Ohio sites hacked with IS message

A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” and ended “I love Islamic state”. The hacking was carried out by […]

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Montreal festival float causes race row

Media playback is unsupported on your device A video from a Montreal festival parade has gone viral with critics suggesting it shows the event’s lack of diversity. The clip shows a singer on a float pushed by four black men in khakis, as a white crowd dances around them in the Canadian city. The video […]

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Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Some demands set by four Arab states on Qatar in return for lifting sanctions will be “difficult to meet”, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says. However, Mr Tillerson said the proposals provided a basis for dialogue leading to a solution of the crisis. On Saturday, Qatar’s foreign minister rejected the list of 13 conditions […]

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Pakistan oil tanker fire ‘kills scores’

At least 100 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, local media report. They say dozens of people were badly burned as they tried to collect fuel leaking from the vehicle. Those injured are being treated in hospital. Firefighters are now at the scene tackling […]

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Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the poll about the accusations and “did nothing”. His comments followed an article in the Washington Post which said that Mr Obama learned last August of President […]

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Qatar says list of demands by Arab states not realistic

Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. They accuse Qatar of backing terrorism. Among other things, they have demanded the closure […]

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Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s policy on climate change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to […]

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Botswana’s former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91. Sir Ketumile, who led the country from 1980 to 1998, is credited with being the architect of the country’s famed stability, reports the AFP news agency. He was also involved in peace initiatives across Africa, including […]

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China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks. […]

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China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media report. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village, Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed. A rescue operation is now under way to try to locate and rescue the missing. Pictures posted by the […]

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