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Eight dead in US boat dock blaze: fire chief

2020-01-27 21:05

Eight people were killed in a late night fire that swept through docked boats on a lake in the southern US state of Alabama, the local fire chief says.

WHO says global risk of China virus is 'high'

2020-01-27 21:05

The World Health Organisation says the global risk from the deadly virus in China is "high", admitting an error in its previous reports that said it was "moderate".

Palestinian PM calls on world to boycott Trump peace plan

2020-01-27 22:30

Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Monday urged international powers to boycott US President Donald Trump's "peace plan" which they see as biased towards Israel.

Trump impeachment trial day seven: All the latest updates

2020-01-27 19:01

US President Donald Trump's impeachment defence team will begin their second day of arguments, following three days of presentations by the Democrats making the case against the president.

Palestinians say Abbas rejected Trump's bid to discuss peace plan

2020-01-27 16:43

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has rejected multiple approaches by Donald Trump to discuss the US president's upcoming proposal for peace with Israel, three officials say.

What will change the day after Brexit

2020-01-27 16:43

At midnight on Friday -- 1,317 days after British voters decided to leave the European Union -- Brexit will finally come about. What will change on February 1?

Rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq capital: security sources

2020-01-26 19:57

A volley of rockets landed near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, two security sources tell AFP, in the latest unclaimed attack on American installations in the country.

Hopes fade for those missing as Turkey quake toll rises

2020-01-26 19:48

Hopes are fading of finding more survivors from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey, as more bodies are pulled from the rubble and the death toll climbs to 36.

 

Trump says hasn't 'seen' former advisor's bombshell manuscript

2020-01-27 22:30

Donald Trump says he has not seen an explosive manuscript by former top aide John Bolton, which reportedly supports an allegation at the heart of the impeachment case against the US president.

Bolton book revelations roil Trump impeachment trial

2020-01-27 20:01

White House lawyers are to resume their defense of President Donald Trump at his Senate impeachment trial as explosive revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton increased pressure on Republicans to call him as a witness.

Croatian pilot dies in military chopper crash

2020-01-27 19:01

A Croatian military helicopter has crashed off the country's Adriatic coast, killing the pilot and leaving a second crew member missing, the defence ministry says.

Turkey probes dozens over quake social media posts

2020-01-27 18:00

Turkish prosecutors are investigating dozens of people for "provocative" social media messages about the deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey, reports said Monday.

Tracking the global spread of the coronavirus

2020-01-27 12:17

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 81 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and spread around the world.

Bolton says Trump wanted to tie Ukraine aid to probe: report

2020-01-27 10:15

Former national security advisor John Bolton alleges in a book draft that President Donald Trump wanted to freeze Ukrainian military aid until Kiev investigated his political rivals, The New York Times has reported.

Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade due to coronavirus

2020-01-26 15:07

Paris, home to two of the three French people taken ill in China's coronavirus outbreak, cancelled a Lunar New Year parade on Sunday as a "precaution", the capital's mayor Anne Hidalgo said.

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