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François de Rugy, French environment minister, quits over spending allegations

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:57am
The environment minister is accused of spending public money on luxury dinners, but denies any wrongdoing.

Mona Lisa is moving - what does it take to keep her safe?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:53am
Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - believed by many to be the world's most iconic painting - is being moved.

Storm Area 51: US Air Force warns over Facebook event

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:49am
More than a million people RSVP to an event calling for people to break into the Nevada base.

Zuma inquiry: South Africa's ex-leader claims he received death threats

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:39am
Jacob Zuma says threats were also made against his children and lawyer.

Trump's asylum crackdown: Will the 'safe third country' plan work?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 8:48am
The US president is bringing in new rules for asylum seekers but critics deem it illegal and dangerous.

Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:29am
Israel's PM likens the EU's approach to breaches of the nuclear deal to the appeasement of the Nazis.

Brazil cocaine haul: Shoppers find drug stash in their soap powder box

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:25am
Brazilian police suspect 80kg of the drug had been placed on a supermarket's shelves by mistake.

Jewels and tools among Neolithic find in Israel

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:08am
Thousands of artefacts are discovered at the site of a 9,000-year-old settlement near Jerusalem.

Hodan Nalayeh prize: Somalia to honour journalist murdered by al-Shabab

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:00am
Hodan Nalayeh relocated to Somalia last year to help rebuild the country of her birth.

Fresh Island festival: Croatia music event evacuated as fire breaks out

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 5:35am
Tyga, Stefflon Don and Yxng Bane were among the acts due to perform.

EU Commission head nominee von der Leyen urges 'green deal'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 5:05am
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen promises MEPs to aim to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050.

India building collapse: Forty trapped in south Mumbai

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:51am
Rescuers are searching for people trapped in the four-storey building in India's financial capital.

New Zealand's Dunedin jokes about losing 'steepest street' title

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:46am
First New Zealand lost the Cricket World Cup, now it no longer has the world's steepest street.

Former football star shot dead in South Africa

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:11am
Former South Africa footballer Marc Batchelor is shot dead near his home in Johannesburg.

Airspace over Pakistan reopens

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:56am
Pakistan shut its airspace in February following tensions with India.

Chris Gayle: Australian newspapers lose appeal in defamation case

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:43am
Three Australian newspapers wrongly accused the cricketer of lewd behaviour, a jury found in 2017.

Congresswomen hit back in Trump race row

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:56pm
Four congresswomen dismiss the US president's defence of his controversial tweets.

The Harlech street that has proved the world's steepest

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:52pm
Ffordd Pen Llech has taken the record from a street in New Zealand with a gradient of more than 37%.

Volodymyr Zelensky: Why Ukraine's new president needs second election win

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:47pm
Volodymyr Zelensky's presidential victory was hailed as a political earthquake but he has been unable to make changes.

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:44pm
May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.

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