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Iranian mourners take part in a funeral procession in the capital Tehran

Tehran brought to standstill as mourners pay homage to Soleimani

Downtown Tehran was brought to a standstill on Monday as mourners flooded the Iranian capital to pay an emotional homage to Qasem Soleimani, the "heroic" general killed in a US strike. Young and old were...
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Knifeman shouting Allahu akbar shot by police in France

French police on Sunday shot and wounded a man who had rushed towards a group of policemen with a knife shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) in the eastern city of Metz, local officials...
Jakarta flooding

Jakarta flooding deaths rise to 53

Nearly 175,000 people remain displaced in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and nearby towns, after flash floods and landslides killed at least 53 people, amid some of the heaviest rain since records began, authorities said on...

Man killed in fatal shark attack in Australia

A man died after being attacked by a shark off Australia's southwest coast on Sunday, officials said, adding that patrols of the area would be increased. The West Australian state government said the attack...
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Six Germans killed & 11 injured in Italy road accident – media

Six Germans were killed and 11 others injured when a speeding car ploughed into them in northern Italy on Sunday, Italian media reported. The accident happened at around 1:15 am (0015 GMT) in the South...
US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump says US would attack 52 Iranian cultural sites

President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States has targeted 52 Iranian sites that it would strike if Iran attacks Americans or US assets in response to a US drone strike that killed...
Anti-government protesters hold a rally in a shopping mall in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China

China replaces head of Hong Kong liaison office amid protests

China has replaced the head of its Hong Kong Liaison Office, the most senior mainland political official based in the Chinese-controlled territory, following more than six months of often-violent anti-government protests in the city. Wang...
Bush fires

Actors & Pop Stars raise funds to support victims of Australian bushfires

On Sunday, Australian actor Nicole Kidman pledged a $500,000 donation on behalf of her family to New South Wales state Rural Fire Service, without specifying currency. Actors, pop stars and Britain’s royal family have stepped...
S Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) webpage after a group claiming to be hackers from Iran breached the website

Iranian hackers claim breach of US govt website

The website of the Federal Depository Library Program was replaced with a page titled "Iranian Hackers!" that displayed images of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Iranian flag. A group claiming to be...
22-year-old Mpumalanga man is behind bars

Egypt arrests tax authority chief on charges of receiving bribes

The head of Egypt's tax authority, Abdul Azim Hussein, has been arrested on charges of receiving bribes, the public prosecutors' office said on Saturday. "It was proved through recorded phone calls and meetings that he...
Mourners attend the funeral of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani

US asked for proportionate response to general’s killing – Iran

Washington asked Tehran to respond "in proportion" after US forces killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed Soleimani, the commander of...

NATO suspends Iraq training missions after Soleimani killing

NATO has suspended its training missions in Iraq, a spokesperson for the alliance said Saturday, following the US killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. The NATO mission in Iraq, which consists of several hundred...
Two Australian Army Blackhawk helicopters flying through smoke haze at RAAF Base East Sale at RAAF Base East Sale in Sale, during bushfire relief efforts

Military reservists called up as thousands flee Australian fires

Australia has called up 3,000 military reserves to tackle the country's ongoing bushfire crisis, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday, the largest call-up in living memory. "Today's decision puts more boots on the ground, puts...
Qasem Soleimani

US citizens told to leave Iraq immediately

The State Department on Friday told US citizens to leave Iraq "immediately," after an American strike killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. "Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, we urge...
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran warns of severe revenge after US kills top general

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed the commander of its Quds Force foreign operations arm had been killed by US forces in Baghdad, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denouncing it as a 'dangerous...
Sudan plane crash

Sudan plane crash kills at least 18 including children in West Darfur

A Sudanese military plane has crashed in West Darfur state killing at least 18 people, including four children. The aircraft crashed five minutes after taking off from an airport in the state capital of El...

Iran leaders vow severe revenge over Soleimani death

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed "severe revenge" after the United States killed the commander of the Islamic republic's Quds Force, General Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad this morning. Martyrdom was the reward...
French police

French police use tear gas to end protest over pensions

French police used tear gas to disperse protesters blockading a Paris bus depot on Thursday, the latest confrontation between the authorities and unions over plans to reform the pension system. The protests, now in...
Twelve people, mainly firefighters, suffered injuries and one remained trapped inside the battery factory

Major rescue operation as Delhi hit by new blaze

A New Delhi factory collapsed on firefighters as they tackled the third major blaze in the Indian capital in less than a month, officials said. Twelve people, mainly firefighters, suffered injuries and one remained trapped...
Issad Rebrab

Algeria’s richest man walks free on time served

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab walked free on time served after a court sentenced him to six months for tax, banking and customs offences. Prosecutors had sought a one-year prison sentence for the 74-year-old head...

Mozambique opposition rejects accusation of role in attacks

Mozambique's main opposition on Monday dismissed government accusations that it was responsible for highway ambushes that have left at least 10 dead. Armed men have attacked buses and trucks travelling on the main north-to-south...

Dozens of monkeys die in German zoo fire

The blaze tore through the monkey enclosure shortly before midnight, killing at least 30 animals, including orangutans, chimpanzees, and marmosets, police said. Flames from flying New Year's Eve lanterns might have sparked a blaze that...
US embassy in Iraq

Donald Trump – I do not expect war with Iran

The president spoke after Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that around 750 troops from a rapid response unit of the 82nd Airborne Division were prepared to deploy over the next several days to the...
Australia fires

Seven dead & more than 200 homes destroyed following Australia fires

Bushfires have killed at least seven people in the Australian state of New South Wales since Monday, say police. The latest fires, which raced towards the coast this week, have also destroyed more than...
Isabel dos Santos

Angola freezes bank accounts of ex-president’s daughter Isabel dos Santos

An Angolan court, acting in a graft investigation, has frozen bank accounts held by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the public prosecutor said. Dos Santos - who has...

2019 was hottest year on record for Russia

This year was the hottest ever registered in Russia, the country's weather chief said on Monday, as climate change pushes global temperatures to record highs. "This year in Russia was the hottest for the entire...
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT)

India’s transgender protesters fear stateless future

At 24, Indian transgender woman Ray has already had to fight many battles for recognition and now faces a new threat -- losing her citizenship because of controversial new legislation. The Delhi-based law student --...

18 killed in new militia attack in eastern DR Congo

It's understood that 18 people have been hacked to death in eastern DR Congo's troubled region of Beni. Eighteen people in eastern DR Congo's troubled region of Beni have been killed in a fresh attack...

Bushfires reach Melbourne as heatwave fans Australia blazes

Around 100,000 people were urged to flee five Melbourne suburbs on Monday evening as Australia's spiralling bushfire crisis killed a volunteer firefighter battling a separate blaze in the countryside. Authorities in the country's second-biggest...
Turkey to evacuate wounded after deadly Mogadishu blast

Turkey to evacuate wounded after deadly Mogadishu blast

A Turkish military cargo plane landed in the Somali capital on Sunday to evacuate people badly wounded in a devastating truck bombing in the city a day earlier that killed at least 90 people...