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'Pharma Bro' Shkreli defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

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Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving medication by 5 000% can't keep quiet ahead of his fraud trial.

Government websites worldwide hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

2017-06-26 09:11

A number of government websites, many of them in Ohio, have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

US high court looks to travel ban ruling - and a possible retirement

2017-06-26 07:19

The White House has declined to comment on speculation that a pivotal US Supreme Court justice might announce his retirement on the last day of the court's current session.

Israel U-turns on mixed prayers space

2017-06-25 22:26

Israel's government has cancelled a landmark deal to create a space for women and men to pray together at the Western Wall, angering activists who have fought for the change for years.

In flurry of tweets, Trump lambastes Obama's handling of hacking saga

2017-06-25 21:43

President Donald Trump has stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama's response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some Democratic lawmakers agree.

 
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At least 6 dead, 31 missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks

2017-06-26 06:20

At least six people were dead and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia, the country's president said.

UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe

2017-06-25 22:26

The fallout from London's devastating tower block fire has continued as the government announced 60 high-rises have failed safety tests, while authorities struggle to evacuate some residents.

Road-rage tragedy: Driver ranted about killing 'stupid human'

2017-06-26 08:37

A driver who smashed head-on into another car in San Diego, killing himself and the other motorist, had ranted online about killing a "stupid human."

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Schumer gives health care passage '50-50 chance'

2017-06-25 20:32

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate passage of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health law is too close to call.

UK: High-rise fire concerns grow

2017-06-25 19:01

The British government is urging local officials across the country to submit samples of tower block cladding "as a matter of urgency" after tests found that all cladding samples so far have failed fire safety tests.

Dog in forlorn search for owner after China landslide

2017-06-25 17:29

A droopy-eyed white dog apparently looking for its owner, has been found in the rubble of a landslide that buried a village in southwest China.

Car hits UK Eid crowd, not terror related police believe

2017-06-25 15:18

A car has ploughed into a group of faithful leaving Eid prayers in Newcastle, but British police don't believe the incident was terror related.

US father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

2017-06-25 14:09

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, an 82-year-old California man got a call from his supposedly dead son, after officials realised they had misidentified a body.

Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide

2017-06-25 10:03

Rescuers in China are digging through earth and rocks for a second day in an increasingly bleak search for some 118 people still missing after their village vanished under a huge landslide.

Pakistan issues first transgender passport

2017-06-25 09:30

Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalised community.

Coal miners killed in underground blast in Colombia

2017-06-25 06:27

At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia.

Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001

2017-06-24 22:34

Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, a report says.

More fire risks exposed as UK scramble to meet concerns

2017-06-24 18:41

The scope of Britain's fire-safety concerns has broadened as London officials scramble to evacuate buildings fraught with gas insulation and cladding problems.

More than 60 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

2017-06-24 17:04

Multiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 60 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan.

S Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

2017-06-24 14:52

Thousands of protesters have marched near the US embassy in Seoul, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China.

Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

2017-06-24 12:42

County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide

Belgium convicts Emirati princesses of abusing servants

2017-06-24 11:21

A Belgian court has convicted eight Emirati royals of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants at a Brussels hotel, reports say.

Nuclear plant to cost consumers 'billions more'

2017-06-24 08:40

A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast.

Police foil 'terrorist action' in Mecca: state TV

2017-06-23 22:41

Saudi Arabian police have foiled a "terrorist action" against Islam's holiest site, where millions of faithful from around the world have gathered, the state Al-Ekhbaria news channel says.

Dusty teddy bear lies in war-ruined Philippine city

2017-06-23 22:05

A dusty teddy bear strewn on the floor, family photos on a wall and dried underwear on a clothesline are among the few remnants of life in deserted homes of a Philippine city left in ruins by war.

People electrocuted at water park

2017-06-23 21:22

Turkish media reports say two adults and three of children were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.

May's Brexit offer 'the minimum'

2017-06-23 19:23

Germany's foreign minister says that British Prime Minister Theresa May's opening offer on guaranteeing EU citizens' rights after Brexit was "the minimum".

Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactors

2017-06-25 20:32

Thousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns.

'Toy' bomb kills six children in Pakistan

2017-06-25 19:01

A bomb resembling a toy has killed at least six children in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials say.

Fire licks Spanish nature reserve, 1 500 evicted

2017-06-25 16:22

More than 1 500 people, many of them staying at a camp site, have been evacuated as a precaution after a fire broke out at a nature reserve in Spain famed for its biodiversity.

Cable car crashes in India resort, 5 dead

2017-06-25 16:33

Police say five people have died after a cable car came crashing down from a height of at least 30m after derailing from a pulley at a tourist resort in India.

'Bodies everywhere, many just skeletons' after Pakistan oil tanker blast

2017-06-25 12:43

At least 148 people have died and 50 are in a critical condition after an overturned oil tanker burst into flames on a highway in Pakistan.

Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid

2017-06-25 11:00

The Syrian government has released hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad.

More than 200 000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

2017-06-25 10:03

The UN's health agency and their children's fund say the number of suspected cases in a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen now exceeds 200 000.

Israel launches raid on Syria

2017-06-25 08:00

An Israeli aircraft has carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights, an army spokesperson says.

Sri Lankan doctors go on strike

2017-06-24 22:33

Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals.

Another mistrial in case of US officer who shot black man

2017-06-24 21:03

The second murder trial of a white Ohio policeman who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop has ended in a mistrial, just as the first had a year earlier.

Mom left two kids in hot car 'as punishment'

2017-06-24 17:07

A Texas woman has told investigators that she left her two-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson.

Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide

2017-06-24 15:42

Chinese rescuers have scoured around rocks in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village.

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

2017-06-24 13:50

The French Embassy in Baghdad says a Swiss journalist has died from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.

5 London towers evacuated over fire safety fears

2017-06-24 12:34

Five London tower blocks containing 800 homes have been evacuated due to fire safety concerns over their external cladding, the local authority says.

2 killed, 11 missing after Colombia mine explosion

2017-06-24 10:12

An explosion at a central Colombian coal mine killed at least two people, as rescuers scrambled to find another 11 who are still missing, authorities say, updating earlier figures.

472 civilians dead in month of Syria strikes

2017-06-24 07:30

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month.

Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief

2017-06-23 22:05

President Donald Trump has questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe into Russia's meddling in the US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Tourist bus hits Paris bridge, at least four injured

2017-06-23 20:21

An open-top double-decker tourist bus crashed into a central Paris bridge during an Olympic fun day, injuring at least four passengers, firefighters said.

US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

2017-06-23 18:18

The U.S. European Command has released dramatic photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe

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