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Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit Eastern Ghouta

2017-07-23 14:15

Monitoring group says air strikes hit rebel-held towns just 24 hours after a ceasefire was agreed.

8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime'

2017-07-23 12:08

Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

Afghan police launch search operation for kidnapped villagers

2017-07-23 10:49

Afghan police have launched a search and rescue operation two days after at least 70 villagers were kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.

Popularity tumbles for France's Macron

2017-07-23 08:24

A poll out on Sunday shows the popularity rating of France's new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped 10 points to hit 54% over the past months

Fighting halt near Damascus

2017-07-23 06:17

Syria's army has announced a halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta after rebels and regime ally Russia agreed on how a safe zone will function for the besieged opposition enclave.

Susan Rice meets with Senate intelligence staff

2017-07-22 22:34

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has met with staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee as the panel probes Russian interference in the US election.

 
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Crane collapse kills 7, injures 2 in southern Chinese city

2017-07-23 09:25

Crane collapse kills 7, injures 2 at the construction site of a major infrastructure company in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

2017-07-23 06:54

In series of tweets, Trump asserts he has "complete power" to issue pardons in the investigations into Russian interference - and weighs in on other topics, too

Fears of more Israeli-Palestinian violence

2017-07-22 22:34

Stabbings and clashes that left six people dead has raised fears of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

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Trump welcomes new carrier to Navy

2017-07-22 20:15

President Donald Trump presided over the commissioning of the US Navy's newest next-generation aircraft carrier.

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

2017-07-22 20:15

The Greek holiday island of Kos is struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.

Doctors' group tells senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'

2017-07-22 17:49

The US' largest doctors' group has urged senators to reject efforts to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilise the insurance marketplace.

New protests planned in Poland over court law

2017-07-22 16:10

A pro-democracy movement in Poland says that former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa will join a protest they are holding against new legislation that gives politicians significant control of the nation's top court.

The hotline trying to stop men murdering their wives

2017-07-22 15:21

A hotline in the US is trying to tackle the high rate of domestic violence against nurses in the Nigerian diaspora.

Fighting in Afghan province kills 11 police

2017-07-22 08:31

The governor of Afghanistan's northern Badakshan's province says 11 police have been killed and another six wounded during a roaring battle with Taliban insurgents.

3rd Palestinian killed in clashes in Jerusalem

2017-07-21 22:16

The Palestinian Health Ministry says three Palestinians have died in confrontations with Israeli forces over security measures at a major Jerusalem shrine.

US sailors likely at fault in cargo-ship collision - official

2017-07-21 21:30

The crew of a Navy destroyer that collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship will "certainly" be held accountable for the crash that killed seven American sailors, a US defence official says.

California fire crews race to save Gold Rush town

2017-07-21 19:22

A wildfire in California's Gold Rush country has destroyed almost 60 homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents.

Nearly 80 injured in Turkey by quake - report

2017-07-21 14:58

Almost 80 people have been injured in the Turkish resort of Bodrum after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey, according to local media.

White supremacist gets 65-year sentence for killing black man

2017-07-21 12:16

A northern Indiana judge has sentenced an avowed white supremacist to 65 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a man he confessed to committing because the victim was black.

Qatar changes anti-terror law amid Gulf row

2017-07-21 09:45

Qatar announced changes to its anti-terror legislation, one of the controversial issues at the core of the crisis between Doha and its neighbours who accuse it of backing extremists.

Audi to give 850 000 diesel cars 'emissions-improving' software

2017-07-21 13:46

German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850 000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler.

OJ Simpson granted parole

2017-07-21 07:26

Disgraced American football legend OJ Simpson, whose 1995 acquittal for double murder polarised the nation, has been granted parole after serving nearly nine years behind bars for armed robbery.

Macron seeks to repair damage after army chief quit

2017-07-20 21:09

French President Emmanuel Macron was to address troops at an air base on Thursday as he sought to repair the damage following the resignation of a highly-regarded military chief who challenged the government's budget cuts.

Young people trust politicians, religious leaders less - study

2017-07-20 18:01

Young people's trust in key figures such as politicians and religious leaders has fallen sharply over the past five years but they remain largely happy, a global study has shown.

US to ban Americans from travelling to North Korea - sources

2017-07-22 22:00

US officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from travelling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier.

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

2017-07-22 17:49

A young Canadian accused of masterminding the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace lived a seemingly quiet life for more than a year in Bangkok with his Thai girlfriend.

Judge refuses to reinstate Trump sanctuary cities order

2017-07-22 15:21

A federal judge has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities.

Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russians: report

2017-07-22 14:29

Attorney general Jeff Sessions talked to Russian envoy on campaign issues while advising US President Donald Trump, officials tell Washington Post.

Turkey reissues warrant for 4 activists after release

2017-07-22 13:09

Turkey's official news agency says a court has issued detention warrants for four human rights activists who have been released.

Ginsburg: Justices felt Trump travel ban 'too restrictive'

2017-07-22 10:07

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Trump administration was "too restrictive" in deciding what family relationships qualify as close enough to avoid the ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.

Violence over Jerusalem holy site leads to 6 deaths

2017-07-22 07:30

Six people have died after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence.

Sarah Sanders named new White House press secretary

2017-07-21 21:31

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been named as the new White House press secretary following the resignation of Sean Spicer, part of a dramatic major shake-up in President Donald Trump's inner circle.

Trump names new White House communications director

2017-07-21 20:28

US President Donald Trump has tapped tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be his new communications director, part of an effort to reset his embattled White House.

OJ Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

2017-07-21 18:48

Barring any last-minute snafus, OJ Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump's Florida clubs

2017-07-21 16:46

The Trump Organisation is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Clashes kill six Ukraine soldiers in spike of violence

2017-07-21 13:43

The latest surge in fighting with Russian-backed rebels along the volatile frontline is the bloodiest in recent months.

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead

2017-07-21 10:39

A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead.

WATCH: Blast in China kills 2, dozens injured

2017-07-21 08:58

A gas canister explosion tore through a restaurant in the eastern China city of Hangzhou on Friday, killing two people and injuring 55, local authorities said.

UN ambassador testifies he didn't know what 'bribe' meant

2017-07-21 08:27

A suspended United Nations diplomat has provided a glimpse of the seedier side of diplomacy during a week of testimony at a UN bribery trial.

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

2017-07-21 07:10

A 9-year-old girl who survived when her siblings and father were stabbed to death has said she saw her mother stab the others and that her mother asked for forgiveness before stabbing her.

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

2017-07-21 05:18

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

Saudi prince 'arrested over leaked abuse videos'

2017-07-20 16:26

Saudi police officers have arrested a prince on King Salman's order, a state-run broadcaster has reported.

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