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Haiti President Jovenel Moise refuses...Haitian President Jovenel Moise has...

Haitian President Jovenel Moise has said he "will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers", amid continuing protests. He broke his silence in a TV address after a week of violence in which at...

Cheryl Grimmer: Murder charge in...Australian prosecutors have dropped their...

Australian prosecutors have dropped their case against a man who had been accused of murdering a UK-born toddler almost 50 years ago. The disappearance of three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer from a New South Wales beach in 1970 is one of Australia's...

Masood Azhar: India wants militant...India has called for sanctions...

India has called for sanctions against the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group it says carried out Thursday's suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir. Delhi asks for the leader of the Pakistan-based group to be listed as a terrorist by the UN. The attack...

Australian floods send dirty water...Dirty water from a flood...

Dirty water from a flood crisis in northern Australia has spread to parts of the Great Barrier Reef, placing it under stress, scientists say. The floods are the result of weeks of devastating rain in Queensland. Aerial pictures show that...

Trump to declare ’emergency’ over...US President Donald Trump is...

US President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said. He will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown - but also act to...

Parkland anniversary: Moment of silence...A US community devastated by...

A US community devastated by a school shooting one year ago has marked the tragic anniversary with quiet mourning. Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14...

Gravitational waves: Black hole detector...The UK and US governments...

The UK and US governments have announced a £25m upgrade to the machines that detected gravitational waves three and a half years ago. The improved instruments will be able to detect collisions of black holes nearly twice as far away....

Airbus says A380 superjumbo production...European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has...

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has said it will stop making its A380 "superjumbo", the world's largest passenger aircraft. In a statement, the firm said it would make its last deliveries of the aircraft in 2021. The decision comes after Emirates,...

Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines...Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa...

Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been freed on bail, the day after her arrest on charges of "cyber-libel" drew international condemnation. Ms Ressa is CEO of Rappler, a news website critical of the government. She was arrested at its...

Gay couples sue Japan over...Thirteen same-sex couples across Japan...

Thirteen same-sex couples across Japan are taking legal action on Thursday against the government, demanding the right to get married. They are suing for symbolic damages, arguing that being barred from marriage violates their constitutional rights. Should the courts agree,...