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The UN wants to eliminate two major sources of marine litter from the oceans by 2022.
US-backed Iraqi forces have fought fierce battles with Islamic State fighters as they try to retake control of Mosul's main airport from IS.
A lucky gambler in Indiana has been confirmed as one of the biggest winners in US Powerball history.
A British man has been arrested on suspicion of launching a cyberattack on a German telecoms company, which left one million customers unable to go…
Two men have been hailed as heroes after saving a little girl who was hanging from the fourth storey of a residential building in China.
North Korea has said Malaysia is to blame for the death of Kim Jong-Nam at an airport in Kuala Lumpur.
A volcanologist and his guide are recovering after they fell into an active volcano in Nicaragua and had to be rescued by firemen.
Donald Trump has revoked guidelines which allow transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it will investigate "as a precautionary measure" a video which apparently shows government troops massacring…
Russia has set up an "information warfare" force which will fuel the West's concerns about what it sees as Moscow-sponsored "fake news".
Scientists have discovered at least three new planets in our galaxy that could have allowed life to evolve.
Marine Le Pen's chief of staff has been charged in connection with a probe into alleged misuse of European Union funds.
Rising floodwaters have caused at least 14,000 people to flee their homes in San Jose, California, as storms cause havoc in the state.
An iron gate stolen from a Nazi concentration camp has been returned to its original site.
It's an election campaign which grows increasingly unpredictable by the day - and be in no doubt, the direction the French choose (after whichever…
Superbug bacteria that has evolved to be resistant to widely-used antibiotics has been found in people, animals and food across the European Union.
Security has been increased following an attempted break-in at the mortuary where Kim Jong-Nam's body is being held.
Activists have scaled the Statue of Liberty and unfurled a "Refugees Welcome" banner across the national monument in New York.
South Sudan and Somalia are going to receive £100m each in UK aid, the Government has announced.
Breitbart News tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after he triggered a storm with comments which appeared to condone paedophilia.
Three men have been arrested in France by anti-terror police.
Donald Trump has publicly condemned for the first time recent anti-Semitic threats in the US as "horrible and painful".
The bodies of at least 74 migrants have been washed ashore in western Libya, in the latest tragedy along the dangerous trafficking route to Europe.
Five million in South Sudan, six in Somalia - half the population in the Yemen, 14 million, facing starvation in the future.
Richard Spencer credits himself with coining the term alt-right.
Almost 1.4 million children "are at imminent risk of death" this year from famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, the UN children's agency…
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has cancelled a meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf.
An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian attacker as he was lying on the floor has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.
A man has been arrested by Spanish police after driving a truck filled with gas canisters the wrong way on a major road.
A man who ignored warnings not to surf off the coast of Reunion Island has died after being bitten on the leg by a shark.
A Philippine senator has described President Rodrigo Duterte as a "sociopathic serial killer" who is unfit to lead the country.
Five people have been killed after a small plane crashed into a shopping centre near an airport north of Melbourne, Australia.
President Donald Trump has named his new national security adviser and new security chief of staff.
France's far-right presidential candidate has backed keeping Syria's Bashar al Assad as the best way to defeat Islamic State.
More than 100,000 people are experiencing famine in South Sudan with one million others on the brink of starvation.
The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York.
Sky News has seen evidence that allegedly links Russia to an attempted coup in Montenegro.
Former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt has advised Donald Trump to "stop digging" after the President defended his comments over the country's immigration…
A huge resistance movement is gathering pace in California in protest over the presidency of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump expects NATO nations to make "real progress" towards increasing the amount they spend on defence in 2017, his vice-president has revealed.
North Korea has demanded to see the suspects detained over the apparent assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother, saying the investigation by the…
The global arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War, according to a study.
The US defence secretary James Mattis has said his country is not in Iraq "to steal anybody's oil" on a surprise visit to Baghdad.
Hitler's personal telephone - used to dictate many of his deadly Second World War commands - has been sold at auction for £195,000.
CCTV footage has emerged of what is allegedly the moment the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is murdered.
When China's president travels abroad, he likes to present an image of a country that is open and outward-looking.
Donald Trump has said his reference to a non-existent incident in Sweden was based on a TV report he had seen on Fox News.
John McCain has warned suppressing the free press is "how dictators get started" following Donald Trump's attacks on the media.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders has launched his campaign for Holland's top job with an attack on the country's Moroccans.
Russian authorities were behind a plot to kill Montenegro's prime minister and overthrow the government in a bid to stop the country joining NATO,…
Iraqi forces have begun an operation to retake control of west Mosul from Islamic State as the US warns of a "tough fight" ahead.
An international manhunt is under way for four North Koreans who fled Malaysia as Kim Jong-Nam was being killed.
An extremist cleric who is believed to have masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center has died in jail.
President Donald Trump has continued his attacks on the media during a rally in Florida - days after branding major broadcasters and The New York Times…
An image published by a newspaper in Malaysia purportedly shows the final moments of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother, as a fourth suspect in the case has…
The woman at the centre of a court case which legalised abortion in the US has died, aged 69.
Authorities in Vatican City have frozen more than €2m (£1.7m) worth of assets over suspicions of money laundering that took place in 2016.
One person is dead and 20 are injured after a passenger train derailed close to Brussels.
Vice President Mike Pence has reaffirmed US support for NATO, but warned other countries they need to ramp up spending.
Mike Pence's speech ticked the boxes.
Former Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke has been denied entry to the US because he visited Iran briefly in 2015 to play in a charity match.
Donald Trump may mobilise up to 100,000 national guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, the Associated Press has reported.
At least two people have died after a huge Pacific storm ravaged roads, cut power and opened two sinkholes in southern California.
A man has serious leg injuries and is in a critical condition after a shark attack in the far north of Queensland.
A North Korean man has been arrested in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother, Kim Jong-Nam.
An hour's drive west from Washington DC brings you to Front Royal, Virginia.
Pakistan's military says it has killed more than 100 suspected militants in nationwide raids following a shrine explosion claimed by Islamic State.
A man who had a successful face transplant has spoken of the moment he realised he was "normal looking" again.
Over the last two weeks the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has arrested nearly 700 people.
Princess Cristina of Spain has been found not guilty of being an accessory to tax fraud following a year-long trial.
Malaysian police have re-enacted the killing of Kim Jong-Nam - the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un - at Sepang airport.
It was a remarkable moment in modern American political history. President Donald Trump held court for one hour and 16 minutes, fielding multiple questions…
General James Mattis came to NATO armed with his carrot and stick and wielded them like a high school baton majorette.
This was Donald Trump in campaign mode, highlighting problems he inherited, strongly expressing the need for change, but without getting bogged down…
A teenage cancer patient has raised more than €700,000 (£598,000) for lifesaving treatment after her video appeal for help went viral in…
A third person has been arrested in connection with the apparent assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother.
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has pledged to regain control of "every inch" of his country.
Six people have been killed in two separate incidents after frozen waterfalls they were climbing collapsed in the Italian and French Alps.
President Vladimir Putin says he wants to work towards "restoring dialogue" between Russian and US intelligence agencies.
Donald Trump's pick to be labour secretary has withdrawn his nomination after being involved in an immigration scandal.
Donald Trump has dropped America's long commitment to a two-state solution as the key to peace between Israelis and the Palestinians.
A critic of Rodrigo Duterte has released almost a decade of bank statements which he claims show the Philippine leader has millions in hidden assets.
A two-year-old boy and his 26-year-old uncle have died in a shooting which was streamed live on Facebook.
Hundreds of protesters have clashed violently with police as riots over the alleged rape of a young black man by French police spread into central…
More than 1,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires threaten homes in New Zealand's third-largest city.
They seemed, at times, to be on the verge of holding hands.