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Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton after the debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday. — Reuters photo

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw the Republican on the back foot…

Violent crime rises in US: FBI

Violent crime in the United States rose last year, the FBI said Monday.
The FBI said that in 2015 there were 1,197,704 violent crimes, an increase of 3.9 per cent compared with the previous year…

Colombia, FARC rebels sign peace deal

Colombia’s leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government Monday and apologised to the countless victims of the country’s half-century civil war…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Demonstrators take part in a march to demand justice for the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos to mark the two-year anniversary of their disappearance in the state of Guerrero, in Mexico City, Mexico, on Monday. — Reuters photo

Thousands march in Mexico for 43 missing students

Thousands of people marched on Monday with the parents of 43 missing students in Mexico City, demanding that they be found alive on the second anniversary of their disappearance…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
New evidence of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa

New evidence of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa

More evidence of possible water plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has been spotted using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the US space agency said Monday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Trump’s debate sniffs take off on social media

Trump’s debate sniffs take off on social media

Republican White House candidate Donald Trump stole the social media spotlight during Monday night’s US presidential debate on at least one count – what Twitter users branded his #Trumpsniffle…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

Turkey has dismissed 87 staff from its spy agency over alleged links to the failed July 15 coup, state media said Tuesday, in the first purge of one of the country’s most powerful institutions…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Taiwan’s third typhoon of the month kills four, injures hundreds

Taiwan’s third typhoon of the month kills four, injures hundreds

The third typhoon to hit Taiwan this month killed at least four people and injured hundreds on Tuesday, knocking down trees and cutting power to millions…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Air pollution affects 92pc of world people: WHO

Air pollution affects 92pc of world people: WHO

More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Turkey dismisses 87 intel members

Turkey dismisses 87 intel members

Turkish authorities have dismissed 87 members of the National Intelligence Agency, state-run Anadolu agency reported on Tuesday, on suspected links with the…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump points toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Clinton puts Trump on defensive in blistering debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday, putting him on the defensive during a debate that a snap poll said boosted her White House chances…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, second from left, and the rebel leader Timochenko, right, watched as the president signed the historic deal.--AP photo

Historic Colombia peace deal is signed

The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Europa is one of the best search targets for extra-terrestrial life in the Solar System--BBC photo

Europa moon ‘spewing water jets’

Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter’s icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed

A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by the police, authorities said…

Debates to help voters decide between Clinton, Trump

Debates to help voters decide between Clinton, Trump

Half of America’s likely voters will rely on the presidential debates to help them make their choice between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov 8 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Castro seen in state media for third time in a week

Castro seen in state media for third time in a week

Fidel Castro appeared in state-run media Monday for the third time in less than a week, which is extremely rare for the father of the Cuban revolution…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Six soldiers killed in clashes in southeast Turkey

Six soldiers killed in clashes in southeast Turkey

Six Turkish soldiers were killed and one was injured on Monday in clashes with militants in the largely Kurdish southeast, security and hospital sources said…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Clinton, Trump to square off in debate showdown

Clinton, Trump to square off in debate showdown

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in US history…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Members of the Colombian navy gather outside a church where President Juan Manuel Santos will attend mass on Monday, before signing a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in Cartagena, Colombia, September 25, 2016. — Reuters photo

Colombia to sign peace with Marxist rebels, ending 52-year war

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will sign a deal on Monday ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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