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Obama calls on Americans to embrace change

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 21:03
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Americans nervous about terror and immigration that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address that drew sharp contrast with Republicans.

Iran holds two US navy boats in Persian Gulf

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 15:38
Iran was holding 10 US Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems on Tuesday, but Tehran has assured the US that the crews will be "promptly" returned.

French Jewish leader asks faithful to avoid kippa for safety

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 14:04
A leading Jewish authority in Marseille, in southern France, asked fellow Jews on Tuesday to refrain from wearing their traditional skull cap to stay safe after a machete-wielding teen attacked a Jewish teacher.

The drug lord, the actor and the ‘lousy’ editor: When Penn met El Chapo

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:40
Sean Penn’s bizarre interview with Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman has raised legal and ethical questions for the drug lord’s unlikely interviewer and the journalistic profession he dabbled with.

Suicide blast kills tourists, mostly Germans, in Istanbul

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 09:40
A suicide bomber, who is believed to have entered Turkey from Syria, blew himself up in the heart of Istanbul’s historic tourist district Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, mostly German tourists.

Science sheds new light on Marie Antoinette ‘love affair’

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 08:36
Researchers in France have started uncovering secret passages from Marie Antoinette’s letters to Axel de Fersen, a friend of France’s royal family who allegedly had a romantic affair with the ill-fated queen.

In pictures: Fans worldwide pay homage to David Bowie

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 08:24
Fans of rock legend David Bowie paid tribute to the star following news that he had died after a long battle with cancer.

German police arrest hundreds after anti-migrant protest

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 08:10
German police on Tuesday said more than 200 people were arrested after masked right-wing supporters went on a rampage Monday night at an anti-Islamisation rally in the eastern city of Leipzig.

Swedish police ‘covered up migrant sex assaults'

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 05:01
Swedish police on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations that officers covered up accusations of sexual assault by mostly migrant youths at a music festival in Stockholm, a scandal that drew criticism from the prime minister.

Several dead after blast rocks Istanbul tourist district

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 03:22
A suicide bomber was the source of a large explosion that killed at least 10 people in a square popular with tourists in central Istanbul on Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech broadcast on Turkish television.

Venezuelan Supreme Court declares opposition-controlled congress null and void

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 01:41
Venezuela’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the new National Assembly’s decisions are void unless three banned opposition lawmakers are removed from office, deepening a power struggle over the opposition’s new legislative majority.

UN calls for urgent evacuations from starving Syrian town

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 01:04
The UN has called for hundreds of people in need of urgent medical treatment to be airlifted out of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya after the first trucks of aid reached the rebel-held town on Monday.

Canadian held by Taliban in Afghanistan freed after five years

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 00:38
A Canadian has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada's foreign minister said Monday.