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  • Battles intensify around Libya capital as thousands displaced

    Battles intensify around Libya capital as thousands displaced

    Updated 9pm Forces answering to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar battled units that back Tripoli's unity government on the edge of the capital Friday, days into a new round of conflict that has killed dozens and displaced thousands. Gunfire and...

  • US declassifies Argentina coup files in largest ever handover

    US declassifies Argentina coup files in largest ever handover

    The United States handed thousands of documents Friday to Argentina on disappearances by the former US-backed military dictatorship, completing Washington's biggest-ever transfer of documents to another government. With a ceremony at the National...

  • Dutch doctor 'fathered 49 children' in IVF scandal

    Dutch doctor 'fathered 49 children' in IVF scandal

    A Dutch doctor at the centre of an IVF scandal fathered at least 49 children, an organisation representing parents and children born through his now-closed clinic said Friday. Jan Karbaat, who died in 2017, is the father of 49 children born after...

  • Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

    Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

    With Britain tearing its hair out over the Brexit confusion, Scotland's government is biding its time as it prepares for the ultimate prize - independence. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, a strong opponent of Brexit, has said she will set...

  • Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank

    Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank

    President Donald Trump considered nominating his daughter to head the World Bank, and she also would have been "great" as US ambassador to the United Nations, he said in an interview published Friday. "She's a natural diplomat," Trump told The...

  • Strong 6.8 quake hits off eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning lifted: USGS

    Strong 6.8 quake hits off eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning lifted: USGS

    Updated 3.50pm A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a tsunami warning and sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes. The quake struck at a relatively...

  • Brexit Party kicks off Britain's unlikely EU vote campaign

    Brexit Party kicks off Britain's unlikely EU vote campaign

    Nigel Farage launched his Brexit Party's campaign Friday for the European Parliament elections - a vote Britain was never meant to take part in but which is now being seen as a referendum on its stalled drive out of the EU. The former UK...

  • Ex-soldier confesses to shooting slain Slovak journalist

    Ex-soldier confesses to shooting slain Slovak journalist

    A former soldier charged with killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak has confessed to his murder, three sources including the akutality.sk news website where the victim had worked, reported on Thursday quoting police sources. Kuciak and his...

  • Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight

    Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange woke up in a British jail Friday at the start of a likely lengthy extradition battle after a dramatic end to his seven-year stay in Ecuador's London embassy. Within hours of police hauling him out of the embassy,...

  • Six killed as train derails, hits house in China

    Six killed as train derails, hits house in China

    Rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people in central China after a cargo train carrying aluminium ore hurtled off the tracks and crushed a house, local authorities said on Friday. At around 10pm on Wednesday the 25-car train derailed from...

  • Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

    Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

    The Dalai Lama was discharged from a New Delhi hospital on Friday, his personal spokesman said, three days after being admitted with what an aide called a "light cough". "He was discharged from the hospital at 8 o'clock in the morning," Tenzin...

  • Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing

    Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing

    Israel's attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute on Thursday when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface. "We didn't make it, but we definitely tried," project...

  • Trump floats idea of third North Korea summit

    Trump floats idea of third North Korea summit

    US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering a potential third nuclear summit with North Korea's leader. "We will be discussing that and potential meetings, further meetings with North Korea and Kim Jong Un," Trump said in the Oval...

  • Prince Harry, Meghan want baby's birth kept 'private'

    Prince Harry, Meghan want baby's birth kept 'private'

    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan want to keep the arrival of their baby later this month "private", Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Thursday. This would contrast with the births of the three children of his brother Prince...

  • Ex-pope Benedict blames Church sex abuse crisis on 1960s sexual revolution

    Ex-pope Benedict blames Church sex abuse crisis on 1960s sexual revolution

    Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Thursday blamed the Catholic clerical sex abuse scandals on the 1960s sexual revolution and a collapse in faith in the West. The ex-pope, who retired in 2013, said responsibility for the crises rocking the Roman...

  • Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

    Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

    A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate. The team used an egg from the infertile mother, the father's...

  • Macron opposed 'very long' Brexit delay to avoid hampering departure

    Macron opposed 'very long' Brexit delay to avoid hampering departure

    France's Europe minister on Thursday defended President Emmanuel Macron's opposition to granting a Brexit extension of more than six months, saying it would have been seen as an attempt by the EU to keep Britain in the bloc. On Wednesday, Macron...

  • Chinese scientists create monkeys with human brain genes

    Chinese scientists create monkeys with human brain genes

    Chinese scientists have implanted human brain genes into monkeys, in a study intended to provide insights into the unique evolution of human intelligence. Researchers inserted human versions of MCPH1, a gene that scientists believe plays a role in...

  • Watch: Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum

    Watch: Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum

    Last updated 5.21 pm -  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy ended spectacularly on Thursday when British police arrested him on an extradition request from the United States to face hacking...

  • Libya fighting kills 56 in a week: UN

    Libya fighting kills 56 in a week: UN

    Fighting in Libya's capital has killed 56 people and wounded 266 over the last six days, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, as the UN mobilised to support the country's over-stretched hospitals. "Thousands of people have fled their...