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Donald Trump 'probably a bad man' says French PM
Donald Trump 'probably a bad man' says French PM

Trump's win in Tuesday's hotly contested Indiana primary, pushing his remaining rivals out of the race and leaving him as the presumptive nominee, has drawn criticism at home and abroad.

London set for Muslim mayor as elections shake UK parties

London was poised to become the first EU capital with a Muslim mayor Friday as Sadiq Khan took the lead in elections that saw his opposition Labour party suffer nationwide setbacks.

Japanese PM Abe meets Putin looking to warm ties despite island dispute

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday met Russian President Vladimir Putin in a rare visit by a G7 leader as the two sides sought to bolster ties and make progress on a decades-long territorial dispute.

Libya militia scramble to halt IS advance

Commanders in Libya's third city Misrata rushed militiamen to a key crossroads on Friday after it was overrun by the Islamic State (IS) group in an assault in which a suicide bomber killed two police personnel.

Pope Francis asks Europe to tear down walls

Pope Francis on Friday asked Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.

US presidential polls: Donald Trump says he was surprised by Paul Ryan's rebuff

Donald Trump said on Friday he was surprised by House Speaker Paul Ryan's rebuff of him as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Are 'Tom and Jerry' behind the spread of violence across the world?
Are 'Tom and Jerry' behind the spread of violence across the world?

A senior Egyptian official believes 'Tom and Jerry' could, or in fact are, spreading violence!

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down on Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress; Kim Jong-un praises nuclear tests
North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress; Kim Jong-un praises nuclear tests

North Korea kicked off its first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years today, with state media lauding the isolated country's "prestige" as a nuclear power while maintaining a news blackout on the event itself.

Pope Francis urges Europe to tear down walls, build social economy

Pope Francis on Friday urged Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.

In down-and-out coal country, Trump is received as a hero
In down-and-out coal country, Trump is received as a hero

No sooner had he begun speaking in Charleston, West Virginia late Thursday than Trump launched into an attack on the presumptive Democratic nominee.

North Korea controls agenda as world's media pour in for rare ruling party congress
North Korea controls agenda as world's media pour in for rare ruling party congress

North Korea issues reporting visas sparingly and escorts all journalists to make sure it sets the agenda and gets its position across.

Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets
Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets

The poisoned batch of sweets were bought by a local man who gave them to family and friends celebrating the birth of his grandson. 

Won't accept UN court verdict on South China Sea, says Beijing
Won't accept UN court verdict on South China Sea, says Beijing

China on Friday said it will continue to exercise its sovereignty over the South China Sea regardless of the outcome of the ongoing case in a UN-appointed tribunal, which is widely expected to deliver its verdict favouring the Philippines.

More than 70 dead as Syria Army battles jihadists south of Aleppo
More than 70 dead as Syria Army battles jihadists south of Aleppo

Fighting between Syrian regime forces and al Qaeda-affiliated jihadists and their allies has left more than 70 dead south of the battleground city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Friday.

Hillary Clinton denounces Donald Trump for his plans to deport immigrants

Democratic presidential front- runner Hillary Clinton has denounced Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump for doubling down on his plans to deport millions of immigrant families, saying his "hateful" language needs to be repudiated.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits Vladimir Putin looking to warm ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to bolster ties and seek to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute.

Algeria builds giant mosque as `blow` to Islamists

Algeria is building one of the world`s largest mosques which officials say will serve as a buffer against radical Islam and crown the legacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires
Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

Canada on Thursday began airlifting to safety up to 25,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray forced from their homes by raging forest fires in Alberta`s oil sands region.

Panama reports 4 cases of Zika-related microcephaly

Health authorities in Panama say they've identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus.

120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran is accusing the US Supreme Court of violating international law by ruling that nearly USD 2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.

Netflix tool helps mobile viewers manage data limits

Netflix today released a new tool to help people viewing streamed television shows on mobile devices avoid costly bills for high data use.

Mariner rescued after 2-month ordeal at sea

A Colombian mariner has been rescued after surviving a two-month ordeal in the Pacific by eating fish and seagulls, the US Coast Guard said.

US names prominent Panama family big money launderers

The United States has named Panama's prominent Waked family, who run a large luxury goods, duty-free shops and real estate business, as a major drug money-laundering organisation.

At least 28 dead in air raids on Syria displaced camp

At least 28 civilians, including women and children, were killed today in air strikes on a displaced camp in northern Syria near the Turkish border, a monitor said.

Thousands flee western Canada's raging wild fires

Residents fleeing a voracious wildfire in western Canada's Fort McMurray thronged a tiny hamlet several hours away today as firefighters battled to contain the raging blaze consuming a huge section of Alberta's oil sands region.

No truth to reports of CM replacement: Karna minister

 Karnataka Social Welfare Minister Anjanaiah today rubbished reports that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah might be replaced without completing his term.

Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite

Severe shortages of US dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents to become cash hunter-gatherers.

Australia's top ISIS recruiter killed in US air strike

Australia`s most wanted Islamic State terror suspect, linked to several attacks on home soil, has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, Canberra said on Thursday, warning others will be targeted.

At least 28 dead in air raids on Syria displaced camp near Turkey
At least 28 dead in air raids on Syria displaced camp near Turkey

At least 28 people, including women and children, were killed Thursday in air strikes on a displaced camp in northern Syria near the Turkish border, a monitor said.