Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide

For the first time, two leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have been found guilty of genocide. Nuon Chea, 92, was the deputy of regime leader Pol Pot, and Khieu Samphan, 87,...

Munich police investigate Breivik link

By BBC The gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings and had an obvious link to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, German police say. Police who searched the 18-year-old's room...

Royal wedding finishing touches underway

Final preparations are taking place on the eve of Saturday's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Ms Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, will meet the Queen for the first time at Windsor Castle later,...

Huge fire hits UAE residential towers

By BBC A large fire has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates, in the third such incident in a little more than a year. The fire struck one tower in Ajman...
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Angry India condemns Pakistan UN speech

 India has responded angrily to a speech by Pakistan's prime minister to the UN general assembly, with an envoy calling the country "Terroristan". In his speech PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accused India of "war crimes"...

Switzerland holds referendum on basic income

By BBC  Switzerland is voting on whether to introduce a guaranteed basic income for every citizen, becoming the first country to hold such a vote. The proposal calls for adults to be paid an unconditional income...

Tokyo: Van rams crowd headed for New Year’s prayers

A small van has ploughed into pedestrians celebrating the New Year on one of Tokyo's most famous streets. The man driving the car fled the scene but was later arrested by police for attempted murder. Nine...

Trump ‘dangerously incoherent’ – Clinton

By BBC Hillary Clinton has called Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump "dangerously incoherent". The Democratic front-runner said Mr Trump was unfit to be president and his election would be a "historic mistake". Mr Trump hit back, saying...

UN counts ‘more than 50’ IS mass graves

By BBC A UN envoy has said more than 50 mass graves have so far been found in parts of Iraq that were previously controlled by so-called Islamic State (IS). Jan Kubis told the UN Security...

Israel postpones new settler homes vote

By BBC An Israeli committee has postponed a vote to authorise construction of almost 500 new homes in Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. The move apparently follows a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office. It...
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