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  • Germany foils bio attack with Tunisian arrest

    A Tunisian man arrested in Germany in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material was planning a biological

  • A life at high altitude shapes body: study

    Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that

  • Regime, allied forces committed war crimes

    Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern

  • UK PM defeats pro-EU rebels

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's government saw off a rebellion by her pro-European MPs yesterday after making further concessions

  • Macedonian MPs ratify name deal

    The Macedonian parliament yesterday ratified a historic accord with Greece to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North

  • Marriage is good for the heart: study

    Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and

  • Italian minister's plan sparks outrage

    Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini yesterday defended his plans to count the Roma community living in the country and

  • Van kills one at Dutch music festival

    A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early yesterday, killing one person and seriously injuring

  • Three killed in London after being hit by train

    Three people died in south London after being hit by a train, police said yesterday, amid reports they may have been graffiti artists.

  • Video gaming can be addictive: WHO

    Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said yesterday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

  • Number of conflicts doubles since 2001

    The number of civil conflicts worldwide has more than doubled since the start of the century, posing new challenges for curbing atrocities, the International Committee of the Red Cross said yesterday.

  • Merkel gets ultimatum from ally over migrants

    Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc yesterday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would also rattle Europe.

  • Antarctic ice loss triples in 5 years

    Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published Wednesday that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny freed

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he had been freed yesterday, the same day the World Cup kicks off in the country, after

  • Germany to fall far short of 2020 climate target

    The German government yesterday acknowledged that it will miss a 2020 target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but vowed to

  • UN votes on condemning Israel over Gaza violence

    The United Nations General Assembly was set to vote on condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza in a resolution fiercely

  • Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship

    Italy postponed high-level talks with France yesterday after Paris blasted Rome for its "nauseating" refusal to take in a migrant rescue

  • UK PM defeats rebellion

    Prime Minister Theresa May defeated a rebellion in parliament over her Brexit plans yesterday, but only after having to compromise and hand lawmakers more control over Britain's departure from the European Union.

  • Spain to take in stranded ship

    Spain yesterday offered to take in a ship stranded in the Mediterranean with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports.

  • Bangladeshi quarters gutted in Greece fire

    Housing quarters of some hundreds of Bangladeshis were gutted in a giant fire in Greece’s Nea Manolada area.

  • Vienna may host Putin-Trump meet

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed during a visit to Austria this week the possibility of Vienna playing host to a summit with his

  • Emergency UNGA meet called

    The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed

  • War of words as G7 meets

    Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada yesterday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as US President Donald Trump's "America First" policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms.

  • 'Method in madness!'

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been caught on tape predicting a "meltdown" in Brexit talks and musing admiringly how US President Donald Trump might handle them.

  • Austria to expel up to 60 imams, close 7 mosques

    Austria yesterday said it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a

  • Austria to shut seven ‘political’ mosques

    Austria could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families as part of a crackdown on "political Islam", Interior Minister Herbert Kickl says.

  • May proposes Brexit backstop plan to EU

    British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday unveiled a one-year backstop plan for the Irish border after Brexit, finding a compromise that may paper over differences in her government but may struggle to win over the European Union.

  • Third World War will be end of civilization

    President Vladimir Putin yesterday lashed out at US trade tariffs and Western sanctions during an annual televised phone-in that also saw him warning against a possible civilization-destroying World War Three.

  • EU-US row shadows Nato defence meet

    Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg yesterday said he was battling to stop the increasingly bitter row between Europe and the US spilling over

  • Nato rejects Qatar membership bid

    Nato yesterday declined an overture by Qatar to join the Western military defence alliance, saying membership was reserved to the United