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'Disquiet' over Mandela heir conversion

41 min 6 sec ago
Traditional leaders in South Africa express their "disquiet" over chief Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam.

Turkey denounces US support for Kurds

1 hour 56 min ago
Turkey's president lashed out at the US over its support for Syrian Kurdish groups, accusing it of creating a "sea of blood" in the region.

Greeks crow over Deutsche Bank woes

2 hours 4 min ago
Greek schadenfreude over Deutsche Bank's struggles

French Foreign Minister Fabius to quit

2 hours 14 min ago
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, seen as the architect of the country's interventions against militants, says he is standing down.

Israel court extends Olmert jail term

3 hours 45 min ago
An Israeli court extends former PM Ehud Olmert's 18-month jail sentence for bribery by a month, after rejecting a plea bargain over another charge.

Korea joint venture halted after tests

4 hours 18 min ago
South Korea suspends operations at the Kaesong industrial park run with North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and rocket tests.

Japan stocks tumble into bear market

4 hours 27 min ago
Japanese shares have continued to fall, hitting their lowest level since October 2014 and entering a bear market.

Parents urged to boycott VTech toys

5 hours 12 min ago
A range of cybersecurity experts warn parents to beware of buying VTech's electronic toys following its handling of a recent hack attack.

Two children killed in France crash

5 hours 34 min ago
Two 15-year-olds are killed when a school bus crashes in snowy conditions in the French department of Doubs, near the Swiss border.

Liberian finance minister spared jail

5 hours 36 min ago
Liberia's Supreme Court blocks the Senate's attempt to jail the country's finance minister after he tried to clamp down on politicians' expenses.

German train controller 'error' denied

6 hours 47 min ago
Bavarian police reject as speculation a report that a controller turned off a safety system before two trains crashed, leaving at least 10 people dead.

Pregnant Queensland woman has Zika

7 hours 48 min ago
A pregnant woman living in Queensland, Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus, say health authorities.

French MPs vote on constitution change

7 hours 48 min ago
French MPs vote on a package of changes to the country's constitution, drawn up after November's jihadist attacks in Paris.

Cuba migrants flown to Mexico-US border

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 23:44
Migrants including children and pregnant women are flown by the Costa Rican authorities to a Mexican border town, where they are set to enter the US.

Court halts Obama's key climate plan

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 22:39
President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.

HK to investigate police warning shots

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 22:20
Hong Kong police say they will hold an inquiry after an officer fired two warning shots during clashes over food stall clearances in Mong Kok.

Cyprus aims to heal its great divide

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:40
Could Cyprus split soon be over?

Trump and Sanders 'to win' New Hampshire

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:16
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are projected to win the New Hampshire primary in the race for presidential nominees, US media report.

Why South African mayor offers virgin scholarships

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:46
The S African mayor who wants schoolgirls to stay 'pure'

Why are Indian gurus selling noodles?

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:35
Why do Indian gurus sell noodles?

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