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Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

33 min 21 sec ago
The defence secretary says competition between great powers is now the primary focus.

US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

42 min 12 sec ago
The Senate lacks the votes needed to avert a federal closure that may carry huge political fallout.

Kenya investigates 'sex attacks' on new mothers at hospital

49 min 43 sec ago
Nairobi's Kenyatta National Hospital decries "untrue" claims and says no incidents have been reported.

Czech PM Andrej Babis stripped of immunity amid fraud claims

54 min 32 sec ago
Accused of fraud over EU subsidies, Andrej Babis says the case against him is politically motivated.

Crocodile found in weapons raid

2 hours 15 min ago
St Petersburg police found arms stockpiled in a house - along with a crocodile.

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was 'innocent'

3 hours 26 min ago
DNA tests suggest the real killer could be linked to several other killings - and still at large.

Russian social media defends air cadets dancing in underwear

3 hours 33 min ago
Would-be pilots saved from expulsion after social media steps in to defend their 'fooling around'.

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

3 hours 44 min ago
Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

President Putin takes a dip into icy water

3 hours 49 min ago
Russian President Vladimir has taken part in a traditional Orthodox ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.

Data-stealing spyware 'traced to Lebanon'

3 hours 58 min ago
Nation-state malware dubbed Dark Caracal uncovered by security researchers.

Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms

4 hours 11 min ago
It says it marks the start of a planned invasion of northern Syria to wipe out Kurdish fighters.

British 'extreme kayaker' sets 128ft waterfall record

4 hours 41 min ago
Bren Orton plunged down the Big Banana falls in Mexico, setting a British record.

Pope Francis 'slander' comment angers Chile abuse victims

4 hours 45 min ago
Francis said there was no evidence a Chilean bishop had covered up another priest's actions.

Michael Douglas: Former employee accuses actor of sexual harassment

5 hours 43 min ago
Susan Braudy claims she felt "humiliated" by the Hollywood star's behaviour.

Fake-bomb TV crew held at New Jersey airport

6 hours 13 min ago
The crew allegedly tried to get the device past security at Newark Liberty and film the response.

Yu Wensheng: China human rights lawyer arrested on school run

6 hours 41 min ago
He was reportedly seized by dozens of people, including a Swat team, while walking his child to school.

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

6 hours 50 min ago
Dutch and German transport resumes but removing all the storm debris is a huge task.

South Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers

6 hours 57 min ago
Seoul government cracks down on unmuzzled dogs as animal laws are tightened.

Patricia Dagorn: France's 'Black Widow' jailed for poisonings

7 hours 4 min ago
Patricia Dagorn was accused of poisoning four men, two of whom died, in attempts to enrich herself.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM's 'unusual' pregnancy surprise

10 hours 47 min ago
The country's leader said she will take six weeks off work when her baby arrives in June.