Japan PM declares time for North Korea dialogue is over

2017-09-20 22:37

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has rallied behind the US warning that "all options" are available to deal with North Korea, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel disagrees with the US.

Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

2017-09-20 22:04

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years is pummeling the island, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding

Melania Trump to UN: 'Step up' to protect children

2017-09-20 22:03

First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" and "come together" to help improve the lives of children.

Man killed by police was deaf

2017-09-20 18:35

Authorities say Oklahoma City officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf.

WATCH: Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

2017-09-20 16:35

Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans are digging frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades.

Israel vows to act against Iranian threats to annihilate it

2017-09-20 14:44

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says as long as Iran seeks to destroy Israel it will face no fiercer enemy than the Jewish state.


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Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain

2017-09-20 21:28

Bangladesh's army has been ordered to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.

Man steals cheeseburger after slapping victim

2017-09-20 15:59

A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer then stole the man's green chile cheeseburger before dashing away.

Hurricane Maria threatens to flatten Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

2017-09-20 14:19

Puerto Rico faces what officials have said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the US territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

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Driver contests speeding ticket, Supreme Court to hear her case

2017-09-20 16:35

An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court.

9th person dies week after Florida nursing home evacuation

2017-09-20 12:30

A ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home left without air conditioning by Hurricane Irma.

21 schoolchildren among more than 200 dead in powerful Mexico quake

2017-09-20 11:01

At least 216 people have been killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

Iran publicly hangs man for rape, murder of young girl

2017-09-20 15:55

A man has been hanged in front of cheering crowds in Iran after being convicted of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl which had outraged the nation.

Trump's fiery UN address redefines US role in the world

2017-09-20 09:24

President Donald Trump's debut speech at the United Nations has featured sabre-rattling aplenty, but it also showed glimmers of a Trump doctrine that could transform America's place in the world.

Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds call off referendum

2017-09-20 08:29

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off a weekend referendum on independence, hinting at consequences if they go ahead.

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

2017-09-20 08:19

Puerto Rico's governor says residents of the territory should brace for Hurricane Maria, which he warns could hit with "a force and violence" not seen in generations.

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

2017-09-20 06:28

Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmar's army, as the UN chief demanded an end to the military campaign and a better deal for the Muslim minority.

7.1 magnitude quake kills at least 44 in Mexico

2017-09-19 22:53

Mexico state governor Alfredo del Mazo has told the Televisa news network that the magnitude 7.1 earthquake has killed at least two people in his state, which borders Mexico City.

UN team: Suu Kyi words 'bode well' for bid for Myanmar probe

2017-09-19 22:44

The leader of a team of UN human rights investigators is renewing its appeal to Myanmar's government to grant it access to the country, hours after a speech by leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar

2017-09-19 22:08

UN human rights investigators say they need "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, urging the government to rethink its rejection of the probe.

Trump UN speech to slap 'rogue regimes', embrace nationalist tone

2017-09-19 20:56

US President Donald Trump will take aim at Iran and North Korea and strike a stridently nationalistic tone in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, rejecting the half-century-old drive toward global governance.

UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

2017-09-19 18:48

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the world's leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War.

Body found in airport parking lot after 8 months

2017-09-19 16:24

A man's body sat undiscovered for eight months in his truck at an international airport parking lot. His family who endured months of agony are demanding answers.

Suicide by police? Student called 911

2017-09-19 12:51

Atlanta's Georgia Tech has warned students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus a night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend.

Guterres: Misconduct claims plague entire UN

2017-09-19 10:43

Secretary General Antonio Guterres says sexual abuse is problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations.

Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

2017-09-19 08:57

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing".

Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

2017-09-19 07:16

Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain.

GM says it will roll out mass-produced autonomous cars

2017-09-19 07:15

The General Motors unit developing autonomous vehicles said it has begun rolling out the first "mass producible" self-driving cars that could be available once regulations allow.

Shanghai temple moves 2 000-ton hall on rails

2017-09-19 05:02

The main hall and statues of a century-old Buddhist temple in central Shanghai have been moved 30m on rails to ease crowding at the popular site.

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi about Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar

2017-09-20 11:49

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department has said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group.

Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election poll

2017-09-20 07:36

Brazil's scandal-plagued former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a tough-talking rightwing congressman lead voter intentions ahead of next year's presidential elections, a poll has said.

Clashes at US university after police kill student

2017-09-20 07:31

Protesters have clashed with police at a university in the US state of Georgia after a vigil for a student who was shot dead by campus law enforcement.

PICS: Scramble as deadly quake splits road outside Mexico City Airport

2017-09-20 07:45

When the earthquake hit, it sent panicked people running into the street but many weren't so lucky.

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

2017-09-19 22:29

Hurricane Maria has smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called 'mind-boggling' devastation.

Fun facts from the UN gathering

2017-09-19 22:08

It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship. The UN General Assembly is set to kick off with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address to the 193-nation body.

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

2017-09-19 18:48

US President Donald Trump has threatened the 'total destruction' of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

Hurricane Maria weakens somewhat

2017-09-19 12:51

Hurricane Maria, after pounding Dominica with high winds, has weakened slightly to a still extremely dangerous Category 4 major storm.

Trump now targeting Venezuela

2017-09-19 11:39

President Donald Trump has warned that Venezuela is "collapsing", suggesting the United States may take additional steps to restore democracy.

America Second

2017-09-19 09:52

America second: Tradition at the UN General Assembly means Brazil first, then the US in the speech line-up.

US Senate passes $700bn defence spending bill

2017-09-19 08:12

The US Senate has overwhelmingly authorised $700bn in defence spending, nearly 5% more than President Donald Trump had requested.

Game of Drones: Jaguar XJL stars in unique air race

2017-09-19 07:30

Jaguar has staged a unique drone race in London to demonstrate the space of its long-wheelbase XJ sedan. Watch as drones fly through the cabin of this luxury Jag!

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

2017-09-19 05:55

International opinion is hardening against Myanmar as the US, Britain and other powers renew calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy

Trump calls on UN to reform

2017-09-18 22:21

President Donald Trump has used his debut at the United Nations to urge the 193-nation organization to reform by trimming bureaucracy and costs.

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