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Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day  👤942

2017-08-17 17:16:58

Spain's coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals.

Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims  👤1415

2017-08-17 13:38:31

Nearly half of the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown have already been buried, health officials say.

London's Big Ben Is About to Shut Down for Years  👤1459

2017-08-16 13:45:47

LondonAppss iconic Big Ben, the bell inside a clock tower by the Houses of Parliament, will fall silent next Monday for the next four years, due to conservation work.

N Korea leader holds off on Guam threat  👤1531

2017-08-16 12:58:20

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said.

North Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam missile plan  👤1379

2017-08-15 14:07:52

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media says.

'Seventeen dead' in Burkina Faso attack  👤702

2017-08-14 15:47:04

Seventeen people have been killed and eight wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.

Witnesses were quoted as saying that three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant.

Trump's comments on Venezuela condemned  👤1154

2017-08-13 11:54:08

The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes west off Indonesia's Sumatra; tremors felt in Singapore  👤1209

2017-08-13 11:28:08

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck west of Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Sunday (Aug 13) but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said as panicked residents fled their homes.

Military option against N. Korea 'locked and loaded' – Trump  👤1241

2017-08-12 10:09:32

Washington, United States (AFP)

US President Donald Trump on Friday said a military option against North Korea was "locked and loaded," his latest salvo in an escalating war of words with Pyongyang's nuclear-armed regime.

CNN cuts ties with pundit over Nazi jibe  👤1153

2017-08-11 17:18:22

CNN has parted company with a conservative commentator after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a prominent liberal critic.

Australia 'would aid' US over North Korea  👤1525

2017-08-11 12:36:31

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said his nation is prepared to join a conflict against North Korea if the United States comes under attack.

China transport: Deadly coach crash at road tunnel  👤1744

2017-08-11 09:32:16

A coach has crashed into the wall of a tunnel in China, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13, state media report.

North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'  👤1941

2017-08-10 13:17:15

North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies.

North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam  👤1451

2017-08-09 17:22:25

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam.

Paris attack: Six French soldiers injured after being 'deliberately' hit by BMW in suspected terror attack  👤1418

2017-08-09 16:51:06

Six French soldiers have been injured after a car slammed into them before speeding off in a suspected terror attack in Paris.

Papayas poison more than 100 with salmonella in US  👤1832

2017-08-09 15:51:06

A deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papaya fruits has infected more than 100 people in the United States.

Deadly earthquake strikes China's Sichuan province  👤2021

2017-08-09 09:58:31

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 13 people and injured scores more in China's south-western province of Sichuan.

North Korea warns US over sanctions  👤1632

2017-08-08 13:54:03

North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make "the US pay a price" for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme.

Gunman Kills 11 in Attack on a Catholic Church in Nigeria  👤1502

2017-08-07 13:53:44

(WARRI, Nigeria) — Authorities in Nigeria say at least 11 people are dead and others were critically wounded when gunmen attacked a church in southeastern Nigeria.

Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders  👤1005

2017-08-06 15:30:48

Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs on Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games.

UN toughens sanctions on North Korea  👤1042

2017-08-06 13:28:03

The United States entered into negotiations with China a month ago on the new resolution after Pyongyang launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4, which was followed by a second test on July 28.

US halts search for missing marines  👤1228

2017-08-06 10:52:18

US officials say they have suspended a search and rescue operation for three marines missing after their aircraft crashed off the Australian coast.

Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower  👤2217

2017-08-04 11:23:19

A large fire has ripped through a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - for the second time in two years.

Hundreds flee clashes in Saudi town  👤1542

2017-08-03 17:35:10

Hundreds of people have reportedly been fleeing a town in eastern Saudi Arabia after weeks of clashes between the security forces and armed men.

Brazil president survives corruption vote  👤1736

2017-08-03 14:20:41

The Brazilian Congress has voted not to put President Michel Temer on trial for corruption.

US sanctions are 'trade war' on Russia, says PM Medvedev  👤1913

2017-08-03 12:11:36

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow.

Cambodia Angkor Wat Ancient statue unearthed  👤1393

2017-08-01 17:14:52

Archaeologists at Cambodia's celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century.

Gunfire after explosions hit Kabul  👤1902

2017-07-31 12:58:12

Gunfire has been heard after several explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, reportedly near the Iraqi embassy, police say.

Venezuela claims 41.5% turnout in violent constituent assembly vote  👤2056

2017-07-31 11:19:31

Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition.

U.S. Sanctions Iran Over Rocket Launch  👤1786

2017-07-29 15:29:23

The United States is slapping Iran with new ballistic missiles sanctions in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space a day earlier.

North Korea Has Fired Another Ballistic Missile  👤1871

2017-07-29 13:43:03

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.

Barcelona train crash injures 54  👤2114

2017-07-28 16:23:57

The At least 54 people have been injured, one seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials now say.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns over Panama Papers verdict  👤2369

2017-07-28 15:18:00

Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan following a decision by the country's Supreme Court to disqualify him from office.

Iran in 'successful satellite launch'  👤2651

2017-07-28 09:07:46

Iran says it has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, days after the US imposed new economic sanctions on Tehran over its ballistic missile programme.

‘We’ve Always Been Here'  👤1506

2017-07-27 13:08:22

When President Donald Trump sent a series of tweets Wednesday morning announcing that transgender people would no longer be able to serve openly in the military, waves of shock and sadness struck the transgender community. Some of those who reacted most intensely were transgender veterans, many of whom had to hide their gender identity while in uniform and had come to hope that they were the last generation who would have to do so.

North Korea Threatens U.S. With 'Nuclear Hammer'  👤2653

2017-07-26 15:11:12

North Korea threatened to launch a nuclear strike "at the heart of the U.S." if it sees signs that Washington is trying to remove Kim Jong Un as the country's leader, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

House Passes New Russia Sanctions Bill  👤2622

2017-07-26 13:04:17

The Republican-led House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional financial sanctions.

Australia backtracked on refugees, UN says  👤1397

2017-07-25 16:20:11

The UN's refugee agency has accused Australia of reneging on an agreement to reunite some refugees with relatives already living in the nation.

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors  👤1788

2017-07-25 12:27:47

Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead.

US 'may send weapons' to Ukraine  👤1996

2017-07-25 10:17:51

The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels.

Kabul hit by deadly suicide car bomb  👤1670

2017-07-24 15:03:19

A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people, officials said.

According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast.

Shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan  👤1868

2017-07-24 13:02:38

Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital Amman, according to a local security source.

The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting, police say.

Afghan troops killed in US air strike  👤1954

2017-07-22 12:03:17

Afghan troops have been killed as US planes fired on them in the southern Helmand province, the US military says.

Three Israelis killed in West Bank attack  👤2206

2017-07-22 10:25:20

Three Israeli civilians have been stabbed to death in a settlement near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Trump legal team spokesman resigns  👤1519

2017-07-21 14:44:41

The spokesman for US President Donald Trump's personal legal team has resigned, media reports say.

Mark Corallo was a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz, who is defending Mr Trump in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in last year's election.

Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island  👤1750

2017-07-21 11:57:55

A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say.

The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.

Brazil's Lula has assets frozen  👤1488

2017-07-20 16:13:24

A Brazilian judge has ordered assets belonging to the country's former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to be frozen following his conviction for corruption.

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer  👤1778

2017-07-20 13:20:49

Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is reviewing treatment options, according to his office.

Cameroon 'tortures' Boko Haram suspects  👤1654

2017-07-20 11:27:17

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been "brutally tortured" by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says.

Australian PM says US death 'inexplicable'  👤1923

2017-07-19 13:02:20

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said he will seek answers from US authorities over the "inexplicable" death of a woman shot by a policeman.

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