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Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 7:56 am

The fire spread quickly in the tightly-packed, centuries-old area of the Bangladeshi capital. […]

Julie Bishop: Ex-contender for Australian PM to...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 6:31 am

Julie Bishop has been the highest-ranking woman to serve in the two-term government. […]

Hoda Muthana: Trump says IS woman barred from US...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 5:24 am

Hoda Muthana, who was born in the US, regrets her actions and wants to return, her lawyer says. […]

Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 4:40 am

France's president says that attacks seem to be at their worst level since World War Two. […]

Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 4:07 am

Dozens have been killed by a blaze which spread through an ancient district of the capital. […]

Jussie Smollett charged with filing a false...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 2:20 am

US police intend to arrest Empire star Jussie Smollett, who had said he suffered a homophobic attack. […]

US Coast Guard officer Hasson 'planned terror...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:50 am

The white nationalist planned to "murder civilians on a scale rarely seen" in the US, prosecutors say. […]

Will Senegal be bowled over by big projects?
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:03 am

Can a big new bridge, train and museum convince Senegal to vote for Macky Sall as president again? […]

Jan Kuciak: Marches in memory of murdered...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:02 am

A year after the targeted killing of journalist Jan Kuciak, marches are planned across Slovakia. […]

‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:00 am

On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but the hangman always stopped work before it was his turn. […]

The bakeries of Bamako in Mali
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 12:59 am

Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the French bread bakeries that are ubiquitous in Bamako. Mali. […]

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 12:58 am

How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war […]

Netanyahu embraces the ultra-right in effort to...
Posted by Noga Tarnopolsky on February 21, 2019 at 12:50 am

In an effort to maintain power after elections in April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has persuaded three fringe parties of the extreme right to form an alliance by promising them two prime seats in a future Cabinet. One of the parties, Jewish Power, believes in Jewish supremacy and... […]

India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘failed...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 12:20 am

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai, did not tell police of a child abuse allegation. […]

Putin's warning on missiles in Europe pushes U.S....
Posted by Sabra Ayres, David S. Cloud on February 21, 2019 at 12:20 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the Trump administration Wednesday against basing intermediate-range missiles in Europe, saying that Moscow would respond by deploying new weapons of its own that could directly target Washington. Although the threat did not mark a change in Russian doctrine,... […]

Come From Away: Beverley Bass inspires new...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 12:18 am

Beverley Bass was ordered to divert a trans-Atlantic flight during the events of 9/11. […]

Nestle and Epic pull YouTube ads over abuse claims
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

Several big firms pull ads after they appear next to sexualised comments left on children's videos. […]

Barack Obama: 'You don't need eight women around...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Former US President Barack Obama gives his advice to young men at an event for his foundation. […]

Drag queen story hour in America's Bible Belt
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm

Events where drag queens read to children are established in liberal cities, but they are moving to rural conservative America. […]

Ana Brnabic: Gay partner of Serbian PM gives birth
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

Her partner, a doctor, has a baby boy in what the PM's office says is a first for a world leader. […]

Islamic State group: Civilians evacuated from...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

The last of the group's militants are said to be "entrenched inside" as hundreds of civilians leave. […]

Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance?
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Different views about the threat posed by the Chinese firm pose risks to the intelligence alliance. […]

EuroMillions: Family syndicate wins 175m euros...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 5:42 pm

The National Lottery says someone called and gave the unique serial number on the winning ticket. […]

Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm

The men were convicted of involvement in a car bombing that killed public prosecutor Hisham Barakat. […]

Trump seeks to recoup 'wasted' California...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The administration plans on ending funds for what Mr Trump calls a "failed" California rail project. […]

Uighur Australian's plea to 'save' his family in...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm

The man fears that his wife will be detained in China, meaning he may never meet his son. […]

Aero India: One dead as planes crash during...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 4:39 pm

One pilot died and two were injured when their jets collided as they practised an aerobatics display. […]

The controversial genius of Karl Lagerfeld
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Chanel and Fendi designer, who died on Tuesday, remained a polarising figure in the fashion world. […]

Britain’s political parties are splintering...
Posted by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Cracks in Britain’s political party system yawned wider Wednesday as three pro-European lawmakers quit the governing Conservatives to join a newly formed centrist group of independents who are opposed to the government’s plan for Britain’s departure from the European Union. Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen... […]

From slums to stardom: How young star's life has...
Posted on February 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm

From Beirut's slums to Norway, Oscar-nominated film Capernaum changed its star's life dramatically. […]

Pope vows 'concrete' measures at child sexual...
Posted by Reuters on February 21, 2019 at 9:32 am

Church must ‘listen to cry of little ones seeking justice’, says pontiff at Vatican conferencePope Francis has opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying the Catholic church would “listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice”. Related: Pope Francis decries critics of church as 'friends of the devil' Continue reading... […]

Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years...
Posted by Associated Press on February 21, 2019 at 9:31 am

Adult female discovered 113 years after only other living Chelonoidis phantasticus was foundA living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galápagos island of Fernandina. Related: Welcome home, Lonesome George: giant tortoise returns to Galapagos Continue reading... […]

No sign of terrorist background to Munich...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 9:20 am

There are no indications that a shooting in the southern German city of Munich which left two people dead had a terrorist background, a police spokesman said on Thursday. […]

Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 9:17 am

Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. […]

Factbox: 'The sanctions bill from hell' against...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 9:16 am

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill containing new sanctions on Russia over its alleged meddling in U.S. elections and intervention in Ukraine, the latest effort to push U.S. President Donald Trump to ratchet up Washington's response to Moscow. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the sponsors, called it the "sanctions bill from hell". […]

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 9:15 am

China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Yunnan province, authorities said on Thursday, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world's largest hog herd. […]

Two dead after shooting in German city of Munich...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 9:11 am

Two people have been killed in the southern German city of Munich after locals reported shots being fired at a construction site on Thursday morning, a police spokesman said. […]

Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 9:01 am

Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests on Thursday by saying the Church would "listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice". […]

At least 70 killed in major Bangladesh blaze,...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 9:01 am

As many as 70 people died in a major fire that engulfed several buildings in a centuries-old neighbourhood of the Bangladesh capital, a fire official said on Thursday, warning the toll could climb as fire fighters scour the rubble. […]

Where Libya's revolution began, many now yearn...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 8:59 am

Sitting in his cafe near the spot where the protests against Muammar Gaddafi touched off the Libyan revolution eight years ago, Miftah Atluba is not sorry the dictator has gone. […]

Emmanuel Macron says antisemitism has reached...
Posted by Agencies on February 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

The French president says his party will introduce legislation to combat hate speech onlineAntisemitism appears to have reached its worst levels since the second world war, Emmanuel Macron told Jewish community leaders on Wednesday, a day after thousands of people took to the streets in France to denounce hate crimes.The French government is to adopt the intergovernmental organisation International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and propose a law to reduce hate speech from being circulated online, the French president said. Continue reading... […]

Birmingham murder inquiry launched after fatal...
Posted by Press Association on February 21, 2019 at 8:51 am

Teenager was found with fatal injuries in Small Heath area on Wednesday eveningA murder investigation has been launched after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death.The teenager was discovered with fatal injuries on Herbert Road in Small Heath, Birmingham, at around 8pm on Wednesday, West Midlands police said. Continue reading... […]

Wary of Xinjiang backlash, China invites waves of...
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

China is stepping up its diplomatic outreach over controversial camps in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang, inviting more foreign diplomats to visit as it seeks to head off criticism from Muslim-majority countries and at the United Nations. […]

Britain admits warship threat upset China
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 8:46 am

Britain on Thursday admitted that talk by its defence minister of deploying a warship in the Pacific had complicated the relationship with China. […]

Two senior Tories ready to resign if May fails to...
Posted by Frances Perraudin on February 21, 2019 at 8:36 am

Justine Greening and Dominic Grieve say they would not be able to support government under no dealTwo senior Conservatives have said they are ready to resign from the party if it does not change its direction on Brexit, after three of their colleagues joined eight former Labour MPs in a breakaway group in parliament. Related: Conservative split as rebels denounce grip of hardline Brexiters Continue reading... […]