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Parliament shooting: Woman dies in Westminster attackfired  👤1633

2017-03-22 21:54:55

A woman has died and a police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.

Bill Gates defends Forbes title of world's richest man  👤1332

2017-03-22 18:05:30

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has defended his title as richest man in the world yet again, meaning that he has now taken the Forbes' top spot for four consecutive years.

Rebels launch fresh Damascus assault  👤1495

2017-03-22 16:04:01

Rebels and allied jihadists have launched a new attack in east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial assault.

Bali hit by earthquake  👤1706

2017-03-22 14:36:28

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has ripped through the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

World Water Day  👤1637

2017-03-22 12:23:47

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

US to ban electronics on some flights  👤1443

2017-03-21 19:31:03

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries.

FBI confirms Trump-Russia investigation  👤1704

2017-03-21 16:29:40

FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Key Pakistani terrorist killed in US drone strike  👤1952

2017-03-21 14:29:41

A top terrorist accused of masterminding some brazen attacks – including the ones on the GHQ and Sri Lankan cricket team – was killed in a US drone strike in southern Afghanistan.

Ousted S Korean leader faces prosecutors  👤2023

2017-03-21 12:29:58

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye is being questioned by prosecutors over a corruption scandal that brought her down.

South Sudan plane crash  👤2351

2017-03-21 11:08:40

Dozens of people were feared dead after a passenger plane crashed at an airport in Wau, South Sudan, and then caught fire.

Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident  👤1861

2017-03-20 09:57:38

Up to 20 people have died and many have been injured after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana.

Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson  👤1358

2017-03-19 14:39:33

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told China's President Xi Jinping that President Donald Trump looks forward to visiting his country, and to enhancing understanding between the states.

North Korea 'conducts high-thrust engine test'  👤1369

2017-03-19 12:46:16

North Korea's state media says its military has tested a new high-performance rocket engine.

Orly airport: France launches terror investigation  👤1720

2017-03-19 10:35:43

French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating an attack at Paris's Orly airport by a gunman who was eventually shot dead by security forces.

Tillerson arrives for first China visit  👤1978

2017-03-18 13:28:26

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in China for the final leg of his East Asia tour, which has been dominated by anxieties over North Korea.

No change in Canada visa requirements  👤2241

2017-03-18 09:41:35

The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and The Maldives is aware of recent erroneous media reporting on entry/visa requirement for Sri Lankan business and tourist travellers suggesting changes to Canada's entry requirement for Sri Lankan travellers. This reporting is false.

Britain's GCHQ denies wiretapping Trump  👤1102

2017-03-17 20:06:27

Britain's communications intelligence agency GCHQ has issued a statement denying it wiretapped Donald Trump during the US presidential campaign.

Queen Elizabeth II gives PM May royal approval to begin Brexit  👤1094

2017-03-17 17:38:41

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday granted royal assent to the Brexit bill, giving Prime Minister Theresa May the legal power to start negotiations with the European Union.

Car Bomb Attack At Afghan Military Base  👤1131

2017-03-17 15:55:52

A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding several before the army repelled at attack on the base by four gunmen, the district chief said.

Syria 'air raid on mosque kills 42'  👤1481

2017-03-17 13:10:32

Forty-two people, mostly civilians, have died in an air strike on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria, a monitoring group says.

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