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  • Clashes in France as police crack down on 'yellow vest' protests

    Clashes in France as police crack down on 'yellow vest' protests

    Clashes broke out in the latest "yellow vest" protests in French cities Saturday but a massive police deployment prevented more of the rioting and looting that marred last week's rally in Paris. More than 40,000 people took to the streets across...

  • Eichmann's captor, former Israeli spy Rafi Eitan, dies aged 92

    Eichmann's captor, former Israeli spy Rafi Eitan, dies aged 92

    Former Mossad spy Rafi Eitan, who commanded the audacious 1960 capture of top Nazi Adolf Eichmann, died on Saturday aged 92, Israeli public radio announced. Eitan, the handler for Jonathan Pollard, a US Navy analyst who passed Israel thousands of...

  • Norway airlifts 1,300 passengers from cruise ship

    Norway airlifts 1,300 passengers from cruise ship

    Updated at 8.40pm with more details  Emergency services on Saturday launched an air rescue for 1,300 passengers and crew stranded aboard a cruise ship after it got into difficulty in rough seas along a notorious stretch of Norwegian coast. The...

  • Anti-Brexit protesters march in London demanding a second referendum

    Anti-Brexit protesters march in London demanding a second referendum

    Updated at 9pm with details Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped London on Saturday demanding another referendum on EU membership amid political paralysis over Brexit, in one of the country's biggest protests in decades. Organisers...

  • Ardern's empathic image projected on iconic Dubai skyscraper

    Ardern's empathic image projected on iconic Dubai skyscraper

    Dubai has projected the image of New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern onto its iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, in thanks for her response to last week's mosque shootings. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum praised...

  • ISIS caliphate is 'dead' as last diehard jihadists are flushed out

    ISIS caliphate is 'dead' as last diehard jihadists are flushed out

    Updated 11.30am Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group's nearly five-year-old "caliphate" Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.     Fighters of the US-backed Syrian...

  • Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe

    Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe

    Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his long-awaited report into an explosive two-year investigation of Russian meddling in Donald Trump's 2016 election - a probe the president denounces as a "witch hunt" and opponents say could...

  • Accepting Golan annexation, Trump risks new precedents

    Accepting Golan annexation, Trump risks new precedents

    US President Donald Trump is again breaking diplomatic norms in backing Israel's capture of the Golan Heights, with experts warning that he risks justifying expansionism by other countries. Israel conquered the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War...

  • Brexit fatigue grips Britain as saga groans on

    Brexit fatigue grips Britain as saga groans on

    Keep calm and carry on? Brexit fatigue is permeating Britain as the final moves in the long-running saga create confusion and unease about how it will all end up. EU leaders on Thursday agreed to extend the Brexit deadline triggered two years ago,...

  • Italy bus hijacker wanted kids as human shields for Africa escape

    Italy bus hijacker wanted kids as human shields for Africa escape

    The driver of a school bus who torched the vehicle to protest Mediterranean migrant deaths planned to use his young passengers as human shields and escape to Africa, Italian media on Friday quoted him as saying. "I wanted to get to the runway at...

  • Priest stabbed during mass at Canada's biggest church

    Priest stabbed during mass at Canada's biggest church

    A priest was stabbed during a livestreamed morning mass Friday at Canada's biggest church, Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, police said. The suspect was arrested at the Roman Catholic basilica shortly after the attack in front of 50 people and...

  • Deal, no-deal, delay or no Brexit?

    Deal, no-deal, delay or no Brexit?

    After EU leaders approved a reset of the Brexit timetable on Thursday, Britain is left with four possible courses ahead of an all-important parliamentary vote on the divorce deal next week. Here is how the Brexit endgame could play out: Leave with...

  • Many sharks closer to extinction than feared: Red List

    Many sharks closer to extinction than feared: Red List

    Human appetites are pushing makos and other iconic sharks to the brink of extinction, scientists warned in a new assessment of the apex predator's conservation status.   Seventeen of 58 species evaluated were classified as facing extinction, the...

  • Watch: Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100

    Watch: Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100

    The capsizing of a Tigris river ferry packed with Iraqi families celebrating Kurdish New Year in Mosul left at least 100 people dead, mostly women and children, the interior ministry said Friday, as grief and anger swept the Iraqi city. Residents...

  • Bangladesh cricketer marries after surviving NZealand mosque horror

    Bangladesh cricketer marries after surviving NZealand mosque horror

    A Bangladeshi cricketer who narrowly escaped last week's deadly mosque attacks in New Zealand married his fiancee Friday. Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan was among 17 members of the Bangladesh Test cricket team touring New Zealand who were driven up to a...

  • Grenade blast outside Russian consulate in Greece: police

    Grenade blast outside Russian consulate in Greece: police

    A grenade exploded early Friday outside the Russian consulate in Athens without hurting anyone, police said, an attack typical of domestic far-left groups. The area in the Athens suburb of Halandri was rapidly cordoned off and bomb specialists...

  • April 12 is new Brexit date - unless MPs agree to the deal next week

    April 12 is new Brexit date - unless MPs agree to the deal next week

    European leaders and Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Thursday on a short delay to Britain's divorce from the European Union in the hope of ensuring an orderly Brexit. Britain had faced a sharp cliff-edge deadline of March 29 to leave, but May's...

  • Death toll from east China factory blast jumps to 44: state media

    Death toll from east China factory blast jumps to 44: state media

    The death toll from a massive explosion that rocked a chemical plant in eastern China rose to 44, state media said Friday. According to state-run People's Daily, 90 others have been seriously injured in Thursday's blast, which was so powerful it...

  • Besieged May pleads with EU to help save her Brexit plan

    Besieged May pleads with EU to help save her Brexit plan

    A dogged but isolated Prime Minister Theresa May headed back to Brussels on Thursday to beg for more time to deliver her Brexit plan, but EU leaders are likely to refuse her request for a three-month postponement. Instead, as the 28 heads of...

  • Facebook admits employees had access to passwords

    Facebook admits employees had access to passwords

    Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giant's employees. "To be clear, these passwords were never visible to...