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Prince Harry's visit to Guyana children's home founded by Moonies sect defended

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:36:00 GMT

Prince Harry's visit to a Caribbean children's home founded by the religious sect known as the Moonies has been defended by Britain's High Commissioner to Guyana - who described the work of its manager as "amazing". Harry spent an hour touring Joshua House Children Centre in the capital Georgetown, an institution run by Gladys Accra, who is a member of the Unification Church - known as the Moonies after its founder Sun Myung Moon.

Left-leaning candidate wins Austrian presidential vote

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:55:09 GMT

The poster on the left reads 'No Nazis in... . Protesters walk with posters "No nazi in the Hofburg" during a demonstration against Norbert Hofer, candidate for presidential elections of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:03:13 GMT

The Iraqi government on Sunday sent truckloads of food, heating oil and drinking water to residents of areas retaken from the Islamic State group in and around the northern city of Mosul as more civilians streamed out of the city amid intense fighting between the militants and troops. Diaa Sallal, the top relief official at the Ministry of Immigration and Displaced, told The Associated Press that the supplies were being delivered to the towns of Bartella and Qayara, east and south of Mosul respectively, as well as the outlying Mosul neighborhoods of Ekhaa First and Ekhaa Second.

Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for Abbas

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:16:50 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas' long-dominant Fatah movement has concluded a special conference by cementing the rule of the longtime leader and shutting out his key rival.

News 24 Mins Ago Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:42:53 GMT

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News 6 Mins Ago Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:05:00 GMT

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Italy's voter referendum: The nuts and bolts behind the buzz ROME...

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:06:12 GMT

A voter referendum on changes to Italy's post-war Constitution scheduled for Sunday has turned into a virtual plebiscite on Premier Matteo Renzi's center-left government. Will Italy become the next Western country to turn on established political leaders? A rundown on what's at stake in the constitutional referendum: Nearly 51 million Italians are eligible to cast ballots, ticking off "Yes" or "No" to whether they approve the proposed reforms hammered out by Parliament.

Will President Obama pardon Bowe Bergdahl?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:15:18 GMT

US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.

Police: Stolen Nazi Camp Gate Probe Could be Complicated

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:35:14 GMT

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police said Saturday. Police spokeswoman Kari Bjoerkhaug Trones says the gate with the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei" - "Work sets you free" - was found Nov. 28 under a tarpaulin at a parking lot in Ytre Arna, a settlement north of Bergen, Norway's second-largest city.

News 19 Mins Ago S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:50:35 GMT

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21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:04:28 GMT

Twenty-one miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday. Among the four suspects are the mine owner and three managers, the emergency rescue headquarters said in a statement carried by Xinhua.

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:16:58 GMT

In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 photo released by Taiwan Presidential Office Saturday, December 3, 2016, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks with US President-elect Donald Trump through a speaker phone in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office via AP President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China.

Passengers 'priced off railways' by 2.3% rise in fares, campaigners warn

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:56:12 GMT

Passengers are being "priced off the railways" with fares going up by an average of 2.3% next year, public transport campaigners have warned. The largest rise in three years will take effect from January 2, with travellers already hit by a 23.5% increase in real terms between 1995 and 2016.

Prince Harry arrives in Guyana on the final stop of his 15-day tour of the Caribbean

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:58:01 GMT

Officials were left in a flap when Prince Harry's royal standard flew off his official chauffeur-driven car and blew down the road soon after he arrived in Guyana. The mishap came minutes after his plane touched down in the capital Georgetown and his large motorcade was driving away from the airport.

Boris Johnson: UK will not block closer EU defence co-operation after Brexit

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:48:56 GMT

Britain will not seek to prevent closer European defence co-operation following its exit from the EU, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said. Mr Johnson said the UK's interest was to have close relations with a "strong EU" following Brexit, and London would not "block or impede" steps towards further integration, including a European defence "architecture".

IS ready to launch attacks in Europe, Europol warns

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:36:55 GMT

Dozens of potential terrorists directed by Islamic State are currently in Europe and have the capacity to carry out attacks, security services fear. Britain is among the countries which are "high on the target list" for aggression from the group, the European Union's law enforcement body warned.

New Thai king's first duty is to honor late father

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:42:41 GMT

In this image made from video, Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, gestures near a portrait of his late father at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. The new monarch, who received the title "His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun," assumed his new position Thursday, according to an announcement broadcast on all TV channels.