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Miami, 2 Jan 2017/--/Police say seven people, including three teenagers, were injured in a New Year's Day shooting in Miami-Dade's West Little River neighborhood. The Miami Herald reports that police say the victims were standing outside a house at around 6 pm yesterday when a car pulled and...

Moscow, 2 Jan 2017/--/At least nine people were killed after an apartment building partially collapsed in the village of Shakhan in central Kazakhstan, local authorities said today. "Nine dead people were pulled from the rubble," the interior ministry's emergencies committee said in a statement,...

Baghdad, 2 Jan 2017/--/French President Francois Hollande today told French soldiers training Iraqi special forces that involvement on the ground against the Islamic State group was key to preventing terror attacks at home. "Taking action against terrorism here in Iraq is also preventing acts of...

Baghdad, 2 Jan 2017/--/French President Francois Hollande arrived in Baghdad today to meet the French forces helping Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group and to hold talks with top officials. Hollande, who was travelling with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, had already...

Tokyo, 2 Jan 2017/--/Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered his traditional New Year address today with tens of thousands of people flocking to the Imperial Palace for what could be his last such appearance after he expressed his desire to abdicate. It was his first New Year message since he announced...

Istanbul, 2 Jan 2017/--/Turkish police struggled to track down a gunman who attacked New Year's Eve revelers at a popular Istanbul nightclub, killing at least 39 people, including two Indians. Close to 70 more were wounded. The attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a...

London, 2 Jan 2017/--/Islamic State terror group is plotting mass casualty chemical attacks against Britain, a senior UK minister has warned. Minister in charge of security Ben Wallace said Islamic State (ISIS) had used chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq and intelligence chiefs believe it has an "...

Vatican City, 2 Jan 2017/--/Pope Francis in his New Year's greetings today declared 2017 will be good to the degree that people do good and reject hatred, as he prayed for those courageously dealing with terrorism gripping the world in "fear and bewilderment."  "The new year will be good in the...

London, 2 Jan 2017/--/Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom would not be attending the New Year's Day service in Norfolk, eastern England, as she was still recovering from a heavy cold, Buckingham Palace said on Sunday. The Queen, 90, also was unable to attend the Christmas Day service at the St...

Istanbul, 2 Jan 2017/--/The Islamic State jihadist group today claimed the shooting rampage inside a glamorous Istanbul nightclub on New Year's night that killed 39 people, as police hunted the attacker who remains on the run. With foreigners making up the majority of those killed in yesterday's...

Mogadishu, 2 Jan 2017/--/A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu's international airport, killing at least three people. Captain Mohamed Hussein says the car bomber detonated the bomb today as security forces...

Kathmandu, 2 Jan 2017/--/Nepal has received 40 mega watt of electricity from India, taking the total import of power from the country to 340 mega watt, as part of the Himalayan nation's efforts to end load-shedding. Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Dinesh Kumar Ghimire expressed hope that...

Yangon, 2 Jan 2017/--/Myanmar`s government on Monday said it has detained several police officers over a video apparently showing Rohingya civilians being beaten, a rare admission that authorities may have carried out abuses against the Muslim minority. Tens of thousands of people from the...

Colombo, 2 Jan 2017/--/Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday challenged Mahinda Rajapaksa to topple the current government, days after the former president expressed his intent to make a political comeback by bringing down the government this year. "I will be going next week to...

Beijing, 2 Jan 2017/--/China will not allow anyone to use Hong Kong as a base for subversion against mainland China or to damage its political stability, Beijing's top official in the territory told state television. Chinese leaders are increasingly concerned about a fledgling independence movement...

Kochi, 2 Jan 2017/--/Chinese artist Dai Xiang has given an ancient Chinese painting a contemporary transformation through photographs at the ongoing mega art event Kochi Muziris Biennale here. Through his work The new along the river during the Qingming festival 2014 for KMB 2016, he is piquing the...

Beijing, 2 Jan 2017/--/Beijing, Chinese capital on Monday extended the orange alert for heavy air pollution for another three days as toxic smog continued to choke Beijing in the New Year, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of flights in the neighbouring Tianjin city. The orange alert, the...

Istanbul, 1 Jan 2017/--/Thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed when a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016. The assailant shot dead a policeman and...

Nairobi, 1 Jan 2017/--/Burundi's environment minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura today, police said, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015. Emmanuel Niyonkuru, 54, the country's water, environment and planning minister, was...

Washington, 1 Jan 2017/--/President-elect Donald Trump has again cast doubt on a US intelligence finding that Russia meddled in the US election through computer hacking, a conclusion that led to US sanctions against Moscow. "Well, I just want them to be sure, because it's a pretty serious charge,...

United Nations, 1 Jan 2017/--/Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an antagonistic incoming US administration led by Donald Trump who thinks the world body's 193 member states do nothing except talk and have a good...

Kinshasa, 1 Jan 2017/--/The government and opposition parties in the DR Congo have clinched a hard-won deal over President Joseph Kabila's fate, ending a political crisis that sparked months of deadly unrest. Under the terms of the deal, Kabila will stay until the "end of 2017" but a transition...

Beirut, 1 Jan 2017/--/The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jump-start peace negotiations, as a fragile country-wide cease-fire wavered. The resolution also calls for the "rapid, safe and...

Jakarta, 1 Jan 2017/--/At least 23 people have been killed and 17 are missing after a passenger boat caught fire today near Jakarta, according to officials. The boat was ferrying around 200 people from Jakarta to Tidung island - a tourist destination 50 kilometres from the capital - this morning...

Caracas, 1 Jan 2017/--/Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today released six dissidents, among them former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales, who had been under house arrest for more than two months, opposition leaders said. "I have been freed, along with other political prisoners," Rosales,...