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Pakistan: Parents held for refusing polio vaccine

2015-03-02 20:07

Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials say.

Bangladesh captures ‘prime suspect’ in writer's murder

2015-03-02 20:07

Police has detained an Islamist in connection with the murder last week of Bangladeshi-born US writer and blogger Abhijit Roy.

US Army head warns of defence cutbacks in UK

2015-03-02 19:17

The US Army chief of staff says cuts in British defence spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.

ISIS executes four Iraqis from Tikrit

2015-03-02 17:22

The Islamic State jihadist group has released a video in which four Sunni tribesmen from the Tikrit region are executed for allegedly collaborating with the government.

New drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

2015-03-02 16:02

An overnight drone strike has killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a country where the US is the only power operating the unmanned aircraft, a tribal source says.

Former principal: Jihadi John was a hardworking student

2015-03-02 13:57

The former school principal of the man who became 'Jihadi John' says he was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of radicalisation.

 
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PREPARED:  Iraqi government forces and allied militias take position in the northern part of Diyala province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS. (Younis Al-Bayati, AFP)

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Body found on New Zealand glacier after 40 years

2015-03-02 18:35

Human remains found next to a New Zealand glacier were likely those of a teenager who went missing in the area 42 years ago, a news report says.

2 injured as high winds strike western Germany

2015-03-02 17:22

At least two people have been injured as a tornado tore through the western German state of Hesse, fire and rescue crews say.

Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6 000

2015-03-02 15:41

The UN human rights office says more than 6 000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago.

Rival Yemeni camps entrench as flights arrive

2015-03-02 13:57

Local leaders have pledged their support to the Yemen president as flight from Iran arrived carrying medical supplies and tents.

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Operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS begins

2015-03-02 12:22

Iraq's state TV says government forces backed by allied Shi’ite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from ISIS.

Deadly bacteria released from US high-security lab

2015-03-02 10:20

US officials in Louisiana are investigating how a dangerous and often deadly bacteria got out of a high-security laboratory at a research facility, a report says.

Canadian gets 7 years in Nepal for child sex abuse

2015-03-02 08:56

A Canadian tourist with several previous child sex convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing a minor boy, the court says.

North Korea fires missiles in anger at South, US

2015-03-02 07:59

North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea and vowed 'merciless' retaliation as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.

Ebola drug tests offer ‘hope’

2015-03-02 05:36

The Japanese company behind an experimental Ebola treatment says it offers new hope for thousands of people infected with the deadly virus in west Africa.

Rebels claim all weapons withdrawn from Ukraine

2015-03-01 21:56

Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have claimed to have withdrawn all heavy weaponry from the front lines.

Pope denounces 'intolerable brutality'

2015-03-01 20:20

Pope Francis has denounced the "intolerable brutality" being inflicted by the Islamic State's militants on Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria.

Russians march in memory of Nemtsov

2015-03-01 16:28

Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians have marched in Moscow in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

US sex abuse suspect detained in Brazil

2015-03-01 13:32

An American man suspected of multiple sexual assaults on young women while running a cult has been detained in Brazil, police say.

Conjoined Brazilian twin dies after surgery

2015-03-01 11:18

A 5-year-old Brazilian boy has died after 15 hours of highly risky surgery to separate him from his conjoined twin brother.

Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

2015-03-01 07:16

Ukraine has announced the completion of an initial phase of military pullback in east Ukraine as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels.

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston - panel

2015-02-28 22:23

Publicity hasn't jeopardised Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says.

Car bombs kill 27 people near Baghdad

2015-02-28 20:19

Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shi'ite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital have killed 27 people, authorities say.

Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

2015-02-28 16:22

Iran has shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress.

Bombings kill 19 people in Iraq

2015-02-28 14:32

A series of car bombs has ripped through a crowded marketplace and a Shi’ite militia's checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Murder of Russian opposition politician 'shocking'

2015-02-28 12:18
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "shocked by the devious murder" of the prominent Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, her spokesperson says.

Man, teen, held for joyride in Aus cop car

2015-02-28 09:53

Australian police were caught unaware by a man who got into an unlocked police car and went for a joyride with a 15-year-old girl he picked up along the way, reports say.

Turkish police arrest suspect near US consulate

2015-02-27 22:34

Turkish police have arrested a suspect outside the US consulate in Istanbul after he claimed to have a bomb.

Tourists in Amsterdam warned over heroin

2015-02-27 21:12

Amsterdam authorities have started warning tourists about white heroin being sold as cocaine after three Danish tourists became ill.

Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestine

2015-02-27 19:31

Italian lawmakers have backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Ukraine's frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

2015-03-02 12:22

Ukraine’s frontlines have been relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourn the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.

Brazil beefs up police to quell trucker protest

2015-03-02 10:20

The Brazilian government has dispatched extra police to quell a strike by truckers opposing rising fuel and freight costs, after demonstrations turned violent.

Video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man

2015-03-02 07:59

Los Angeles police officers have shot dead a homeless man in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media report.

Moscow slams ‘abominable’ new Charlie Hebdo cartoon

2015-03-02 06:17

The head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee Alexei Pushkov has denounced a cartoon published in the latest issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on the truce in Ukraine as ‘abominable’.

Ikea turns furniture into wireless chargers

2015-03-02 05:00

Global furniture giant Ikea has announced the launch of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices.

Islamic State releases 19 Christians

2015-03-01 21:56

The Islamic State has released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria after processing them through a Sharia court, a group says.

Turkey says CCTV show missing British girls

2015-03-01 18:22

A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing the three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal.

Venezuela bans Bush, Cheney

2015-03-01 14:50

Venezuela has announced plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in the country and ban "terrorists", including George W Bush and Dick Cheney, in a sign of growing tensions between the two countries.

Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic

2015-03-01 11:18

President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe.

'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010 - report

2015-03-01 09:18

The man believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" told a journalist four years ago that surveillance by British security services had left him contemplating suicide.

8 convicted over Harry Winston jewel heists in Paris

2015-02-28 22:23

Eight people have been convicted in connection with a spectacular 2008 holdup at a Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris, in which three cross-dressing gunmen stole about $92m.

Yemen troops, separatists clash with UN talks in peril

2015-02-28 20:19

The separatist Southern Movement has suspended its participation in UN-sponsored talks raising fresh tensions in Yemen, as nine soldiers were wounded in a clash with separatists.

Iraq reopens museum 12 years after looting

2015-02-28 18:18

Iraq's national museum has officially reopened after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15 000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.

Mexico captures Knights Templar cartel leader

2015-02-28 16:22

Mexican police have nabbed most-wanted drug lord Servando Gomez, a former schoolteacher whose Knights Templar cartel smuggled drugs to the US.

German police warn of potential extremist threat

2015-02-28 14:32

Police in the German city of Bremen are warning of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and say they are stepping up security measures.

Myanmar journalist held for satirical post

2015-02-28 11:28

Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.

No role for Assad in Syria: Britain, France

2015-02-28 08:25

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad cannot "credibly" be part of any future government combating the threat from ISIS, say Britain and France.

More soldiers die in Ukraine truce

2015-02-27 21:12

Ukraine says three soldiers have been killed in fighting against Soviet forces in the first fatalities in several days in the war-torn east.

UK spies face questions about 'Jihadi John'

2015-02-27 19:31

A London report says British spy agencies face questions about how a Londoner became Islamic State's 'Jihadi John'.

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