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WATCH: Ice age: young Russians take the plunge in Moscow

32 minutes ago

Ice swimming in Russia has long been associated with older, usually Speedo-clad, men but members of Moscow's "Walruses of the Capital" club are giving it a fashionable new image.

Swiss rescue teams pull several people out after avalanche

34 minutes ago

Swiss mountain rescue teams pulled out several people who were buried in a mid-afternoon avalanche at the popular ski resort of Crans-Montana and were searching for others, police said

WATCH: 80 graves vandalised at French Jewish cemetery

34 minutes ago

Around 80 graves have been daubed with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said, hours ahead of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

French far-right weekly barred from Twitter over 'hate speech'

2019-02-19 14:57

The Twitter account of the French far-right weekly Rivarol has been suspended after repeated denunciations by watchdogs, with an anti-racism group hailing an "important victory".

 
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Bernie Sanders says he's running for US president in 2020

2019-02-19 15:01

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced that he is running for US president in 2020.

Trump tells Venezuela military to support Guaido or 'lose everything'

2019-02-19 13:49

US President Donald Trump has urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to 'lose everything' as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid.

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For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

2019-02-19 12:32

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight.

Trudeau's top adviser resigns but denies wrongdoing

2019-02-19 09:36

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top adviser has resigned but denies allegations he pressured Canada's former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm

Man with banner scales crane before Trump speech in Florida

2019-02-19 07:23

A man with a banner and an American flag has climbed a construction crane near a Florida campus where President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak.

WATCH: Auto tariff report already sparking backlash

2019-02-19 11:51

The US Commerce Department has sent a report to US President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even before its contents are revealed.

Besieged ISIS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

2019-02-19 06:49

More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed forces and are trying to negotiate an exit

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organisers

2019-02-19 06:50

Organisers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet with survivor-activists who have come to Rome to demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders.

WATCH: New models, awesome concept cars - Here's what to expect at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

2019-02-19 08:22

The Geneva Motor Show is a car enthusiast's dream come true, packed with new models and concepts to experience up close. Here's what's in store for the 2019 edition.

Trump's emergency declaration sparks protests outside White House

2019-02-18 22:29

A small group of demonstrators rallied outside the White House Monday to protest President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border.

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

2019-02-18 19:19

China's leaders want the country to have more children, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely.

WATCH: The 'slave labour' behind Kim Jong Un's new utopia

2019-02-18 16:21

State media is painting a patriotic picture of North Korea's youth brigade who work in often dangerous environments to carry out Kim Jong Un's vision. But human rights groups are calling it modern day slavery.

More than 1 500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims in US

2019-02-18 11:19

More than 1 500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant.

WATCH: You may have to wait a bit longer for that high speed train journey between Milan and Paris

2019-02-18 15:03

A project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, meant to speed up journeys between France and Italy, could dead-end as Italy's populists squabble.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio slams Amazon's 'abuse of corporate power'

2019-02-18 10:53

The world’s biggest online retailer in February abruptly canceled plans to establish a corporate campus in the city’s Queens borough amid a backlash from some residents and politicians over $3bn in financial incentives promised to the company by New York state.

Trump's new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars?

2019-02-17 08:24

Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 02:00 and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health. It's about tariffs.

Authorities: Officer shot dead on Colombia border bridge

2019-02-19 08:17

Authorities say gunmen in Colombia have killed a police officer stationed at a border bridge that connects the nation to Venezuela.

WATCH: Top World news videos you can't miss today

2019-02-19 07:12

Protesters accuse Trump of 'fake' national emergency | Seven MPs quit Labour: What happens next? Here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH: Istanbul vets make city's stray animals feel at home

2019-02-19 12:49

In Istanbul, stray cats and dogs are not chased from the streets, instead authorities keep them in good shape, feeding them and giving them veterinary care.

This will be the first major European capital to get 'level 3' travel app

2019-02-19 10:30

Hey, you like to travel? Awesome, same. Hate the admin that comes before travel? Same. Here are some apps to make your travels and travel planning more simple.

WATCH: 'Black' snow blights Russian towns

2019-02-19 08:39

Residents of Prokopyevsk feared for their health as blackened snow allegedly caused by a local coal processing factory covered the Siberian town.

Facebook are 'digital gangsters' who knowingly violated privacy laws - MPs

2019-02-19 05:27

A scathing British parliamentary report branded Facebook 'digital gangsters' that knowingly violated data privacy and competition laws.

Mom believes twin 'sacrificed' herself during birth to save premature sister

2019-02-17 08:34

A woman who was left devastated when one of her twin girls died during a premature birth is convinced the child sacrificed herself to help save her sister's life.

WATCH: 7 MPs leave UK's Labour Party days before crucial Brexit vote

2019-02-18 15:12

Seven MPs from Britain's opposition Labour Party have resigned in protest at the party leadership, just days before crucial parliamentary votes on Brexit.

Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

2019-02-18 12:40

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesperson declined to say if Abe had nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though they praised Trump for dealings with North Korea.

19 Palestinians, 1 Israeli soldier wounded in Gaza clashes

2019-02-18 09:22

Nineteen Palestinians and one Israeli soldier have been wounded during clashes in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israeli army and Palestinian medical sources have said.

Pumped breast milk falls short of breastfed version

2019-02-18 14:49

Researchers have found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria — and less abundance and diversity of friendly germs — than milk from women who only fed their infants from the breast.

May asks EU to help save Brexit as ministers revolt over no-deal

2019-02-18 07:26

Theresa May will lead a major diplomatic drive to persuade European Union leaders to save her Brexit agreement, as she faces a rebellion from Cabinet ministers who want to stop the UK leaving without a deal.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defences on alert

2019-02-18 11:47

Scientists have found that an astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.

US airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

2019-02-18 10:31

Major airlines plan to expand gender options to include more than male and female.

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