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US judge wavers on UN immunity in Haiti cholera case

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:49
A US judge on Thursday deferred a decision on whether the United Nations can be sued by thousands of Haitian families over a deadly cholera outbreak that is widely believed to have been caused by negligence at the hands of the world body.

Brazil’s ‘most unpredictable election since return to democracy’

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:36
An acrimonious and volatile presidential race has entered its final stretch in Brazil, with left-wing incumbent Dilma Rousseff and conservative challenger Aecio Neves running neck and neck ahead of a run-off.

After a 'bad week', Canada does soul-searching – the Canadian way

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:09
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s brazen attack on parliament, Canada has plunged into national soul-searching as a country famed for its non-threatening harmony digests a disturbing week that saw two deadly assaults on its servicemen in 48 hours.

Police launch deadly raid on Islamist hideout near Tunis

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:44
Officials said six people were killed Friday in a police raid on an Islamist hideout on the outskirts of Tunis, a day after a policeman was killed in clashes with the militants and ahead of landmark general elections set for Sunday.

Russia detains airport staff after Total CEO's runway death

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:39
Russian investigators detained four more staff members Thursday at the Moscow airport where the CEO of French oil giant Total died when his plane collided with a snowplough.

Mexican mayor linked to cartel abduction of 43 students

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:30
Mexico on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month's attack that left six students dead and 43 missing.

Real Madrid hand Liverpool 3-0 reality check

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:18
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers conceded his team had been taught a lesson after Real Madrid swept to an imperious 3-0 victory at Anfield on Wednesday that left the Reds in severe danger of Champions League elimination.

Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem crowd, killing baby

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:03
A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, police say. Officers shot the driver as he fled.

Ebola death toll could be three times higher: WHO

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:14
At least 4,877 people have died in the world’s worst recorded outbreak of Ebola as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much.

2015 Tour de France route promises plenty of drama

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:02
A gruelling route promising plenty of drama was unveiled for the 2015 Tour de France by race organisers on Wednesday.

Iraqi Kurds authorise sending fighters to Kobane

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:51
The Kurdish regional parliament in Iraq voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to the embattled town of Kobane in Syria, under siege by militants of the Islamic State group.

Harper vows Canada won't be intimidated by 'terrorists'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:18
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his country "will never be intimidated" after a gunman attacked Canada's parliament in Ottawa and killed a soldier at a nearby war memorial in the second deadly attack on the military in three days.

Shots fired near Canadian parliament in Ottawa

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:34
A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings where more shots were fired, according to multiple media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday.

No longer untouchable: will French presidents lose immunity?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:05
The French parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a draft law that could, for the first time, make it possible to impeach the president, ending the complete immunity from legal wrongdoing currently afforded to French heads of state while in office.

S. Korea takes down disputed border ‘Christmas tree’

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:59
South Korea has demolished a “Christmas tree” border tower that has long angered its northern neighbour, though denying the move was aimed at appeasing the North.

French team probes Total boss's deadly Moscow crash

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 02:39
French investigators have arrived in Moscow following the death of Christophe de Margerie, head of French oil giant Total, in an airport runway crash on Monday night. They will be following a number of lines of enquiry.

US editor Ben Bradlee of Watergate fame dies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:03
Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died on Tuesday. He was 93.

Bayern Munich trounce AS Roma with seven goals

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:34
Five-time European champions Bayern Munich took a huge step towards qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with a remarkable 7-1 rout of Roma at a stunned Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.

Congolese doctor who helps rape victims wins top EU prize

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:00
Doctor Denis Mukwege won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Tuesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Shock and awe as Paris art scene comes alive

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:51
Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy's notorious "butt plug" is gone, felled in a night raid by crusading defenders of the faith. But there are plenty of other reasons why art buffs from all over the world really ought to be in Paris right now.