SCOTTISH LEADER AIMS TO HOLD NEW INDEPENDENCE VOTE BY 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's push for rerun of 2014 poll amid Brexit uncertainty draws sharp criticism from London.

THE SUDANESE LIBRARIAN WHO PROVIDES BOOKS TO PROTESTERS

An open-air library set up by Abdirahman Moalim at the sit-in site in Khartoum has become a hit with protesters.

 
 
 

US ISSUES NEW HEZBOLLAH-RELATED SANCTIONS

US targets two men, three firms accused of helping Hezbollah avoid sanctions, Treasury Department says.

IRAN'S ZARIF WARNS US OF 'CONSEQUENCES' OVER OIL SANCTIONS

Foreign minister defiant over US move to stem Islamic Republic's oil revenue stream by ending sanctions waivers.

 
 
 

UN RIGHTS CHIEF CONDEMNS 'SHOCKING' SAUDI MASS EXECUTIONS

Michelle Bachelet joins rights groups in condemning Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 men over terrorism charges.

15 KILLED IN HUGE BLAST IN NORTHWEST SYRIA

Thirteen civilians were among the dead in the massive explosion, the cause of which was not immediately clear.

 
 
 

WAITING FOR JUSTICE: 1.9 MILLION PAKISTAN CASES PENDING

Cases in Pakistan can sometimes take years if not longer so the government is setting up a new system of model courts.

UKRAINIANS FEAR MEASLES VACCINATION AS INFECTION RATE RISES

Ukraine has most measles infections globally with its low vaccination rate and widespread scepticism over its efficacy.

 
 
 

SYRIAN REFUGEES USE ART TO KEEP THEIR CULTURE ALIVE

How Syrian refugees are preserving their history and culture under threat by years of war.

THEY WORKED IN TORRID HEAT FOR EXXON, SHELL AND WALMART, FOR FREE

'I can't fathom this being legitimate,' a former US Labor Department investigator says of a drug rehab's work programme.

 
 
 

ISRAELI ARMY RAZES WEST BANK HOME OF SLAIN PALESTINIAN ATTACKER

Omar Abu Laila, 19, was killed last month two days after he was suspected of carrying out a stabbing attack.

POWERFUL CYCLONE IS BARRELLING TOWARDS NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE

Cyclone Kenneth is on track to be the second major weather system to hit storm-ravaged Mozambique in just over a month

 
 
 

CHINA, RUSSIA ABSTAIN FROM UN VOTE ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT

China, Russia abstain from UN vote on sexual violence in conflict while body caves in to US pressure.

MORE THAN 50 DEAD IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER HEAVY RAINS

Rescue workers were digging through collapsed homes and other buildings in coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal province.

 
 
 

US OFFERS $10M REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON HEZBOLLAH'S FINANCES

US offers millions for information on how Hezbollah in Lebanon gets its money but fears grow over destabilising effect.

ALGERIA: BILLIONAIRE BROTHERS PLACED IN TEMPORARY CUSTODY

The four Kouninef brothers were arrested on Monday as part an of anti-graft investigation.

 
 
 

'FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART': ABE'S APOLOGY TO JAPAN VICTIMS

Shinzo Abe's government also promised compensation to the tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilisation.

'MARSQUAKE': NASA'S INSIGHT DETECTS LIKELY TREMOR ON MARS

The breakthrough came nearly five months after InSight, touched down on the surface of Mars on seismological mission.

 
 
 

AMNESTY CALLS ON LEBANON TO END 'ABUSIVE' SPONSORSHIP SYSTEM

The UK-based rights group called on the Lebanese government to end the migration sponsorship system known as kafala.

LIBYA: GNA FORCES REPEL HAFTAR'S OFFENSIVE, RETAKE TRIPOLI SUBURB

Forces aligned to UN-recognised government in Tripoli retake control of town of Aziziya, 60km south of the capital.

 
 
 



Reports: Body of 5-year-old Illinois boy AJ Freund found

Reports: Body of 5-year-old Illinois boy AJ Freund found

A week after two Illinois parents reported their 5-year-old son as missing, the boy's body was found in a rural area of a Chicago suburb. Read more ...

'We have a missing child': Father's 911 call released as search continues...

'We have a missing child': Father's 911 call released as search continues for missing 5-year-old

The father of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund calmly reported the Illinois boy missing last week. Police have determined it's unlikely the child was abducted or walked away. Read more ...

'We have a missing child': Father's 911 call released as search continues...

'We have a missing child': Father's 911 call released as search continues for missing 5-year-old

The father of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund calmly reported the Illinois boy missing last week. Police have determined it's unlikely the child was abducted or walked away. Read more ...

An American World War II bomb caused widespread damage in a German city when...

An American World War II bomb caused widespread damage in a German city when authorities detonated it

The controlled detonation of a World War II bomb caused widespread damage in the southern German city of Regensburg on Wednesday. Some 4,500 residents were evacuated before the... Read more ...

36 of the best graduation gifts you can give to upcoming high school or...

36 of the best graduation gifts you can give to upcoming high school or college grads

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Reports: Steelers reach deal on contract extension with Ben Roethlisberger...

Reports: Steelers reach deal on contract extension with Ben Roethlisberger; announcement expected later today

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is getting a new contract that will be announced Wednesday, according to published reports. Read more ...

Border Patrol found a crying 3-year-old alone in a cornfield with a phone...

Border Patrol found a crying 3-year-old alone in a cornfield with a phone number written on his shoes

Border Patrol agents found a crying migrant toddler sitting alone in a cornfield on Tuesday, the Customs and Border Protection agency said. The child had his name and some... Read more ...

Kohl's Will Now Accept Amazon Returns At All Its Stores

Kohl's Will Now Accept Amazon Returns At All Its Stores

The department store is betting that easy returns will drive foot traffic to its stores. Shares of Kohl's stock spiked with the news. Read more ...

A bidding war breaks out as Occidental Petroleum makes $38 billion offer for...

A bidding war breaks out as Occidental Petroleum makes $38 billion offer for Anadarko, topping Chevron's

Anadarko Petroleum shares surged 12% on Wednesday after Occidental Petroleum made a bid for the petroleum company. The $38 billion offer tops Chevron's $33 billion bid for... Read more ...

Trump just explicitly laid out his strategy to fight the overwhelming number...

Trump just explicitly laid out his strategy to fight the overwhelming number of Democratic investigations

President Donald Trump said his administration will be "fighting all the subpoenas" House Democrats throw their way. Trump's comments come as several committees are locked in... Read more ...