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WATCH: What next after UK, EU agree Brexit deal?

2019-10-17 21:28

Britain and the European Union have struck a new Brexit accord but it is by no means a done deal, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to get it through parliament.

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash

2019-10-17 20:28

Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the Islamic holy city of Medina, Saudi state media says.

Trump Twitter attack backfires as Pelosi owns it

2019-10-17 10:18

US President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following an acrimonious White House meeting appears to have backfired spectacularly.

 
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Trump defends Syria pullout, denies giving Turkey 'green light' for invasion

2019-10-17 08:13

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to pull US troops out of Syria, calling it "strategically brilliant," and denied giving Turkey a "green light" to launch operations against Kurdish militants.

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WATCH | Hair-raising footage shows trooper saving man from his car seconds before train smashes through it

2019-10-16 22:18

A Utah trooper is being praised for saving a man stranded on train tracks. Dashcam video shows the trooper running toward a car that had crashed on the tracks and pulling the driver out seconds before a train barrels into the car.

Thai meth swallowers get 16 years jail time in Indonesia

2019-10-16 21:51

Two Thai men were sentenced to heavy 16-year jail terms in Indonesia on Wednesday after swallowing a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine in a foiled drug smuggling bid.

Online child sex probe leads to 337 arrests - UK police

2019-10-16 18:48

UK and US authorities investigating a "dark web" child pornography site run from South Korea announced the arrest of 337 suspects in 38 countries.

WATCH | US government inaction leaves toxic PCBs in schools

2019-10-16 12:51

An AP investigation finds that a toxic chemical known as PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, remain in tens of thousands of US schools. WATCH NOW.

Vladimir Putin signs deals worth $1.3bn during UAE visit

2019-10-16 10:14

Russian President Vladimir Putin's has told officials in the United Arab Emirates they "will not be disappointed" as he wrapped up a short Gulf tour by signing deals worth more than $1.3bn in Abu Dhabi.

7 dead in Afghan helicopter crash: officials

2019-10-15 22:32

At least seven Afghan military personnel have been killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in the northern Afghanistan province of Balkh, officials said.

French assembly approves IVF for single women, lesbians

2019-10-15 21:43

France's lower house of parliament approved Tuesday a sweeping bioethics bill to give single women and lesbians access to fertility treatments, a move which critics vowed to fight as the legislation moves to the Senate.

85 killed, 373 wounded during Afghan election campaign

2019-10-15 21:42

Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan's recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency says.

Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal

2019-10-15 18:29

Ecuador began counting the cost of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight demonstrators dead and severely dented President Lenin Moreno's austerity programme.

French female jihadist gang sentenced to up to 30 years for failed Notre-Dame bombing

2019-10-15 14:18

A French court has sentenced five members of an all-female jihadist cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid to detonate a car bomb outside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

New Zealand universities face fines after dorm death

2019-10-15 11:34

New Zealand universities and dorm accommodation providers have been told they could face hefty fines following a gruesome case in which a student's decomposing body lay undetected in his room for weeks.

Trump orders Turkey to stop war | Spain jail Catalan leaders: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-15 06:11

Scrambling, Trump tells Turkey to stop Syria invasion | Spain jails Catalan leaders, sparking angry protests at Barcelona airport; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Trump demands whistleblower testify, as ex-aide talks to Congress

2019-10-14 22:35

Donald Trump has demanded that a whistleblower whose warning about the US president's call with Ukraine triggered the impeachment inquiry against him be identified and testify before Congress.

Man burying daughter finds newborn alive in grave

2019-10-14 21:16

A man digging a grave in northern India has found a newborn girl buried alive, police say, in the latest case to shine a spotlight on female infanticide in the country.

WATCH | Ecuadrians celebrate deal to end deadly unrest

2019-10-14 19:34

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders have reached an agreement to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

US troops in northern Syria ordered to leave country

2019-10-14 17:19

All US troops in northern Syria have been ordered to leave the country in the face of Turkey's attacks on Kurds in the region, a US official says.

WATCH | US Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

2019-10-14 14:06

A trio of American economists won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including novel initiatives in education and healthcare, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says.

New Zealand creates unit to target, 'disrupt' online extremism

2019-10-14 12:32

New Zealand will establish a team of investigators dedicated solely to tackling online extremism, as it moves to address failures exposed by the Christchurch mosques massacre, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

2019-10-17 05:19

International law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday that a global investigation into child pornography sold for bitcoin on the underground internet had reaped 337 arrests and the shutdown of the dark web's most notorious pedophile site.

Court hands 5-year term to mother who kept baby in car boot

2019-10-16 21:51

A French appeals court on Wednesday sentenced a woman to five years in prison for having kept her baby daughter hidden for nearly two years, mainly in the maggot-infested boot of her car.

'Basic foundations' of Brexit deal are 'ready': EU's Tusk

2019-10-16 19:39

EU Council President Donald Tusk said that the basic foundations of an agreement on Brexit were ready and that it could materialise within hours.

Twitter says world leaders 'not above' its rules

2019-10-16 15:53

Twitter says world leaders are "not above" the rules of the online platform and could see their messages removed or demoted for egregious conduct violating its terms of service.

Lebanon turns to neighbours for help fighting forest fires

2019-10-16 08:27

Lebanon has turned to its neighbours for help battling forest fires that have ravaged homes and killed a volunteer firefighter in the Mediterranean country, its premier said on Tuesday.

Japan in non-stop search for typhoon survivors; toll at 74

2019-10-16 05:08

Rescuers in Japan have worked around the clock in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed more than 70 people and caused widespread destruction.

At least one killed in Brazil residential building collapse

2019-10-15 22:32

At least one person was killed when a seven-story residential building collapsed in Brazil on Tuesday, an official said, as rescuers searched through the rubble for survivors.

Families fear French jihadists will never return from Syria chaos

2019-10-15 21:43

Relatives of French jihadists and their families held in Syria say the Turkish offensive and the ensuing advance of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have added to the urgency of bringing them home.

WATCH | Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

2019-10-15 16:02

Hundreds of people including Russian and US astronauts and top officials bid farewell to Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk.

Two dozen arrested after minister attack in Indonesia

2019-10-15 12:02

Indonesian police said they have arrested more than two dozen suspected militants after members of a network linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group tried to assassinate a government minister.

Confessions of a cannabis farmer: Vietnamese getting UK high

2019-10-15 10:25

Holed up alone in a suburban British house thousands of miles from home, cannabis farmer Cuong Nguyen, one of thousands of Vietnamese migrants working in the UK's multi-billion dollar weed industry, spent months carefully nurturing his plants.

Two migrants found dead on northern French beach

2019-10-15 05:40

The bodies of two young Iraqis have been found washed up on a beach in northern France a first in a region where migrants are taking to boats in growing numbers to try reach Britain.

The frenzied fortnight that’s set to seal the fate of Brexit

2019-10-14 21:40

British and European Union negotiators are locked in secret talks in Brussels, a final desperate attempt to nail down a Brexit deal before a crunch summit starting on 17 October.

WATCH | US cop kills woman in her Texas home after welfare call

2019-10-14 14:17

A black woman has been fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, officer inside her home, authorities have said. WATCH NOW.

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