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Swiss train attack claims second victim

2016-08-31 17:19

A second woman has died from her injuries after a grisly attack on a Swiss train in August, in which a man started a fire and stabbed passengers.

Florida Supreme Court reprimands judge who jailed abuse victim

2016-08-31 16:33

The Florida Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a judge who jailed a domestic violence victim for not showing up to testify against her alleged abuser.

Ex-wartime sex slaves sue South Korea over deal with Japan

2016-08-31 16:33

Twelve South Korean women who have been forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II have sued the Seoul government over a deal it has reached with Tokyo to pay the victims.

N Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect'

2016-08-31 15:32

North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other officials for re-education, South Korea says.

Coca-Cola workers find smuggled cocaine in France shipment

2016-08-31 13:13

Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have opened a shipment of orange juice, but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead.

Residents stockpile supplies as Hawaii braces for first hurricane in decades

2016-08-31 12:59

Residents of Hawaii's Big Island are evacuating animals and stockpiling water, bracing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in decades.

 
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ROUSSEFF RALLY:  A demonstrator protests next to a barricade during a rally in support of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff and against acting President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Andre Penner, AP)

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ISIS spokesperson and 'architect' of attacks killed in Syria

2016-08-31 16:33

Top Islamic State group strategist Abu Mohamed al-Adnani has been killed in Syria, robbing the jihadists of their propaganda chief and a key architect of attacks in the West.

Taiwan jails 14 over railway sex scandal

2016-08-31 14:33

Taiwan has jailed 14 people for up to 17 years in a corruption scandal which saw railway officials accepting sex services and visits to hostess clubs in exchange for business contracts.

Subway 'cricket lady' arrested after elaborate insect prank

2016-08-31 13:12

A Brooklyn woman has been arrested after police say she tossed hundreds of live crickets and worms on a crowded subway train as part of a video prank.

Japanese police corner suspect in deadly shooting

2016-08-31 12:05

A Japanese gunman accused of shooting dead a construction worker and wounding three others before going on the run, was locked in a tense standoff with police.

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At least 9 dead as typhoon hits northern Japan

2016-08-31 09:35

Nine elderly people were killed when their nursing home flooded in northern Japan after Typhoon Lionrock dumped heavy rains on the area.

Trump making surprise trip to Mexico before immigration speech

2016-08-31 07:14

In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration

Israeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace

2016-08-31 05:36

The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency has said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to Mideast peace, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.

North American couple appear in new Taliban hostage video

2016-08-30 22:30

An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban for four years, have urged their governments to pressure Kabul to change its policy on executions of captured insurgents, according to a new video which has surfaced.

Vowing to 'transform' France, Macron quits as economy minister

2016-08-30 21:47

France's Emmanuel Macron has vowed after stepping down as economy minister to "transform" an ailing country, but has stopped short of declaring a presidential run.

Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption

2016-08-30 20:35

FBI director James Comey has again warned about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption.

Nepal bans Indian police couple for faking Everest climb

2016-08-30 19:04

Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on an Indian couple who faked photographs purporting to show them at the top of Mount Everest.

High-rise tower being built in Abu Dhabi catches fire

2016-08-30 18:03

A high-rise building under construction in Abu Dhabi has caught fire, the latest in a series of tower blazes to hit the UAE.

Centre for travellers becomes rescue centre for cross-country cat

2016-08-30 18:03

A Michigan Welcome Centre has doubled as an animal rescue centre as employees sought and saved a cat that escaped from its cross-country bound family.

Israeli Olympian raises $52 000 for charity in auction

2016-08-30 16:55

An Israeli Olympic bronze medallist has raised more than $50 000 for children with cancer by auctioning her Rio Games identification badge on eBay.

British 'hero' dies after Australian hostel stabbing

2016-08-30 13:25

A British backpacker hailed as a hero after being stabbed in an attack at an Australian hostel in which a fellow Briton was killed has died of his injuries, police say.

New Orleans remembers Hurricane Katrina 11 years on

2016-08-30 12:06

It has been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans.

Apple ordered to pay over R200bn in EU tax crackdown

2016-08-30 13:19

Apple Inc. was ordered to repay a record R209.4bn plus interest after the European Commission said Ireland illegally slashed the iPhone maker’s tax bill.

Suicide bomber attacks Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

2016-08-30 09:52

Kyrgyzstan's deputy prime minister says a suicide bomber has rammed his car into the gate of the Chinese embassy compound in the capital Bishkek, detonating a bomb.

FBI warns of possible election-system hacks

2016-08-30 07:57

The FBI is warning state officials to boost election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.

France seeks new chapter in Muslim relations

2016-08-30 05:35

France's government has sought to open a new chapter in relations with the country's Muslims following a summer scarred by jihadist attacks and a ban on burkinis that has ratcheted up communal tensions.

Myanmar holds historic peace talks with ethnic groups

2016-08-31 10:41

Hundreds of representatives of Myanmar's ethnic tribes have gathered for historic peace talks with the government.

Judge sets 2017 trial for ex-officer who shot black motorist

2016-08-31 08:13

A judge has decided that a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black South Carolina motorist will stand trial on federal civil rights charges early next year.

US flight school promoted struggling Germanwings pilot

2016-08-31 06:15

Summaries of FBI interviews with flight instructors has shown that the pilot who had deliberately flown his airliner into a mountainside in 2015 had struggled with learning to fly.

Syrian refugee jailed for six years for setting fire to hostel

2016-08-30 23:15

A Swedish court has jailed a Syrian national for six years after he had admitted to setting fire to the asylum seekers' hostel he had been staying in.

Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI

2016-08-30 21:47

The State Department has said about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on US compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

Tensions mount as record numbers crowd French migrant camp

2016-08-30 19:04

Tempers have been rising among migrants squeezed in record numbers into a shrinking slum camp in France's port city of Calais.

Man out on bond for beating wife has now kidnapped her

2016-08-30 19:04

Police say a Pennsylvania man free on bond while awaiting charges that he beat his wife and held her captive for nearly two weeks this summer has now kidnapped her and both are missing.

US woman indicted in China on spy charges

2016-08-30 18:03

An American woman detained in China for more than a year has been indicted by prosecutors on charges of spying.

More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina

2016-08-30 16:55

Deputies in South Carolina, in the US, have increased patrols after getting new reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods.

Brazil evangelicals pray for Rousseff, sinful politicians

2016-08-30 13:47

If Pastor Francisco Carlos Soares de Menezes' prayers are answered, Dilma Rousseff won't be the last Brazilian leader sent to the political hellfires.

Portugal's Guterres still leads race to be UN chief

2016-08-30 12:46

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held, diplomats say.

Palestinians abuse media, activists - Human Rights Watch

2016-08-30 11:35

A leading international rights group says Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies.

ISIS buried thousands in 72 mass graves

2016-08-30 10:58

The AP has documented 72 mass graves, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group's territory shrinks.

Brazil police fire tear gas at impeachment protesters

2016-08-30 08:51

Police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who lit fires in the street of Sao Paulo to protest the looming impeachment of suspended president Dilma Rousseff.

US woman high on drugs driving on rims sparks California wildfires

2016-08-30 06:25

A car driven by a woman who authorities say was high on drugs has sparked several wildfires in Northern California that so far have burned 182 hectares and prompted evacuations.

Kerry says evidence of ISIS links to Bangladesh extremists

2016-08-29 23:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said there has been evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Islamic State group.

Truck carrying Takata airbag-detonators explodes: 1 killed, 10 houses damaged

2016-08-29 08:05

A woman was killed when a truck, loaded with Takata airbag detonators caught fire and exploded in front of her house. Many other houses in the area were damaged in the blast.

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