Mexico: 2 top drug traffickers killed near US border

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Authorities in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas say two top drug traffickers have been killed in shootouts with federal forces.

French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

2017-04-23 09:01

French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.

Ryan: Russian probe will help US allies

2017-04-23 09:01

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections has other repercussions, including Nato and its allies.

Trump awards Purple Heart at military hospital

2017-04-23 08:00

President Donald Trump has awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed Medical Centre after he was wounded in Afghanistan.

Time to contest Turkey's vote results over: Minister

2017-04-22 20:43

Turkey's ruling party and the main opposition party are still embroiled in a fight over the results of the referendum on expanding the president's powers.

Scientists take to streets to defend research

2017-04-22 19:50

Thousands of scientists worldwide are leaving their labs and taking to the streets to join forces with students and research advocates.


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Protests erupt at German nationalist convention

2017-04-22 22:54

Divisions among German nationalists have erupted as delegates from the far-right Alternative for Germany party rejected an appeal to seek a pragmatic political path.

2 teens die in April avalanche in Romania

2017-04-22 19:50

Romanian authorities say two teenagers have died in an avalanche in western Romania after the country was hit by a blast of wintry weather.

Airstrikes knock out hospital in Syria's north: Report

2017-04-22 18:34

An opposition war monitor and media platform say airstrikes have knocked out a medical centre in Syria's rebel-held northern province.

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Romanian police find 111 migrants in back of truck

2017-04-22 18:33

Romanian border police say they have stopped 111 asylum seekers hidden away in the back of a large truck who trying to leave Romania illegally.

Russia tried to use Trump advisers to influence election

2017-04-22 16:43

CNN has reported that that Russian operatives tried to infiltrate Donald Trump's presidential campaign through his advisers.

Russian accused of running spam ring is indicted in US

2017-04-22 14:10

A Russian man described by US authorities as one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Young immigrants won't 'rest easy' despite Trump's comments

2017-04-22 13:54

Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy", even if President Donald Trump says they should.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

2017-04-22 10:14

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a co-ordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry says.

Trump jnr's in crosshairs over prairie dog hunt in Montana

2017-04-22 09:42

Donald Trump jnr will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open US House seat.

Huge Canada child sex ring bust

2017-04-22 07:59

Police in Toronto have announced the arrests of more than 100 men accused of using the internet to solicit sex with minors.

11 killed in overnight violence in Venezuela

2017-04-21 22:40

Eleven people were killed in violent incidents in Caracas overnight following two days of massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro.

Truck driver loses control, ploughs into crowd, killing 20 in India

2017-04-21 22:17

Officials say that at least 20 people have been killed and several others seriously injured after a truck driver lost control and ploughed into a group of protesting farmers in southern India

'More than 50' Afghan troops killed in attack

2017-04-21 21:08

"More than 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed" in a Taliban attack on their base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Trump: Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll

2017-04-21 20:22

US President Donald Trump says a deadly attack in Paris claimed by the Islamic State group "will have a big effect" on France's upcoming presidential vote.

Serb officials warn of war in the Balkans

2017-04-21 19:25

Serbian officials are warning of another war in the Balkans if Albanians try to form a joint state with Kosovo in the war-weary European region.

Israel reopens Egypt crossing after security assessment

2017-04-21 18:14

Israel has reopened its border crossing to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula shut over a week ago over intelligence warnings of possible attacks.

'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons: Pentagon chief

2017-04-21 17:07

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has said during a visit to Israel that there can be "no doubt" that Syria has retained some chemical weapons.

Comatose woman gives birth, meets son months later

2017-04-21 15:31

In late 2016, a 34-year-old policewoman in Argentina - in a coma after a car accident - gave birth. Four months later, Amelia Bannan has regained consciousness and has finally met her son.

'Vive Paris!' tourists venture back to Champs Elysees after attack

2017-04-21 13:07

Tourists are back on the Champs Elysees with a mixture of shock and defiance, a day after a jihadist shot dead a policeman on the world-famous avenue on the eve of France's election.

Julian Assange's arrest a 'priority': Jeff Sessions

2017-04-21 13:51

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a US "priority", Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said, as media reports indicated his office was preparing charges against the leaker.

Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of search

2017-04-21 12:52

Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts' opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean.

Suspect turns himself in to Belgian police after Champs-Elysees attack

2017-04-21 10:12

A suspect sought by France in the wake of the Champs Elysees attack has turned himself in to Belgian police, France's interior ministry says.

A catalogue of terror in France

2017-04-21 09:09

A known terror suspect has shot dead a French policeman and wounded two others on Paris's Champs Elysees in an attack claimed by ISIS, days before a presidential election.

Police arrest man with knife at Paris station

2017-04-22 17:07

A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern a day before the French presidential vote.

France on edge as presidential vote looms

2017-04-22 15:35

France is on edge on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security.

Canadian needs sex prank to get off golf mailing list

2017-04-22 14:10

A Canadian man sent out invitations to a fake swingers' sex party in a desperate attempt to get himself removed from a New Zealand golf club's mailing list.

Champs Elysees shooter an unstable criminal

2017-04-22 11:13

The Champs Elysees shooter fits a pattern of many extremists inspired by Islamic State in France in recent years: a violent, unstable criminal not known for any religious conviction.

Delicate bargaining frees 26 hostages in Iraq

2017-04-22 09:41

Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity in Iraq, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years.

Fresno killings suspect rants in court

2017-04-22 07:06

The suspect in the racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno, California, has entered a courtroom shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase.

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

2017-04-22 07:06

Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure Australia that the US remains committed to the countries' longtime alliance.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay

2017-04-21 22:40

Thousands of evacuees from besieged Syrian towns have reached their destinations after a delay that left some stuck for 48 hours at the site of a devastating bomb attack.

Russia denies moving troops close to North Korea

2017-04-21 20:22

Russian authorities are denying reports that they are moving troops to the border with North Korea over growing tensions in the Korean peninsula.

Pro-ISIS note found near Paris gunman - source

2017-04-21 19:25

A handwritten note praising the Islamic State group was found near the attacker who shot dead a police officer and wounded two others on Paris's Champs Elysees, a source close to the probe says.

Indian truck crashes into crowd

2017-04-21 17:07

A truck has ploughed into a crowd of farmers staging a protest in southern India killing at least 13 people and injuring several others.

Russian hacker faces decades in prison

2017-04-21 15:31

Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay about $170 million in restitution.

After sex video, South Korea cracks down on gay soldiers

2017-04-21 15:42

A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video of two male soldiers was posted online earlier this year.

Dozens of children evacuated from Venezuelan hospital amid unrest

2017-04-21 12:52

About 50 children have been evacuated from a Venezuelan maternity hospital following events the government and opposition are trading blows over.

French government again reviews vote security

2017-04-21 11:58

France's government has reviewed its already extensive election security measures and says it is "fully mobilised" in the wake of the Champs-Elysees gun attack on police.

France picks itself up after Champs-Elysees attack on police

2017-04-21 09:27

France has begun picking itself up from another shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande calling together the government's security council.

Italy prosecutors urge jail for Concordia skipper

2017-04-21 09:09

Italian prosecutors have called on the country's highest court to drive home a guilty verdict against Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.


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