Turkey says US strikes ‘cosmetic’ if Assad stays in power
Turkey has said that the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base will be seen as a 'cosmetic intervention’ unless President Bashar Assad is removed...
Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow next week over Syria
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled a visit to Moscow next week as tensions grow over events in Syria.
Russia suspends deal with U.S. after airstrikes, calls for emergency U.N. meeting
Russia says it’s suspending a deal with the U.S. that prevents midair collisions over Syria in response to the U.S.
U.S. strikes: Trump orders missile launch on Syria after ‘barbaric’ gas attack
President Trump late Thursday unleashed a barrage of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria to punish its strongman, Bashar Assad, after a chemical attack...
Syria ‘gas attack’ kills dozens in rebel-held Idlib
At least 58 people, including 11 children, died in a suspected gas attack in Syria’s Idlib province, according to activists.
Drunk pilot sentenced to 8 months in jail in Canada
An airline pilot who passed out in the cockpit after drinking a bottle of vodka before a flight has been jailed for eight months.
‘At least 10 killed’ after explosion on St Petersburg underground
Ten people have died after a blast on the underground system in St Petersburg, Russia’s anti-terrorism committee has said.
Inventor of gay rights rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker, dies at 65
Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65, his...
Islamic State is ‘broke’ and struggling to pay its fighters
Iraq’s former finance minister has told Sky News that Islamic State is nearly bankrupt and is running out of money to pay its fighters.
Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life for 1974 Paris bombing
Carlos the Jackal, a notorious Venezuelan militant serving two life sentences, has been handed a third by a French court.
North Korea’s latest missile launch ends in failure, says US
North Korea fired a test missile on Wednesday morning, but the launch failed, US and South Korean officials have confirmed.
Paris Orly airport attacker ‘was under influence of drugs and alcohol’
A suspected Islamic extremist who launched an attack at a Paris airport on Saturday was under the influence of drugs, a judicial source said.
Trump attacks Hawaii judge’s travel ban block for making US ‘look weak’
Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has been blocked by a federal judge hours before it was due to take effect across the US.
Pirates fire shots from hijacked Aris 13 oil tanker off Somalia
Somali maritime forces and pirates on board a hijacked oil tanker have started shooting at each other, according to reports.The ship - the Aris 13 - is...
French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon under pressure over anti-Semitic tweet
Francois Fillon is on the defensive again after his party tweeted a caricature with anti-Semitic overtones and a newspaper claimed a mystery benefactor...
Gunmen disguised as doctors attack military hospital in Afghan capital
ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in which gunmen dressed as doctors slipped into the...
‘Kim Jong Nam’s son’ posts video from secret hide-out after father’s death
A man claiming to be the son of murdered Kim Jong-Nam has said in a video posted online that he is lying low with his mother and sister after the killing.
Kim Jong-Nam probably died of heart attack, says North Korea
North Korea has said a heart attack – rather than a nerve agent - probably killed Kim Jong-Nam in Malaysia last month.
Volcano expert and guide survive falling into active Nicaraguan crater
A volcanologist and his guide survived falling into an active volcano in Nicaragua after they were rescued by firemen.
Islamic State claims British jihadi carried out Mosul suicide attack
A British suicide bomber has blown up a vehicle full of explosives near the Iraqi city of Mosul, IS said in a statement reported by the SITE Intelligence...
Hunt for four who fled Malaysia as Kim Jong-Nam was assassinated
An international manhunt is under way for four North Koreans who fled Malaysia as Kim Jong-Nam was being killed.
Vladimir Putin opponent Alexei Navalny guilty of embezzlement
Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement at a retrial.
Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over campaign financing
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy is to stand trial in an illegal campaign finance case, judicial sources say.
Two killed as Saudi warship hit by deadly ‘suicide boats’
Fighters from Yemen’s Houthi movement have reportedly crashed suicide boats into a Saudi warship, killing two people.
Quebec Mosque attack suspect was known for far-right views
The man accused of shooting dead six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque in Canada was known for having far-right views.
US and Seoul boost defences against ‘evolving North Korean threat’
The US and South Korea have agreed to deploy an anti-missile system to bolster defences against the “evolving North Korean threat”.
Six teenagers found dead after garden party in Germany
Six teenagers found dead in Germany on Sunday after holding a party in a garden shed may have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, police say.
‘We knew nothing’: Nazi propagandist Goebbels’ secretary dies at 106
Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, has died.
Travellers ‘turned away’ after Trump visa halt
Passengers have been barred from flights into the US and visa holders refused entry after Donald Trump imposed strict new controls on travellers from seven...
North Korea ‘restarts’ nuclear reactor used to make plutonium
New satellite images indicate North Korea has restarted a reactor at a site used to produce plutonium for its nuclear weapons programme, a think tank has...

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