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A US prisoner dubbed "Houdini" because he'd dodged dates with death seven times, has been executed.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:28 pm
British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:17 pm
President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reports.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:16 pm
Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:07 pm
For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:58 am
US President Donald Trump says the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:28 am
AP Investigation: Child sex ring in Haiti reveals how Sri Lanka did little to punish the predators and shows cracks in the UN as it scrambles for peacekeepers by turning to militaries dogged by abuse allegations at home.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:43 am
A US federal appeals court dealt a fresh setback to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, upholding a lower court's decision to block the measure targeting travellers from six Muslim majority countries.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:30 am
A group of 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil by fleeing through a 30m tunnel, Brazilian media said.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:38 am
Officials and media reports say at least 10 people have died in mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka
Posted: May 26, 2017, 7:54 am
President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:20 am
Three federal prison guards in New York City have been arrested on charges that they sexually abused female prisoners in Brooklyn.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:25 am
The first time he was scheduled to die, Tommy Arthur invited his family to death row to say goodbye.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:37 am
Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to the US.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:06 am
President Donald Trump describes US intelligence leaks over the Manchester bombing as 'deeply troubling' and has threatened to prosecute those responsible.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:28 am
US President Donald Trump has chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the alliance.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:05 pm
Brazil's President Michel Temer recalls troops at the country's capital after deploying them to guard government buildings following riots by protesters demanding he leave power.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:48 pm
Hamas says it has put to death three men it accused of killing senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:33 pm
An Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:36 pm
Suspected Manchester suicide bomber's friend says that he once expressed a desire to avenge the killing of a friend in the British city.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:19 pm