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US woman held for drowning 'unloved' twins

35 minutes ago

An Arizona mother who police say admitted to drowning her twin sons in a bath because "nobody loved them" and attempted to do the same to another child, has been ordered held on $2m bail by a commissioner.

Austrians demonstrate for migrants

2015-08-31 22:36

Around 20 000 people have demonstrated in Vienna against ill-treatment of migrants after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck.

Fred lashes Cape Verde

30 minutes ago

Hurricane Fred, the second of the Atlantic season, is lashing the Cape Verde Islands with strong wind and heavy rain.

Turkey holding UK journalists on ISIS terror charges

2015-08-31 22:08

A court in Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast has remanded in custody two British journalists working for US-based media outlet Vice News on terror charges.

Yemen rebels raid homes of dozens of opponents

2015-08-31 21:10

Shi'ite rebels in Yemen's capital have raided dozens of homes of political opponents and local NGO workers, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.

Ukrainian kids go to military camp

2015-08-31 20:37

More than 100 Ukrainian schoolchildren will have unusual tales to tell their mates when classes resume, after spending part of their summer vacations undergoing training by the National Guard.

 
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OUCH:  A migrant with an injured foot, sleeps in a park in Belgrade, Serbia, while waiting for an opportunity to cross the border with Hungary. (Santi Palacios, AP)

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Warning for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes

2015-08-31 22:36

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions, deserved severe punishment, calling the violence a "stab in the back".

Blast at chemical plant in northern China

2015-08-31 21:20

An explosion has rocked a chemical plant in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, but there have been no immediate reports of casualties.

5 dead in Spanish fireworks factory blast

2015-08-31 21:10

At least five people have been confirmed dead after a large blast at a fireworks factory in north-eastern Spain.

Europe's migrant crisis: Key questions

2015-08-31 20:37

Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

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Fires close schools in Indonesia

2015-08-31 19:59

More schools have been closed and thousands of residents are suffering respiratory problems on Indonesia's Sumatra island, as haze from forest and bush fires worsens.

Trainful of migrants finally allowed into Austria

2015-08-31 17:33

A train carrying hundreds of migrants has headed to Vienna after being held for hours at Austria's border with Hungary amid a security clampdown.

Bangkok bomb suspect may be in Turkey

2015-08-31 15:17

Police in Thailand say relatives of a woman whose arrest they are seeking in connection with the deadly bombing at a central Bangkok landmark have told them they believe she is in Turkey.

2nd Palmyra temple appears intact after blast

2015-08-31 14:22

A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria's antiquities chief says.

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok blast

2015-08-31 13:19

Thai police say they are seeking two new suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago.

Investigation ordered after 53 babies die at Indian hospital

2015-08-31 12:08

At least 53 babies have died in less than two weeks at a state-run hospital in eastern India, sparking protests over alleged negligence, officials say.

Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

2015-08-31 10:49

Singapore says it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

Police give themselves reward in Bangkok bombing investigation

2015-08-31 10:13

Thai police will reward the investigative team that helped find the Bangkok bombing suspect with a cash bounty that had been offered to the public.

Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

2015-08-31 08:47

Thai police say they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as authorities widened their search for suspects behind Bangkok's deadly bombing.

Activists say ISIS damages another ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

2015-08-31 07:36

ISIS militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion, activists say.

Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

2015-08-31 05:27

The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.

EU convenes emergency migration talks amid calls for more action

2015-08-30 21:03

European Union's interior ministers are to hold emergency talks on September 14 aimed at improving the bloc's response to the current migration crisis.

Hospitalised migrant children in Austria 'vanish'

2015-08-30 19:16

Three Syrian children hospitalised with severe dehydration after being rescued in Austria from a van packed with migrants have "vanished" with their parents, police say.

35 workers killed in air raid on Yemeni factory, officials say

2015-08-30 17:49

About 35 workers have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a factory in a northern Yemeni town, medical officials says.

Watch: Palestinian women take on Israeli soldier in order to protect boy

2015-08-30 14:49

A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook.

6 dead, dozens hurt in fire at Saudi oil housing complex

2015-08-30 12:57

At least six people have been killed and 105 injured in Saudi Arabia when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities say.

Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport

2015-08-30 10:47

Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another.

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

2015-08-30 10:12

A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities say.

Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston officer

2015-08-30 08:10

Texas prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a 'senseless and cowardly act'.

Racism in Germany is 'attack on democracy'

2015-08-31 19:04

A recent surge in hate crimes targeting refugees in Germany has caused outrage, embarrassment and soul-searching on a national scale.

Australia insists refugee deal on track despite Cambodian denial

2015-08-31 16:57

Australia insists a multimillion-dollar deal with Cambodia to take its refugees is on track, despite reports that the Phnom Penh regime is backing out.

3 Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

2015-08-31 15:54

Saudi authorities say that three Canadians, one Pakistani and a Nigerian woman were among 10 people killed in a fire at a residential complex rented by oil giant Saudi Aramco at the weekend.

Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death

2015-08-31 14:56

The Taliban has admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants.

Philippine church leaders urge opposition to gay marriage

2015-08-31 14:22

Leaders of the Philippines' dominant Catholic Church have called on individuals and politicians to actively oppose same-sex marriage, after new efforts by activists to have same-sex unions legalised in the conservative nation.

ISIS burns four Iraqi Shi'ite fighters alive - video

2015-08-31 12:21

ISIS strung up four Iraqi Shi’ite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the jihadists.

Suffocated and squashed: how the truck migrants met their end

2015-08-31 11:40

The 71 people found dead in an abandoned refrigeration lorry in Austria had been crammed in, five to a square metre, as initial forensic tests indicated they had suffocated.

EU must defend migrants' dignity, ahead of talks

2015-08-31 10:23

European Union leaders on Sunday called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.

Ex-cop arrested in Mexican journalist's slaying

2015-08-31 09:34

Mexican authorities have arrested a former police officer in connection with the brutal slaying of a prominent photojournalist and four others in a case that sparked international outrage.

Hundreds mourn slain 9-year-old Ferguson girl

2015-08-31 08:37

Hundreds have gathered to remember a 9-year-old girl who was killed when shots were fired into her home in Ferguson, Missouri, as she did homework on her mother's bed.

Service pays tribute to slain US TV journalists

2015-08-31 06:33

An interfaith service has been held in Roanoke, Virginia, to remember the two television journalists who were shot and killed live on air while working last week.

Philippine sect members block off main highway in Manila

2015-08-30 22:07

Thousands of members of a Christian sect in the Philippines have brought traffic along the capital's main highway to a standstill, demanding a halt to an investigation of their leaders on charges of detaining a dismissed pastor.

Pressure on Malaysian PM mounts as ex-leader backs protests

2015-08-30 21:03

Pressure has mounted on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal.

Fire in Saudi oil company apartment building kills 11

2015-08-30 19:16

Eleven people have been killed and 219 injured in blaze in a high-rise apartment building leased by Saudi oil company Aramco in the eastern city of Khobar, the country's civil.

Thousands urge help for Indian sisters 'ordered raped'

2015-08-30 16:23

Thousands have signed a petition urging protection for two Indian sisters after a local council allegedly ordered them raped and paraded naked as "punishment" after their brother eloped with a married woman.

Thai police say bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang

2015-08-30 13:48

Thai police say a foreigner arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok bombing is part of a people-smuggling gang who may have launched an attack in response to a crackdown on their trade.

February elections in Iran to be open, free - president

2015-08-30 11:55

Parliamentary elections set for February in Iran will be free and open to all, promised President Hassan Rowhani.

4 dead in Russian prison fire

2015-08-30 10:44

At least four prisoners have killed and eight others injured in a fire at a Russian prison, a prison spokesperson told Interfax news agency.

Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomber arrest

2015-08-30 09:07

Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing widened their net in the search for more suspects after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials were found during a raid on a Bangkok apartment block.

Belgium lays to rest 'forgotten angel'

2015-08-30 07:06

A Congo-born nurse who at great personal risk helped save countless American lives during WWII, has been laid to rest in Belgium, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the US, politicians and a military honour guard.

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