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Kim Jong Nam killing suspect was paid $90, she thought it was prank
Kim Jong Nam killing suspect was paid $90, she thought it was prank

Siti Aisyah also told authorities she did not want her parents to see her in custody.

Syria vows 'retaliation' as attack jolts peace talks
Syria vows 'retaliation' as attack jolts peace talks

Geneva: Syria vowed Saturday to retaliate following the deadly suicide assault in its third city Homs, as the UN said the attack was aimed to "spoil" sputtering peace talks starting in Geneva.

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

Jodie Foster leads anti-Trump protest
Jodie Foster leads anti-Trump protest

Actress Jodie Foster was among the "United Voices" that spoke up against US President Donald Trump at United Talent Agencys (UTA) rally outside its Beverly Hills office here.

Angela Merkel formally nominated for German election run
Angela Merkel formally nominated for German election run

Angela Merkel's conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party's top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base.

Thousands protest in Manila as President Rodrigo Duterte jails top critic
Thousands protest in Manila as President Rodrigo Duterte jails top critic

Ex-Philippine leader Benigno Aquino joined thousands of people on the streets of Manila today as protests broke out against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs.

Mahinda Rajapaksa threatens to sue Central Bank over 'Bond scam'

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday threatened to sue the Finance Ministry and Central Bank over the alleged Bond scam, saying someone committed a "major fraud" using his name.

Six Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists killed in Pakistan

Six suspected terrorists of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terror group were shot dead in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said on Saturday.

Saudi FM in landmark visit to Iraq: Officials

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was in Baghdad for talks on Saturday, the first such visit by a chief diplomat from the kingdom in years, Iraqi officials said.

Suicide attacks on bases in Syria`s Homs kill 42

Suicide attacks on two security service bases in the heart of Syria`s government-held third city of Homs killed 42 people on Saturday.

10 killed, 14 injured in hotel fire in China

At least 10 persons were killed and 14 others injured today when a major fire broke out at a multi-storey luxurious hotel in Nanchang.

Francois Hollande hits backs at Donald Trump over Paris criticism

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday hits back at Donald Trump after the US president criticised France in a veiled attack on its immigration policies and those of its European allies.

Mexico warns US over border wall funding
Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind.

Kansas shooting: UN chief denounces xenophobia, Islamophobia
Kansas shooting: UN chief denounces xenophobia, Islamophobia

UN chief Antonio Guterres strongly denounces xenophobia and Islamophobia, his spokesperson said in the wake of the alleged racially motivated shooting of an Indian engineer in the US.

Islamic State militants kill 11 in mosque ambush: Afghan official

An Afghan official says that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by Islamic State militants in northern Zawzjan province.

Twin suicide attacks on bases in Syria`s Homs kill 14: Monitor

Twin suicide attacks on security service bases in the heart of Syria`s government-held third city of Homs killed 14 people on Saturday

Boko Haram violence leaves over 7 million facing starvation

Over 7 million people are starving in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria as a result of violence by the Boko Haram terror group, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo fires back at Donald Trump on unfavourable comments

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hit back at US President Donald Trump for his comment "Paris is no longer Paris", saying the French capital remains dynamic and open despite high terror alert.

Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns US aid under review by Donald Trump

An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall.

US lawmakers say hate crime unacceptable after Kansas shooting

US lawmakers publicly denounced the killing of an Indian engineer by an American navy veteran in an apparent hate crime in Kansas City, saying there is no place for these senseless acts of violence in the country.

Donald Trump does it again, brands media as "great danger to our country"
Donald Trump does it again, brands media as "great danger to our country"

Still under fire for his "enemies of the people" barb directed towards certain sections of the U.S. media, President Donald Trump has done it again by projecting the press as "a great danger" to America.

Several trapped in China hotel fire

Unknown number of people were trapped as a fire broke out in a hotel in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, firefighters said.

Thirteen missing after boat sinks in east China

Thirteen crew members have gone missing while seven others have been rescued after a fishing boat sank off the Zhejiang coast in eastern China.

US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president Roxana Baldetti

The US government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges, the embassy said in a statement.

50% Americans happy with Donald Trump's temporary ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations, says poll
50% Americans happy with Donald Trump's temporary ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations, says poll

A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job after a month in office, according to a poll.

Indonesia president Joko Widodo lands in Sydney on first Australia visit

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo arrived in Sydney on Saturday on his first visit to Australia as his nation's leader.

No President attacked press more than Barack Obama: Piers Morgan defends Donald Trump
No President attacked press more than Barack Obama: Piers Morgan defends Donald Trump

British journalist Piers Morgan, who has never shied away from showing support for U.S. President Donald Trump, has once again batted for the latter.

US President Donald Trump signs executive order to cut regulations 'punishing companies'
US President Donald Trump signs executive order to cut regulations 'punishing companies'

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to cut regulations that were "punishing companies".

Trump vows budget for 'greatest military build-up' in American history
Trump vows budget for 'greatest military build-up' in American history

Trump outlined plans for strengthening the US military, already the world's most powerful fighting force, and other initiatives, though he again offered few specifics.

Russia says will veto proposed Syria sanctions over chemical weapons
Russia says will veto proposed Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

"I just explained our position very clearly to our partners. If it is tabled we will veto it," UN deputy ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told reporters.