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British parliament votes to renew Trident submarine nuclear arsenal

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 23:31
British lawmakers voted Monday to replace the country's aging fleet of nuclear-armed submarines with new vessels, heeding Prime Minister Theresa May's warning that relinquishing atomic weapons would be a "reckless gamble".

Anti-Trump revolt sees chaotic start to Republican convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:58
Donald Trump tried to put the Republican convention back on track following a rank-and-file revolt Monday, telling party delegates "we're going to win" the White House.

N. Korea fires three ballistic missiles, says South

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 18:07
North Korea fired three ballistic missiles early on Tuesday which flew between 500 and 600 kms (300 and 360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of provocative moves by the isolated country.

Afghan teen attacks train passengers with axe in Germany

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:46
German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee Monday near the southern city of Wuerzburg after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.

Russia suspends officials named in Olympic doping scandal

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:47
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has suspended Deputy Sports Minister Yury Nagornykh, who was named in a report on the doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the government said on Monday.

Nice attack: How solid are alleged IS group links?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:39
Two days after the IS group said one of its “soldiers” carried out the Nice attack, France says the suspect was radicalised, but that no direct links to the group have been found. How direct do such links need to be before the group claims ownership?

In pictures: Crowds throng Nice's Promenade des Anglais for minute's silence

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:17
Huge crowds massed on Nice’s iconic Promenade des Anglais on Monday for a minute’s silence to pay tribute to the victims of last week’s terrorist attack.

The Nice attacker's road to terror

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 07:45
Investigations into the truck attack that killed 84 in Nice have shown that the terrorist had recently developped an interest in radical Islam. From petty crime to his murderous attack, here is the profile of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

AIDS summit opens as concerns grow over epidemic resurgence

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 07:21
More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, hailing progress against the disease but warning that recent gains were under threat.

Turkey arrests surpass 7,500 after failed coup attempt

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 06:29
Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy.

France observes minute of silence in honour of Nice attack victims

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 03:52
Thousands of people gathered in the southern French city of Nice on Monday to observe a minute of silence in honour of the victims of last week’s Bastille Day truck attack, which claimed the lives of 84 people and left dozens more injured.

Trump looks to shore up campaign at Republican National Convention opening

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 01:25
The Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday with a one-two punch of law-and-order tough-talk, and Donald Trump’s wife playing character witness as the businessman seeks to lock up his presidential nomination.

Brother of Pakistani model confesses to killing her for 'family honour'

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 13:58
The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her to death for "family honor" because she posted "shameful" pictures on Facebook.

South Sudan fighting tops African Union summit agenda

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 13:10
Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives dominated discussions at an African Union summit that opened Sunday in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

Le Corbusier buildings named UNESCO world heritage sites

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 10:16
Seventeen buildings designed by Swiss-French architecture pioneer Le Corbusier have become UNESCO world heritage sites, the Swiss government said on Sunday, increasing the chance of conservation funding.

Former US marine shoots three Baton Rouge police officers dead

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 10:11
Three police officers were shot dead and three others wounded in Baton Rouge on Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana capital, sparking nationwide protests.

Syrian regime forces besiege rebel-held areas of Aleppo

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 09:32
Opposition-controlled parts of Syria's battered northern city Aleppo came under total siege on Sunday, after government forces severed the last route out of the east.

France questions if Turkey a ‘viable’ partner in Islamic State group fight

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 09:22
France's foreign minister said on Sunday that questions needed to be asked about whether Turkey is a viable partner in the fight against Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

Traumatised victims of Nice attack seek psychological support

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 04:28
A centre providing psychological support to the victims of the Nice terrorist attack, in which 84 people died, has been constantly full since Thursday’s assault during the Bastille Day celebrations.

French police detain several suspects over Nice terrorist attack

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 01:39
French police detained three more people in Nice Sunday in connection with the probe into the Bastille day attack that killed at least 84 people when a truck rammed into crowds in the Riviera city, police sources said.