- Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks
GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government and opposition delegates to peace talks in Geneva on Saturday warned of the impact on negotiations after a day of violence in Syria that included jihadist s …
- Man drives into crowd in German town, three people injured-police
BERLIN (Reuters) – A man drove into a crowd standing by a bakery in the southwestern German town of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, but a police spokesman said there were no signs that …
- Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as autho …
- France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments
PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" aft …
- Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defenses of Islamic State …
- Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 to President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington for a party on Saturday that will be an early test of Trump's promise to …
- North Korea evades sanctions with network of overseas companies: U.N. report
(Reuters) – North Korea is evading international sanctions with a sophisticated network of overseas companies, enabled partly by its continued access to the international banking system, says a forthc …
- Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium ore, seek Russia help to make nuclear fuel
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran plans to buy 950 tonnes of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years and expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel, its top nuclear official said in remarks publi …
- Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats neck-and-neck in poll
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- Philippine leader's opponents turn historic event into protest march
MANILA (Reuters) – Supporters and opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte turned a traditional celebration of the 1986 "People Power" uprising into demonstrations for and against h …
- Labour leadership: Watson says not the time for a contest
Labour's deputy leader says the party must do better after Thursday's by-election loss.
- Heidelberg car attack injures three
A man drives a car into a pedestrian area and is shot by police after a standoff.
- Woman charged after Dexter Neal dog death
A 29-year-old is accused in connection with the death of three-year-old Dexter Neal last year.
- Mosul battle: Kurdish reporter Shifa Gardi killed in Iraq
Shifa Gardi, of the Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw, is killed by a roadside bomb as she covers clashes.
- How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK?
A semi-submersible ship is carrying an oil platform from China to the North Sea Oil Field in the UK.
- Media protest over White House briefing ban
White House correspondents' body "protests strongly" as BBC, CNN and others excluded.
- Car buyers should have 'long, hard think' about diesel
The transport secretary suggests drivers should try to buy the least polluting vehicles possible.
- Barclays apologises for cash machine and debit card faults
The bank says it has now fixed problems with cash machines, in-store payments and phone banking.
- London Mayor Sadiq Khan 'not accusing SNP of being racists'
London Mayor Sadiq Khan insists he was not accusing the SNP of being racists or bigots in a trail of his speech to the Scottish Labour conference.
- James O'Connor and Ali Williams held on Paris cocaine charge
The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were buying cocaine, police sources say.
- Terminally ill Bradley Lowery thanks Everton supporters
The five-year-old Sunderland fan, who has months to live, was a mascot at the match against Everton.
- Appeal after girl, 17, hit by car on Birmingham pavement
CCTV footage is released of the moment a 17-year-old girl is hit as she walks with her mother.
- The DC Comics film has been given a Razzie Award
The Razzie's have struck again with Batman V Superman being named worst remake.
- Live streaming cats 24/7
Kitten Academy is a cat fostering house that live streams kittens 24/7 on YouTube.
- Bobsleigh World Championships: GB crash out of four-man bob
Great Britain's four-man bobsleigh team crash out of the World Championships during their second run. They were unhurt.
- One mum's account of 'really dull' family life
A Glasgow mum is a social media hit with her tongue-in-cheek accounts of "really dull" family life.
- Why are these men dressed as nuns?
Thousands of people dressed as nuns have been enjoying the first day of Rio's carnival.
- Police issue Devon humpback whale 'stay away' warning
Onlookers are urged not to get too close to a humpback whale spotted off the south Devon coast.
- High-rise blaze at Gunwharf Quays is brought under control
Firefighters have been tackling a large fire in a high-rise building in the Gunwharf Quays area of Portsmouth.
- 10 things we didn't know last week
Rag 'N' Bone Man is a fan of Steptoe and Son and more news nuggets.
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- Did Trump win because his name was first in key states?
A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.
- Rugby's Trimble on what inspires his love of the game
Ireland rugby international Andrew Trimble on how his spirituality enhances his love of the game.
- The unravelling of Kim Jong-nam's death
All the markings of a John Le Carre novel: a world leader's brother, an international airport and a deadly nerve agent.
- The woman who wants 'catfishing' made a crime
Anna Rowe is calling for a law change after being duped by a man with a fake profile online.
- Can community projects offer a way to affordable care?
Around the UK different schemes are trying to deliver better affordable care to those who need it.
- Is the 10-a-day diet only for the wealthy?
New advice says we need to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg but is this only a diet for the wealthy?
- Six Nations 2017: Scotland 29-13 Wales
Scotland produce a spirited second-half display to defeat Wales at Murrayfield, with Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser the hosts' try-scorers.
- Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City
Chelsea stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 11 points after victory over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
- Six Nations 2017: Ireland 19-9 France
Ireland beat France 19-9 in Dublin to keep alive their hopes of winning a third Six Nations Championship in four years.
- In Sweden, tensions temper pride over refugee policy
- Amanpour: What my son and I learned at a Syrian refugee camp
- Refugees who sheltered Snowden now live in fear in Hong Kong
Three asylum seeker families who sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 say they are living in fear because of reports that Sri Lankan police officials have been in Hong Kong trying to sear …
- WH effort to justify travel ban causes growing concern for some intel officials
- Trump's other wall: Irish town is latest battleground
- White House denies wrongdoing in conversations with FBI
Two senior administration officials on Friday vehemently argued that White House officials acted appropriately in asking the FBI to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Presi …
- Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance near key area in city's west
Iraqi forces are approaching a key area in western Mosul housing government buildings as they push beyond the city's airport and a nearby military camp, Iraqi officials said Friday.
- Philippines: Duterte critic De Lima arrested on drug-related charges
One of the fiercest critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs was arrested Thursday evening on drug-related charges in what supporters say is a politic …
- Hundreds of Paris students barricade schools in anti-police protests
Hundreds of students blockaded the entrances to their schools in Paris Thursday, demanding justice for a young black man who was allegedly raped by French police earlier this month.
- Transgender rights: the countries way ahead of the US
As transgender people fight for their basic civil liberties globally, courts in 20 countries have ruled on legislation recognizing their rights,
- What does China want from Trump?
This week the Chinese government finally gave Donald Trump's company trademark protection for use of his name in the construction industry.
- Sacked Claudio Ranieri issues emotional statement
Claudio Ranieri has admitted his "dream died" when he was sacked by Leicester City Football club nine months after winning the English Premier League title.
- 7 Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star
Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced a …
- Ice driving is 'such a surreal feeling'
Take a vast frozen lake, a Formula E driver, a Jaguar F-Type and what do you get?
- Azerbaijan's president appoints wife as VP
The position of vice president didn't exist in Azerbaijan's constitution. If something were to happen to the President, the power would shift to the Prime Minister. Not anymore.
- Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South Africa's capital
On a street corner in Pretoria, South Africans gather just meters from the immigrants they're marching against.
- Car bomb kills dozens in Syria
A car bomb killed as many as 60 people and wounded dozens more Friday in northwestern Syria, Turkish state media and activist groups said.
- Who, exactly, is running US foreign policy?
With a president and cabinet who seem to contradict each other, never before has there been a greater need for an official translator of US policies to the world. Yet the State Department is mum, writ …
- Trump is spending his political capital and costing the US friends
While President Donald Trump was busy ignoring the reality of his low approval ratings by bathing in the embrace of an adoring crowd last weekend, his foreign policy challenges were stacking up.
- Why Guantanamo Bay must be closed for good
This week, we have seen reports that a former British inmate of Guantanamo Bay, Jamal Udeen al-Harith, carried out an ISIS suicide attack in Iraq.
- Trump vs. Trump: Who to believe on the global economy?
Since he took office, President Trump has been sowing confusion about where he stands on issues of major importance to the global economy.
- Mexican peso surges despite Trump threats
Maybe Mexico's "contingency plan" for President Trump is working out after all.
- Trump, Mnuchin send mixed signals over China currency
President Trump and his team are giving very mixed messages on China's currency.
- China: We'll be on Mars by end of 2020
China is aiming to own the race for space in the next decade.
- 'Hidden Figures' explores space race's unsung heroes
Some movies rely on a single character to make a compelling experience. "Hidden Figures" has three key characters who could make any other movie on their own. So despite an overly calculated …
- Vera Rubin, dark matter pioneer, dies
Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who proved the existence of dark matter, had a gift for overcoming daunting challenges.
- Laughter to be 3D printed and launched into space
Space travel remains a distant reality for most of the world's population. But, next year, the sound and shape of your laughter could make it aboard the International Space Station.
- Closing in on Saturn's mysterious hexagon
- Could you live underground?
Netherlands-based firm Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) is breaking conventions by building into the earth, rather than above it.
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- Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque
The 1,500-year-old structure, now a museum, has symbolized Turkey's secular society.
- Official: Suspect paid $90 to attack Kim Jong Nam
Malaysian police say Siti Aisyah, 25, knew what she was doing.
- Syrian cinematographer from 'White Helmets' can't enter USA for Oscars
U.S. officials reported “derogatory information” on Khaled Khateeb, denying him entry.
- Paris mayor strikes back at Trump for insulting city
The mayor of Paris has a message for President Trump: Don't insult the City of Light.
- Scenes from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border
- More than 300 west Africa migrants rescued off Italian coast
The Spanish NGO 'Proactiva Open Arms' recues 324 migrants off the coast of Italy and brings them to the Sicilian port of Reggio Calabria. Video provided by AFP …
- Bus collision kills 13 in Argentina
Thirteen people are killed and 34 injured when two buses collided head-on in eastern Argentina, the emergency services says. Video provided by AFP
- Britain's Parliament building needs a renovation — but at what cost?
U.K. lawmakers need to decide when and how their deteriorating Parliament building will be repaired. The project will cost billions and take years. Video provided by Newsy …
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- Wisconsin sheriff: Feds should bring charges against local officials in sanctuary cities
'You charge one mayor, one governor, one council president that adopts these laws, this stuff is going to end right away,' Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. told Conservative Poli …
- Feds won't say where 55 Miss. migrants have been taken
Raids of 8 restaurants were part of what the agency called a yearlong criminal investigation, but ICE agents aren't saying what charges the detainees face. …
- VX nerve agent used on Kim Jong Nam: 10 milligrams on the skin can kill
Here is what you need to know about the highly toxic chemical.
- Iraqi troops battle booby-trapped drones as they enter western Mosul
Islamic militants put up fierce resistance in crowded neighborhoods.
- Report: German spy agency targets reporters' phones
The German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's spy agency had at least 50 numbers and email addresses of journalists among its surveillance targets. …
- Kim Jong Nam killed with a highly toxic VX nerve agent, police say
Malaysia police said North Korean leader's half-brother had traces of nerve agent VX.
- Turtles killed as drought causes Brazil lake to dry up
Brazil's oldest artificial lake has dried up to become a cemetery for turtles, symbol of the ecological disaster hitting the country's northeast in its worst drought in a century. Video prov …
- Trump's quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say
Trump wants to vastly expanded use of "expedited removals" that bypass courts.
- Traces of 'most toxic weapon ever' found on Kim Jong Nam's body
The half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was assassinated using the deadliest nerve agent known to man; VX. VX is a chemical so potent that the United Nations classes it as a weapon of ma …
- Car bombing near Syria town captured from ISIS kills 35 people
The explosion on Friday killed civilians and Syrian opposition fighters.
- Second car bomb detonates in Al-Bab, kills eight
A second car bomb has gone off five miles north of Syria, killing at least eight people.
- UK Conservative Party wipes out 80 years of Labour control
The Conservative Party won an 'historic' victory in capturing Copeland's parliament seat.
- South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital
In 2015, anti-immigrant riots in and around the city of Durban killed at least six people.
- Fierce Duterte critic arrested on drug trafficking charges
De Lima headed a commission investigating extra-judicial killings under the war on drugs.
- Virgin saint's secret: Craziest crimes of the week
This week installment also includes two crimes allegedly involving 20-something women and vehicles.
- Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant
The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war is arrested on charges supporters say are meant to silence her, but she vows to keep campaigning against killi …
- Raw: Russian cargo ship reaches space station
The Progress 66 Russian cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station early Friday morning. It's the second cargo spacecraft to dock with the space station in about 24 hours. (Feb. …
- Britain's minority Labour Party faces historic challenge in key elections
Labour risks losing two parliamentary seats for the first time in more than half a century.
- 'Weather bomb' Doris wreaks havoc in the United Kingdom
A potent storm lashed the United Kingdom with wind, rain and snow Thursday, causing one death and widespread travel chaos.
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- Rudaw's Shifa Gardi killed covering battle for Mosul
Rudaw channel says roadside bomb explosion kills its reporter Shifa Gardi and wounds cameraman Younis Mustafa.
- Palestinian diaspora holds first global conference
Palestinians from 50 countries gather in Istanbul to discuss forming new political entity to represent their views.
- Democratic Party set to elect new chairman
Democratic National Committee to hold as many rounds of voting as it takes in Atlanta for new chairman to emerge.
- Saudi's Adel Al-Jubeir makes surprise visit to Baghdad
Adel al-Jubeir, kingdom's first foreign minister to visit since 1990, promises build ties and install new ambassador.
- Army intelligence chief killed in deadly Homs attack
General Hassan Daabul among dozens of victims of a series of suicide attacks on military installations, says state TV.
- Syria's war: Suicide attacks hit military in Homs
At least 32 people killed – including army's top spy – after attacks on security offices in third-largest city.
- Rival protests in Seoul over Park Geun-hye impeachment
Demonstrations in Seoul come as court prepares to hold final hearing on president's impeachment over corruption scandal.
- Journalism in Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines
Award-winning investigative journalist Marites Vitug discusses the current state of the news media in the country.
- Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution
Prime Minister Yildirim joins 40,000 AKP party members urging vote that would extend President Erdogan's powers.
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- The challenges of journalism in Duterte's Philippines
On the streets with Manila's 'night crawlers'. Plus, an in-depth interview with Rappler's Marites Vitug.
- Graphic images on the streets of Manila
Al Jazeera follows Filipino photojournalists documenting President Rodrigo Duterte's 'war on drugs'.
- Remaking the Republican Party: Populism a la Trump
Donald Trump and his chief adviser Stephen Bannon signalled a total rebranding of conservatives at the CPAC.
- Bali meeting tackles ocean pollution by plastic
UNEP and Indonesia launch campaign to solve global issue of massive amounts of plastic ending up in oceans.
- Kim Jong-nam attack reveals true nature of North Korea
The risk of proliferation of nerve agents to non-state actors is perhaps the most startling concern.
- Mosque ambush kills 10 police in northern Afghanistan
Taliban claims responsibility for deadly attack in Jowzaz province as officials blame ISIL.
- Myanmar's Rohingya: Is Peace Possible?
Can the Muslim and Buddhist communities of Rakhine State come to an understanding under Aung San Suu Kyi's rule?
- The ocean's trillion dollar blue economy
Can humans reverse degradation of the world's oceans with resources estimated to be worth $24 trillion?
- The Italian family hosting six refugees in their home
The Calo family's experiment in a small town in northern Italy could be key in solving the refugee crisis.
- Q&A: Fuchsia Dunlop on the politics of Chinese food
The writer and expert on China's gastronomy discusses her scepticism about applying Western standards to Chinese food.
- Deadly nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong-nam: police
Malaysian police say nerve agent found on face of half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
- Rapid cooling threatens North Atlantic
Study claims 50 percent chance of major chill before end of the century.
- In Berlin, politics trump art in Arab films
The Arab film selection at the 67th Berlinale was dominated by themes such as the Syrian War and the Palestinian cause.
- Pretoria: Violence erupts at anti-migrant protest
Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to break up local protesters who blame foreigners for unemployment and crime.
- Syrian White Helmets cinematographer barred from US
US bars Syrian cameraman from entering to attend Oscars after documentary nomination on emergency rescuers.