What next? Germany's options after coalition talks collapse

2017-11-20 22:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's attempt to put together a previously untried government with two smaller and ideologically diverse parties has failed.

Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call

2017-11-20 20:22

Argentina's navy has revealed that a submarine missing for five days reported a mechanical breakdown in its final communication.

Artists find their voice in Turkey's 'difficult' climate

2017-11-20 17:12

A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria.

Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

2017-11-20 17:08

Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested a top politician who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170m of public money.


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Man uses mom as getaway driver in fast food heist

2017-11-20 18:55

Authorities in western New York say a man had his mother serve as his getaway driver while he robbed a fast-food restaurant at gunpoint.

Trump: I should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

2017-11-20 17:13

After the father of one of the UCLA players minimised US President Donald Trump's involvement in winning their release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!"

Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore

2017-11-20 14:05

A White House official says US President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Ex-President Pinera leads Chile vote, but faces runoff

2017-11-20 14:57

Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera holds a big lead in returns from Chile's presidential election, buoyed by support from Chileans.

New Zealand PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

2017-11-20 11:29

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's wife at a summit in Asia.

'Robo-taxis' hold promise and perils for automakers

2017-11-20 08:05

It's November 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school.

Germany in crisis as coalition talks collapse

2017-11-20 10:24

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is battling for political survival after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed.

Israel to shut migrant centre and deport Africans

2017-11-20 08:30

Israel's cabinet has voted to close a migrant detention centre, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an agreement to deport 40 000 Africans.

Israel again fires warning shot at Syrian post: army

2017-11-20 06:55

An Israeli tank has fired a warning shot for the second time in 24 hours at a Syrian army post in a buffer zone on the Golan Heights, the army says.

Thousands celebrate Rio's gay pride parade

2017-11-20 05:47

Thousands of revellers have danced on Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio de Janeiro's annual gay pride parade, despite deep funding cuts by the city.

Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

2017-11-19 22:51

A prominent US neurologist, already charged with groping patients, is facing a growing list of accusations he assaulted women in three states.

Secret Service nabs attempted White House fence jumper

2017-11-19 21:31

The US Secret Service says a person has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House.

Merkel struggles to avert coalition talks collapse

2017-11-19 20:23

Chancellor Angela Merkel is struggling to prevent a collapse in high stakes coalition talks, which could force new elections and destabilise Germany and Europe.

Pope denounces 'indifference' on first 'World Day for the Poor'

2017-11-19 18:21

Pope Francis has called to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first "World Day for the Poor" by the Catholic Church.

Protests and riots as Greece remembers student uprising

2017-11-19 16:34

Thousands of Greeks have demonstrated to mark the Polytechnic student uprising that led to the 1974 collapse of the Junta.

Delhi half-marathon goes ahead despite smog, health warnings

2017-11-19 13:53

Tens of thousands of runners braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half-marathon on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors who wanted the race postponed in the heavily polluted Indian capital.

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

2017-11-19 09:36

Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia's separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region's pro-independence factions.

Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special lunch

2017-11-19 06:26

Pope Francis is to offer several hundred poor people - homeless, migrants and unemployed - lunch when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor.

Argentina steps up search for missing submarine

2017-11-18 20:25

Argentina's Navy says it's ramping up the search for a submarine that hasn't been heard from in three days and six other countries have offered their support.

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

2017-11-18 17:01

Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue craft as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa.

Macron welcomes Lebanon's Hariri

2017-11-18 15:02

French President Emmanuel Macron has welcomed Saad Hariri for talks, hours after the Lebanese premier arrived from Saudi Arabia .

LA County patrol car collision kills 2 children

2017-11-18 13:14

The Los Angeles police say two boys have been killed and their mother critically injured by a County Sheriff's patrol car after a traffic collision.

US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

2017-11-20 12:44

US military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man.

Argentina is unsure if signals came from missing submarine

2017-11-20 12:51

Argentina's navy cannot confirm if seven brief satellite calls received were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members on board.

New debate on nuclear war authority sparked under 'volatile' Trump presidency

2017-11-20 10:02

It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the US military has prepared for doomsday – the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war – but some worry about the potential for deadlocked decision-making in an actual nuclear crisis.

15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

2017-11-20 12:07

Morocco's Interior Ministry says at least 15 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a stampede as food aid was being distributed in a village.

Juncker: EU backs Spain against Catalan secession

2017-11-20 08:39

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called Catalonia's secessionist push a "disaster" and has reaffirmed Europe's support of a unified Spain.

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

2017-11-20 07:15

The EU has accused Turkey of "departing from EU's democratic standards and will cut funds due to the deteriorating situation regarding democracy".

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert

2017-11-20 06:07

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials have said.

New Orleans welcomes first female mayor

2017-11-20 05:47

New Orleans has elected LaToya Cantrell as its first female mayor who helped her neighbourhood recover from Hurricane Katrina's devastation.

Dozens of prisoners freed from Taliban jail

2017-11-19 22:04

Afghan officials say dozens of prisoners have been freed by Afghan special forces during a raid on a Taliban jail in southern Afghanistan.

Pinera poised for presidential comeback in Chile

2017-11-19 19:11

Chileans have gone to the polls in the first round of the country's presidential election, with former leader Sebastian Pinera hoping to capitalise on his front-runner status.

Satellite brings hope to Argentina's search for missing sub

2017-11-19 17:04

Hopes of finding survivors have been revived Saturday after Argentina's navy received what could be distress calls from a missing submarine with 44 crew aboard.

Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

2017-11-19 14:44

Police on the Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred when a truck driven by a US Marine killed a Japanese driver.

German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change

2017-11-19 13:05

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach agreement on issues of contention trying to establish a coalition.

New leader for Macron's party as honeymoon fades

2017-11-19 08:20

Emmanuel Macron's party named a new leader, Christophe Castaner, as the French president faces the first rebellious grumblings in the movement that swept him to power.

Vatican: New probe begun into sex at youth seminary

2017-11-18 22:31

The Vatican says a new investigation has been launched into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student at its youth seminary.

3 more bodies found in deadly Greek flood

2017-11-18 19:02

Greek authorities say three more people were found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the toll to 19.

Anti-drug operation nets 4 tons of cocaine in Spain, Morocco

2017-11-18 16:01

Spanish and Moroccan police have netted close to four tones of cocaine with a street value of over €100m and arrested 40 people in a long-term anti-trafficking operation,

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest

2017-11-18 14:50

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma says he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after fleeing house arrest.

Doctors at Vatican to debate ethics of euthanasia

2017-11-18 10:10

"We don't carry out euthanasia as often as it is asked for," says Dutch GP Carin Littooji, advocating for assisted dying on a bench usually reserved for bishops in the Vatican.

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