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Myanmar's Catholic Church fears Pope Francis' imminent visit to the Buddhist-majority country could ignite attacks on Muslims.
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A prominent Chinese rights lawyer has been sentenced to two years jail after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power.
In an eight-page essay praising Xi Jinping, the Chinese president's achievements included turning South China Sea Arbitration into "waste paper".
The 30-year saga of accused drug smuggler and Queensland fugitive Peyton Eidson appears set to end in a US court next month with a surprise change of plea.
Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor, said he's heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $US20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The submarine, with 44 on board, reported an electrical problem and was headed back to base when it disappeared.
A new study reveals almost 21 million people are now getting life-prolonging AIDS drugs
Zimbabwe's defence forces appeared to open the door Monday to the possibility that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe could stay in power.
The world of sumo has been turned upside down like, well, like a wrestler pushed from the ring.
Argentina says seven failed 'satellite calls' may have come from a missing submarine.
President Donald Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed during the George W. Bush administration.
They were a symbol of the counter-culture of the 1960s gone wrong - hippies who killed for their leader Charles Manson. So what happened to them and where are they now?
The sister of slain actress Sharon Tate said the death of convicted murderer Charles Manson brought her no solace.
A second woman says Democratic Senator Al Franken touched her inappropriately, telling CNN that he grabbed her rear end while her husband took a photo of the two of them at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
One of Manson's biographers believed that one of the catalysing factors in Manson's metamorphosis from a juvenile delinquent with a penchant for manipulation into a cult leader that held his followers in a messianic thrall, was a self-help book he encountered in prison.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is a "source of instability", has shown disrespect for the rule of law and is to blame for an unprecedented economic tailspin over the past 15 years, his ruling party said in a draft impeachment motion on Monday.
South Koreans doctors repairing a North Korean soldier's digestive tract found dozens of parasites in his intestines.
The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government has left German politics in turmoil, with Angela Merkel dealing with one of the worst crises of her 12-year chancellorship.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been questioned over comments made by her friend which suggested US President Donald Trump mistook her for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife at the recent APEC conference.
Cult leader Charles Manson, who died has died age 83, has loomed large in American culture ever since a brutal killing spree by his gang of followers, called the Manson family.
The United States military has banned all service members in Japan from drinking alcohol and has ordered those stationed on Okinawa to stay on base or in their homes following a fatal car crash on Sunday.
The President strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations.
Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson Family cult that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died.
The rapid fall of Zimbabwe's president probably has surprised no one more than Robert Mugabe himself.
From his multi-million dollar Woollahra terrace, Graham Chen sold Asian art and antiquities that often went under the hammer for more than $100,000.
Angela Merkel's political future is hanging in the balance after political parties last night failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to form a new government.
Conservative billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera on Sunday topped Chile's presidential election and will face leftist candidate Alejandro Guillier in a run-off in December.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.
Spain's attorney general, Jose Manuel Maza, who was leading the prosecution of the separatist Catalan leaders, died on Saturday while in Argentina to attend an international law conference.
Zimbabweans watched in disbelief as their leader delivered a meandering speech that made clear he has no plans to leave power.
A magnitude 7.0 quake struck on Monday near New Caledonia in the South Pacific, the US Geological Survey said.
A respected Australian scientist has been barred from overseeing Britain's nuclear weapons program because Australia isn't a nuclear power, the UK's Sunday Times has reported.
President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail, after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release.
In the end, it will be all about the money - in this case, how much one of Africa's richest and greediest women will get to keep of her dubiously acquired gains.
Ngin Chan shuffled to a table adorned with flowers placed on it to mark his wedding, and saw his wife-to-be for the first time.
Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has fired Robert Mugabe as its leader.
In a glitzy club, the son of Robert Mugabe pours a bottle of Champagne over his diamond watch.
At least 130 children are dying every day in Yemen. How did things get so bad?
Bangladesh is in negotiations with Myanmar over a deal to repatriate displaced Rohingya.
Mass murderer Charles Manson remains alive, authorities said, but details of the illness that brought him to a Bakersfield hospital remain unclear.
The Vatican said on Saturday it had opened an investigation into reports that a former teenage altar boy, who allegedly repeatedly forced a dormitory mate to have sex with him, went on to become a priest.
The top US nuclear commander says he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.
Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.
Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday.
Violent attacks have spiked around the Grasberg mine in recent weeks amid talks over a plan for Freeport to divest 51 per cent of its stake to Indonesia.
Democrat Senator Robert Menendez, declared himself back from the political dead, after his months-long bribery trial ended in a mistrial that could spell long-term difficulties for the federal government's ability to pursue corruption cases.
Perhaps the most revealing moment at this year's United Nations climate talks came on Wednesday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany addressed the nearly 200 nations gathered here.
Michael Lockwood, who has overseen work at the gutted block, said items of great sentimental value, including jewellery and photos have been reunited with their owners.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are "ready to die for what is correct" and have no intention of stepping down in order to legitimise this week's military coup, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, said on Saturday.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived Saturday in Paris nearly two weeks after suddenly resigning his post from Saudi Arabia, a move that set off fears of wider instability and raised questions about whether he had willingly quit.
A village devastated by Ebola has begged Australia to continue literacy funding.
Bailor Barrie grew up in the slums of Freetown and has returned there with a mission.
Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.
The conference culminated in 20 countries - including New Zealand, the UK and Canada - creating a new Powering Past Coal alliance.
A billionaire Chilean presidential hopeful is vowing to wind back recent economic and education reforms.
Surgeons struggling to save the soldier's life found dozens of parasitic worms, some as long as 27 centimetres, while repairing his intestinal wounds.
Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.
A torrent of sexual abuse allegations against powerful figures in politics and media has reignited the defining political fight of the 1990s.
Marvel Comics has become a battleground between angry fans decrying political correctness and the writers and artists deploring their critics' racism and misogyny.
The US President's Twitter message on Friday evening reversed a decision by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Military ships and aircraft have been dispatched to the coast of Argentina for a navy submarine missing for two days.
A majority of the leaders of the party, Zanu-PF, recommended Mugabe's expulsion from the very organisation had controlled since independence.
Conservation groups decry a decision by the Trump administration to allow elephant hunters to bring back trophies.
The young entrepreneur behind collapsed company Bluegogo has blamed a controversial Tiananmen Square advertising campaign for its woes.
Save the Children say more than 50,000 children are believed to have died of hunger and disease in Yemen in 2017.
Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji's attorney general said.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, to applause.
A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of casualties".
The No. 5255 Tsukuba Express train left a station at 9.44:20am instead of 9.44:40am.
If you sat down and designed a country with glittering prospects, then you couldn't do much better than Zimbabwe.
Less than two weeks before political turmoil hit Harare, Zimbabwean army chief Constantino Chiwenga visited Beijing for a meeting with China's defence minister.
The so-called Brexit divorce agreement is deadlocked – still unsettled after six rounds of talks.
The Pentagon's main account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is believed to be on the verge of resignation after he was presented with plans to unseat him
For all her purported attributes, Grace Mugabe is feared and has shown herself to be ruthless.
A Save the Children report reveals the deliberate targeting of children by Myanmar security forces driving Rohingya out of the country.
London: A British bakery chain has apologised after creating a Nativity scene in which Baby Jesus, surrounded by three wise men, was replaced with a sausage roll.
Jailed killer is in a Bakersfield, California hospital. His condition is unclear.
United States House of Representatives has passed a wide-ranging rewrite of the tax code that could cut business and individual taxes by $US1.5 trillion.
A US senator touted as a presidential candidate has apologised for groping a woman when on a tour of the Middle East.
Cambodia's Supreme Court has dissolved the country's main opposition party, denying millions of Cambodians the opportunity to vote for their elected representatives in elections next year.
The family of a British explorer who has gone missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea have spoken of their concerns for his safety.
There is a saying "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there" and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China's President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump.
The share bike business, which has pumped millions of bicycles onto city streets worldwide, has seen its first big casualty.
One of Rolf Harris' child sex convictions has been quashed on appeal, but he has been denied the right to appeal the other 11.
A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of an influential regional leader killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.
The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in London in June is 71, police said on Thursday after five months of painstaking search and recovery operations.
The secrets of longer living probably lie in the world's Blue Zones, areas singled out for their high-ageing populations.
Beijing: Shanghai police have seized 14,000 bottles of fake Penfolds wine being sold by counterfeiters in China.
Zimbabwe was on a knife's edge on Thursday as the army denied it had seized power but kept President Robert Mugabe and his family under house arrest.
A raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens killing at least 15 people and making scores homeless.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did what just about anyone would do when presented with a newly minted sheet of American currency bearing their name and signature on Wednesday: he posed for a photo.
Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium "scandal," infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought go work for CNN or MSNBC.
"We need a strong Lebanon with her territorial integrity respected," the French president said.
A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennium since the artist's death has been sold at auction for $US400 million in New York.
Military vehicles were stationed across Zimbabwe's capital early Wednesday, with the country's longtime leader under house arrest. But is it a military coup? Not at all, according to the military.
An Australian diplomat has fallen to his death from a Manhattan balcony after a night out with his wife and friends.
The inmate had argued he was too sick for a lethal injection, but had lost a bid to be killed by firing squad instead.