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Japan public TV sends false North Korean missile alert

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:35
It took the public broadcaster 10 minutes to correct the error. The false missile warning in Japan comes days after a similar incident in Hawaii sent residents scrambling for cover.

2 previously unknown Van Gogh drawings discovered

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:38
Two new works have been added to Vincent van Gogh's official oeuvre. The discovery of an unknown drawing by the Dutch painter has allowed the authentication of a second sketch.

Chinese attack submarine lurking near disputed waters angers Japan

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:33
Japan's government has reacted angrily after one of the most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarines in the Chinese navy was spotted in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea. Julian Ryall reports.

Denmark charges inventor with murdering journalist Kim Wall on submarine

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:48
Danish prosecutors have charged inventor Peter Madsen with murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall while on his submarine and dumping her dismembered body at sea. Prosecutors are pushing for life behind bars.

Raids across Germany target suspected Iranian spies

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:11
Germany-wide police raids have been carried out on suspected Iranian spies. Iran has been linked in the past to spying, assassinating dissidents and targeting Israelis.

Ericsson announces huge write-down

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:42
Troubled Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson is trying to refocus on its core network infrastructure business by divesting its costly, non-core digital service and media divisions amid tough global competition.

Emmanuel Macron vows not to allow Calais migrant camp repeat

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:20
French President Emmanuel Macron says France wants more money from the UK and to negotiate a better police cooperation to handle the migrants in Calais. He made the comments during a visit to the French port town.

Novak Djokovic denies talk of Australian Open boycott

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:54
Novak Djokovic has moved to deny reports that he's agitating for a boycott of future grand slams and seeking higher pay for male players. The Serb did meet with other players but says those issues weren't discussed.

Belgium: Bodies found after Antwerp apartment explosion

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:08
A suspected gas explosion in the Belgian city of Antwerp has claimed at least two lives and injured at least 14 people. The explosion ripped through apartment buildings, causing at least one building to collapse.

Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic gunned down in Kosovo

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:36
Prominent Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in the ex-Serbian province of Kosovo as representatives of Belgrade and Pristina were set to meet in Brussels. The murder stands to aggravate the simmering conflict.

Palestinian leaders seek to suspend recognition of Israel

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:04
A high-ranking arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization has called for Israel's recognition to be revoked. Should it be accepted, the move could upend decades of formal relations between the two governments.

British government under pressure over Carillion collapse

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:26
The British government has held an emergency COBRA meeting after construction and services group Carillion went bust. Opposition parties have called for a probe into the government's deals with the corporation.

Australian Open: Angelique Kerber wins, Federer, Djokovic start campaigns

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:00
Aiming for her second Australian Open title, Angelique Kerber eased her way into the second round. Also playing their first matches were Alexander Zverev, Roger Federer and six-time champion Novak Djokovic.

Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:41
The collapse occured in the mountainous region of Chirajara in central Colombia. The 446-meter-long bridge was set to be opened in March as part of a major highway linked to the capital Bogota.

Olympic champ Simone Biles: I too was abused by team doctor

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:07
US Olympic gymnastics star Simone Biles has revealed that she was sexually abused by now-jailed former team doctor Larry Nassar. The physician is accused of molesting dozens of young girls.

California police charge parents with torture of 13 children in family home

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:49
US police said the 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29 and that some were found shackled to beds. One of the children notified police after she was able to escape the house in a town east of Los Angeles.

Pope Francis arrives in Chile amid fury over priest abuse

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:06
Pope Francis has arrived in Chile, kicking off a week-long Latin America trip. He's due to meet with indigenous peoples and victims of the dictatorship. Activists are demanding he also address the issue of priest abuse.

Rogue Australian wallaby sparks downtown police chase in Sydney

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:02
The kangaroo-like critter failed to indicate upon taking a highway exit during the rush hour. Police said they were having a tough time finding out where the marsupial came from.

Martin Luther King's children condemn Trump for 's***hole' remarks

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:20
Martin Luther King Day has been marked by ongoing criticisms of Donald Trump alleged comments about African countries. Protests broke out between Haitians and Trump supporters close to the president's Mar-a-Lago retreat.

North Korea to send its national orchestra to South for Winter Olympics

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:57
South and North Korea have agreed that Pyongyang will send a 140-strong orchestra to perform at next month's Winter Olympics. The agreement has come as the two sides continue to hold rare working-level talks.