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White House struggles to explain Trump's Russia missile tweet – video

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is grilled by the US media on just what Donald Trump means by his tweet on the Syria crisis telling Russia that the missiles 'will be coming'. She
'It's not my war': the Syrian man who has spent a month living in Kuala Lumpur airport

'It's not my war': the Syrian man who has spent a month living in Kuala Lumpur airport

Hassan al-Kontar fears arrest for refusing a military call-up and now survives on airline meals of rice and chicken A Syrian man has spent more than a month living in a corner of a Malaysian airport –
New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'

New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move ‘will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’ time’The New Zealand government will grant no new offshore oil exploration permits in a move that is being
New safeguards for British holidaymakers who book online

New safeguards for British holidaymakers who book online

EU travel rules will give internet deals the same levels of financial cover as traditional packagesBritish holidaymakers will benefit from greater protection when booking online under new EU rules
Bruce McArthur: Toronto police review decades of cold cases after seventh murder charge

Bruce McArthur: Toronto police review decades of cold cases after seventh murder charge

Police are reviewing 15 homicide cases dating as far back as 1975 75 properties will be searched in ‘unprecedented’ investigationPolice in Canada are reviewing homicide cold cases dating back as far
US-Russia tensions build as Moscow hits back at Trump's Twitter threat

US-Russia tensions build as Moscow hits back at Trump's Twitter threat

Trump tells Russia to ‘get ready’ for US missiles fired at Syria Kremlin spokesman: ‘We do not participate in Twitter diplomacy’ The US and Russia came significantly closer to a direct clash over
'It's a turning point': Oklahoma teachers buoyed by success of 110-mile march

'It's a turning point': Oklahoma teachers buoyed by success of 110-mile march

Marchers mobbed at state capitol after concluding their historic march to call for greater funds and increased wages“Uh-oh, Trojans coming through! Uh-oh, Trojans coming through!” shouted the three
Pope Francis admits 'grave error' in discrediting Chilean church sexual abuse victims

Pope Francis admits 'grave error' in discrediting Chilean church sexual abuse victims

The pope blamed a lack of ‘truthful and balanced information’ in his missteps in judging the case that has tarnished his reputationPope Francis has admitted he made “grave errors” in judgment in a
Morning mail: 'Privacy an illusion,' Facebook victims say

Morning mail: 'Privacy an illusion,' Facebook victims say

Thursday: Australians caught by Cambridge Analytica data harvesting speak out. Plus: wild-caught prawns listed as unsustainableGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and
Libyan military chief Khalifa Haftar severely ill after stroke – reports

Libyan military chief Khalifa Haftar severely ill after stroke – reports

But presidential hopeful’s Libyan National Army dismisses claims as fake news put out by worried opponents Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan military strongman seen as a potential winner of
Zuckerberg put on back foot as House grills Facebook CEO over user tracking

Zuckerberg put on back foot as House grills Facebook CEO over user tracking

In his second day on Capitol Hill, Zuckerberg says his own data was handed to Cambridge AnalyticaThe Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was given a rougher ride on his second day of congressional
I don't need any help from the Russian embassy – Yulia Skripal

I don't need any help from the Russian embassy – Yulia Skripal

Salisbury poisoning victim says she is not ready to talk publicly, and urges her cousin to stay away Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned in Britain last month along with her father, a former Russian spy,
Trump's Russia tweets show how misinformation can lead to global crisis

Trump's Russia tweets show how misinformation can lead to global crisis

Trump’s threat is unlike anything from a US president in modern history – triggered, most likely, by edited or mistranslated remarksDonald Trump’s Wednesday’s morning Twitter storm warning Russia to
Military plane crash kills more than 250 in Algeria – video report

Military plane crash kills more than 250 in Algeria – video report

More than 250 people have died after a military plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a military base in northern Algeria. The aircraft was carrying soldiers and their families. An investigation is
Trump’s latest tirade suggests he is moving closer to firing Mueller

Trump’s latest tirade suggests he is moving closer to firing Mueller

On Twitter, Trump blamed ‘bad blood with Russia’ on the special counsel investigation and described the atmosphere in the White House as ‘calm and calculated’Judging by six sharply worded tweets
Bill Cosby defense asks judge to allow witness's criminal record in evidence

Bill Cosby defense asks judge to allow witness's criminal record in evidence

Gloria Allred calls it an attempt to smear her client, Chelan LashaHeidi Thomas recalls non-consensual sexual 1984 encounterProsecutors are rallying from a blistering defense attack on Bill Cosby’s
House of Fraser to push luxury Chinese products in the UK

House of Fraser to push luxury Chinese products in the UK

Move by parent firm Sanpower is part of effort to support Beijing’s trillion-dollar trade initiativeHouse of Fraser will begin stocking “premium Chinese brands” in its department stores as part of an
More than 250 dead in Algerian military plane crash

More than 250 dead in Algerian military plane crash

Il-76 transporter was carrying soldiers and their families when it crashed soon after takeoffA military plane carrying soldiers and their families has crashed soon after takeoff in northern Algeria,
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial service – in pictures

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial service – in pictures

Crowds gathered in Orlando stadium, Soweto, on Wednesday to honour Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service. The anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of the former South African president Nelson
Turkey's ever-closer ties with Russia leave US lacking key ally on Syria

Turkey's ever-closer ties with Russia leave US lacking key ally on Syria

Limiting US influence in the Middle East is not the only shared interest of Russia and Turkey’s autocratic leadersAs the prospect grows of military confrontation with Russia in the skies over Syria,