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  • Pope Francis holds historic public mass in Abu Dhabi

    Pope Francis holds historic public mass in Abu Dhabi

    Pope Francis held a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at an Abu Dhabi stadium on Tuesday on the first ever papal visit to the Muslim Gulf. The pope waved at an enthusiastic crowd carrying Vatican flags and banners as he drove...

  • Watch: Ten dead in Paris building blaze, woman arrested on suspicion of arson

    Watch: Ten dead in Paris building blaze, woman arrested on suspicion of arson

    Updated 11.30am Ten people died and a number were seriously injured in a fire which ripped through a building in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood on Monday night, the fire service said.  The blaze in the French capital's trendy 16th arrondissement...

  • Leak of Trump's daily schedule prompts White House fury

    Leak of Trump's daily schedule prompts White House fury

    Donald Trump's typical day starts late and is spent mostly watching TV, browsing newspapers and tweeting, according to a leak of the president's confidential schedule. The weekend report on news site axios.com angered the White House, which did...

  • Three railway workers killed in Canada derailment

    Three railway workers killed in Canada derailment

    Three Canadian Pacific railway workers were killed Monday in a derailment of a freight train in Canada's westernmost British Columbia province, the company said. The westbound train went off the tracks east of the town of Field, in Yoho National...

  • Liam Neeson reveals hunting for 'black bastard' to kill

    Liam Neeson reveals hunting for 'black bastard' to kill

    Veteran actor Liam Neeson revealed on Monday that he once walked the streets hunting for a "black bastard" to kill in retaliation for the rape of a friend. The 66-year-old Northern Irish star of "Schindler's List" and "Taken" is promoting his...

  • Watch: Avalanches in Alps kill at least 10

    Watch: Avalanches in Alps kill at least 10

    A series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend killed at least 10 people, emergency services and media reported. The heaviest toll was in Italy's northwestern Aosta Valley, with five people killed and one missing from three different...

  • Venezuela's Maduro writes to pope for help

    Venezuela's Maduro writes to pope for help

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he has written to the pope asking him to help mediate his country's crisis after a swathe of nations recognised a rival opposition chief as interim leader, with the foreign ministry saying it would review...

  • Watch: Pope calls for end to wars in Middle East in Gulf trip

    Watch: Pope calls for end to wars in Middle East in Gulf trip

    Updated 6.30pm Pope Francis on Monday called for an end to wars in the Middle East during the first visit by the head of the Catholic church to the birthplace of Islam - the Arabian Peninsula. Francis, who has made outreach to Muslim communities a...

  • Body found in wreckage of footballer Sala's plane

    Body found in wreckage of footballer Sala's plane

    Updated 2.40pm British investigators said Monday they had spotted a body in the wreckage of a plane that disappeared in the Channel two weeks ago carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot. Sala, 28, was flying from France to join...

  • Ryanair to restructure, posts quarterly loss

    Ryanair to restructure, posts quarterly loss

    Ryanair has unveiled plans for an overhaul to create four subsidiaries as the no-frills airline also revealed a third-quarter loss of 20 million euros and said a no-deal Brexit "remains worryingly high". Mirroring a set-up by British Airways and...

  • The military steps in as Australia floods bring crocodiles to the streets

    The military steps in as Australia floods bring crocodiles to the streets

    Australia's military has been deployed to tackle devastating "once-in-a-century" floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country's northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets. The Australian...

  • Missing aircraft carrying footballer has been found

    Missing aircraft carrying footballer has been found

    The missing plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala has been found, investigators said on Sunday night.  Sala was travelling from France to join up with his new club, Premier League strugglers Cardiff City, in a light aircraft on January 21, when...

  • Pope arrives in Abu Dhabi for historic trip

    Pope arrives in Abu Dhabi for historic trip

    Pope Francis landed in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for the first ever visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula -- the birthplace of Islam. The pope touched down in Abu Dhabi for the 48-hour trip during which he will meet leading Muslim...

  • Nissan cancels investment plan for UK plant

    Nissan cancels investment plan for UK plant

    Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced Sunday it was cancelling plans to build its X-Trail SUV at its plant in northeast England despite Brexit assurances from the government. "While we have taken this decision for business reasons, the...

  • UK Prime Minister May says she is "armed with fresh" Brexit mandate

    UK Prime Minister May says she is "armed with fresh" Brexit mandate

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be "armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas" when she meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal. EU officials have insisted that the deal is not open for renegotiation. But...

  • 'Once-in-a-century' floods hit northeast Australia

    'Once-in-a-century' floods hit northeast Australia

    Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days. Australia's tropical north experiences heavy...

  • Venezuelans rally for and against embattled Maduro on revolution anniversary

    Venezuelans rally for and against embattled Maduro on revolution anniversary

    Buoyed by the defection of a top general, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has predicted the month of February would be "decisive" in determining the future of the nation as he and socialist leader Nicolas Maduro held competing mass...

  • 'It wasn't me' - Governor now denies appearance in racist photo, refuses to resign

    'It wasn't me' - Governor now denies appearance in racist photo, refuses to resign

    Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, changed his story Saturday about appearing in a racist 1984 yearbook photo and insisted he will not resign from office. Northam held a press conference to say that he, in fact,...

  • Ex-Macedonian PM says death threat forced him to flee

    Ex-Macedonian PM says death threat forced him to flee

    Macedonia's fugitive former premier Nikola Gruevski said Saturday he fled to Hungary despite being sentenced for abuse of power after he received a threat that he would be killed in jail. Gruevski, a former strongman close to Hungary's Prime...

  • Rival rallies begin in tense Venezuela as air force general defects

    Rival rallies begin in tense Venezuela as air force general defects

    Tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Caracas Saturday in rival displays for and against embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as an air force general became the highest-ranking officer to recognize opposition leader...