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  • Off-duty journo shot dead

    An off-duty journalist was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the province and police said was likely the work of nationalist militants.

  • Cathedral Inferno: Donations row shatters French unity

    France’s culture minister yesterday pleaded for an end to the controversy over the 850 million euros (950 million dollars) pledged to restore Notre-Dame cathedral, which critics have suggested would be better spent on the poor.

  • Hatred towards journos growing

    Hatred of journalists whipped up by populist and authoritarian leaders is degenerating into violence across the world, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned yesterday.

  • 29 German tourists die in Portugal bus crash

    The Portuguese island of Madeira began three days of mourning yesterday after 29 German tourists died when their bus spun off the

  • Former SS guard, 92, charged

    German prosecutors yesterday charged a 92-year-old man with aiding and abetting the murder of 5,230 people as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

  • EU threatens reprisals if US sanctions interests in Cuba

    The European Union is threatening the United States with reprisals if President Donald Trump decides to sanction EU investments in Cuba, a copy of a letter showed yesterday.

  • Carpenters ‘Mona Lisa’ gone

    The charred roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was once a legend that “astounded the Middle Ages” and still fascinates master carpenters, Thomas Buechi of the Charpente Concept group told AFP.

  • Global measles cases up 300 percent: UN

    Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday

  • 113 arrested at London climate protests

    At least 113 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said yesterday.

  • Macron pledges to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

    A massive fire consume Notre-Dame Cathedral, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, though firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control.

  • French ammo being used in Yemen war

    French weapons are being used by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Yemen, according to a classified military note revealed

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is engulfed by fire

    Notre-Dame Cathedral goes up in flames in a roaring blaze that devasted the Parisian landmark, one of France's most visited places.


    The Amritsar massacre, 100 years ago this Saturday in which British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protestors, remains one of the darkest hours of British colonial rule in India.

  • London police open fire in Ukraine embassy car crash

    Police open fire outside Ukraine's embassy in London after a vehicle rammed into the ambassador's parked car and then drove at officers called to the scene.

  • Prince Harry, Meghan want baby’s birth kept ‘private’

    Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan want to keep the arrival of their baby later this month “private”, Buckingham Palace said in a statement yesterday.

  • Brexit delayed until Oct 31

    European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to leave the bloc, more than Prime Minister Theresa May says she needs but less than many in the bloc wanted, thanks to fierce resistance from France.

  • Libya fighting kills 56 in a week: UN

    Fighting in Libya’s capital has killed 56 people and wounded 266 over the last six days, the World Health Organization said yester-day, as the UN mobilised to support the country’s over-stretched hospitals.

  • 3-person baby born

    A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

  • French court finds Monsanto liable for farmer’s sickness

    A French appeals court yesterday ruled that Bayer’s Monsanto business was liable for the health problems of a farmer who had inhaled a


    The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sparked passionate reactions from foes and allies alike. Supporters branded his arrest

  • British PM voices regret over 1919 Amritsar massacre

    British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday expressed regret for a massacre by British troops in India in 1919 but stopped short of a full apology.

  • May seeks Brexit delay from Merkel, Macron

    British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday in a last-gasp bid to keep her country from crashing out of the European Union at the end of the week.

  • Britain takes aim at social media bosses in world first

    Britain will make social media bosses personally liable for harmful content and shut down offending platforms under a government action plan published yesterday -- the first of its kind anywhere.

  • EU backs ICC

    The EU on Saturday declared its support for the International Criminal Court, voicing "serious concern" after the US revoked the chief

  • Prince William spent 3 weeks with spies

    Britain's Prince William has concluded a three-week attachment with the country's security and intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ,

  • Brexit compromise?

    Britain's government held out the possibility of compromise with the opposition Labour Party yesterday to try to win support in

  • Rwanda 'a family again'

    President Paul Kagame yesterday said that Rwandans had become a family again, 25 years after more than 800,000 people were

  • UK minister sees deal with Labour

    The British government is optimistic about reaching some form of deal with the opposition Labour Party to end a deadlock on Brexit as

  • UK issuing passports without EU on cover

    Britain has begun issuing passports with the words "European Union" removed from the front cover -- despite Brexit being delayed and

  • France won't take back Syria jihadists

    France has ruled out the repatriation of French jihadists and their families detained in Syria after the fall of the Islamic State group's "caliphate", Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said yesterday.