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Iraq forces take full control of Fallujah

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Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah on Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation.

Sturgeon plans EU future for Scotland after Brexit

2016-06-26 14:46

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to protect Scotland against the "devastating" fallout of Brexit, outlining her negotiating position for her country to remain in the European Union.

Europe demands prompt divorce from divided Britain

2016-06-26 08:07

European powers demanded a prompt divorce on Saturday as Britain's seismic vote to abandon the EU sparked bitter break-up rows at home and abroad.

Two million sign UK petition for second EU vote

2016-06-25 22:45

More than two million people have signed a petition calling for a second referendum, after a shock vote to pull Britain out of the EU, an official website has showed.

Belgian to head EU Brexit task force

2016-06-25 21:40

The EU has said it had appointed Belgian Didier Seeuws, a long-time aide to former EU president Herman Van Rompuy, to head the union's special task force to negotiate Britain's exit.

Experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump

2016-06-25 20:36

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success.

 
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Britain's Labour in turmoil as leader sacks key member

2016-06-26 07:44

Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked a key member of his cabinet, according to a report, as deep divisions within the Labour party emerged following the Brexit vote.

23 dead in West Virginia floods

2016-06-25 22:45

Heavy rains that pummelled West Virginia left at least 23 people dead, and authorities have said.

Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks

2016-06-25 21:40

Britain and the European Union haven't even begun divorce talks yet but were already bickering as the political and economic shockwaves from the British vote to leave the bloc reverberated around the world.

Airstrikes on IS-held village kills 30 - activists

2016-06-25 19:38

Opposition activists say airstrikes on an eastern Syrian village held by the Islamic State group have killed at least 30 people and wounded many others.

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Racist undercurrent alleged in UK vote to ditch EU

2016-06-25 18:16

Some British politicians and academics see Britain's choice to leave the European Union as a decision driven partly by racism.

Scotland seeks EU talks to protect place in bloc

2016-06-25 17:21

Scotland wants immediate talks with the European Union on protecting its place in the bloc, after Britain's vote to leave the EU, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

2 dead, several hurt after US dance studio shooting

2016-06-25 16:11

Two people have been killed and several others injured following a shooting at a non-profit dance studio in Fort Worth, Texas.

Man who claimed he escaped Auschwitz admits lying

2016-06-25 14:26

A 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who has for years lectured to school groups and others about what he said were his experiences at Auschwitz, now says he was never a prisoner at the concentration camp.

EU chief: Brexit divorce 'not amicable' but must be quick

2016-06-25 12:12

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says Britain's planned departure from the European Union was "not an amicable divorce" but called for it to be quick.

Britain, EU plunged into uncertainty by exit vote

2016-06-25 09:42

Britain's unprecedented decision to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the country and around the world, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom

European leaders in crisis meeting after Brexit shock

2016-06-25 07:41

Founding EU members are to hold a crisis meeting on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Californians get little time to flee fast-moving flames

2016-06-24 22:28

A wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California has given residents little time to flee as flames burned homes to the ground and smoke obscured the path to safety.

Clinton's State Dept calendar missing scores of entries

2016-06-24 21:39

An Associated Press review of Hillary Clinton's official State Department calendar has found at least 75 cases in which meetings with influential visitors were not recorded or the names of attendees were not listed.

Mom who killed kids in reincarnation case gets life

2016-06-24 21:39

A South Carolina woman who said she killed her two children so they could be reincarnated in a better world, has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Obama: EU and Britain both 'indispensable partners'

2016-06-24 20:21

President Barack Obama, who had warned against Britain quitting the European Union, says Washington will respect the British voters' decision to do just that.

Four killed in street shoot-out at Cyprus resort

2016-06-24 20:13

Four people have been killed in a shoot-out outside a packed restaurant in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa that had the hallmarks of a gangland vendetta, police say.

'Sad day for Europe, Britain,' says German foreign minister

2016-06-24 18:01

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says he regrets Britain's decision to leave the EU, calling it a "sad day for Europe".

City workers break down in shock at Brexit vote

2016-06-24 16:32

Bank employee Francesca Crimp broke down in tears after Britain voted to leave the European Union, triggering an earthquake in the City of London financial hub.

The Bern says he will vote for Hillary

2016-06-24 15:24

Bernie Sanders says he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election in November, bowing to his former rival for the White House but stopping short of a full endorsement.

4 killed in shooting at Turkish hospital

2016-06-24 13:31

A hospital worker in the Turkish capital Ankara shot dead four colleagues following a personal dispute, reports said.

BREAKING: EU chiefs say Britain must leave 'as soon as possible'

2016-06-24 12:40

EU chiefs told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor.

German cinema hostage-taker was carrying fake weapons

2016-06-24 12:02

A masked man who was shot dead by police after barricading himself in a German multiplex cinema with dozens of people was carrying fake weapons, prosecutors said.

Cameron's resignation to set off leadership scramble

2016-06-24 11:12

British Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to resign after losing the referendum vote will set off an intense Conservative Party leadership battle

Twitter reacts to #Brexit

2016-06-24 10:14

History was made when Britain voted to break out of the European Union , in a tight race with 52% for "Leave" and 48% for "Remain. People didn't skip a beat, flooding Twitter with #Brexit Tweets.

Brexit 'Leave' vote angers younger Britons

2016-06-25 18:16

Young people vented their anger on Saturday against more eurosceptic older voters as they came to terms with a momentous referendum to pull Britain out of the EU.

UK EU commissioner steps down after Brexit vote

2016-06-25 16:11

Britain's European Commissioner Jonathan Hill has announced that he will stand down following his country's decision to leave the EU.

EU founding states want Brexit start 'as soon as possible' - Berlin

2016-06-25 14:26

The EU's founding states want Britain to begin leaving the union "as soon as possible" to keep the bloc from being stranded in "limbo", Germany's foreign minister says.

Over one million sign UK petition for second EU vote

2016-06-25 12:36

More than a million people have signed a petition calling for a second referendum, after "Leave" voters won a shock victory to pull Britain out of the European Union, an official website shows.

Texas mother fatally shoots 2 daughters

2016-06-25 12:12

Police say a Houston-area woman has fatally shot her two adult daughters before officers shot and killed her.

Obama names Stonewall Inn national monument

2016-06-25 09:42

President Barack Obama has created the first national monument to gay rights, designating the iconic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago.

Officials: No evidence Orlando gunman was gay

2016-06-25 07:18

FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation.

Mozzie protection - and condoms - for Rio Olympics

2016-06-24 22:28

A 24-hour restaurant big enough to house jumbo jets, 450 000 condoms, a multi-faith worship centre and beds that extend to accommodate the lankiest of basketball players.

German movie gunman had dummy weapons

2016-06-24 21:39

German authorities say a masked man who was shot dead after taking hostages in movie theatre was armed only with a harmless replica rifle, a pistol and dummy grenades.

Sheriff describes 'complete chaos' from floods

2016-06-24 21:10

At least 14 people have died after a storm system dumped almost 230mm of rain on West Virginia, trapping 500 people in a shopping centre and forcing others to be plucked off rooftops or from the upper stories of their homes as the waters rose.

French woman who left baby to drown gets 20yrs'

2016-06-24 20:13

A woman who claimed that witchcraft caused her to leave her baby to drown on a beach in northern France, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Danish 'devil of death' nurse gets life

2016-06-24 18:01

A Danish nurse, dubbed a "devil of death" by prosecutors, has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering three patients and trying to kill a fourth.

'Good riddance', French tweeters tell Les Anglais

2016-06-24 17:08

Twitter has been the go-to soapbox for the French to vent their anger - as well as predictable digs at "Les Anglais" - over the Brexit vote.

Johnson tipped for No 10 as Brits vote to quit EU

2016-06-24 15:24

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson has once again proved he has the golden touch after claiming a stunning referendum victory, - a knack that could propel him to Downing Street.

"EU's dead!" - Brexit reactions, in quotes

2016-06-24 14:08

Britain's historic vote to leave the EU has sparked a torrent of reactions from around the world, from anguish in Brussels to delight from eurosceptics elsewhere in Europe. Here are some of the key quotes.

Trump hails Brexit vote on visit to Scotland

2016-06-24 13:05

Donald Trump has hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" shortly after arriving in Scotland for his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

How the UK could remain in the EU despite a vote to leave

2016-06-24 12:27

Politicians say that Britain's vote to leave the EU is irreversible, but what if a vote for leave isn't really that final or dramatic

Europe 'carries on' but must win back trust - France

2016-06-24 11:42

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has bemoaned Britain's "sad" decision to leave the EU, saying Europe must win back the trust of its people.

Rescuers search rubble in China after tornado kills dozens

2016-06-24 10:58

Chinese rescuers are searching for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed nearly 100 people as it churned through farms and factories on the outskirts of a major eastern city.

Obama expected to speak to Cameron after Brexit vote

2016-06-24 09:57

US President Barack Obama is expected to speak to resigning British PM David Cameron following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the White House said.

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