Mexico deploys hundreds of riot police as migrants near

2018-10-18 22:17

Mexico deployed hundreds of riot police to its border with Guatemala as a caravan of Central American migrants prepared to cross on their way to the United States, defying President Donald Trump's threats.

US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

2018-10-18 21:31

The United States has downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the US Embassy to Israel.

Manhunt in Crimea for possible accomplice in school attack

2018-10-18 20:26

An official says authorities in Crimea are searching for a possible accomplice of the student who carried out a shooting-and-bomb attack on a vocational school, killing 20 people and wounding more than 50 others.


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Putin says US bears some responsibility for Khashoggi disappearance

2018-10-18 21:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the US bears a "certain responsibility" for the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, adding that there is not enough evidence that Riyadh is behind his disappearance.

UK's May says Brexit transition period could grow, draws ire

2018-10-18 20:26

British Prime Minister Theresa May stood firm in the face of stinging domestic criticism, saying that the UK and the EU could overcome their "few but considerable" disagreements over Brexit.

WATCH: Have a look inside Facebook's election 'war room'

2018-10-18 19:47

Facebook is showing off its new "war room", a centre for combating fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.

Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea

2018-10-18 19:00

The South Korean President has met with the pope in a private audience, the week after his office announced that North Korea would like to invite the pontiff for a formal visit.

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Crimea gunman was 'bullied' - ex to Russian media

2018-10-18 18:16

The teenager who killed at least 20 people and himself in a school massacre that has rocked Russian-annexed Crimea had spoken about taking revenge for bullying, his ex-girlfriend told Russian media.

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

2018-10-18 18:13

he Sabah newspaper's report shows the man also later outside the Saudi consul general's home, checking out of a Turkish hotel and leaving Turkey on October 2.

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption

2018-10-18 13:20

Malaysia's opposition leader was arrested on suspicion of corruption, a fresh blow to his party which was ousted at elections this year after six decades in power.

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

2018-10-18 11:09

The Washington Post has published a new column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that Middle East governments 'have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate'.

Twitter posts millions of tweets linked to Russia, Iran

2018-10-18 12:15

The social-media company has previously disclosed the activities, going back to 2016, but says it was opening up the data to the public to encourage independent analysis by researchers, academics and journalists.

UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

2018-10-18 08:14

UN agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl is a virgin through gynecological tests.

May says UK could extend Brexit transition by a few months

2018-10-18 11:01

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she is weighing a plan that would extend a transition period, which is already due to keep the UK bound to EU rules for 21 months after Brexit day, for a 'matter of months'.

Evidence of earliest life on Earth disputed

2018-10-18 08:15

When Australian scientists presented evidence in 2016 of life on Earth 3.7 billion years ago - pushing the record back 220 million years - it was a big deal, influencing even the search for life on Mars.

Top bankers quietly prep for Saudi summit while their bosses skip forum

2018-10-18 06:30

In public, finance industry leaders have bailed on a key Saudi Arabian investment conference next week. Behind the scenes, dealmakers bringing in the hard cash are fretting - and still going.

WATCH: Melania Trump's plane turns back after smoke incident

2018-10-17 21:40

A plane carrying US First Lady Melania Trump was forced to turn back Wednesday after smoke appeared in the cabin, journalists on the flight said.

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank

2018-10-17 18:13

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank has said.

At least 18 killed in blast at Crimea college - official

2018-10-17 15:10

At least 18 people have been killed in an explosion at a technical college in the city of Kerch on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a Russian anti-terror committee representative said.

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

2018-10-17 12:50

Authorities say an Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut.

Canada becomes second country to legalise marijuana for recreational use

2018-10-17 07:16

Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalise and regulate its sale and recreational use.

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside of the US

2018-10-17 14:48

Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement on Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting US - Chinese trade tensions.

PIC: Adorable beagle sniffs out roast pig being smuggled onto a plane

2018-10-17 08:53

A beagle at Atlanta's airport in the US discovered a whole roasted pig in someone's luggage - and it posing with its prize is so adorable.

Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border over migrant 'onslaught'

2018-10-18 18:16

US President Donald Trump threatened to send the military to close its southern border if Mexico fails to stem the "onslaught" of migrants from Central America.

'I was horrified', says student who ate cookies baked with friend's grandfather’s ashes

2018-10-18 13:32

The last ingredient one could expect to find in a cookie is a dead person’s ashes. Unfortunately for a group of California students, this is exactly what they consumed.

WATCH: Teenage driver 'uses car as weapon' in injuring two women

2018-10-18 14:09

A teenage driver used his car as a "weapon" in an attack which left two young women seriously injured, a court has heard.

WATCH: Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

2018-10-18 10:31

Police say a Northern California high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade cookies and shared them with several classmates

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

2018-10-18 08:40

Russian officials say a student attacked a vocational school in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 19 students and left about 50 people wounded.

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

2018-10-18 06:20

Turkish crime-scene investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi

Nothing to see here: Sri Lanka to revoke rogue bikini ban

2018-10-17 22:32

Sri Lanka on Wednesday promised to revoke a rogue bikini ban raising eyebrows at a popular seaside resort, as the authorities urged tourists to wear what they want at the beach.

Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, truth out in days

2018-10-17 21:54

President Donald Trump has denied covering up for ally Saudi Arabia in the suspected murder of a critical journalist and said that he should know what happened to Jamal Khashoggi within days.

British cyclist killed in Alps was 'a monster', mother says

2018-10-17 20:09

The mother of a British cyclist killed by a hunter in the Alps has celebrated his death, saying she believed he was responsible for raping a young girl, British media reported.

Brazil's Temer charged with corruption, money laundering

2018-10-17 14:09

Brazil's federal police are recommending in a new case that President Michel Temer be put on trial for corruption, money laundering and criminal association.

Trump criticises rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over missing journalist Khashoggi

2018-10-17 10:17

US President Donald Trump has criticised rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

WATCH: Hungary makes sleeping on the streets a crime

2018-10-17 08:48

A tough new law that bans homeless people from sleeping on Hungary's streets came into force, prompting criticism from human rights groups who say it is inhumane.

Shanghai airport bumps up check-in service with automated facial recognition

2018-10-17 10:30

Shanghai's Hongqiao airport is using an automated flight check-in system powered by facial recognition technology, as China pushes to integrate biometrics into daily life

Children drowning in 'digital diet of pizza and sweets'

2018-10-17 06:04

Children are being swamping by the visual equivalent of 'pizza and sweets' in 'a digital Wild Wild West', some of the world's top kids television programme makers have warned.

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