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Top cyber spies to be enlisted in search for Australian paedophiles

The Australian government will consider enlisting the nation's cyber intelligence agency to track down online paedophiles, terrorists and other serious criminals. Under...

Australian police strategize on firearm laws reduce suicides by officers

Australia's top law enforcement agency has introduced stricter internal firearm regulations after four officers took their own lives. Two Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers committed...
Gambia's first-ever female presidential candidate Issatou Touray, seen in September 2016, said ehw ants to offer her "unflinching support and cooperation" to the coalition of opposition parties in the country's December 1 election (AFP/File)

First female Gambian presidential candidate withdraws

The Gambia's first ever female presidential candidate has withdrawn from the race and will endorse the single opposition candidate challenging President Yahya Jammeh, she...

Serena And Djokovic Triumph At French Open

French hopes of a first home win in 33 years, meanwhile, were dealt a heavy blow when sixth-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired with a groin...
AFP/File / Ahmad Al-Rubaye Pro-government fighters celebrate in the al-Sejar village, in Iraq's Anbar province, on May 27, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake Fallujah

Iraq’s most battle-tested fighting unit take position at Fallujah

The counter-terrorism service (CTS), Iraq's best-trained and most battle-tested fighting unit, moved into position on the boundaries of Fallujah, a bastion of the Islamic...
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Experts Want Olympic Games Moved From Rio Over Zika Spread Scare

An open letter addressed to the world health body signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers Friday had called for the August Games...
POOL/AFP / Jim Watson China is locked in a dispute with G7 host Japan over uninhabited rocky outcroppings in the East China Sea claimed by both countries

G7 Directs Declaration At East, South China Seas Tension

Though no individual countries were mentioned, the contents of their declaration at the close of an annual summit appeared to be directed at China. Beijing's...
AFP / Johannes Eisele Coming in President Barack Obama's final year in office, the visit to Hiroshima also marks seven years since he called for the elimination of atomic arms in a landmark speech in Prague

Obama To Become First US Sitting President To Visit Hiroshima

The trip comes more than seven decades after the world was first shown the potential key to its own destruction when an American plane,...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C), U.S. President Barack Obama (5th R), French President Francoise Hollande (4th R), British Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd R), Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (3rd R), President Ellen Johnson Sir-Leaf Of Liberia (5th L), President Macky Sall of Senegal (4th L), Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalgn (1st L) and other delegates pose for a group photo during the working session of the G7 Outreach Programme in Schloss Elmau, Bavavia, Germany, June 8, 2015. (Xinhua/NAN)

G7 Talks Opens In Japan With Economy High On Agenda

Heads of state and government from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan are meeting in Ise-Shima, a mountainous region...

Hungarian Legend sues Kanye West over copyright infringement

Gabor Presser, who described himself as a "living legend" in Hungary, said that West's lawyers put "extraordinary time pressure" on him to sign off...
AFP / Anatolii Stepanov Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, freed from jail in Russia as part of a prisoner exchange, arrives at Kiev's Boryspil airport on May 25, 2016

Ukraine And Russia Swap Prisoners

The 35-year-old army helicopter pilot flew home as part of a carefully choreographed exchange with Moscow, with two alleged Russian soldiers leaving Ukraine earlier...
AFP / Dieter Nagl The green candidate for Austrian Presidency Alexander Van der Bellen addresses a press conference in Vienna, Austria on May 23, 2016

Norbert Hofer Failed To Become EU First Far-right President

Alexander Van der Bellen won 50.3 percent of the vote in Sunday's second-round, marginally ahead of 49.7 percent for Hofer, presented as the friendly...
AFP/File / Manan Vatsyayana Singapore's central bank has ordered the closure of the local branch of Swiss bank BSI, which has been linked to a scandal at Malaysia's troubled state fund 1MDB

Swiss bank kicked out for involvement in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

In a statement, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said it had also asked state prosecutors to investigate six senior executives of BSI Bank...
AFP / Luis Acosta A memorial to Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Márquez (1927-2014) in the former La Merced monastery where his ashes have been buried, in Cartagena, Colombia, on May 22, 2016

Ashes Of Nobel Literature Laureate Garcia Marquez Laid To Rest

"There is joy mingled with sadness," his 85-year-old sister Rosa Aida Garcia Marquez, one of the author's ten siblings, told AFP. His ashes will be...

School dormitory fire kill 17 girls in Thailand

The fire started late at night, meaning many of the children at the charity-run Christian school were asleep and unable to escape as flames...
AFP / Lakrowan Wannisrachchi Sri Lankan volunteers evacuate residents by boat following flooding in the Colombo suburb of Kaduwela on May 20, 2016

Foreign aid arriving in Sri Lanka

As the heaviest rains in a quarter of a century battered Sri Lanka, Cyclone Roanu barrelled into the Bangladesh coastline leaving six people dead...

Smoke Detected In EgyptAir plane Before Falling Into The Mediterranean

The Airbus A320 had been flying from Paris to Cairo early Thursday when it plummeted and turned full circle before vanishing from radar screens,...
AFP / Adem Altan Ruling party legislators in Ankara on May 20, 2016, vote on a controversial bill to strip dozens of pro-Kurdish and other lawmakers of their parliamentary immunity

Immunity For Turkey MPs Scrapped

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will raise concerns over the legislation during a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week, his spokesman said. The EU...
AFP/File / Kenzo Tribouillard, Filippo Monteforte Pope Francis (left) is to receive the spiritual leader of the world's Sunni Muslims, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (right), at the Vatican

Pope To Hold Meeting With World Sunni Muslims Leader

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar, the most prestigious institution in Sunni Islam, will have an audience with the leader of...
AFP/File / Mark Ralston US retail giant Walmart has reported slightly higher quarterly sales

US Retail Giant Walmart Increased Q1 Sales

The results bested analyst expectations, standing out from a plethora of largely-disappointing retailer earnings in recent days and sending Walmart shares up nearly nine...
AFP / Paul Ellis Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will find it harder to attract top players to the club after their failure to qualify for the Champions League, according to former Anfield favourite Steve McManaman

Jurgen Klopp Would Struggle To Recruit Leading Players – McManaman

Liverpool could have secured a return to Europe's top competition by beating Sevilla in Wednesday's Europa League final in Basel, but despite going ahead through...
AFP/File / Adrian Dennis The Scottish golf course Muirfield has lost its status as a British Open venue after voting against admitting female members

Scottish Golf Course Muirfield Loses British Open

A proposal to allow female members did not receive the required two-thirds majority needed, with 387 members -- or 64 percent -- voting in...
AFP/File / Dibyangshu Sarkar Critics say the mixed martial arts, judo, kick boxing and other clubs are ideal for fomenting radicalisation and jihadist training

Martial Arts Ideal For Promoting Radicalisation, Jihadist Cause

Long concentrated in poor suburbs and with no real organisation watching over their activities, critics say the mixed martial arts, judo, kick boxing and...

Terror Attack Most Likely In EgyptAir Disappearance – Experts

Both France and Egypt have been leading targets for Islamist extremists in recent months. In October, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing an...
AFP/File / Fabrice Coffrini The 14.62-carat "Oppenheimer Blue" is the largest stone in the exceptionally-rare Fancy Vivid Blue category ever to go under the hammer, according to Christie's, which has valued the gem between $38 million and $45 million

Geneva auction: Uncommon blue precious stone goes for record price

A dazzling blue diamond once owned by mining magnate Philip Oppenheimer could fetch a record sale price Wednesday, with auction house Christie's hoping it...
AFP/File / Fred Dufour China's industrial output rose 6.0% year-on-year in April, down from a 6.8% jump in March

China Industrial output rose 6.0 percent year-on-year in April

Industrial output rose 6.0 percent year-on-year in April, the National Bureau of Statistics said, down from a 6.8 percent jump in March. Economists had...
Getty/AFP/File / Pool George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder over the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin

US killer’s gun auction shoots up to $65mn

Nationwide protests erupted over the 17-year-old's shooting in 2012, in what the watchman George Zimmerman said was self-defense but which the teen's family and...
AFP / Jonathan Nackstrand Sergey Lazarev representing Russia at Eurovision has spoken out against his country's climate of homophobia and says he welcomes the support of gay fans

Sergey Lazarev Expected To Keep Russia’s Eurovision Hopes Alive

Lazarev came to fame as a squeaky-voiced pre-teen with a group called Neposedy (Scamps) at the age of 12. He went on to form...
AFP / Agmad Al Rubaye A bulldozer clears the wreckage following a car bomb attack in Sadr City, a Shiite area north of the capital Baghdad, on May 11, 2016

IS Responsible For 3 Baghdad Car Bombings That Killed 94

The attacks, all claimed by the Islamic State group, came with the government locked in a political crisis that some have warned could undermine...
AFP/File / Yuri Cortez The WHO's latest air pollution database reveals an overall deterioration of air in the planet's cities, and highlights the growing risk of serious health conditions

Over 80% Of World City Dwellers Breathe Bad Air

Urban residents in poor countries are by far the worst affected, WHO said, noting that nearly every city (98 percent) in low- and middle-income...