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WATCH: Snakes on a train: Fearless man kills snake with bare hands

28 minutes ago

An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero.

PNG police start evicting refugees from Australia camp: detainees

59 minutes ago

Police began forcibly removing refugees from a shuttered Australian camp in Papua New Guinea, detainees say, as authorities tried to end a standoff that has drawn world attention to Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

2017-11-23 08:20

US and Japanese ships and aircraft have been searching in the Philippine Sea for three sailors missing since a US Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.

Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility - police

2017-11-23 05:57

Police in the state of Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility.

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

2017-11-22 23:19

Three people have died of suspected diphtheria in conflict-hit Yemen and doctors have warned that the disease was spreading.

Pressure mounts on SPD to ease German chaos

2017-11-22 21:13

Pressure has mounted on Germany's Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

 
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Cat nap burglar: Police find tired thief asleep amid Doritos

2017-11-23 07:01

British police say an alleged thief was found covered in Doritos beside a half-eaten pie after he broke into a house and then fell asleep.

Trump's hotels see 62% rate slump

59 minutes ago

Trump hotels rates have dropped since he became president.

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

2017-11-22 22:01

A former doctor, Larry Nassar, accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault.

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Battle for hearts, minds and ears in Nepal election

2017-11-22 21:14

With days to go before elections in Nepal the battle for votes is being fought over the air waves as radio stations beam campaign messages to the nation.

2nd US judge halts proposed transgender military ban

2017-11-22 20:03

A 2nd US judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on initial ruling against the proposed policy by Trump's administration.

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold

2017-11-22 17:47

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri has announced that he is putting his resignation on hold to allow time for more consultations.

California shooter was frequent subject of police calls

2017-11-22 17:20

Records show deputies responded 21 times in the past year to calls involving a California man who had been quarreling with neighbours before he shot and killed five people.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

2017-11-22 13:43

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 found

2017-11-22 13:25

The US Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Eight have been found and are in good condition.

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

2017-11-22 12:39

Human Rights Watch says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive "two finger" virginity tests on female recruits 3 years after WHO declared they had no scientific validity.

3 dead, 6 wounded in rare shooting in China

2017-11-22 10:10

Three people have been shot dead and six others wounded in a rare episode of gun violence in China, police have said, adding they were hunting for a number of suspects.

Mugabe's fall 'may help end Zim’s isolation on the world stage' – US

2017-11-22 12:01

The United States says President Robert Mugabe's resignation offers Zimbabwe's people a "historic opportunity" for change and could help end its isolation on the world stage.

St Helena tourism cleared for take-off as airport opens

2017-11-22 10:39

Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, St Helena, which lies isolated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is now reachable by plane for the first time.

Trump charity stepped up 2016 giving amid campaign scrutiny

2017-11-22 05:56

US President Donald Trump had sharply increased money given away through his foundation as the charity drew scrutiny during the campaign last year.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive pollution

2017-11-21 21:20

Russia is denying its nuclear facilities experienced any incidents after reports of contamination by the ruthenium 106 radioactive isotope in parts of the country.

Ecuador president: Manafort pitched deal for China investors

2017-11-21 19:24

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno says he met with US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairperson together with a group of Chinese businessmen interested in acquiring a stake in the nation's power company.

Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets Putin

2017-11-21 17:04

The Kremlin has announced that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was asked to travel to Russia to get him to agree to potential Russia-Iran-Turkey peace initiatives.

Melania Trump takes custody of White House Christmas tree

2017-11-21 17:04

Melania Trump has continued a time-honoured, first lady tradition: Receiving the official White House Christmas tree.

Japan woman claims to have dumped babies in concrete buckets

2017-11-21 15:44

A mother who dumped four of her babies in buckets filled with concrete that she then kept in her apartment for two decades has been arrested in Japan.

China sentences human rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

2017-11-21 12:07

A court in central China has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism.

Woman raises money for homeless man who helped her

2017-11-22 20:23

A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of petrol is raising money to help the man recover.

US lawmaker faces ethics probe over sex harassment claims

2017-11-22 18:31

The US Congress has opened an internal ethics investigation into powerful Democratic lawmaker John Conyers after allegations that he harassed his female staff for years.

Mladic verdict a 'momentous victory for justice': UN

2017-11-22 17:04

The genocide conviction of Ratko Mladic is a "momentous victory for justice", the United Nations says, calling the former Bosnian Serbian commander "the epitome of evil".

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of North Korean defector

2017-11-22 14:43

The US-led UN command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier.

The search for Argentina's missing submarine

2017-11-22 14:34

A round-the-clock international search is being mounted for the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, which went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard.

New York attack suspect faces expanded 22-count indictment

2017-11-22 13:19

The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York in the name of the Islamic State group has been slapped with murder charges, US prosecutors say.

Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

2017-11-22 13:16

The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings says he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges.

Hariri back in Lebanon after shock resignation

2017-11-22 11:42

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, back in Beirut for the first time since his shock resignation, is expected to explain his surprise decision and his extended stay in Saudi Arabia.

Giant swastika unearthed in Germany

2017-11-22 10:10

Construction workers in Germany have unearthed a giant concrete swastika on a sports field in the northern city of Hamburg.

Germany struggles to emerge from crisis after govt talks collapse

2017-11-22 07:05

Germany's president is to start a difficult round of talks with party leaders in a last-ditch attempt to save the EU's top economy from the political turmoil.

Concert promoter, hotels in Las Vegas massacre sued

2017-11-22 05:58

Lawsuits have been filed against the company that staged the Las Vegas country music concert at which a gunman killed 58 people and wounded nearly 500.

Mugabe 'is still a good friend of the Chinese people' - official

2017-11-22 10:28

China says it respects Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe and has vowed to continue "friendly" relations with the country it backed during his authoritarian rule.

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, raising eruption fears

2017-11-21 23:00

A rumbling volcano on Indonesia's holiday island of Bali has spewed ash and towering clouds of smoke, heightening fears it may erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Do speed cameras really save lives?

2017-11-22 09:21

Speed cameras have been the focus of motorists’ anger and frustration for years, although we are told that they are effective at reducing road deaths. But is this really the case?

Lebanon premier heading to Egypt amid political tensions

2017-11-21 18:20

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has left France for Egypt as Lebanon awaits his return and clarity about his political future.

'Europe will not pause during German crisis: EU

2017-11-21 17:04

The EU will push ahead with plans for post-Brexit reforms of the euro despite the collapse of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition talks, the European Commission says.

US ending temporary permits for almost 60 000 Haitians

2017-11-21 15:43

The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit programme that has allowed almost 60 000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the US.

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

2017-11-21 11:27

A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities.

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