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Rats break into ATM, munch through $18 000 in cash

2018-06-21 17:08

Indian police say rats nibbled through more than a million rupees of banknotes after busting into a cash machine in the country's northeast.

UK's May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

2018-06-21 15:07

The British government has gotten its flagship Brexit legislation through Parliament, but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country's departure from the European Union.

Australian millionaire, 70, gets 39 years in jail for ordering killing

2018-06-21 12:15

A millionaire property developer could die in jail after he was sentenced to 39 years behind bars for ordering the killing of a former business associate in a wealthy Sydney suburb.

WATCH: Canada legalises recreational dagga use

2018-06-21 10:03

Canada has become the first G-7 country to pass the Cannabis Act, legalising the cannabis market in the next eight to 12 weeks.

Silent no more, Ivanka Trump thanks father for border action

2018-06-21 08:12

US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has broken her silence about the forced separations of migrant families, thanking her father for taking action.

 
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WATCH: Whoppers for getting pregnant with football stars?

2018-06-21 13:24

An online promotion released by Burger King said women who are impregnated by World Cup footballers will be rewarded with money and Whopper burgers.

Police fatally shoot 17-year-old US boy fleeing traffic stop

2018-06-21 11:05

Authorities say a US police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to healthy baby girl

2018-06-21 09:24

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office.

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Girl reports abusive parents, says sisters are 'chained up'

2018-06-21 06:24

A 17-year-old girl says on a 911 call played in court that her two little sisters are chained up at their Southern California home.

Being transgender is not a mental disorder, WHO decides

2018-06-21 10:49

The declassification should lead to less stigma.

Dakar in crisis? Cash-strapped Peru admits battle to save 2019 Rally

2018-06-21 07:45

Hard-up Peru admitted Wednesday that they could cancel the 2019 Dakar Rally because of financial constraints which have already forced Chile and Argentina to back out of co-hosting the gruelling event.

Tesla's alleged saboteur sued by carmaker over data theft

2018-06-20 19:56

Tesla has sued a former employee for hacking the electric-car maker’s confidential and trade secret information and allegedly transferring several gigabytes to outside entities.

WATCH: Biker chased by police at 201km/h 'posed a real danger'

2018-06-20 21:13

The behaviour of a biker who was chased by British police at speeds up to 201km/h was "frankly ridiculous and posed a real danger to other road users", officers have said.

Trump says he'll be 'signing something' on detained children

2018-06-20 18:23

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention.

Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180

2018-06-20 11:37

Indonesian officials say at least 178 people are missing from a ferry sinking at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed.

WATCH: Donald Trump hugs American flag after immigration speech

2018-06-20 10:46

Donald Trump hugged the American flag after an immigration speech in Washington DC. The US President had railed against illegal immigration before his stunt.

Outrage as Lord Sugar tweets 'racist' Senegal image

2018-06-20 21:02

Lord Alan Sugar's BBC career could be in doubt after he posted a racist tweet with an image of the Senegal SWC squad comparing them to black beach sellers.

'Say bye to him': Detainee recounts US agents taking her son

2018-06-20 08:11

A woman from El Salvador has described the separation from her 8-year-old son after crossing the US border, saying he started crying and saying: "Don't leave me, Mom".

IBM pits computer against human debaters

2018-06-20 05:23

IBM is pitting a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

This One Direction member wants to run for president

2018-06-21 12:03

British pop star Zayn Malik says he has been startled by the welcoming spirit of the United States and might even consider running for office in his new home.

How the Demilitarised Zone has changed according to a North Korean tour guide

2018-06-21 10:30

On the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone, the sound of silence is a welcome sign of detente

Spain tightens policies and fines on 'alcohol tourism' with new poster signs in Mallorca

2018-06-21 09:38

Local authorities on Spain's holiday Island of Mallorca have put up 20 posters warning of heavy penalties for nudity, fighting and other alcohol-fuelled misbehaviour, it was announced on Wednesday.

Crying children fill 'tender age' shelters

2018-06-20 21:56

US President Donald Trump's immigration policies have come under intense scrutiny because of the forced separation of more than 2 300 migrant children from their parents.

Trump signs executive order to end family separations at border

2018-06-20 21:27

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at putting an end to the controversial separation of migrant families at the border, reversing a harsh practice that had earned international scorn.

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks - officials

2018-06-20 20:19

Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials say, two days after the group ended its ceasefire.

North Korea's Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit

2018-06-20 21:56

North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump.

Ivanka urged Trump to address family separation - reports

2018-06-20 17:59

US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump urged her father to end family separations on the US-Mexico border, US media reports.

Death threats 'become routine' in toxic Brexit debate

2018-06-20 13:16

As a crucial Brexit battle comes to a head in the British parliament, MPs are weighing not just their own views but also their personal safety amid increasingly toxic public debate.

Canadian senate clears cannabis legalisation

2018-06-20 12:11

The Canadian Senate has voted to legalise cannabis, bringing Canada one step closer to becoming the first G7 country to authorise consumption and production of the mind-altering drug.

5-year-old knocks over sculpture – family gets bill for R1.7-million

2018-06-20 06:51

A Kansas child broke a community centre's on-loan artwork and left his parents saddled with a massive bill.

Adoption row in France as official backs anti-gay bias

2018-06-20 06:45

A French official sparked a major row by suggesting gay people came lower in the pecking order than heterosexual couples when applying to adopt children.

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags

2018-06-20 06:41

Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts

Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

2018-06-20 06:09

Japan's government has ordered a nationwide inspection of school walls after two of the four deaths after an earthquake in Osaka were caused by falling concrete walls.

Battle of the electric cars: Fisker makes a play to grab Tesla's EV crown with its M3-rivalling EMotion sports car

2018-06-20 06:02

'Car manufacturer Fisker is intent on taking the fight of electric cars directly to rivals with its new battery and vehicle', writes Duncan Alfreds.

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