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  • Life term sought for Danish submariner over dead scribe
    on April 23, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Danish prosecutors on Monday called for a life sentence for submarine builder Peter Madsen who is on trial for the gruesome murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his vessel last year, mutilating her corpse and throwing her body parts in the sea. […]

  • Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:24 am

    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was introduced at the height of the Cold War a half century ago, seeks to prevent the spread of atomic weapons but also puts the onus on nuclear states to reduce their stockpiles. […]

  • Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:58 am

    A Belgian judge on Monday sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the 2015 Islamic State attacks on Paris, to 20 years in prison over a shootout with police in Brussels in 2016. […]

  • Why America is ripe for protest in 2018
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:33 am

    One of every five Americans has joined a protest or a political rally since the start of 2016, a recent poll found. Many more are Democrats than Republicans, with about a fifth telling pollsters they had never participated in a protest before. […]

  • Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre in the city that killed at least 57 people including children and wounded more than 100. […]

  • Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted
    on April 23, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "son" they never had. […]

  • US hunts semi-nude gunman disarmed by 'hero' after 4 killed
    on April 23, 2018 at 4:45 am


  • S.Korea says has halted propaganda broadcasts at border with North
    on April 23, 2018 at 1:23 am

    South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea on Monday to create a peaceful atmosphere ahead of the first inter-Korean summit in a decade this Friday, the defence ministry said. ​North Korea has its own propaganda broadcasts at the border, but a defence ministry official said he could not verify whether the North had stopped its broadcasts. […]

  • No 'plan B' for Iran nuclear deal: French Prez Macron
    on April 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, a senior US administration official said on Friday. They will also discuss the joint military strike on Syria this month following a suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus. […]

  • Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria
    on April 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, Syria and Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian soldiers. […]

  • Malaysia: Security beefed up after Palestinian gunned down
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Malaysian police said on Sunday that an investigation was underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man a day earlier and gave assurances that security was being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations. […]

  • US: Nude gunman kills 4 at Tennessee restaurant
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

    A nude gunman shot dead four people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. […]

  • Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:20 am

    French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services. […]

  • UK calls on social media firms to better protect children
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:05 am

    In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent young children using social media and exposing children to its "harmful emotional side effects" was "unacceptable and irresponsible." […]

  • Kabul blast: 57 killed, 112 wounded
    on April 22, 2018 at 8:51 am

    The casualty toll from a suicide blast at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday rose to at least 57 killed and 54 wounded, a health ministry spokesman said. […]

  • Pakistan authorities withdraw security of non-entitled persons
    on April 22, 2018 at 8:03 am

    ​​The step was taken in compliance with the order of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar who on April 19 ordered police chiefs of all provinces to withdraw within 24 hours the security protocol provided to influential individuals not entitled to it. […]

  • Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident
    on April 22, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Amateur online videos of heavy gunfire in the capital's Khozama district on Saturday sparked fears of possible political unrest in the world's top oil exporter. A senior Saudi official told Reuters there were no casualties when the drone was shot down and that King Salman was not in the palace at the time. […]

  • Door to US-China trade talks seems to open after IMF meeting
    on April 22, 2018 at 7:01 am

    ​​​IMF chief Christine Lagarde, who has been urging countries to avoid damaging protectionism, said this weekend's spring meeting had "made progress towards dialogue." Shortly after her comments, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced he was considering a trip to Beijing to hold talks on the trade dispute. […]

  • G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off
    on April 22, 2018 at 5:48 am

    The envoys from the world's most powerful democracies are meeting to plan for June's G7 summit of rich-world leaders in Charlevoix, Quebec - but Russia will never be far from their minds. […]

  • As US, NKorea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals
    on April 22, 2018 at 5:43 am

    A US push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a "very dangerous message" that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister warned as US and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearisation talks. […]