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Barcelona 'terror attack' leaves one dead, 32 injured

2017-08-17 19:17

A government official in Barcelona says one person has been confirmed dead and 32 others injured in the van attack in the city's historic Las Ramblas district.

Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed

2017-08-17 12:30

Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement rallies in 2014 were jailed Thursday for their role in the pro-democracy protests.

Scientists find 'potential clue' to narrow MH370 search area

2017-08-17 10:30

Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash.

WATCH: Baltimore removes Confederate statues overnight

2017-08-17 12:42

Two days after the Charlottesville violence, the Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh, instigated the overnight removal of four Confederate statues in an effort to protect the people of Baltimore. Watch.

 
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Malala wins place at Oxford University

2017-08-17 13:14

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced Thursday she has won a place to study at Oxford University.

Two Bangladeshis die taking flood selfies as crisis worsens

2017-08-17 11:36

Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected.

War court poised for historic ruling on Timbuktu jihadist rampage

2017-08-17 09:30

War crimes judges are poised to make legal history with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist.

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

2017-08-17 08:36

US Coast Guard and military crews have searched the ocean off Hawaii for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a night-time training exercise.

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South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

2017-08-17 07:34

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Trump isolated after Charlottesville remarks

2017-08-17 05:21

Donald Trump has found himself in the eye of a political storm after his stunning remarks on the unrest in Charlottesville, which sparked unease within his own camp and could mark a turning point in his already chaotic presidency.

World treaty to ban and reduce mercury poison comes into force

2017-08-17 07:27

Tiny drops of this poison can be found in human teeth, in fresh fish, in light bulbs, paints, batteries and even cosmetics.

China, India soldiers hurl stones at one another in Kashmir

2017-08-16 14:25

Officials say Indian and Chinese soldiers have hurled stones at one another during an altercation in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

2017-08-16 12:06

Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean.

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

2017-08-16 10:37

China is telling the US and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute.

Texas mother charged after newborn found covered with ants

2017-08-16 08:44

A Houston-area woman has been charged with felony child abandonment after officials say her newborn daughter was found covered with ants in an apartment complex flower bed.

Wingtip of Delta Air Lines plane clips another plane

2017-08-16 11:25

Officials say the wingtip of a Delta Air Lines plane struck an American Airlines plane at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport.

Rouhani threatens to ramp up nuclear programme

2017-08-16 08:15

Iran's president has warned that it could ramp up its nuclear programme and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the US continued "threats and sanctions" against his country.

French pizzeria crash driver under influence of medication - source

2017-08-16 06:15

The driver who rammed his car into a pizzeria near Paris, killing a girl and injuring 13 people, had consumed large quantities of medication and had severe mental health problems, officials say.

Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

2017-08-16 05:42

A Swiss hotel that posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool and restricting their access to the facility's freezer has unleashed outrage and official complaints from Israel.

11 crushed to death by falling 200-year-old oak tree

2017-08-15 21:06

At least 11 people have died and about 30 injured when a 200-year-old oak tree toppled into a crowd at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Driving duck pulled over by cops

2017-08-15 12:42

Star has become somewhat of a local celebrity.

Philippines: 21 alleged drug offenders killed in single day

2017-08-15 12:39

Philippine police say simultaneous anti-drug operations in a northern province have left 21 drug offenders dead after they allegedly offered armed resistance against arresting officers

Transgender US military ban not a done deal, Mattis hints

2017-08-15 08:49

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has suggested that President Donald Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the US military may not be a done deal.

Weekend child deaths push India hospital toll to 85

2017-08-15 07:59

Twenty-five children died over the weekend at a northern India government hospital that suffered oxygen shortages, taking the overall death toll to 85, authorities told AFP .

Britons convicted of Singapore stag party sex assault

2017-08-15 06:59

Three young Britons pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a drunken Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore and may now face long prison terms and caning.

Dutch count massive cost of tainted-eggs scare

2017-08-15 05:13

Dutch farmers and retailers says the costs stemming from the tainted-eggs scandal ran into tens of millions as two men at the scandal's centre are due to appear in court.

At least 37 die in jail riot in Venezuela

2017-08-17 06:34

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials say.

Woman dies of shock from naked intruder jumping into her bed

2017-08-16 19:00

A 72-year-old woman has died from a heart attack after a naked trespasser jumped into bed with her during a home invasion.

Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma

2017-08-16 18:57

Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group.

Manila: 32 drug suspects dead in single day

2017-08-16 13:24

Philippine police say an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead - the highest toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

2017-08-16 11:04

Cities and states have accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property as the violence over a Robert E Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the country to plan to wipe away much of the remaining Old South imagery.

Ruling: Los Angeles officers justified in fatal shooting of teen

2017-08-16 08:44

A civilian oversight board has found Los Angeles police officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man that sparked several Black Lives Matter protests.

Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab

2017-08-16 09:51

A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens.

Trump doubles down on Charlottesville unrest

2017-08-16 07:44

US President Donald Trump has sparked another political firestorm as he doubled down on his initial response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in bloodshed.

New York family suffers third pedestrian death

2017-08-16 05:14

A Lindenhurst woman who was killed in a hit-and-run accident is the third member of her family to die in a pedestrian accident in the last two years.

France car ramming kills girl, terrorism ruled out

2017-08-15 22:32

A car smashed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris, killing a girl, but investigators said the young driver had tried to commit suicide and the incident was not terror-related.

WATCH: US anti-hate demonstrators topple Confederate statue

2017-08-15 15:51

Protesters in North Carolina toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood for nearly a century in a protest against racism.

Britons get jail, caning for Singapore sex assault

2017-08-15 11:25

Three young British men has been sentenced to jail time and caning for sexually assaulting a Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore.

Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother

2017-08-15 09:46

Police records show the driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has previously been accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife.

UN says nearly 50 000 stranded at unsafe Jordan-Syria border

2017-08-15 08:49

The United Nations says nearly 50 000 people - mainly women and children - are stranded at Syria's southern border with Jordan where air strikes have been reported and the area is reported to be increasingly unsafe.

North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan

2017-08-15 06:14

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further "reckless actions" by Washington.

No bail for man accused of driving into protesters

2017-08-14 22:32

A man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been denied an immediate bail hearing.

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