and violence" not seen in generations.

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

2017-09-20 06:28

Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmar's army, as the UN chief demanded an end to the military campaign and a better deal for the Muslim minority.

7.1 magnitude quake kills at least 44 in Mexico

2017-09-19 22:53

Mexico state governor Alfredo del Mazo has told the Televisa news network that the magnitude 7.1 earthquake has killed at least two people in his state, which borders Mexico City.

UN team: Suu Kyi words 'bode well' for bid for Myanmar probe

2017-09-19 22:44

The leader of a team of UN human rights investigators is renewing its appeal to Myanmar's government to grant it access to the country, hours after a speech by leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar

2017-09-19 22:08

UN human rights investigators say they need "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, urging the government to rethink its rejection of the probe.

Trump UN speech to slap 'rogue regimes', embrace nationalist tone

2017-09-19 20:56

US President Donald Trump will take aim at Iran and North Korea and strike a stridently nationalistic tone in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, rejecting the half-century-old drive toward global governance.

UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

2017-09-19 18:48

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the world's leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War.

WATCH: 'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico

2017-09-21 05:35

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Wednesday and left the entire island without power as 240 kph winds whipped the capital and sent thousands scurrying to shelters.

NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

2017-09-21 05:02

NATO has condemned a UN treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the international response to North Korea's atomic weapons programme.

Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

2017-09-20 22:04

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years is pummeling the island, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding

Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain

2017-09-20 21:28

Bangladesh's army has been ordered to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.

Man steals cheeseburger after slapping victim

2017-09-20 15:59

A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer then stole the man's green chile cheeseburger before dashing away.

Hurricane Maria threatens to flatten Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

2017-09-20 14:19

Puerto Rico faces what officials have said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the US territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi about Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar

2017-09-20 11:49

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department has said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group.

Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election poll

2017-09-20 07:36

Brazil's scandal-plagued former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a tough-talking rightwing congressman lead voter intentions ahead of next year's presidential elections, a poll has said.

Clashes at US university after police kill student

2017-09-20 07:31

Protesters have clashed with police at a university in the US state of Georgia after a vigil for a student who was shot dead by campus law enforcement.

PICS: Scramble as deadly quake splits road outside Mexico City Airport

2017-09-20 07:45

When the earthquake hit, it sent panicked people running into the street but many weren't so lucky.

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

2017-09-19 22:29

Hurricane Maria has smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called 'mind-boggling' devastation.

Fun facts from the UN gathering

2017-09-19 22:08

It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship. The UN General Assembly is set to kick off with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address to the 193-nation body.

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

2017-09-19 18:48

US President Donald Trump has threatened the 'total destruction' of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

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