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Paris (AFP) - The Bastille Day attack in Nice -- the third terrorist massacre to hit France in 18 months -- has sparked anger and racism, putting further strain on an already tense political …

Rome (AFP) - Italian lawmakers will begin discussing Monday a proposal to ease up on the recreational use and growing of cannabis -- a highly inflammatory topic, with the government on the fence.

Vientiane (AFP) - Vietnam has warned that the inability of Southeast Asian nations to forge a unified front against Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea is a "test" of the regional bloc in …

A suicide bomber who blew himself up after being turned away from a music festival in southern Germany was a Syrian refugee who had been denied asylum.

Manila (AFP) - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo has declared herself a victim of political persecution, following her release from nearly five years in detention over a corruption case.

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia's coast guard said Monday they had retrieved eight bodies after a boat capsized off the southern state of Johor at the weekend with another 20 people believed to be …

A Californian wildfire has gutted 18 homes after charging through terrain "Like a freight train", as 1600 firefighters battle the flames.

Global deals may drop $US1.6 trillion ($A2.14 trillion) if Brexit talks lag, a forecast from the law firm Baker & McKenzie says.

Mexico City (AFP) - A veteran Mexican drug lord wanted by the United States for the 1985 murder of a US undercover agent has denied killing the man and insisted that he has left the crime world.

Reutlingen (Germany) (AFP) - A Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a woman with a machete in the German city of Reutlingen, in an incident police said did not bear the hallmarks of a "terrorist …

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