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  • Mexican students killed and dissolved in acid in apparent identity mix-up

    Mexican students killed and dissolved in acid in apparent identity mix-up

    Three missing Mexican students were killed last month in the western state of Jalisco and their bodies dissolved in acid after criminals confused them with members of a rival gang, authorities said Monday. The three film students were last seen in...

  • Watch: Van ploughs into pedestrians in Toronto, 10 dead

    Watch: Van ploughs into pedestrians in Toronto, 10 dead

    Updated April 24 A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police...

  • 'Strong suspicion' of pro-Azerbaijan corruption at Council of Europe

    'Strong suspicion' of pro-Azerbaijan corruption at Council of Europe

    Council of Europe parliamentarians who visited Azerbaijan were plied with caviar, champagne and carpets and reported receiving midnight visits from scantily-dressed women, an independent inquiry has found. The inquiry into allegations of...

  • It's a boy: Kate, wife of UK's prince William, gives birth

    It's a boy: Kate, wife of UK's prince William, gives birth

    Updated 7.08 pm - Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child for the British royal couple and now fifth in line to the throne. Kensington Palace said the baby was born at 1001 GMT...

  • Paris attacks suspect guilty of attempted murder in Belgium

    Paris attacks suspect guilty of attempted murder in Belgium

    Updated at 1.30pm A Belgian court sentenced Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and a co-accused to 20 years in prison on Monday for trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels in 2016. Judge Marie-France Keutgen told the courtroom that...

  • Michael Bloomberg to pay $4.5m check for US dues to Paris climate pact

    Michael Bloomberg to pay $4.5m check for US dues to Paris climate pact

    Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday he will write a $4.5 million check to cover this year's US financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump last year pulled the United States out of...

  • Libyan coastguards recover bodies of 11 migrants - spokesman

    Libyan coastguards recover bodies of 11 migrants - spokesman

    Libyan coastguards recovered the bodies of 11 migrants who died off Libya's western shore during an attempted crossing to Italy on Sunday, a spokesman said. More than 80 migrants survived the incident off the city of Sabratha, about 70 km west of...

  • Many Chinese casualties in N.Korea bus crash

    Many Chinese casualties in N.Korea bus crash

    Chinese tourists have been involved in a major bus accident in North Korea that caused a large number of casualties, China's state media and the government said on Monday, without giving a precise break-up. Chinese visitors account for about 80...

  • S.Korea halts border propaganda broadcasts

    S.Korea halts border propaganda broadcasts

    South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea on Monday ahead of their first summit in a decade, as US President Donald Trump cautioned the nuclear crisis on the peninsula was a long way from being...

  • Watch: Armenian police detain opposition leaders and protesters

    Watch: Armenian police detain opposition leaders and protesters

    Police in Armenia detained three opposition leaders and nearly 200 protesters on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the European Union after demonstrators demanded newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan quit. Protesters accuse Sarksyan, 63, of...

  • Nude gunman kills four at waffle house in Tennessee

    Nude gunman kills four at waffle house in Tennessee

    Updated 6.30pm At least four people died when a nearly nude gunman opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee early Sunday, and police were issuing murder warrants as they hunted for the suspect. The death toll could have...

  • Britain hints it may regulate young people's use of social media

    Britain hints it may regulate young people's use of social media

    Britain's health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on social media firms unless they do more to protect young people using their services. Hunt said the groups were "turning a blind eye" to the effect social media had on...

  • At least 31 dead in Kabul suicide bombing

    At least 31 dead in Kabul suicide bombing

    Updated 11.25am - Death toll rises A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 50, most of them waiting in line to receive identity...

  • Watch: Journalist killed during live broadcast in Nicaragua - reports

    Watch: Journalist killed during live broadcast in Nicaragua - reports

    A reporter was shot and killed during a live broadcast from an area of Nicaragua roiled by violent anti-government protests this week, local media reported on Saturday night. The man, identified in Nicaraguan media as Angel Gahona, was reporting...

  • Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors finally have the samples

    Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors finally have the samples

    International chemical weapons experts in Syria finally have the samples from Douma. The team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons left for Damascus on Saturday to the destination of an alleged gas attack that took place...

  • Mourners pay respects to 'America's matriarch' Barbara Bush

    Mourners pay respects to 'America's matriarch' Barbara Bush

    Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush. They filled the nation's largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their...

  • Irish prime minister launches bid to overturn abortion laws

    Irish prime minister launches bid to overturn abortion laws

    Ireland's Taoiseach has urged the country to trust women as he launched his bid to overturn some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. The Republic has a near-ban on terminations, and nine women travel abroad every day for the procedure. The...

  • India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

    India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

    India's cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases. The executive order,...

  • Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

    Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

    The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, US President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 US presidential election. In its federal lawsuit in...

  • North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

    North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

    North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United...