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Macron warns against being 'weak' with Putin

2018-04-23 10:32

"He's strong and smart. But don't be naive. He's obsessed by interference in our democracies," Macron told Fox News ahead of his departure for the US, where Russia stands accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Hero who snatched AR-15 from Waffle House killer gunman says: 'It was life or death'

2018-04-23 07:42

The man who wrestled the gun away from the Nashville's Waffle House shooting suspect says he decided if he was to die, gunman would "have to work to kill me."

Death toll rises after suicide bomb attack on voter registration centre in Kabul

2018-04-23 06:27

At least 57 people have died and the death toll could still rise after an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a voter registration centre in Afghanistan's capital.

Malaysia security increased after Palestinian gunned down

2018-04-23 06:17

Malaysian police say an autopsy is being carried out on a Palestinian man gunned down by two assailants and have given assurances that the country is safe despite recent high-profile assassinations.

Despite denials, lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief

2018-04-23 05:09

In spite of denials, EPA chief did meet with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to bargain-priced condo where he was living, it has been confirmed.

 
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DIGGING:  An Afghan man digs a grave for one of the 57 victims of a bomb blast before the burial a day after the attack on a voter registration centre in Kabul. (Shah Marai, AFP)

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‘World Speed Record’ Ferrari 550 Maranello up for sale

2018-04-23 07:54

A rare Ferrari 550 Maranello ‘World Speed Record’ edition will be up for auction in England later in May.

Marquez cruises to 6th MotoGP win in Texas

2018-04-23 07:05

Marc Marquez storms to his sixth consecutive MotoGP victory at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.

Naked gunman kills three at Tennessee restaurant - police

2018-04-22 14:24

A nude gunman has shot dead three people and injured at least four more at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police have said.

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Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 31 - ministry

2018-04-22 11:38

A suicide bomber has killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens outside a voter registration centre in Kabul, the health ministry has said, in the latest attack on election preparations.

Iran threatens to 'vigorously' resume enrichment if US quits nuclear deal

2018-04-22 09:38

Iran is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the US ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further "drastic measures" are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned.

World War II 'white angel' French nun dies aged 103

2018-04-21 19:57

A French nun who was called "the white angel" by Canadian soldiers she saved during one of the worst single disasters to befall Allied armies during World War II has died aged 103, authorities say.

Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

2018-04-21 09:05

A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

Western powers amend UN draft resolution on Syria

2018-04-21 07:03

The original draft, which failed to get the support of Russia, expressed outrage and condemnation of the April 7 chemical attack in the town of Douma, where more than 40 people were killed.

Police raid French university as anti-Macron protests flag

2018-04-20 22:04

Around 100 officers took part in the dawn raid on the 22-storey tower block dominating the Tolbiac campus, one of several French faculties occupied in an echo of the momentous student-led protests of May 1968.

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

2018-04-20 21:00

A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend".

Court bans alcohol at neo-Nazi rock festival in Germany

2018-04-20 20:00

A court has banned the consumption of alcohol at a planned neo-Nazi concert in eastern Germany to prevent an outbreak of violence

Reward doubled to $20k after nearly 320kg of dynamite stolen

2018-04-20 19:01

Federal authorities have doubled the reward to $20 000 for information on the theft of hundreds of explosives from a worksite in Pennsylvania.

HRW denounces eviction of Syria refugees in Lebanon

2018-04-20 18:04

Human Rights Watch has criticised Lebanese municipalities for what it called the unjustifiable expulsion of hundreds of Syrians from their homes since 2016, as sentiment against refugees simmers.

UK envoy: Russia and Syria must let inspectors visit Douma

2018-04-20 16:20

Britain's UN ambassador says the Russians and Syrians must uphold their promises to let chemical weapons inspectors visit the site of a suspected poison gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

Public viewing of former first US lady Barbara Bush to begin

2018-04-20 14:38

As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady at a viewing.

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

2018-04-20 12:34

Trains, trams, buses and even some flights at the city's Tegel airport will be halted when a police bomb squad starts defusing the British 500kg bomb unearthed on a building site.

Why are Armenians protesting against the new prime minister?

2018-04-20 06:14

Tens of thousands take to the streets against the nomination and appointment of ex-president Serzh Sargsyan as the prime minister.

Nepal honours hardcore climbers for first conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

2018-04-20 09:40

Nepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago

10 years later: Here’s what happened to the 'monster dad' who held his daughter prisoner

2018-04-19 15:40

He shot to notoriety after he imprisoned his daughter, raped her more than 3 000 times and fathered seven children by her.

France's Mont Saint Michel evacuated as man threatens police

2018-04-22 12:37

Authorities have evacuated Mont Saint Michel, one of France's busiest tourist sites, and are searching for a suspect who allegedly threatened to attack local security forces.

G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off

2018-04-22 10:28

The envoys will also be keen to glean clues from their US colleague about whether President Donald Trump plans to tear up the Iran nuclear deal and how he will handle a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12

2018-04-21 14:02

India's government has decided to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women

Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

2018-04-21 11:14

A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field.

North Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

2018-04-21 08:32

Pyongyang's declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a crucial step in the fast diplomatic dance on and around the Korean peninsula.

Shooting at Florida school as students stage walkout

2018-04-20 23:00

The Sheriff's Office for Marion County said the suspect was in custody following the early morning shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida.

Two killed as more protests, clashes erupt on Gaza border

2018-04-20 22:04

Gazans also flew dozens of kites near the border fence, in some cases carrying Molotov cocktails and one with a swastika painted on it, in a new tactic that sparked at least two small fires in Israeli territory this week.

Western air strikes in Syria illegal - German parliament experts

2018-04-20 21:00

The air strikes unleashed in Syria by Western allies in mid-April were a violation of international law, jurists at the German parliament said in a report.

US couple gives 14th son creative middle name

2018-04-20 20:00

A US couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

Trump says midterms are 'choice' for country on taxes

2018-04-20 19:01

President Donald Trump says the November elections are "a choice" for the country between Republicans who want to protect their signature tax cut law and Democrats he says "want to end them and raise your taxes substantially".

Fiery kites adopted as new tactic by Gaza protesters

2018-04-20 18:04

Gazans are hoping to send dozens of kites over the fence, including some carrying notes telling Israelis "there is no place for you in Palestine".

Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit

2018-04-20 15:18

North and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

US police chief apologises after Starbucks arrests uproar

2018-04-20 14:01

After the coffee chain moved to repair the damage to its image in the wake of a series of protests at Starbucks outlets, the city's police commissioner Richard Ross told reporters his force also needed to do better.

After sexual harassment row, a #MeToo moment for Japan?

2018-04-20 09:27

The international movement against sexual assault and harassment has brought down movie moguls, media stars and political figures across the world, even in patriarchal East Asia.

Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

2018-04-20 05:14

An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied

WATCH: Why motorists should want cycling lanes

2018-04-20 10:07

How do you feel about cycle lanes on SA's roads? A cool video delves into the relationship between motorists and cyclists.

Australian bank charges dead client service fee for a decade

2018-04-19 23:01

An Australian government inquiry has heard that financial advisers working for Australia's largest bank continued charging clients service fees after they died.

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