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  • US proposes collecting DNA samples from detained immigrants

    7 hours ago

    US proposes collecting DNA samples from detained immigrants

    WASHINGTON, Oct 22 — The Trump administration yesterday proposed taking DNA samples from immigrants detained by US authorities, raising privacy concerns especially for...

  • UK reviews diplomatic immunity rules after crash involving US woman

    7 hours ago

    UK reviews diplomatic immunity rules after crash involving US woman

    LONDON, Oct 22 — Britain said yesterday it was reviewing the rules which govern diplomatic immunity arrangements for US personnel at an air force base after a man was killed...

  • European Parliament won’t vote on Brexit before UK MPs

    18 hours ago

    European Parliament won’t vote on Brexit before UK MPs

    STRASBOURG, Oct 21 — The European Parliament will not vote to ratify the new Brexit withdrawal deal until the British legislative chamber has done so, officials said today. This...

  • N.Irish lawmakers fail to thwart abortion law change in rare assembly sitting

    18 hours ago

    N.Irish lawmakers fail to thwart abortion law change in rare assembly sitting

    BELFAST, Oct 21 — A group of Northern Irish lawmakers today failed in a last-minute bid to thwart the liberalisation of abortion laws, set to come into force after being decided...

  • Small plane crashes in Brazilian street killing at least three, says firefighter

    18 hours ago

    Small plane crashes in Brazilian street killing at least three, says firefighter

    SAO PAULO, Oct 21 — A small plane crashed on a street shortly after takeoff in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte today, killing at least three people, a firefighter on the...

  • UK speaker rules against government trying to get another vote on Brexit deal

    19 hours ago

    UK speaker rules against government trying to get another vote on Brexit deal

    LONDON, Oct 21 — Britain’s parliamentary speaker John Bercow told the government today it could not again try to get a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal...

  • ‘Pierre Delecto:’ Mitt Romney admits Twitter alter ego

    19 hours ago

    ‘Pierre Delecto:’ Mitt Romney admits Twitter alter ego

    NEW YORK, Oct 21 — Republican Senator Mitt Romney has admitted to using a secret Twitter account under the pseudonym “Pierre Delecto” to follow politicians, journalists and...

  • Four charged in Slovak journalist murder that brought down prime minister

    20 hours ago

    Four charged in Slovak journalist murder that brought down prime minister

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 21 — Slovak authorities charged a high profile businessman and three others today with murder over the killing of a journalist and his fiancee last year, a case...

  • Thai king strips ‘disloyal’ royal consort of all titles, says palace

    19 hours ago

    Thai king strips ‘disloyal’ royal consort of all titles, says palace

    BANGKOK, Oct 21 — Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his 34-year-old consort of all titles for “disloyalty” and apparent “ambition” to match the...

  • Czech police, intelligence bust Russian spy network

    21 hours ago

    Czech police, intelligence bust Russian spy network

    PRAGUE, Oct 21 — Czech police and intelligence services said today they had busted a Russian espionage network operating through its Prague embassy. It was allegedly set up to...

  • Turkey detains three pro-Kurdish party mayors over ‘terror’ links

    21 hours ago

    Turkey detains three pro-Kurdish party mayors over ‘terror’ links

    DIYARBAKIR (Turkey), Oct 21 — Turkish police today detained three mayors from a main pro-Kurdish party on suspicions of “membership in a terror group” and “disseminating...

  • Philippine police recommends drug charges against ex-chief

    21 hours ago

    Philippine police recommends drug charges against ex-chief

    MANILA, Oct 21 — Philippine police recommended graft and drug charges against its former chief today over a new scandal that has put President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-narcotics...

  • 21 hours ago

    Judge jails Turkish woman’s killer for life

    ANKARA, Oct 21 — A Turkish court today handed a life sentence to a man who was convicted of murdering a woman in front of her 10-year old daughter in a high-profile case which...

  • UK PM Johnson will not allow changes to Brexit deal, says spokesman

    22 hours ago

    UK PM Johnson will not allow changes to Brexit deal, says spokesman

    LONDON, Oct 21 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants his Brexit deal to be passed by parliament, his spokesman said today, warning lawmakers the government would not hold...

  • Probe into 2015 Paris jihadist attacks wraps up

    23 hours ago

    Probe into 2015 Paris jihadist attacks wraps up

    PARIS, Oct 21 — French investigators have wrapped up their probe into the jihadist attacks that killed 130 people on a single day in Paris four years ago, prosecutors said...

  • Apology accepted, Hong Kong’s Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque

    23 hours ago

    Apology accepted, Hong Kong’s Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque

    HONG KONG, Oct 21 — Municipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong’s biggest mosque today, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over...

  • Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto to join cabinet

    23 hours ago

    Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto to join cabinet

    JAKARTA, Oct 21 — Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto said today he had been asked by President Joko Widodo to join the cabinet to help in the area of defence, and the...

  • 19 hours ago

    Powerful Russia tycoon quizzed by Spain's top criminal court

    MADRID, Oct 21 — One of Russia’s most powerful tycoons, Mikhail Fridman, appeared in Spain’s top criminal court for questioning today over allegations he artificially...

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court

    1 day ago

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court

    LONDON, Oct 21 —WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court today for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges....

  • Erdogan says to take next steps in Syria after meeting Putin

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    Erdogan says to take next steps in Syria after meeting Putin

    ISTANBUL, Oct 21 —President Tayyip Erdogan said today Turkey would take “necessary” further steps in northeastern Syria after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir...

  • Rioting migrants torch cars, injure policeman at Maltese holding centre

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    Rioting migrants torch cars, injure policeman at Maltese holding centre

    VALLETTA, Oct 21 — Rioting migrants in Malta set at least five staff cars on fire and injured a policeman in their holding centre as they demanded their freedom. The violence...

  • UK PM Johnson on right side of the law over Brexit delay letter, says lawyer

    1 day ago

    UK PM Johnson on right side of the law over Brexit delay letter, says lawyer

    LONDON, Oct 21 —British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the right side of the law after he reluctantly sent a letter requesting a Brexit delay at his opponents’ behest, a...

  • US troops cross into Iraq as part of withdrawal from Syria

    1 day ago

    US troops cross into Iraq as part of withdrawal from Syria

    DOHUK, Iraq, Oct 21 — US troops crossed into Iraq early today, part of a withdrawal from northeast Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops...

  • Indonesia to share final 737 MAX crash report with victims’ families on Wednesday

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    Indonesia to share final 737 MAX crash report with victims’ families on Wednesday

    JAKARTA, Oct 21 — Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the...

  • Lebanon's Aoun: Protests show ‘people's pain’, corruption charges not all fair

    1 day ago

    Lebanon's Aoun: Protests show ‘people's pain’, corruption charges not all fair

    BEIRUT, Oct 21 — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said today that protests gripping the country showed "people's pain" but that accusing all politicians of corruption equally was...

  • US hopes China will ease restrictions on diplomats

    1 day ago

    US hopes China will ease restrictions on diplomats

    BEIJING, Oct 21 — The United States hopes Beijing will ease restrictions on meetings between US diplomats and local officials after Washington imposed reciprocal measures...

  • Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria, reports state TV

    1 day ago

    Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria, reports state TV

    DUBAI, Oct 21 — Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said today, adding that the integrity of...

  • British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

    1 day ago

    British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

    LONDON, Oct 21 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament today after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking...

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    Tornado ravages north Dallas, leaving thousands without power

    DALLAS, Oct 21 — A tornado plowed through parts of northern Dallas late yesterday, knocking out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses and delaying flights at regional...

  • N. Korea says US, S. Korea must present new solutions for conflict

    1 day ago

    N. Korea says US, S. Korea must present new solutions for conflict

    BEIJING, Oct 21 — The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said...

  • Hong Kong leader apologises for mosque water cannon incident

    1 day ago

    Hong Kong leader apologises for mosque water cannon incident

    HONG KONG, Oct 21 — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised today after police hit a major mosque with water canon as they battled protesters during another day of political...

  • Indonesia president targets 'innovative' cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

    1 day ago

    Indonesia president targets 'innovative' cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

    JAKARTA, Oct 21 — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said today he wanted “innovative” ministers in his cabinet for a second term, as the co-founder of tech startup Gojek said...

  • Morales narrowly wins first round in Bolivia election, faces run-off

    1 day ago

    Morales narrowly wins first round in Bolivia election, faces run-off

    LAPAZ, Oct 21 — Evo Morales, seeking a controversial fourth term, led Bolivia's presidential election race yesterday but faces a historic second round run-off against opposition...