• United Kingdom says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'
United Kingdom says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'

The Irish government has dismissed reports of a breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations as "speculation". British Prime Minister Theresa May is gearing up for a tough fight at home, as she prepares to reveal a draft Brexit agreement to her cabinet on Wednesday.

Read more

  • The Arizona Senate Race Between McSally and Sinema is Over
The Arizona Senate Race Between McSally and Sinema is Over

One of her political mentors, Jon Kyl, was appointed in September to fill John McCain's seat after Arizona's senior senator died following a struggle against brain cancer. Ms Sinema, 42, is also openly bisexual, and has spoken about facing bullying as a child because of her sexuality. The Arizona Republic estimates that there are about 170,...

Read more

  • 4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia's capital; 20 dead
4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia's capital; 20 dead

The militants attempting to storm the hotel were however thwarted by security forces who killed the four attackers. Police official Ibrahim Mohamed said information received from various hospitals indicated that the number of dead had reached 41, with another 106 wounded.

Read more

  • McConnell: 'The Mueller investigation is not under threat'
McConnell: 'The Mueller investigation is not under threat'

Whitaker, a former United States attorney and now acting attorney general and therefore responsible for overseeing the Mueller probe, is on record criticizing Mueller and suggesting that the Justice Department could cut off funding for his office.

Read more

  • Future seems uncertain for Trump's acting attorney general
Future seems uncertain for Trump's acting attorney general

If he stays there, he will create a constitutional crisis by inhibiting Mueller or firing Mueller - so Congress has to act". Whitaker has faced pressure from Democrats to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller based on the comments, which were made before he joined the Justice Department past year.

Read more

  • It’s heavy weather in Paris for Trump
It’s heavy weather in Paris for Trump

The US president said he and other officials were "gathered at this hallowed resting place to pay tribute to fearless Americans" who died a century ago, as well as to the French troops with whom they fought. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other White House personnel atten...

Read more

  • Qld woman arrested over needles in strawberries crisis
Qld woman arrested over needles in strawberries crisis

She was arrested on Sunday night after a protracted investigation into the sabotage of three Queensland strawberry brands, and charged with seven counts of aggravated contamination of goods, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

Read more

  • Devastation as deadly California blaze tallies grim stats
Devastation as deadly California blaze tallies grim stats

Crews faced hot dry "devil winds" as they battled two giant wildfires raging at opposite ends of California on Sunday, including a blaze in the north that is now one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history. High, dry winds blowing from the desert regions are expected to sustain the conditions until at least Tuesday, with ...

Read more

  • Government asserts dissolving Parliament, setting dates for polls legal
Government asserts dissolving Parliament, setting dates for polls legal

Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since October 26, when Sirisena fired his prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe , and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa . Mangala Samaraweera, finance minister in Wickremesinghe's sacked cabinet, said Saturday that their United National Party (UNP) would file a challenge with Sri Lan...

Read more

  • Former Somali Refugee At Dadaab Ilhan Omar Elected To US Congress
Former Somali Refugee At Dadaab Ilhan Omar Elected To US Congress

Omar won a House seat in a strongly Democratic district in Minneapolis, Minnesota, succeeding Keith Ellison . Two Midwestern states will both be the first to send Muslim women to Congress come 2019. The Democrat lived at the Daad refugee camp in Kenya for four years and could not even speak English at the time she relocated to the US. M...

Read more

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg out of hospital after fall
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg out of hospital after fall

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now: Her nephew said last night that Ginsburg is already "up and working", according to Reuters . "I can't promise they were good jokes but they were jokes". It was the latest health scare for the oldest member of the Court, who previously battled two forms of cancer and suffered two broken ribs in 2012.

Read more

  • Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Air Jamaica flight
Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Air Jamaica flight

Crews work on a Fly Jamaica Airways plane at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown , Guyana on Friday, November 9, 2018 in this photo from the airport's Facebook page. McDoom said. The Boeing 757 involved in the incident was originally delivered to ATA Airlines in 1999 and is registered as N524AT. A Fly Jamaica flight had to make an e...

Read more

  • Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft
Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft

It is thought the former First Lady can post bail while appealing the conviction. "While we note that there are still legal remedies available to Congresswoman Marcos, this latest development underscores that our country now has a working and impartial justice system", Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

Read more

  • 5 people found dead in vehicles torched by fire
5 people found dead in vehicles torched by fire

Among the towns under evacuation orders is Thousand Oaks, where a gunman killed 12 people in a rampage on Wednesday . Mr Murphy said firefighters were able to stop the fire at the edge of the city, where evacuation orders remain in place.

Read more

  • Watch the world’s first AI news anchor deliver a report
Watch the world’s first AI news anchor deliver a report

It was done in partnership with the Chinese search-engine company, Sogou.com, according to the company. Xinhua News' English Twitter already shows the English-speaking AI anchor in action, covering stories about a museum exhibition at the World Internet Conference and China's plans to launch a Mars exploration in 2020.

Read more

  • Tanker rams Norwegian Navy frigate tearing hole in its side
Tanker rams Norwegian Navy frigate tearing hole in its side

The footage, which was posted on Twitter, shows the warship resting on its side in shallow water near the coastline where the vessel was beached to avoid sinking. "It took on a lot of water and there is a real danger that it sinks where it is", a rescue official told AFP . The Sola TS is not reported to have suffered any damage.

Read more

  • Pompeo to meet with NK counterpart Thursday in New York
Pompeo to meet with NK counterpart Thursday in New York

Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, said in a statement around midnight Tuesday that "Pompeo's meeting with officials from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, scheduled for this week in NY, will now take place at a later date".

Read more

  • Florida passes amendment to restore felons' voting rights
Florida passes amendment to restore felons' voting rights

The sluggish process goes through Florida's Gov. Rick Scott and a clemency board, which meets four times a year . All U.S. states except for ME and Vermont bar felons from voting while they are incarcerated, but most restore that right when the inmate is released or following a period of parole or probation.

Read more

  • White House bans CNN reporter Jim Acosta after Trump row
White House bans CNN reporter Jim Acosta after Trump row

After taking criticism for the gross mischaracterization of events, Sanders proceeded to tweet a video of the event as evidence of Acosta's "inappropriate behaviour". Fox News has not yet confirmed whether or not the video is actually doctored, or simply zooms in on the incident . "This video analysis by BuzzFeed News demonstrates what the GI...

Read more

  • Man shot by police after stabbing spree in Melbourne city center
Man shot by police after stabbing spree in Melbourne city center

Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion and saw a vehicle bust into flames outside Target on Bourke Street, between Swanston and Russell Streets, about 4.20pm. They had initially thought the man was running to catch a tram close by, before a nearby police auto rushed to the scene. A witness filmed the horrifying scenes as the attacker tried to...

Read more