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France’s next leader: Centrist Emmanuel Macron, far-right Marine Le Pen advance to round 2.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off against far-right Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential election, projections showed on Sunday, making him clear favourite to emerge...........

Macron to face Marine Le Pen in final round of French presidential election.

Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader............

‘It feels like a violation’: Arrest of Indian-origin doctor brings attention to female circumcisions in US.

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East............

India should focus more on economic development: Chinese media.

India should focus less on speeding up the process of building aircraft carriers to contain China in the Indian Ocean and more on its economic development, Chinese official media said on Monday.............

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over military base attack.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack...........

Emmanuel Macron: France’s young presidential candidate who is neither Right nor Left.

“Neither of the right, nor the left” in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise ................

North Korea says ready to sink ‘gross animal’ US aircraft ship in single strike.

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.................

Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab, will cover her entire body.

A 16-year-old Muslim-American boxer, who wants to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, has won the right to wear a hijab and fully cover her arms and legs while boxing in the US.............

Dutch ‘abortion boat’ hopes to make waves in Mexico.

A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country’s laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico on Friday, the organisation crewing it said..........

Trump promises tax plan in days, orders rule review.

President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage US companies............

Venezuela: At least 12 people killed as protests turn violent, looting breaks out.

At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday.......

Do your bit: Google’s Earth Day doodle offers tips to help save the planet.

Do your bit and make a huge difference to save the Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google’s Earth Day Doodle......

India-born doctor, wife arrested for assisting in female genital mutilation in US.

An India-born doctor and his wife were arrested and charged with helping another Indian-origin doctor perform genital mutilations on minor girls, a procedure criminalised in the United States..........

More than 50 killed as Taliban target Afghan Army camp in Mazar-e-Sharif.

Taliban gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan Friday killing “more than 50 soldiers”, officials said..............

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, celebrated her 91st birthday in a usual low-key fashion on Friday.........

Pakistan SC order on PM Sharif setback for opposition parties.

The reprieve given to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by Pakistan’s Supreme Court has not only given the ruling PML-N party a breather but also an edge for the forthcoming general election.....................

US prosecutors weighing charges against Assange, WikiLeaks.

US prosecutors are preparing or closely considering charges against the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, including its founder Julian Assange, for revealing sensitive government secrets, two media .............

Dortmund attack suspect acted out of greed.

A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested on Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that officials.............

North Korea warns of ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’ as US plans next move.

North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea......

Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; Islamic State claims attack.

A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group quickly.......

US scientists claim success in qualification tests for upgraded nuclear bomb.

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are claiming success with the first in a new series of test flights involving an upgraded version of a nuclear bomb that.................

‘Mother of all bombs’ by US killed 90 Islamic State fighters: Afghan officials.

The number of Islamic State fighters killed by a massive US bomb in eastern Afghanistan has nearly tripled to at least 90.............

N Korea displays new missiles, US carrier group approaches as tension simmers.

North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim IlSung,......

US ‘mother of all bombs’ owes origins to specialised anti-Nazi weapons.

The 11-ton “mother of all bombs” dropped by US forces on ISIS-linked fighters in Afghanistan is a highly specialised weapon with a heritage dating back to huge bombs developed for use against .......

North Korea says prepared to respond to nuclear attack by US in kind; marks founder’s birth.

North Korea warned the United States on Saturday to end its “military hysteria” or face retaliation as a US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region and the reclusive state marked the..............

After United incident, Delta OKs offers up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats.

Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one.......

Pak’s top Generals say no compromise will be made on Jadhav

April 14: Pakistan’s top military Generals today decided not to make any "compromise" on the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbushan Jadhav on spying charges.

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

April 14: At least 97 migrants went missing after their boat sank today off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said.

Man dragged off United Airlines flight suffered broken nose, loss of teeth

April 14: A 69-year-old Vietnamese-American who was forcibly removed from a flight of United Airlines in Chicago will "probably" file a lawsuit for "unreasonable force and violence" that led to a ’significant’ concussion.

US drops ’mother of all bombs’ on Afghanistan

April 14: The US military on Thursday dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat, targeting an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

Indian doctor charged with genital mutilation on girls in US

April 14: A 44-year-old Indian-origin woman doctor has been arrested and charged with performing genital mutilation on girls aged 6 to 8, believed to be the first such in the US.

Afghan bomb dropping sends clear message to ISIS: US Lawmakers

April 14: American lawmakers have applauded the Trump administration after the US military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State targets in eastern Afghanistan, saying that "it sends a clear message" to terror groups in the region.

17-year-old girl charged with terror offences in UK for trying to join Islamic State.

A 17-year-old girl in the UK has been charged with terrorism offences for being in contact with an Islamic State jihadist and attempting to join the terror group...............

North Korea preparing for sixth nuclear test, satellite images show.

North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported...............

Trump says he ordered Syria missile strike during dessert with Chinese President Xi.

US President Donald Trump gave the order to strike Syria with dozens of cruise missiles “during dessert” with visiting Chinese leader Xi Jinping, he said in an interview................

Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack, China abstains.

Russia vetoed a UN resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation, triggering clashes between...........

United Airlines CEO won’t resign, again apologises for dragging man off flight.

United Continental chief executive Oscar Munoz said Wednesday he will not resign and again apologized for the removal of a customer from an overbooked flight by force................

First female Muslim judge of US found dead in New York’s Hudson River.

A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a US judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, the police said..............

Iran’s former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run for the post again.

Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday unexpectedly filed to run in the country’s May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the ................

United Airlines apologises for dragging passenger off flight, new video emerges.

The chief executive of embattled United Airlines unequivocally apologised on Tuesday after a new video emerged online of the passenger..............

California police officer caught on camera punching black jaywalker in face.

A California police officer seen on video hurling a jaywalker to the ground and repeatedly punching him in the face will be the subject of a criminal investigation.................

Guess who convinced Donald Trump to bomb Syrian airbase? Son Eric answers.

US President Donald Trump’s son Eric has said that his father’s decision to launch a missile attack on a Syrian airbase was influenced by the reaction of his sister Ivanka.................

Will new law stop kidnapping, forced marriage? Pakistan’s Hindu women hope so.

Sapna Gobia is busy preparing for her wedding in Pakistan in a few weeks. In many ways, her wedding will follow traditions passed down through generations, with the bride and groom circling......

‘Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons’: White House press secy Spicer sparks row.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologised Tuesday for “insensitive” remarks in which he seemed to favourably compare Adolf Hitler’s actions during the Holocaust to atrocities................

US governor resigns after impeachment proceedings over sex scandal.

The governor of the conservative southern US state of Alabama resigned Monday, shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings linked to his affair with a senior aide that was made public.............

Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in California class.

A man walked into his estranged wife’s elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an eight-year-old student before shooting himself in a...........

Official demoted in China province for not smoking in front of religious leaders.

A ruling Communist party official in China’s volatile Uygur Muslim majority Xinjiang province was demoted for not “daring” to smoke in front of local religious leaders which is regarded.............

Who is ‘Mel’? US terror case may unmask New York police mole.

For years, a woman named “Mel” mingled with young Muslims in New York, telling them she was a Turkish convert to the faith looking for friends. In reality, she was a cop working................

No-fly zone: US President Trump not allowed to use personal helicopter.

President Donald Trump can only look at the personal helicopter parked on the front lawn of his Mar-a-Lago resort. As far as going for a ride in it, he’s grounded...............

China takes credit for rescuing ship in Gulf of Aden, silent on Indian Navy’s role.

China on Monday blanked out the Indian Navy’s role in rescuing a ship belonging to the island nation of Tuvalu in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, saying it was an operation carried out by the..........

Dollars and euros: How a Malaysian firm helped fund North Korea’s leadership.

Over the past two decades, North Korean-born Han Hun Il, the founding chief executive of a Malaysian conglomerate, funnelled money to the leadership in Pyongyang, a North Korean defector..........

Online hate speech fuels Islamophobia in China.

The flood of angry anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media was the first sign of how fiercely the suburban middle-class homeowners in this central China city opposed a planned mosque ...............

US labor department accuses Google of underpaying female workers.

Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men................

Images of babies, lifeless bodies after Syria gas attack prompted Trump to strike.

US President Donald Trump first saw the photos on Tuesday morning. The images were ghastly. Men and women gasping for breath. Small children foaming................

Stockholm truck attack: Sweden police arrest man for ‘terrorist crime’.

Sweden early on Saturday arrested a man for a “terrorist crime” hours after a beer truck ploughed into a crowd outside a busy department store in central Stockholm,...........

Swedish police say detained man in truck attack placed under prolonged arrest.

Swedish police has placed the man confirmed to be detained after the Stockholm truck attack on Friday under prolonged arrest, it said on its webpage early on Saturday...........

2 Marines demoted, more investigated in nude photo probe.

Two male Marines have been demoted and about two dozen other military members are being investigated in connection with nude photographs that were shared online, the Marine Corps said Friday...........

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American Vishal Amin as his ‘IP czar’.

President Donald Trump has tapped Indian-American Vishal Amin as his new ‘IP czar’ to coordinate US law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks...............

NASA’s Peggy Whitson record-breaking space mission extended.

Peggy Whitson, who broke Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams record for the most spacewalks by a woman, is poised to set a new record for cumulative time spent in space by a US astronaut,........

Metro train blast: Russian police check suspicious object in St Petersburg.

Russian law enforcement agencies are checking a suspicious object at an apartment building in St. Petersburg following a suicide bombing on the city’s subway earlier in the week...............

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Muslim minority.

Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has denied the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Muslim minority, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations...........

Autopsies reveal chemical weapons used by Assad’s regime in Syria, says Turkey.

Turkey on Thursday said autopsies of three Syrians killed in an attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by president Bashar al-Assad’s regime, state...........

Trump removes chief strategist Steve Bannon from National Security Council.

President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings........

Trump-Xi summit: Five key issues likely to be discussed in first meeting.

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have been at odds over a range of issues since the billionaire businessman took office in November..........

Chinese man ‘marries’ self-made robot after failing to find girlfriend.

It may be true or just an April Fool’s joke but the Chinese media is going gaga over an engineer marrying a robot he created after he was frustrated at failing to find a girlfriend................

Iran “not concerned” by Indian threat to cut oil imports.

Iran’s oil minister dismissed India’s decision to cut oil imports from Tehran in 2017/18 by a fifth as a threat on Wednesday, in an escalation of a dispute over a giant gas field contract............

2013 Sarin attack to UN intervention: History of chemical weapons used in Syria.

Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syria’s civil war, with the UN blaming three attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth on the Islamic State group.............

Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 6, Pakistan Taliban claims attack.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an army census team that killed at least six people and wounded 18 in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday...........

North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan ahead of Trump-Xi summit.

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US military said, days after Pyongyang warned of retaliation if the global community..........

Suicide bombings in north Baghdad kill at least 22: Iraqi officials.

An Iraqi provincial official says suicide attacks in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, have killed at least 22 people. The official, a member of the Salahuddin provincial council,.............

UK slavery reports ’have doubled’

The number of people reported as potential victims of slavery and human trafficking in the UK has more than doubled in the past three years......

Syria conflict: ’Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills dozens

At least 35 people have been killed and 60 wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says......

Dolphins ’shake and toss’ octopus prey, research finds

Octopuses can be a perfect meal for dolphins, but they can also pose a deadly choking hazard.......

Australia floods: Woman and children found dead in river

A mother and her two children have drowned after their car plunged into floodwaters in Australia......

Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Film-maker Roman Polanski has failed to win assurances from a US court that he will not face prison over a decades-old case involving sex with a minor......

 Brexit committee warns of impact of no deal being reached

MPs have warned about the risks of the UK and EU failing to reach a Brexit trading agreement, urging ministers to work out how much "no deal" would cost......

St Petersburg metro bombing suspect ’from Kyrgyzstan’

The man suspected of killing 14 people by bombing a St Petersburg train is a native of Kyrgyzstan who obtained Russian citizenship, the Central Asian country’s security service says........

20 people killed by ’mentally ill’ custodian of dargah in Pak

At least 20 people, including six members of a family, were tortured and killed at a shrine allegedly by its "mentally ill" custodian ..........

Colombia landslide: Dozens of children among the dead

Dozens of children are among those killed in devastating mudslides in south-west Colombia, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.....

Stellar Daisy: Growing concern for missing ship crew

Rescuers say they have made little headway in finding survivors from a huge South Korean ship that sank in the South Atlantic.....

Croydon asylum boy assault: Up to 20 people watched attack

A group of up to 20 people looked on as a gang punched and kicked a teenage asylum seeker at a bus stop in south London, neighbours have said......

Serbia elects Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as president

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is projected to have won a clear victory in the country’s presidential election......

Australia floods: House washed away after family’s rescue

An Australian family was rescued from the roof of their house minutes before it was carried away in floodwaters, authorities have said.......

Trump ready to ’solve’ North Korea problem without China

Donald Trump has said the United States will "solve" the nuclear threat from North Korea, with or without China’s help....

US judge approves agreement $25 million settlement over Trump University lawsuits.

A judge on approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly.........

Mexico singer Pepe Aguilar’s son held for people smuggling

The son of the popular Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar has been arrested in California for people smuggling.......

Man swoops child to safety in Ohio shooting that left 4 dead.

Police in Ohio say the young son of a woman who was among four people found dead inside a home escaped after being swooped up by another man when.........

Boko Haram kidnap 22 girls, women in northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in northeast Nigeria, residents and vigilantes told AFP...........

China Uighurs: Xinjiang ban on long beards and veils

China has introduced new restrictions in the far western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism......

Venezuela moves to defuse Supreme Court powers dispute

Venezuela’s authorities have urged the Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling stripping congress of its powers, which critics have called a "coup".......

White House aides’ finances revealed in disclosure documents

Documents released by the White House have revealed millions of dollars in assets held by its senior staff........

Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country’s congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election......

India not blocking UNMOGIP from presenting reports: UN

The UN has rejected claims that India was not allowing the UN observer group monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan to present its periodic reports on the ground situation.....

Indian-American Sikh doctor gets death threats

A Sikh doctor in the US has received death threats from an anonymous caller in Indiana......

I-85 fire: Section of Atlanta highway collapses

An elevated section of northbound Interstate 85, a major north-south artery for the Southeast....

Success for SpaceX ’re-usable rocket’

California’s SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets.......

Venezuela court takes over National Assembly functions

There has been growing criticism of Venezuela’s government after the Supreme Court took over legislative powers from the National Assembly........

South Africa’s President Zuma sacks finance minister

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country’s markets and currency.........

Five family members die in Snowdonia helicopter crash

Five members of the same family have been killed in a helicopter crash in north Wales........

Cyclone Debbie: Deaths feared in Australia flood emergency

Australian authorities fear people may have drowned as a flood emergency grips two states in the wake of Cyclone Debbie........

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