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Biden backtracks on claims of being 'arrested' while trying to visit Mandela - reports

2020-02-27 13:04

US presidential candidate hopeful Joe Biden makes an about-turn on claims that he was arrested "on the streets of Soweto" on his way to Robben Island while trying to meet with Nelson Mandela.

Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll rises to 33

2020-02-27 13:29

Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 33 people, police said Thursday.

Coronavirus ruins birthday | Delhi death toll: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-27 10:18

Hong Kong: Leap year birthday ruined by virus fears | Victim of Delhi violence buried as riots' death toll rises to 27; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Assange in UK court outburst over distance from lawyers

2020-02-26 20:32

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday briefly disrupted his extradition hearing in Britain to complain about being forced to sit away from his lawyers.

Mother files complaint against formula producer after baby vomits worm

2020-02-26 20:32

A French woman has filed a complaint against a baby formula manufacturer after her infant daughter allegedly vomited a parasitic worm the length of an adult index finger, police say.

German court scraps ban on professional assisted suicide

2020-02-26 19:33

Germany's highest court has ruled that a 2015 law banning professional assisted suicide was unconstitutional, as it robbed terminally ill patients of "the right to a self-determined death".

'Not a question of if, but rather a question of when' - Health authorities expect coronavirus spread on US soil

2020-02-26 12:56

American health authorities have said they ultimately expect the novel coronavirus to spread in the United States and are urging local governments, businesses, and schools to develop plans like cancelling mass gatherings or switching to teleworking

20 dead in Delhi riots, 189 wounded: hospital director

2020-02-26 09:18

Twenty people have now died in days of sectarian riots in New Delhi, with 189 people wounded including around 60 by gunshot, the director of the hospital treating most of those affected said Wednesday.

 

Virus hits more countries as health official warns world 'not ready'

2020-02-27 12:52

The new coronavirus epidemic has swelled with cases in South Korea surging past 1 000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared in previously untouched countries, prompting dire warnings that the world was not ready to contain it.

Five killed at brewery in another US mass shooting

2020-02-27 11:06

A gunman has killed five employees of one of America's best-known breweries before turning the weapon on himself in the latest burst of mass gun violence in the US.

UK fraudster jailed for three years over migrant smuggling

2020-02-26 21:56

A British fraudster who had been on the run for nearly three decades using dozens of aliases has been jailed after being caught off the UK coast trying to smuggle eight Albanian migrants into the country.

Hong Kong to give big cash handouts as economy reels from virus

2020-02-26 19:33

Hong Kong's government says it will give a $1 280 handout to every permanent resident in a bid to jump-start an economy in recession after months of protests and hit further by the coronavirus outbreak.

Modi calls for calm as Delhi riots kill 20

2020-02-26 18:31

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for calm after Delhi's worst sectarian violence in decades left at least 20 people dead and calls for a military curfew.

Sanders roughed up, hits back at Democratic presidential debate

2020-02-26 09:46

Democratic White House hopefuls rounded on leftist frontrunner Bernie Sanders at a feisty debate Tuesday, attacking him as too extreme for American voters and a flawed challenger to President Donald Trump.

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