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American surfer in hospital after severe crocodile attack

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An American surfer is receiving treatment in a Costa Rican hospital after being attacked by a crocodile so severely that half a leg had to be amputated, local media have reported.

Turkey coup detainees being tortured - Amnesty International

2016-07-25 07:15

Human rights group Amnesty International says it has "credible evidence" of the abuse and torture of people detained in sweeping arrests since Turkey's July 15 attempted coup.

Third attack hits Germany

2016-07-25 05:48

A Syrian migrant set off an explosion at a bar in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others, authorities say, the third attack in a week.

Trump vs Clinton: Is a 2017 'peaceful transfer' possible?

2016-07-24 22:11

Many people believe Hillary Clinton should be in jail, and many say Donald Trump threatens America's very existence - and these are widespread views across the nation's bitter political divide.

Terror-hit French could face more screening in US: Trump

2016-07-24 20:49

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France and other nations hit by recent terror attacks would be subjected to "extreme" immigration checks if he is elected president.

Air raids hit four hospitals in Syria's Aleppo

2016-07-24 20:49

Air raids have hit four makeshift hospitals in Syria's battered Aleppo city, doctors say, jeopardising medical care for more than 200 000 desperate civilians in rebel-held areas.

 
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On eve of convention, Democratic chair resigns

2016-07-24 23:03

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chair, a stunning leadership shake-up as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton.

Police officer claims minister pressured her on Nice attack

2016-07-24 22:13

A new crisis has hit France's government after a senior police officer claimed the interior minister pressured her to alter a report into security at the Nice fireworks display where 84 were killed when a man rammed a lorry into the crowd.

1 500 homes threatened in LA wildfire

2016-07-24 20:49

Authorities say several homes have been destroyed and an additional 1 500 are threatened as crews battle a massive wildfire in wooded canyons north of Los Angeles.

Asylum seeker kills woman with machete in Germany

2016-07-24 19:39

Police say a Syrian asylum seeker has killed a woman with a machete outside a bus station in the German city of Reutlingen and wounded two others before being arrested.

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Protesters hit the streets of hot Philadelphia

2016-07-24 18:48

Police officers have been posted at street corners in down town Philadelphia as protesters prepared for a sweltering day of marches and rallies ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Munich gunman spent year planning attack

2016-07-24 18:18

The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich had been planning his crime for a year, but chose his victims at random, officials say.

Coup attempt: Turkey detains senior Gulen aide

2016-07-24 16:26

Turkey has detained a senior aide to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom it blames for the coup attempt aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an official says.

Kabul in mourning after deadliest attack in 15 years

2016-07-24 13:40

Afghanistan is reeling after the deadliest attack for 15 years killed 80 people and left hundreds maimed, reigniting concern that the Islamic State group is expanding its foothold in the country.

Thousands in funeral march for slain Cambodia activist

2016-07-24 11:29

Tens of thousands of Cambodians Sunday joined the funeral procession of a prominent government critic whose murder in broad daylight raised suspicions of a hit job.

Clinton introduces VP Kaine

2016-07-23 22:08

Hillary Clinton has shown off her freshly picked running mate Tim Kaine and praised him as the antithesis of the Republican presidential ticket led by Donald Trump.

Munich mall killer was quiet boy obsessed with killing sprees

2016-07-23 22:08

Neighbours have remembered Munich mall killer David Ali Sonboly as a quiet, helpful boy, who had spent many hours researching killing sprees.

Fifth family gunned down in Mexico

2016-07-23 21:14

A couple and their three children have been gunned down in western Mexico, marking the fifth killing of families in two weeks.

Hacked emails show Democratic party disunity

2016-07-23 20:00

A cache of emails from Democratic party officials leaked before next week's Philadelphia convention detail the bitter split between the Democratic National Committee and Bernie Sanders.

Police hunt for motive in Munich shooting

2016-07-23 19:21

Munich police are searching for clues to why an 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself.

Slain US deputy to be laid to rest

2016-07-23 16:44

Friends and family are gathering in Baton Rouge to remember Brad Garafola, one of three officers shot and killed by a gunman.

Munich shooting had 'obvious link' to Breivik: Police

2016-07-23 14:42

Munich police say investigators have established an "obvious link" between the Munich mall shooting and far-right Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.

UK faces epic task of preparing to leave Brexit

2016-07-23 12:12

British civil servants have quietly begun the mammoth task of implementing Brexit while politicians have been left pondering the future.

Iraq swelters under baking sun

2016-07-23 12:12

Iraq's state-run Meteorological Department says it has registered the record hottest day with maximum temperatures reaching 53.9°C.

Police: Munich shooter acted alone

2016-07-23 08:34

A teenage gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage at a busy Munich mall had likely acted alone, German police say.

Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid

2016-07-23 07:53

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention are giving mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton's choice for vice president, saying he will appeal to moderates.

Alleged gunman caught shouting 'I'm German' on video

2016-07-22 19:51

German police say they expect there will be multiple people dead in a shooting at a shopping mall in Munich. This is a developing incident.

Police ask Nice to delete surveillance images of attack

2016-07-22 18:27

Authorities in Nice have refused a request from French anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week's deadly truck attack, amid growing questions over the scale of the police presence at the time

Nice killer and suspected accomplices: what we know

2016-07-22 14:36

Truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had long plotted the carnage in the French city of Nice that killed 84 people, with the assistance of five suspects.

Key quotes from Republican nominee Trump’s acceptance speech

2016-07-22 13:37

New York billionaire Donald Trump has officially accepted the nomination as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate and delivered his long-anticipated address at the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Hacked emails overshadow Democratic convention

2016-07-24 17:29

Hacked emails are threatening to overshadow the Democratic Party's upcoming celebration as Bernie Sanders stepped up demands that the party's chairperson quit.

15-hour tailbacks in UK at French border

2016-07-24 16:26

British officials have been drafted in to help French border police after 15-hour queues built up at the port of Dover due to heightened entry checks.

Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket

2016-07-24 14:48

A woman who drove her husband's body on a days-long travelling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws, US police say.

IS suicide bomber strikes in Baghdad

2016-07-24 12:26

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 15 people in a Shi'ite area of northern Baghdad, officials say.

Kabul bombings show depth of IS 'depravity' - Iran

2016-07-24 08:16

Iran has condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that killed at least 80 in Afghanistan, urging unity in order to defeat extremists.

Tigers maul woman to death, injure another in China wildlife park

2016-07-24 10:36

Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media has reported.

Body lay unnoticed in Aus fast-food outlet for days

2016-07-23 21:14

Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant.

80 dead as ISIS claims twin Kabul blasts

2016-07-23 20:33

Islamic State group jihadists have claimed responsibility for twin explosions that have ripped through crowds of Shi'ite Hazaras in Kabul.

Rio homeless raise voice ahead of Olympics

2016-07-23 20:47

Many people walk by the homeless without looking but in Rio de Janeiro street dwellers became the stars for a day as they stood outside the Olympic city's main theater.

Clinton still hard to define before convention

2016-07-23 17:37

Americans first knew Hillary Clinton as a governor's wife and working mother, then as the nation's first lady and is ready to appear with her running mate.

Turkey frees 1 200 soldiers

2016-07-23 15:44

Turkey has set free 1 200 soldiers detained after the military coup, a top prosecutor says in the first major release of suspects.

20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Kabul protest

2016-07-23 14:42

A powerful explosion has ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials say.

Munich mall shooting: what we know

2016-07-23 10:11

Facts are emerging from Munich where a teenager in a shooting rampage killed nine and wounded 16.

Greece lowers voting age to 17

2016-07-23 08:34

Greek lawmakers have voted to amend electoral law to lower the voting age by a year to 17, and eventually eliminate a 50-seat bonus for the winning party.

Panic, terror in Munich shooting rampage

2016-07-23 07:07

First came the crack of gunfire, then panicked screams and the wail of sirens as an armed attacker launched a killing spree in the German city of Munich.

Video: Texas officer says black people have 'violent tendencies'

2016-07-22 17:10

Texas officials have launched an investigation after a white police officer was shown on video throwing a black woman to the ground and then later telling her black people have “violent tendencies”.

30 injured after train crashes into truck in northern Iran

2016-07-22 15:09

Iran's state news agency reports that 30 people have been injured when an intercity passenger train crashed into a truck in the north of the country.

Syrians harness Pokémon frenzy to depict their plight

2016-07-22 14:18

A sad-eyed Pikachu Pokémon Go character sits amidst the rubble on a Syrian street, while a Charizard dragon from the smash hit game is perched alongside gun-toting jihadists.

Hunt for missing Flight MH370 will be suspended, possibly forever

2016-07-22 12:56

Malaysia, Australia and China have agreed to suspend the search for Flight MH370 once the current area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

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