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23 dead in train crash

Aug 19, 2017 / 10:22 am

Six coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Saturday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81, officials said. Two of the coaches...

Anti-Nazis march in force

Aug 19, 2017 / 10:20 am

Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism as...

Seven stabbed in rampage

Aug 19, 2017 / 7:13 am

A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage Saturday in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State's...

Knife attack 'terror act'

Aug 19, 2017 / 7:11 am

The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency...

Extremists march in Berlin

Aug 19, 2017 / 6:39 am

Some 500 far-right extremists began a march in Berlin on Saturday in honour of the 30th anniversary of the death of top Nazi Rudolf Hess. About 500...

4 cops shot in Florida

Aug 19, 2017 / 6:31 am

UPDATE 10:17 a.m. A suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Florida and the grave wounding of a sergeant was arrested in a bar several hours after...

Despair in decaying city

Aug 19, 2017 / 6:21 am

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel...

Botched blast started plot

Aug 19, 2017 / 6:15 am

A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their...

Lebanon moving on ISIS

Aug 18, 2017 / 9:17 pm

Lebanon's U.S.-backed army has announced the start of a military offensive to clear Islamic State group militants from the frontier with Syria....

Top prosecutor flees country

Aug 18, 2017 / 7:49 pm

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed...

Fido digs up drugs

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:32 pm

An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honoured by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard. KATU-TV...

Boy burned, leashed, caged

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:29 pm

A Pennsylvania mother is accused of burning her three-year-old with chemicals, putting him on a leash and keeping him in a dog cage. Police in St. Marys charged...

Finland stabbing kills 2

Aug 18, 2017 / 11:25 am

UPDATE: 11:25 a.m. A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and...

Bannon leaves team Trump

Aug 18, 2017 / 10:40 am

Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon's resignation on Friday,...

Canadians among casualties

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:56 am

Spanish authorities say Canada is among 34 countries with citizens killed or injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Global Affairs says Canadians have...

Rising tide of hatred

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:30 am

Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The...

Huge dengue outbreak

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:28 am

Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system. The...

Spain manhunt deepens

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:24 am

Police shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a deadly car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region Friday, just hours...

Crash Capt. loses command

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:21 am

Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy...

Threat of more mudslides

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:18 am

The president joined with families in paying final respects Thursday to victims of this week's mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital, while...

13 dead, 100 injured

Aug 17, 2017 / 4:27 pm

UPDATE: 4:25 p.m. Thursday van attack in Barcelona has injured 100 people, authorities say. Victims were left sprawled in the street, spattered with blood or...

Trump, more than ever

Aug 17, 2017 / 2:23 pm

President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at...

Burqa stunt in Parliament

Aug 17, 2017 / 11:16 am

An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on...

Sphere returns to WTC

Aug 17, 2017 / 11:06 am

A 25-ton, bronze sphere damaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is finally being returned to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site. Workers on Wednesday...

Military helicopter crashes

Aug 17, 2017 / 11:03 am

A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60...

SeaWorld orca euthanized

Aug 17, 2017 / 8:53 am

SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine...

Trump: history ripped apart

Aug 17, 2017 / 8:50 am

President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the...

Falls to death from crane

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:59 am

A suspected car thief led police on a chase across Los Angeles before he ditched the vehicle and climbed to the top of a loading crane at the city's port,...

Arrest in French car attack

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:47 am

French authorities have detained a man linked to an Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris. It is the first arrest in the case. A...

600 migrants rescued

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:43 am

Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of...

Putin trusted over Trump

Aug 16, 2017 / 1:50 pm

Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and...

Llama on the links

Aug 16, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Maybe these golfers in New Hampshire didn't yell "fore" but they might have considered "llama on the links." Golfers at Eagle Mountain...

Please don't let her be dead

Aug 16, 2017 / 12:52 pm

With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in...

Nuclear fears resurface

Aug 16, 2017 / 11:20 am

After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving...

MH370 search narrowed

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:47 am

Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new...

Egypt discovers new tombs

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:45 am

Egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period. The...

UN: rising racism in US

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:42 am

United Nations human rights experts say racism and xenophobia are rising in the United States, pointing to far-right demonstrations in Charlottesville,...

China: 'hit the brakes'

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:39 am

China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute,...

More migrants in semi

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:34 am

Border Patrol agents have found 20 immigrants crammed into a locked semitrailer at a checkpoint in West Texas. A Border Patrol spokesman said the immigrants...

Aussies, Kiwis feuding

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:31 am

New Zealand and Australia have close ties but also a rivalry that can sometimes turn ugly. That tension spilled into politics on Tuesday, when Australian...

Nail in heart, drives to ER

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:29 am

A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself...

Underground border wall

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:08 am

Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of...

Giuliani undergoes surgery

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:05 am

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery over the weekend after falling while on vacation on Long Island....

Tiger had pot, pills in system

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:58 pm

A toxicology report shows that Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a...

Tree falls, 13 killed

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:24 pm

A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials...

600 missing in mudslides

Aug 15, 2017 / 9:53 am

The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an...

Deadly toll on US roads

Aug 15, 2017 / 9:51 am

Preliminary data show U.S. motor vehicle deaths and injuries were down slightly in the first six months of 2017, although they were still significantly higher...

Monsoon death toll climbs

Aug 15, 2017 / 9:44 am

The death toll in flooding and landslides that devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the past few days has risen to 245, while...

Confederate statue toppled

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:31 am

Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in Durham brought a ladder...

Iran threat to revive nukes

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:13 am

Iran's president issued a direct threat to the West on Tuesday, claiming his country is capable of revitalizing its nuclear program within hours and quickly...

Emboldened by bloody rally

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:11 am

Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists are planning more demonstrations to promote their agenda after the...

Flag's return brings closure

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:00 am

The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. When...

Migrants locked in trailer

Aug 15, 2017 / 5:54 am

Police in Texas acting on a tip found 16 immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 30 kilometres from the border with Mexico,...

Two Cdns killed in attack

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:49 pm

Global Affairs Canada has identified one of the two Canadians killed in a suspected terrorist attack in Burkina Faso as Tammy Chen of Ontario, while a...

Jury sides with Taylor Swift

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:34 pm

Taylor Swift won $1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago. After a...

Car slams into cafe crowd

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:45 pm

A man who may have been trying to kill himself rammed his car into a pizzeria east of Paris on Monday, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring her younger...

Trump reviles 'racist thugs'

Aug 14, 2017 / 11:16 am

President Donald Trump is saying that "racism is evil" as he condemns the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "criminals and thugs." He...

200 dead in mudslides

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:42 am

Relatives dug through the mud in search of their loved ones and a morgue overflowed with bodies Monday after heavy rains and flooding early in the day killed at...

Pakistan marks 70 years

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:54 am

Pakistan kicked off a day of celebrations on Monday marking 70 years of statehood and independence, the festivities beginning with gun salutes in the capital,...

California wildfire evacs

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:51 am

Firefighters are battling a wildfire near the University of California, Riverside that came dangerously close to homes, prompting an evacuation order. The...

The science behind eclipse

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:43 am

The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. Astronomers are going full blast to pry even more science...

Skydiver stuck in tree

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:41 am

A skydiver who was blown off course in Massachusetts has been rescued after spending hours stuck about 70 feet up in a tree. Dunstable police said late Sunday...

Arctic melting fast

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:35 am

One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it's melting. Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and...

Barbecue explodes in SUV

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:25 am

A Florida woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion of a propane barbecue grill being transported in her SUV. Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane tells news...

Monsoon floods kill 160+

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:16 am

Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that have killed at least 160 people and displaced millions of others across northern India, southern...

Crash driver idolized Hitler

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:06 am

The young man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was fascinated with Nazism, idolized Adolf Hitler, and had...

Confrontation not imminent

Aug 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea's is not imminent, but they cautioned that the...

Rescuers pull out 13 bodies

Aug 13, 2017 / 8:47 am

Soldiers and rescue workers in northern India pulled out 13 bodies from two buses buried in mud from a landslide that was triggered Sunday by heavy monsoon...

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