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Air strikes kill 12 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Saturday  16:15,   07 december 2019

Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Saturday killed 12 civilians, half of them children, in the country's last major opposition bastion, a Britain-based monitor said. The air raids in the jihadist-run northwest region of Idlib also wounded... >>>

American student freed in prisoner swap after three years in Iran jail

Saturday  13:45,   07 december 2019

Wang was released Saturday in exchange for Iranian Massoud Soleimani, who was held by the U.S. for violating sanctions.Xiyue Wang, 38, was released in Switzerland in exchange for Iranian citizen Masoud Soleimani, who was being held in an Atlanta... >>>

Iraqi officials raise Friday's toll to 25 protesters killed

Saturday  13:25,   07 december 2019

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials raised on Saturday the death toll to 25 protesters killed and over 130 wounded, after a bloody night of attacks by unknown gunmen that targeted anti-government demonstrators in the capital city. The health and security >>>

Good Samaritans helped thousands at sea. Now they're on trial

Saturday  13:05,   07 december 2019

When Sean Binder arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos in October 2017, the migrant crisis facing Europe had changed from a temporary emergency to a long-term political reality. While the number of crossings had dropped dramatically since 2015,... >>>

Indian woman who alleged gang-rape dies after burn attack

Saturday  10:45,   07 december 2019

An alleged rape victim in northern India set on fire on her way to a court hearing in the case she filed died in a hospital in New Delhi, officials said Saturday. © Provided by Associated Press Indian policemen watch the forensic experts investigate >>>

Trump, S.Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with N.Korea

Saturday  09:55,   07 december 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning patience with stalled nuclear talks.... >>>

Japanese island of Mageshima could become an unsinkable US aircraft carrier

Saturday  09:30,   07 december 2019

Three square miles of volcanic rock on the edge of the East China Sea may one day be used as an unsinkable aircraft carrier for the United States Navy in the event of war in Asia. Japan's government announced this week that it's buying Mageshima... >>>

Exclusive: U.S. says drone shot down by Russian air defenses near Libyan capital

Saturday  09:00,   07 december 2019

Exclusive: U.S. says drone shot down by Russian air defenses near Libyan capitalSuch a shootdown would underscore Moscow's increasingly muscular role in the energy-rich nation, where Russian mercenaries are reportedly intervening on behalf of east... >>>

Top Russian diplomat to visit Washington in first visit since 2017 Oval Office controversy, officials say

Saturday  05:15,   07 december 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The White House is mum on a Trump meeting.Lavrov is poised to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has largely kept the Russian diplomat at arm’s... >>>

Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups

Saturday  03:00,   07 december 2019

President Donald Trump says he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. In a tweet Friday, Trump says he was ready to issue a declaration but will hold off at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez... >>>

Elon Musk not liable in 'pedo guy' defamation trial

Saturday  01:05,   07 december 2019

Billionaire Elon Musk called British caver Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" on Twitter.Unsworth brought the suit against Musk in September 2018, after the Tesla and SpaceX CEO had called him "sus" (suspicious) and a "pedo guy" on Twitter earlier that... >>>

Merkel expresses 'shame' during Auschwitz visit, vows to fight anti-Semitism

Saturday  00:30,   07 december 2019

Angela Merkel expressed "deep shame" on Friday during her first visit as chancellor to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial and vowed to fight rising racism and anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe. © ASSOCIATED PRESS German Chancellor Angela... >>>

Jonty Bravery admits attempted murder of French boy at Tate Modern

Saturday  00:05,   07 december 2019

A teenager who threw a young French boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery has pleaded guilty to attempted murder, the PA Media news agency reported. © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images A six-year-old boy suffered... >>>

Bushfires near Sydney 'too big to put out'

Friday  23:50,   06 december 2019

Firefighters battle to contain a "mega blaze" across a 60km front north of the city.A "mega blaze" raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north of the Australian city of Sydney cannot currently be put out, fire officials have... >>>

At least three killed after residential building collapses in Kenya

Friday  23:25,   06 december 2019

At least three people were killed and 27 injured on Friday when a residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said, as rescue workers struggled to free a woman who was screaming from under the rubble. © Reuters/BAZ RATNER... >>>