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Get behind new election to break Brexit deadlock

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday called on lawmakers to help his opposition party "break the deadlock" over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.

Radio waves from deep space baffle scientists

Astronomers in Canada have detected a mysterious volley of radio waves from far outside our galaxy, according to two studies published Wednesday in Nature.

Aussie PM in shoe Photoshop fail

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was left red-faced yesterday after a family photograph, doctored by his staff, inadvertently left

Russia probe grand jury given 6-month extension

The Russia collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller will continue to loom darkly over the White House for some time

Somalia refuses to take back expelled UN envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday agreed to appoint a new UN envoy to Somalia after its president refused to reverse a

Moscow accuses Washington of detaining Russian citizen

The Russian Foreign Ministry yesterday said the United States had detained a Russian citizen, days after Moscow arrested the former

Massive data leak targets German leaders, public figures

Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures have been published online, in what appears one of the most far-reaching cyber attacks in a country that has become a target of choice for hackers.

Leader of 'yellow vests' protests arrested

One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations was detained by police in Paris late Wednesday for organising an

Annual deaths fall by over a quarter: UN

The number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said yesterday.

Spain rescues 400 migrants

Spanish coastguards rescued 401 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean over the first two days of the new year, they said

Suspect held under mental health law

A British probe into a stabbing at a Manchester railway station on New Year's Eve which injured three people is being treated as "a

Death toll hits 21; 20 still missing

Rescuers yesterday hunted for survivours in the rubble of a Russian apartment building wrecked by a New Year's Eve gas explosion, but

UK, France pledge drive

Britain and France have agreed to boost bilateral cooperation over a spike in migrants trying to cross the Channel, the UK's Home Office said Sunday.

Tighter measures to fight terror in EU take effect

Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism in the European Union took effect yesterday as the 28-nation bloc seeks to improve security by sharing information more efficiently.

Three men convicted of killing five in UK blast

A British court yesterday convicted three men for a supermarket blast in Leicester, central England this year that killed five people in an

ASSAM NRC ROW: Three UN rights experts express deep concern

Three United Nations human rights experts yesterday expressed "deep concern" over a controversial citizens register in India's Assam state, warning it could inflame ethnic tensions in an already fractious region.

Dubai princess ‘troubled’ young woman

A princess who tried to flee the United Arab Emirates months ago is "a troubled young woman", a former UN human rights chief said yesterday after meeting her this month.

Boy,12, survives 40-minute burial

A 12-year-old boy in the French Alps was found alive and uninjured after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes, an event his rescuers are calling a true “miracle.”

UN fails to reach deal on budget as US pulls plug

United Nations member states failed to come up with a deal Friday to make up for a $220 million budget black hole left by the United

'Yellow vest' protest numbers fall sharply

French "yellow vests" turned out in small numbers for a sixth Saturday of nationwide demonstrations. Three weeks ago the protests in

2 arrests over London airport drone chaos

Two people have been arrested in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at London's Gatwick Airport, police said yesterday, after

2018 hottest year for a century in France

2018 was the hottest year in France since modern records began in 1900, the French meteorological service said Friday. The average

Eleven migrants found dead in boat off Spain

Eleven migrants have been found dead in a boat in the sea off southern Spain along with 33 survivors, a Spanish coastguard

UN ratifies global migrant pact

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday formally ratified a UN deal on migration by a large majority -- but without the support of the United States and a string of other countries.