Trudeau urges Iran to send downed jetliner's black boxes to France

2020-01-17 22:25

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged Iran to hand over the damaged black boxes from the downed airliner to France, saying it has one of the few laboratories capable of properly examining them.

US woman jailed for killing husband with eye drops

2020-01-17 20:40

A South Carolina woman was on Thursday sentenced to 25 years in jail after she admitted poisoning her husband by putting eye drops in his drinking water.

China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

2020-01-17 11:34

China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy.


FROZEN |  Tourists admire an ice sculpture ahead of the opening of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Heilongjiang, China. (NOEL CELIS/AFP)

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Second person dies from SARS-linked virus in China: official

2020-01-17 13:13

A second person has died in China from a mysterious SARS-linked virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other Asian countries, officials said.

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Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate

2020-01-17 10:13

The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened on Thursday in the US Senate, as lawmakers took a solemn oath to be "impartial" in deciding whether to force the 45th US president from office.

What's next after the US-China 'phase one' deal?

2020-01-16 14:52

The "phase one" trade deal between Washington and Beijing was the result of long, fraught negotiations. "Phase two" is likely to be just as bumpy and unpredictable.

US Dems Warren, Sanders called each other liars in post-debate spat: CNN

2020-01-16 12:08

US presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders called each other liars in a heated exchange that could be seen but not heard unfolding onstage after the Democratic debate, CNN revealed on Wednesday.

Past decade hottest on record, 'much extreme weather' ahead: UN

2020-01-15 20:21

The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.

Russian Prime Minister resigns, Putin to choose new government

2020-01-15 16:14

In the shock announcement, Dmitry Medvedev said President Vladimir Putin would choose a new government. Putin is also expected to make changes to the country's constitution.

Tinder, Grindr accused of illegally sharing user data

2020-01-14 21:44

Popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are sharing the personal data of their users to third parties in breach of EU regulations, a Norwegian consumer rights group says.

Rain offers hope in Australian bushfire fight

2020-01-14 14:02

Forecasts of heavy rain offered hope Tuesday in the months-long battle to contain Australia's unprecedented bushfires, but smoke lifted pollution levels in the nation's second biggest city to among the worst in the world.

Iran's Rouhani: Punish those responsible for air disaster

2020-01-14 12:18

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished.

PICS: Tens of thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

2020-01-14 10:43

Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned on Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption.

Trudeau: Plane victims would be alive if not for US-Iran tensions

2020-01-14 09:44

Trudeau says Canadians feeling 'tremendous grief and loss' and need 'clear answers' about what happened to the aircraft.

What is Putin up to with surprise political shake-up?

2020-01-17 06:07

With the shock replacement of his government and plans for a constitutional overhaul, President Vladimir Putin has set in motion sweeping changes to Russia's political order.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

2020-01-16 11:51

A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials have said.

WATCH | US House of Representatives votes to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate

2020-01-15 20:57

The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate, a key step in Democratic efforts to remove the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

2020-01-15 10:19

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said.

WATCH | Why Trump ordered the killing of Iran's Qassem Suleimani

2020-01-14 17:33

Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad, was widely considered to be the most powerful man in Iran after the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Libya's strongman Haftar snubs peace deal in Moscow

2020-01-14 12:18

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending nine months of fighting, leaving the future of a fragile truce uncertain.

Record cocaine haul seized by police in Brasilia

2020-01-14 10:21

Brazilian transport police say they had seized 1.1 tons of cocaine from a tanker truck near the capital Brasilia, a record haul for the region.

29 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave

2020-01-14 09:30

The bodies of at least 29 people have been unearthed from a mass grave on a property outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, local authorities have said.

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