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Charlie Hebdo draws ire with Barcelona attack cartoon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:52am
Reactions pour in over cover showing a van running over people with the caption: 'Islam: religion of peace...eternal'.

Wildfires around the globe

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:39am
Hot, dry weather, particularly across Europe, has left many areas of forest and woodland vulnerable to fires.

Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen 'a strategic failure'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:27am
Saudi involvement in Yemen's conflict has further aggravated the humanitarian crisis in the country, analysts say.

Turkey urges Iraqi Kurds to abandon independence vote

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:12am
In an official visit to Baghdad and Erbil, Turkey's foreign minister lobbies Kurds to cancel next month's referendum.

Angolans vote for president as dos Santos retires

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:00am
Vote will see millions of Angolans elect a new president as longtime leader dos Santos retires after 38 years in power.

US to withhold $290m in Egyptian aid over human rights

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 6:25pm
US will cut $95.7m in aid and delay another $195m due to Egypt's failure to make progress on respecting human rights.

Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the road

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 5:36pm
Police arrest 14-year-old filmed dancing to 90s hit song Macarena at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah.

US: Missouri halts execution of Marcellus Williams

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 5:06pm
Governor stays execution of Marcellus Williams a few hours before he was due to be lethally injected in a state prison.

Can Trump succeed in ending the war in Afghanistan?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 3:15pm
In announcement on new strategy, US president accuses Pakistan of harbouring 'terrorists' operating in Afghanistan.

US sanctions target Chinese, Russians over North Korea

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 3:12pm
Treasury says 'it is unacceptable' for Chinese and Russian firms and individuals to do business with Pyongyang.

UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 2:57pm
At least 83 children, mostly girls, used by the armed group in suicide attacks this year, says the UN agency.

US: Charlottesville votes to shroud Confederate statues

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 2:49pm
Council votes to cover two statues in black fabric at meeting packed with residents angry over white supremacist rally.

Guinea: Several buried alive in rubbish dump collapse

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 1:22pm
Rescue team search for survivors after landslide on a rubbish landfill on the outskirts of Conakry kills at least eight.

Iraqi forces make gains against ISIL in Tal Afar push

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 1:08pm
As battle for the ISIL-held city of Tal Afar intensifies, Pentagon chief James Mattis makes unannounced visit to Iraq.

When is Eid al-Adha 2017?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 12:03pm
September 1 has been confirmed to be the first day of Eid al-Adha 2017, after moon sighting on August 22.

Iran: Five days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:52am
Iran's atomic boss says Tehran 'loyal' to nuclear deal but ready to respond if US renegotiates or walks away from it.

Barcelona suing Neymar for $10m signing bonus

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:27am
La Liga side wants ex-striker to pay back the bonus for an October 2016 contract that tied him to the club through 2021.

Kirill Serebrennikov arrested over alleged fraud

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:01am
Award-winning director is accused of stealing at least $1.15m in state funds earmarked for an art project.

Remains found in search for missing US sailors

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 10:14am
Wider search for 10 sailors missing after US warship's collision with tanker to continue, as some remains are found.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $417m in cancer lawsuit

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 9:16am
Ruling marks largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against the company in US court.s