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Child pregnancies reignite sexual abuse debate in Turkey

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
115 underage girls giving birth at a single hospital in five months has reignited sexual abuse debate in Turkey.

French 'MeToo' creator Sandra Muller 'sued for defamation'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:43
Sandra Muller says the former television boss she accused of harassment is taking her to court.

'Code red' storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:44
A fierce storm paralyses Amsterdam's Schiphol airport and hits German transport too.

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:36
The US wants to ensure the enduring defeat of IS, counter Iran's influence and help end the civil war.

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:42
Michael Wolff's exposé on Trump's White House is bought in a seven-figure deal.

Swimmers rescued by drone in Australia

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:38
Lifeguards were being trained how to use the drone when the drama unfolded in what's being called a world first rescue.

Italy arrests 33 'Chinese mafia' members

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:18
Police say the group was controlling the transport of Chinese-made goods across Europe.

Padmavat: Controversial film cleared by India's top court

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:17
The Supreme court cleared Padmavat for release, overturning a ban imposed by four Indian states.

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:36
Lifeguards in Australia interrupt a drone training session to save two stricken boys.

China's economy grows by 6.9% in 2017

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:26
It's the country's first year-on-year grow figure beats Beijing's official growth target of 6.5%, though some question China's GDP data.

Kazakhstan accident: Bus fire kills 52

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:07
Five people survived the accident on the bus, thought to have been carrying many Uzbek nationals.

Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:55
Such thefts are rare in the Chinese territory but at least one previous case also involved employees.

North Koreans get beauty mobile phone app

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:37
'Spring Scent' follows 'Soccer Fierce Battle' onto list of apps available in the Communist country.

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:57
Labo will turn Switch controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit.

Sunken tanker Sanchi: Four oil slicks seen, says China

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:36
The Iranian ship was carrying 136,000 tons of crude when it sank in the East China Sea on 6 January.

Cocaine found in fresh pineapples

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:56
Police in Portugal and Spain seize 754kg (1,660lbs) of drugs hidden inside a shipment of pineapples.

Man guilty of head-butting Australia ex-PM

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:46
The attacker had claimed he was motivated by a "personal hatred" for Australia's ex-PM.

'I miscarried and now am serving a 30 year sentence'

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:20
In 2016 Evelyn Hernandez was raped by a gang member and then jailed for 30 years for what her supporters say was a miscarriage.

Why Turkey is poised to attack Syrian town

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:49
Turkey says it is readying an assault on a Kurdish-held town in Syria. Here's all you need to know.

'We understand North Korea' - South Korea

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:27
South Korea's foreign minister says it will continue talks with the North with "clear eyes".