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Floating debris found in search for missing Chilean plane

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Rescuers hunting for a Chilean air force plane that went missing as it headed for Antarctica with 38 people aboard have …

Authorities stop short of dubbing US kosher deli attack anti-Semitic

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US authorities held back Wednesday from characterizing a firefight that left six people including two suspects dead in a …

Britain heads into charged Brexit election

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Britain's rival party leaders dashed around the country on Wednesday in a frantic push for votes in the final hours …

Greta slams 'misleading' climate pledges at chaotic UN summit

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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg accused rich countries of "misleading" people over climate action at UN talks in Madrid …

US aviation chief says Boeing 737 MAX won't be recertified until 2020

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The top US air transport regulator on Wednesday doused Boeing's hopes that its 737 MAX will return to the skies this …

'Terrible time' as New Zealand volcano toll climbs

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The official death toll from New Zealand's White Island volcano disaster rose to eight Thursday, as fears of another …

Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of a generation facing the climate change emergency, was …

Kosovo declares Nobel laureate Handke 'persona non grata'

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Kosovo declared Peter Handke a 'persona non grata' on Wednesday in the latest protest against his induction as a Nobel …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

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Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court Wednesday, …

Polls tighten on eve of Britain's Brexit election

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Britain's political party leaders on Wednesday criss-crossed the country in a frantic last-minute push for votes, after …

Polanski blames Weinstein and says media 'making me a monster'

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Film director Roman Polanski has spoken out for the first time since another woman accused him of rape, declaring that …

France PM makes concessions to striking workers over pension reform

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France's Prime Minister insisted Wednesday that the government would push ahead with reforms to the country's fragmented …

Saudi Aramco shares rocket on debut after record IPO

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Saudi Aramco's shares soared on their debut on the domestic stock exchange Wednesday, becoming the world's biggest …

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time' 2019 person of the year

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change …

Climate pledges 'misleading', Greta tells UN meet

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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused wealthier nations of inventing ways to avoid slashing their …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims in UN court

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Former peace icon Aung San Suu Kyi told the UN's top court Wednesday there was no "genocidal intent" in Myanmar's …

Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off New Zealand volcano

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Fears of another eruption at the New Zealand volcano believed to have killed 15 people made it too dangerous for …

China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: watchdog

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At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by …

Unions tighten screws as French government to unveil pension plan

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French unions tightened the screws Wednesday with a seventh day of transport strike as the government prepared to unveil …

Experts quit Hong Kong police probe, in blow to government

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An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests …

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

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Up to 20,000 protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as …

Saudi Aramco shares soar maximum 10% on market debut

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Saudi Aramco shares soared 10 percent to the daily limit on their trading debut on the Saudi stock exchange Wednesday, …

Heavy security as Pakistan host first cricket Test since 2009 attack

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Tight security ringed Rawalpindi cricket stadium on Wednesday as Pakistan hosted their first Test match since a deadly …

Trump pays $2 mn in damages to charities after court ruling

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Donald Trump on Tuesday paid $2 million in damages as part of a settlement over use of his former charity to further his …

Bougainville voters back independence by landslide

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Voters backing Bougainville's independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory, according to …

Foster vows to restore All Blacks' aura after taking top job

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Ian Foster pledged to restore the All Blacks' aura of invincibility on Wednesday as the former assistant coach was …

Australians to protest as bushfire haze sparks health concerns

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Thousands were expected to rally in Sydney on Wednesday to demand urgent climate action from Australia's government, as …

As strike drags on, French government to unveil pension plan details

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The French government will unveil the details of a pension reform plan Wednesday that has already seen workers down …

Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout

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Six people including a police officer and two suspects were killed during an hours-long shootout across a New York …

Final push in Britain's Brexit election

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Britain's political leaders were to criss-cross the country on Wednesday's final day of general election campaigning as …

Arctic has one of warmest years, raising fears over rising sea levels

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The Arctic has experienced its second warmest year since 1900, according to a report published Tuesday, raising fears …

New Zealand volcano still too dangerous to remove bodies

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The smouldering New Zealand volcano that killed at least six people is still too dangerous for emergency teams to …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to take the stand in genocide case

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Aung San Suu Kyi is set to speak out in Myanmar's defence at the UN's top court on Wednesday, a day after the former …

US, Mexico, Canada finalize trade deal

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The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday to finalize their new trade agreement, paving the way to …

Counting complete in Bougainville independence vote

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The results of Bougainville's independence referendum are set to be announced Wednesday -- with the troubled Pacific …

Iraqi families fear worst after protesters abducted

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"Last seen: Friday, 9:18pm." About an hour after gunmen began attacking a protest encampment in Iraq's capital at the …

Pentagon suspends training of Saudis for security review

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The Pentagon announced Tuesday it was temporarily suspending operational training for Saudi military students in the …

International experts say quitting Hong Kong police protest probe

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An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong's police watchdog over its handling of huge pro-democracy …

Liverpool, Chelsea through to Champions League last 16 as Ajax go out

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Holders Liverpool safely negotiated Tuesday's trip to Salzburg to take their place in the last 16 of this season's UEFA …

Ancelotti sacked despite guiding Napoli to Champions League last 16

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Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by Napoli despite taking the Serie A side to the last 16 of the Champions League on …

Facebook firm on message encryption despite pressure

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Facebook said Tuesday it plans to move ahead with strong encryption for all its messaging applications, claiming that …

British PM seeks Brexit breakthrough as polls tighten

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Tuesday to demolish three years of stalemate over Brexit, as Britain's political …

Russian FM warned on election meddling but invited by Trump

Dec 10 2019

President Donald Trump warned Moscow against meddling in next year's election, the White House said Tuesday, but …

Trans woman puts Chinese law to the test in landmark case

Dec 10 2019

Earlier this year, shortly after completing gender-reassignment surgery, a Chinese transgender woman surnamed Yang was …

Democrats announce two impeachment charges against Trump

Dec 10 2019

Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump on Tuesday in a momentous step asserting that the US …

New Zealand police hoping to get bodies off volcano

Dec 10 2019

New Zealand authorities said they hoped clear weather Wednesday would allow the recovery of bodies from the White Island …

US, Mexico, Canada sign deal finalizing trade agreement

Dec 10 2019

The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday to finalize their new trade agreement, paving the way to …

Gunman kills himself after deadly Czech hospital rampage

Dec 10 2019

A gunman killed himself Tuesday after shooting dead six patients at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, in …

Ethiopia PM Abiy urges unity as he collects Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, appealing for unity as ethnic …

Rescuers search for Chilean plane missing near Antarctica

Dec 10 2019

Rescue planes and ships on Tuesday searched the open sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica for a …

Moderate leftist Fernandez - the man to unite Argentina?

Dec 10 2019

Alberto Fernandez had long been a discreet backroom operator throughout his career in Argentine politics, but having …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' in UN court

Dec 10 2019

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to "stop the genocide" of Rohingya Muslims as she …

Russia's top diplomat opens US talks amid impeachment

Dec 10 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday opened a visit to Washington in which he will meet Donald Trump, the …

Russia's top diplomat to visit White House amid impeachment

Dec 10 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday opened a visit to Washington in which he will meet Donald Trump, the …

Medic, driver, witness, baker: four faces of Iraqi's uprising

Dec 10 2019

Tears roll out from behind Ayat's oversized glasses but her hands, facing the sky, are steady. Her friends are gone, …

US, Mexico, Canada to sign deal finalizing trade agreement

Dec 10 2019

The United States, Mexico and Canada will sign an "initial deal" Tuesday finalizing the USMCA trade agreement, Mexican …

'It Must Have Been Love' Roxette singer dies aged 61

Dec 10 2019

The lead singer of Swedish pop duo sensation Roxette, Marie Fredriksson, who shot to global fame in the 1990s with hits …

Obstruction, abuse of power charges unveiled in Trump impeachment

Dec 10 2019

Democrats unveiled two impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump Tuesday, accusing him of abuse of power and …

Ethiopia PM collects Nobel Peace Prize, urges unity against hatred

Dec 10 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, appealing for unity as ethnic …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' in UN court showdown

Dec 10 2019

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to "stop the genocide" of Rohingya Muslims as she …

Protests rage in northeast India over citizenship bill

Dec 10 2019

Protestors in northeast India set fire to tyres and cut down trees to block roads on Tuesday in a shutdown across the …

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

Dec 10 2019

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country's south for a base in …

Six dead in gun rampage at Czech hospital

Dec 10 2019

A gunman opened fire Tuesday in a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, killing four men and two women in what …

Pressured at home, Ethiopia PM picks up Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, but as ethnic violence rises …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi arrives at Hague court for genocide showdown

Dec 10 2019

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the UN's top court Tuesday to personally defend Myanmar against …

Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia

Dec 10 2019

Toxic haze blanketed Sydney Tuesday triggering a chorus of smoke alarms to ring across the city and forcing school …

Nissan faces $22 million fine for misreporting Ghosn pay

Dec 10 2019

Nissan should be fined $22 million for filing documents that under-reported the compensation of former chief Carlos …

Two impeachment articles expected against Trump: reports

Dec 10 2019

Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported, after …

Heroism, devastation after deadly N. Zealand volcano eruption

Dec 10 2019

Tales of heroism, devastation and horrifying injuries emerged Tuesday after New Zealand's smouldering White Island …

Child's play: Coding booms among Chinese children

Dec 10 2019

Wearing a pair of black-rimmed glasses and a red T-shirt, an eight-year-old Chinese boy is logged in for an online …

Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup

Dec 10 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 …

New Zealand face day-night challenge as Australia series begins

Dec 10 2019

Kane Williamson's New Zealand know they need to re-adapt quickly to the nuances of day-night cricket to have any hope of …

Revving up to a new speed record in the Kalahari

Dec 10 2019

A loud hiss rips through the stillness of southern Africa's Kalahari Desert.

Banana-eating performance artist was 'hungry'

Dec 10 2019

Performance artist David Datuna waited two hours until "I was hungry" before eating a pricey banana artwork in Miami, he …

Hong Kongers await Beijing olive branch after rare calm

Dec 10 2019

Hong Kongers have delivered a clarion call for change over the last fortnight with a landslide local election defeat for …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi heads to Hague court for genocide showdown

Dec 10 2019

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set Tuesday to personally defend Myanmar in The Hague against accusations of …

Revered by Aztecs, Mexican hairless dog in style again in hipster era

Dec 10 2019

At a stately museum in Mexico City, priceless paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera share pride of place with an …

Democrats lay out impeachment case against Trump

Dec 10 2019

Democrats laid out their case Monday for the impeachment of Donald Trump, branding the US president a "clear and present …

Female frontliners upend Hong Kong gender stereotypes

Dec 10 2019

Chris Wong has transformed from a quiet student who used to blush when friends swore into one of the thousands of female …

India's lower house passes contentious nationality bill

Dec 10 2019

India's lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities …

Sydney SOLAS yacht race cancelled as thick smoke shrouds city

Dec 10 2019

The SOLAS Big Boat Challenge was cancelled Tuesday after thick bushfire smoke sent visibility plummeting on Sydney …

Caring killer whale grandmas help calves survive

Dec 10 2019

Doting killer whale grandmothers help their grand calves survive, particularly in times of food scarcity, scientists …

Divisions exposed as Russia, Ukraine leaders hold first meeting

Dec 10 2019

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday held their first face-to-face talks …

Progress but no breakthrough for Putin, Zelensky at Ukraine summit

Dec 10 2019

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday held their first face-to-face talks …

'Unfathomable grief' as 13 feared dead in New Zealand eruption

Dec 09 2019

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed "unfathomable grief" Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on a …

'Unfathomable grief' as eight still missing at NZealand volcano

Dec 09 2019

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed "unfathomable grief" Tuesday for tourists caught in a deadly …

France strike grinds down commuters in crunch week for Macron

Dec 09 2019

Travellers across France endured a fifth day of turmoil on Monday caused by massive strike action over government's …

Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war

Dec 09 2019

Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time, at a Paris …

Russia banned from Olympics, World Cup over doping

Dec 09 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 …

US officials painted 'rosy' picture of Afghanistan despite evidence: WPost

Dec 09 2019

Senior US officials insisted that progress was being made in Afghanistan despite clear evidence the war there had become …

Eight still missing in NZealand volcano eruption: police

Dec 09 2019

Eight people were still missing after a volcanic eruption in New Zealand, with no indications they survived the …

Netflix dominates Golden Globes noms as 'Marriage Story' scoops six

Dec 09 2019

Hollywood disruptor Netflix dominated the Golden Globe nominations Monday as its heart-wrenching divorce saga "Marriage …

Australian PM says 24 nationals were on New Zealand volcano

Dec 09 2019

At least 24 Australians were on New Zealand's White Island when its volcano erupted unexpectedly, and an unknown number …

Great day for losers: Wimpy Kid author gets French medal

Dec 09 2019

The Wimpy Kid has finally done good -- and his creator Jeff Kinney has even got a medal from France to prove it.

French strike snarls commutes in crucial week for Macron

Dec 09 2019

Travellers across France endured a fifth day of turmoil on Monday amid a massive strike over planned pension reforms, as …

'Old man' Trump is 'bluffing' says North Korea: KCNA

Dec 09 2019

North Korea on Monday accused US President Trump of "bluffing" and called him "an old man bereft of patience" as …

Russia, Ukraine leaders in Paris for crunch talks on ending war

Dec 09 2019

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Paris for summit talks Monday seen …

'Marriage Story' tops Golden Globes nominations with six

Dec 09 2019

"Marriage Story," Netflix's heart-wrenching divorce saga, topped the Golden Globe nominations Monday with six nods …

Stakes are global as Africa faces 'climate dilemma'

Dec 09 2019

Choices made today on how to grow Africa's economies will determine not only if the continent prospers but if global …

Golden Globes nominations ceremony begins

Dec 09 2019

The unveiling of Golden Globes nominees began Monday in a ceremony marking the start of Hollywood's annual awards season …

No more survivors on New Zealand island after volcano eruption

Dec 09 2019

New Zealand police have said no more survivors were expected to be rescued from an island volcano that erupted suddenly …

Russia to miss Olympics after WADA ban over doping

Dec 09 2019

Russia will miss next year's Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency on …