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Newborn baby found in shoplifting teen's bag

2015-07-30 22:29

Prosecutors say a teenager suffocated her just-born baby before taking his body with her on a trip to Victoria's Secret in New York City.

Woman accidentally runs over, kills husband

2015-07-30 22:29

An elderly California woman accidentally ran over and killed her elderly husband when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.

Mullah Omar's death: Taliban's loss

2015-07-30 21:54

Mullah Omar's death poses an existential crisis for the Afghan Taliban potentially presaging a splintering of the movement as ISIS gains a toehold.

UN warns Britain of 'xenophobia'

2015-07-30 20:54

Britain risks a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis in the French port of Calais after Prime Minister David Cameron promised to deport more migrants who enter Britain illegally, the UN has warned.

1 000s join quake drill in Philippine capital

2015-07-30 19:55

Thousands of people have participated in an earthquake drill in the Philippine capital to prepare the city of nearly 12 million for a feared magnitude-7.2 quake that could kill thousands and displace millions.

Batman shooter: Water parks and piano class

2015-07-30 19:27

One described Colorado movie shooter James Holmes as a quiet, kind boy who doted on his little sister. Another recalled his team spirit on the soccer pitch.

 
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Reunion plane debris to be sent to France

2015-07-30 21:54

Malaysia says the debris found on the island of Reunion will be sent to France in an effort to determine if it is from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Long road to justice for Korean victims of A-bombs

2015-07-30 20:54

Tens of thousands of Koreans were among the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. But 70 years on, foreign survivors are still fighting for the same support Japan offers its own citizens.

Migrants leave Channel trucks backed up 65km

2015-07-30 19:46

Truck drivers stuck in Britain waiting to cross into mainland Europe, have vented their frustration at their marathon ordeal caused by the migrant crisis on the French side of the Channel.

Thailand commercial surrogacy ban takes effect

2015-07-30 19:27

A law banning commercial surrogacy has taken effect in Thailand, the public health ministry says.

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India polarised over hanging of Mumbai bomber

2015-07-30 18:42

India's execution of Yakub Memon for the 1993 Mumbai bombings is the country's third in three years, and revived the polarising debate on capital punishment.

Taliban confirms leader's death, chooses successor

2015-07-30 18:23

Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Omar, saying the group's council has elected a successor.

Trial of Ukrainian woman pilot 'hero' starts in Russia

2015-07-30 17:29

Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko has gone on trial in Russia in a politically charged case that could send tensions between Moscow and Kiev to a new high.

Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack

2015-07-30 14:55

Pakistan police say one of the country’s most feared Islamic militants leaders Malik Ishaq has been buried amid tight security.

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen - official

2015-07-30 13:45

A suspected US drone strike has killed five presumed members of al-Qaeda in southern Yemen, an official says.

Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first debate

2015-07-30 12:42

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining momentum ahead of next week's first Republican debate, an opinion poll shows.

Israel authorises force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners

2015-07-30 12:42

Israel's parliament has passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the country's medical association.

US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

2015-07-30 11:36

A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop has been charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Thousands attend former Indian president Kalam's funeral

2015-07-30 10:34

Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam has been buried with full military honours in his southern Indian home town of Rameswaram.

At least 16 dead as truck hits pilgrims in Mexico

2015-07-30 09:27

A truck has plowed into a crowd of pilgrims after apparently losing its brakes in north-central Mexico, killing at least 16 people and injuring 30 others, authorities say.

Madeleine McCann ruled out as girl's remains found in Australia

2015-07-30 08:25

The decomposed remains of a young girl found in a suitcase dumped in Australia do not belong to missing British girl Madeleine McCann, police say.

US cop charged with murder after deadly traffic-stop

2015-07-30 06:04

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges.

Court rejects final appeal by Mumbai bomber

2015-07-29 22:07

Yakub Memon's last hope of avoiding the hangman's noose for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, has been dashed after India's Supreme Court threw out his final plea for mercy hours before he was due to be executed.

Stateless South Asians finally get identity

2015-07-29 22:03

India and Bangladesh are set to simplify their fragmented border in a deal that gives citizenship rights to tens of thousands of people who have been effectively stateless for 68 years.

Tsipras: Greece may face snap elections

2015-07-29 22:03

Greece may be forced to hold early elections if the government does not have a parliamentary majority, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says.

British PM tackles Vietnamese children trafficking

2015-07-29 20:31

Britain will seek stronger co-operation with Vietnam to crack down on the trafficking of Vietnamese children to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Mysterious wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

2015-07-29 19:53

A mysterious piece of plane debris has washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, prompting some speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes

2015-07-29 18:32

Amnesty International says the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war.

Israeli court backs razing of 2 West Bank buildings

2015-07-29 16:12

Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal over the demolition of two buildings in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Ultra-orthodox Jew stabs 6 at Jerusalem gay parade

2015-07-30 18:36

Six people taking part in a gay parade in Jerusalem, have been stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox Jew, police say.

Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-30 18:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the deal on Iran's nuclear programme will improve security in the Middle East.

Speculation over Reunion plane debris grows

2015-07-30 17:29

Aircraft debris which has washed up on Reunion is being tested, as speculation grows that it could come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old

2015-07-30 14:55

Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.

Stamp on aircraft debris should help quick with ID

2015-07-30 13:45

A number stamped on a piece of aircraft debris found on La Reunion Island could help quickly identify whether it came Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing for more than 500 days.

Cameron vows to deport more migrants

2015-07-30 13:45

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to deport more migrants who enter Britain illegally, as hundreds of migrants stranded in the French port of Calais continued efforts to reach the Channel Tunnel linking the two nations.

Former Sarkozy adviser charged with embezzling state funds

2015-07-30 12:42

A one-time adviser to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with abusing his position to profit from state funds, as part of an inquiry into alleged fraud in awarding contracts to opinion polling companies.

Malaysia Airlines working with authorities to confirm debris

2015-07-30 11:36

Malaysia Airlines says it is premature to speculate on the origin of aircraft debris that washed up on La Reunion island in the southern Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.

MH370 relatives' speak of agonising, emotional rollercoaster

2015-07-30 10:34

Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 have spoken of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found.

Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link

2015-07-30 09:27

Aviation investigators are heading to the French Indian Ocean island of Le Reunion to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage that washed up on its shores is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged in India

2015-07-30 08:25

India has executed Yakub Memon for his role in the nation's deadliest attacks, a series of bombings in Mumbai more than two decades ago, police say.

Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370 - official

2015-07-30 06:19

Air safety investigators have a ‘high degree of confidence’ that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

2015-07-30 05:09

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Chinese ships seen near disputed islets

2015-07-29 22:07

Two Chinese coast guard ships have entered what Japan considers its territorial waters around a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea.

UK, France tighten Calais security

2015-07-29 22:03

The British and French governments have vowed to tighten security around Calais following the death of another migrant as hundreds stormed the Channel Tunnel .

US believes Taliban's Mullah Omar dead

2015-07-29 22:03

The White House says it is was aware of reports of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar and believes the reports are "credible".

Putin orders destruction of smuggled Western food

2015-07-29 20:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree ordering the destruction of Western food smuggled into the country in breach of an official embargo.

Two Israelis charged in arson attack on church

2015-07-29 17:03

Two Israeli men, described by authorities as Jewish extremists, have been charged on with torching part of a church at the site where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

2015-07-29 14:27

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the 'immediate' construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups.

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