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Trump threatens to declare national emergency over border wall fight Trump threatens to declare national emergency

The embarrassing closure of parts of the US government will set a record 22 days on Saturday


Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand pulls Twitter account over 'threats' Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand pulls Twitter account

Thai authorities initially threatened to deport her after she arrived in Bangkok from Kuwait last weekend


Pompeo takes US anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states Pompeo takes US anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states

The US Secretary of State travels on Friday to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates where he'll be calling for increasing pressure on Iran


Is affirmative action in India becoming a gimmick? Is affirmative action in India becoming a gimmick?

It is built into the country's 68-year-old constitution, and reserves seats in parliament


Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

The men were convicted for having government documents in their possession


Heavy storm devastates Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon Heavy storm devastates Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

The UN refugee agency says that 361 sites that are home to some 11,000 Syrians have been affected


Python covered with over 500 ticks rescued in Australia Tick-riddled python rescued in Australia

A professional handler removed the snake and took it for treatment at a wildlife clinic


Jayme Closs: Missing 13-year-old found months after parents' murder Girl found alive after parents' murder

Jayme Closs, whose parents, aged 56 and 46, were discovered shot in their family home last year, was located on Thursday evening


Taiwan leader appoints new premier following election loss Taiwan leader appoints new premier

Su Tseng-chang take charge of the Cabinet amid tense relations with China


Jakiw Palij: Nazi guard deported by US dies in Germany Nazi camp guard deported from US dies

Jakiw Palij, who was thought to be the last Nazi collaborator living in the US, was deported to Germany last year after a lengthy legal battle


Gunmen kill 4 volunteers guarding southern Thailand school 4 soldiers killed in Thailand school attack

The attacks have occurred during an effort to revitalize peace talks between the Thai government and some insurgent groups


Burkina army chief sacked as jihadist attacks continue Burkina army chief sacked as jihadist attacks continue

Major General Oumarou Sadou has been replaced by General Moise Minoungou


Ghosn awaits fate but release unlikely Ghosn awaits fate but release unlikely

Prosecutors are expected to press formal charges against the 64-year-old auto industry tycoon over allegations of under-declaring his income


Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row Trump digs in as shutdown continues

The government has been in partial shutdown for 20 days, leaving about 800,000 federal employees without pay


Japan's PM says 'whole world' against no-deal Brexit Japan's PM says 'whole world' against no-deal Brexit

But not all world leaders have supported Theresa May's deal - in November, President Trump said it "sounds like a great deal for the EU".


US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria: Pompeo US to expel every Iranian boot from Syria: Pompeo

Pompeo warned there would be no US reconstruction aid for areas controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad until Iran and its proxies had left


Rebel drone kills 6 loyalists at biggest Yemen airbase Rebel drone kills 6 loyalists at biggest Yemen airbase

Footage of the attack showed a drone exploding over a podium around which dozens of military personnel were standing


Maduro begins new term shunned by Venezuela's neighbors Maduro begins new term shunned by Venezuela's neighbors

The 56-year-old leader was to be sworn in at about 1400 GMT by the Supreme Court rather than the sidelined, opposition-controlled parliament


Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 21 policemen Taliban attacks kill 21 Afghan policemen

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for all the attacks


How Venezuela's crisis developed and drove out millions of people Venezuela: A country in freefall

Venezuela's currency is losing its value and prices are soaring - at speed


Australians hold topless protest in support of Saudi woman Rahaf Alqunun Australians hold protest in support of Saudi woman

Alqunun was on Wednesday deemed a refugee by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, after being detained in Bangkok en route to Australia


Three dead after Sudan protest as crowds cheer Bashir at rival rally Three dead after Sudan protest

More than 800 protesters, opposition leaders, activists and journalists have been arrested since the unrest began, officials say


19 hurt in France building blaze: Fire service 19 hurt in France building blaze

The blaze had been brought under control by daybreak


Venezuela's Maduro to celebrate 2nd term as crisis deepens Maduro to celebrate 2nd term

A dozen Latin American governments and Canada in a coalition have rejected the legitimacy of Maduro's next term


Iraq closes camps for displaced, pushes families into peril Iraq closes camps for displaced

Some 1.8 million people out of Iraq's population of 38 million are still waiting to return to their communities


South Korea porn: Co-founder of the Soranet site jailed South Korea porn site co-founder jailed

The woman, surnamed Song, was found guilty of aiding and abetting the distribution of obscene material


Spain Andalusia: Far right strike landmark deal Spanish far right strikes landmark deal

The conservative Popular Party (PP) will rule along with the centre-right Citizens


Brexit: General election 'answer to deadlock' General election 'answer to Brexit deadlock'

The PM is considering trying to win over some Labour MPs to the deal by offering extra protection to workers


Trump officially taps former coal lobbyist to lead EPA Trump nominates ex-coal lobbyist to lead EPA

The nomination of Wheeler, who is currently the acting EPA chief, requires Senate confirmation


Australia consulate scares: Arrest over '38 suspicious parcels' Australian held over '38 consulate parcels'

The contents of the parcels are still being identified


Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours Fresh Brexit setback for UK PM in MPs' vote

It means the government will have to come up with revised plans within three days if Mrs May's EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week


Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll Opposition named winner in DR Congo poll

President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 18 years in office


Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown


Kim Jong-un leaves China with 'backing for second Trump summit' China 'backs second Kim-Trump summit'

China is the North's main ally and key trade partner


Trump walks out of shutdown talks with a 'bye-bye' Trump says shutdown talks 'bye-bye'

The Republican president ended talks after Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer stuck by their refusal to fund his planned US-Mexico border wall


Trump makes pitch for wall at bill signing Trump makes pitch for wall at bill signing

Democrats have called Trump's promised wall costly, ineffective and "immoral" and say he's "manufacturing a crisis."


Ex-Israeli minister to serve 11 years for Iran spying Ex-Israeli minister to serve 11 years for Iran spying

Israel's Shin Bet security service initially said Segev met with his operators twice in Iran, and also met with Iranian agents in hotels


Canada central bank maintains key lending rate at 1.75% Canada maintains key lending rate at 1.75%

The Bank of Canada said in a statement, "has been performing well overall," but it forecast it will grow by only 1.7 percent this year


Security tight as Congo prepares to release vote results
Security tight as Congo prepares to release vote results

Residents of the capital, Kinshasa, said the heavy security presence was a bad sign, with some recalling the violence that followed past disputed poll

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