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The frenzied fortnight that’s set to seal the fate of Brexit

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British and European Union negotiators are locked in secret talks in Brussels, a final desperate attempt to nail down a Brexit deal before a crunch summit starting on 17 October.

Man burying daughter finds newborn alive in grave

2019-10-14 21:16

A man digging a grave in northern India has found a newborn girl buried alive, police say, in the latest case to shine a spotlight on female infanticide in the country.

WATCH | US cop kills woman in her Texas home after welfare call

2019-10-14 14:17

A black woman has been fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, officer inside her home, authorities have said. WATCH NOW.

 
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WATCH | Ecuadrians celebrate deal to end deadly unrest

2019-10-14 19:34

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders have reached an agreement to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

US troops in northern Syria ordered to leave country

2019-10-14 17:19

All US troops in northern Syria have been ordered to leave the country in the face of Turkey's attacks on Kurds in the region, a US official says.

WATCH | US Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

2019-10-14 14:06

A trio of American economists won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including novel initiatives in education and healthcare, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says.

New Zealand creates unit to target, 'disrupt' online extremism

2019-10-14 12:32

New Zealand will establish a team of investigators dedicated solely to tackling online extremism, as it moves to address failures exposed by the Christchurch mosques massacre, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

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As one massive blackout ends, California is bracing for next

2019-10-14 10:29

An unprecedented blackout that plunged millions of Californians into the darkness for days is over.

WATCH | Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights

2019-10-14 10:12

Thousands of people in Myanmar gather to pay their respects to Buddha at Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda for the Thadingyut festival of lights.

Democrat promises whistleblower safety | Ecuador withdraws fuel subsidy: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-14 06:09

Democrat Adam Schiff says he's committed to protecting whistleblower in impeachment probes | Ecuador govt withdraws order on fuel subsidies after violent protests; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH | Hong Kong police make arrests as flashmob protests and clashes erupt

2019-10-13 20:27

Hong Kong riot police spent much of Sunday afternoon skirmishing with groups of masked pro-democracy protesters who held flashmob gatherings in multiple locations - although crowds were smaller and less violent than recent weekends.

Pakistan's Khan arrives in Iran as tensions rise in Gulf

2019-10-13 13:38

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran following a request from the United States and Saudi Arabia for him to try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.

WATCH | Ecuador protesters attack TV station, newspaper in Quito - reports

2019-10-13 10:07

Protesters in Ecuador have attacked a television station and newspaper, the outlets said, as violence in the capital city Quito prompted President Lenin Moreno to impose a curfew and military control. WATCH NOW.

Several hurt in US church shooting

2019-10-12 21:45

A gunman has opened fire at a church holding a funeral in a small town in New Hampshire, injuring several people before being taken into custody.

WATCH: Two dead as 'unprecedented' Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan

2019-10-12 16:10

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis has slammed into Japan, killing at least two people and prompting authorities to issue their highest level of disaster warning over "unprecedented" downpours that caused flooding and landslides.

Vulgar, sexist and hurtful: Donald Trump's history of insults

2019-10-12 13:08

US President Donald Trump told a Minneapolis rally that Joe Biden, one of the Democratic frontrunners vying to challenge him in next year's elections, had only been a good vice president because "he understood how to kiss Barack Obama's ass".

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires spread

2019-10-12 09:20

Much of California was on high alert as wind-driven wildfires tore through the state's south, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and destroying multiple structures and homes.

Trump names Republican veteran as envoy to Russia

2019-10-11 22:20

Donald Trump on Friday named State Department number two John Sullivan to be the US ambassador to Russia, making the veteran Republican a key player in the US president's complicated relationship with Moscow.

Trump tries turning impeachment scandal into 2020 reelection fuel

2019-10-11 21:09

After electrifying a Minnesota crowd with at times shockingly crude attacks on Democratic opponents, President Donald Trump prepared Friday to rally supporters for a second straight day as he tried turning his impeachment scandal into fuel for reelec

First man to perform spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, dies

2019-10-11 20:02

Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow, aged 85, after a long illness.

Deal or no deal? UK's limited options as Brexit deadline nears

2019-10-11 14:10

Hopes are rising that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could get a Brexit deal in the coming days but it remains a tough ask - and his options if he fails are limited.

'We have 30 minutes': The night Notre-Dame was saved

2019-10-11 12:26

Monday, April 15, 2019. When an alarm goes off in the early evening at Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris, there is no immediate sense of panic.

France 'worried' after nearly 800 ISIS relatives escape Syrian camp

2019-10-14 05:29

France says it is "worried" after Kurdish authorities reported that hundreds of relatives of foreign jihadists had escaped from a displacement camp in northern Syria, under Turkish assault.

Pro-Turkey rebels 'execute' 9 civilians in Syria - monitor

2019-10-13 09:08

Pro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in Syria "executed" at least nine civilians including a female politician, a monitor has said.

Acting US homeland security chief McAleenan resigns: Trump

2019-10-12 14:18

US President Donald Trump has announced that acting US homeland security chief Kevin McAleenan has resigned, becoming the latest in a long list of top officials to leave the administration.

WATCH | One dead as Typhoon Hagibis prompts emergency warning in Japan

2019-10-12 10:48

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis has claimed its first victim even before making landfall, as Japanese weather authorities issued a top-level emergency rain warning and millions were issued non-compulsory evacuation orders.

Trump had Ukraine envoy ousted over 'false claims', she tells probe: NY Times

2019-10-12 08:01

The former US ambassador to Ukraine has reportedly told impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump had sought her removal for months, and that she was eventually pushed out on "false claims" by questionable actors.

Trump threatens Turkey sanctions but isn’t moving ahead yet

2019-10-11 21:01

United States President Donald Trump gave his administration authority to impose new sanctions on Turkey but is not moving ahead with them yet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

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