Argentina: Search for missing sub accelerates

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Argentina says it's accelerating the search for a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for eight days amid growing fears for its 44 crew.

Catholic officials warn ex-seminarians over sex claims

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Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused a seminarian of sexual misconduct.

London police: no evidence of shots fired

2017-11-24 20:10

British police say they have found no evidence of any shots being fired after reports of gunfire sparked panic in the heart of London.

Germany's SPD to join talks on resolving impasse

2017-11-24 19:08

The head of Germany's Social Democrats says his party will join talks on resolving the impasse that has prevented a new government from being formed.

UK police responding to 'incident' at Oxford Circus

2017-11-24 19:25

British police say they are responding to an "incident" at Oxford Circus in central London and have evacuated the Underground station.

'Macron effect' fuels Paris bid for post-Brexit business

2017-11-24 15:00

US businesses are more eager to invest and hire in France than they have been in years but want to see more progress first in the president's economic reforms.


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Britain' s May seeks to broaden Brexit talks amid deadlock

2017-11-24 17:01

British Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping up her lobbying efforts to broaden Brexit negotiations with the EU to future relations and trade.

Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end

2017-11-24 16:02

Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria as it is nearing the completion of its goals there, the General Staff chief tells journalists.

Firefighters help rescue dog from tunnel dug by tortoise

2017-11-24 16:02

A dog wouldn't come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the back yard of a home in a Phoenix suburb, so homeowner Toby Passmore calls for help.

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UN envoy: Sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

2017-11-24 13:45

The UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict says widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls has been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military.

Trump credits troops,himself for military advances

2017-11-24 12:56

Trump tells troops 'We're really winning' against US foes, thanks them and talks up his own leadership.

'It has just started' - Mlambo-Ngcuka on women speaking out on sexual harassment

2017-11-24 11:26

The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that has rattled Hollywood, US media and beyond is just beginning, says head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who expects many more women to come forward.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in 2 months

2017-11-24 08:04

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in 2 months, Dhaka says, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis.

Notorious gang 'behead man' near Washington

2017-11-23 21:16

An ultra-violent Latino street gang that President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out beheaded a man and cut out his heart before burying him in a park near the US capital, reports say.

US politician apologises for sexually explicit photo

2017-11-23 15:07

A US lawmaker from Texas has apologised for an explicit photo released on the internet, saying he had erred in judgement when pursuing consensual sexual relationships with women.

3 high school football players charged with raping teen girl

2017-11-23 14:05

3 high school football players have been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint after she left a Pennsylvania town fair

International justice: Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

2017-11-23 10:29

Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

PNG police start evicting refugees from Australia camp: detainees

2017-11-23 08:49

Police began forcibly removing refugees from a shuttered Australian camp in Papua New Guinea, detainees say, as authorities tried to end a standoff that has drawn world attention to Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

Cat nap burglar: Police find tired thief asleep amid Doritos

2017-11-23 07:01

British police say an alleged thief was found covered in Doritos beside a half-eaten pie after he broke into a house and then fell asleep.

Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility - police

2017-11-23 05:57

Police in the state of Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility.

Trump's hotels see 63% rate slump

2017-11-23 08:49

Trump hotels rates have dropped since he became president.

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

2017-11-22 22:01

A former doctor, Larry Nassar, accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault.

Woman raises money for homeless man who helped her

2017-11-22 20:23

A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of petrol is raising money to help the man recover.

US lawmaker faces ethics probe over sex harassment claims

2017-11-22 18:31

The US Congress has opened an internal ethics investigation into powerful Democratic lawmaker John Conyers after allegations that he harassed his female staff for years.

Mladic verdict a 'momentous victory for justice': UN

2017-11-22 17:04

The genocide conviction of Ratko Mladic is a "momentous victory for justice", the United Nations says, calling the former Bosnian Serbian commander "the epitome of evil".

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of North Korean defector

2017-11-22 14:43

The US-led UN command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier.

Cuba honours Fidel on anniversary

2017-11-24 15:01

Cuba is commemorating the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.

'Explosion' dashes last hopes for missing Argentine sub with 44 aboard

2017-11-24 12:48

Argentina's navy confirms that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appears to be an explosion.

China probes new daycare scandal after 'needle marks' on toddlers

2017-11-24 09:25

Chinese police have launched an investigation into alleged child abuse at a Beijing pre-school after parents found apparent needle marks on toddlers, sparking new outrage days after a scandal at another daycare.

Latin America is world's most violent region for women: UN

2017-11-24 07:03

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations says.

Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

2017-11-24 05:36

Ecuador is again calling on Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained of his contacts with Catalan secessionists.

Trump 'endorsement' enables fundraising for pro-Roy Moore group

2017-11-23 14:05

A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.

Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

2017-11-23 12:07

The hunt for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members returns to a previously searched area as officials say a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location.

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

2017-11-23 11:11

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers.

WATCH: Snakes on a train: Fearless man kills snake with bare hands

2017-11-23 09:20

An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero.

Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

2017-11-23 08:20

US and Japanese ships and aircraft have been searching in the Philippine Sea for three sailors missing since a US Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.

Think traffic is bad in SA? Watch this nightmare car jam in Los Angeles

2017-11-23 09:56

North Americans are preparing for their annual #ThanksGiving festivities as a result are clogging highways. Watch this insane bumper-to-bumper traffic jam filmed in Los Angeles.

Singapore to deploy driverless buses from 2022

2017-11-23 10:08

Driverless buses will appear on some roads in Singapore from 2022 as part of plans to improve mobility in the land-scarce city-state, its transport minister said on Wednesday.

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

2017-11-22 23:19

Three people have died of suspected diphtheria in conflict-hit Yemen and doctors have warned that the disease was spreading.

Pressure mounts on SPD to ease German chaos

2017-11-22 21:13

Pressure has mounted on Germany's Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Battle for hearts, minds and ears in Nepal election

2017-11-22 21:14

With days to go before elections in Nepal the battle for votes is being fought over the air waves as radio stations beam campaign messages to the nation.

2nd US judge halts proposed transgender military ban

2017-11-22 20:03

A 2nd US judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on initial ruling against the proposed policy by Trump's administration.

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold

2017-11-22 17:47

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri has announced that he is putting his resignation on hold to allow time for more consultations.

California shooter was frequent subject of police calls

2017-11-22 17:20

Records show deputies responded 21 times in the past year to calls involving a California man who had been quarreling with neighbours before he shot and killed five people.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

2017-11-22 13:43

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

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