MOSCOW (AFP) - French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday compared President Vladimir Putin to the late Pope John Paul II and said the ex-KGB agent is what Russia needs as a leader.May 18, 2013, 10:08 pm
Gunmen slaughtered a Baghdad family in the latest bloodshed of an escalating sectarian conflict in Iraq.May 18, 2013, 10:24 pm
The Fiji government has taken delivery of another Airbus.May 18, 2013, 9:20 pm
New Zealand and Australian police are joining forces in an operation that aims to crack down on heavy vehicles operating unsafely.May 18, 2013, 8:53 pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's Defence Ministry said, prompting Western powers to urge Pyongyang to exercise restraint.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalize gay weddings.
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LONDON (AFP) - British detectives said they had identified a number of "people of interest" in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, who went missing on holiday in Portugal in 2007.May 18, 2013, 8:05 pm
CANNES, France (AFP) - Jewellery worth $1.May 18, 2013, 7:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AFP) - When Malcolm X's grandson was beaten to death in a seedy Mexico City bar last week his name joined the hundreds of US citizens who have been murdered in this country in recent years.May 18, 2013, 7:08 pm
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Europe's top trade official for the first time late on Friday officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Cor...
CAIRO (AFP) - Demonstrators calling for Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign and demanding early elections clashed with riot police in Cairo.May 18, 2013, 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AFP) - A rush-hour collision between two commuter trains in a suburb north of New York City Friday injured 60 passengers, five of them seriously.May 18, 2013, 4:37 pm
TOKYO (AFP) - Yahoo Japan Corp. has said it suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its Yahoo! Japan portal.May 18, 2013, 4:20 pm
SHANGHAI (AFP) - British long jump hero Greg Rutherford said he's facing his "biggest challenge" since taking London Olympics gold when he goes up against his two predecessors at Shanghai's Diamond League meet.May 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
By Xiaoyi Shao and Michael Martina
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's housing inflation accelerated to its fastest pace in April in two years, driven by a jump in prices in Beijing and Shangha...
BAQUBA, Iraq (AFP) - Bombs targeting Sunnis, including two near a mosque and one at a funeral procession, killed 67 people in Iraq, officials said, after dozens died in two days of attacks on Shiites.May 18, 2013, 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The outgoing head of the IRS told Congress that the US tax agency made "foolish mistakes" in targeting conservative groups, but insisted the action was not politically motivated.May 18, 2013, 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AFP) - An Organization of American States report has called for taking a closer look at possibly legalizing marijuana in Latin America.May 18, 2013, 2:34 pm
Fans from around the world have descended on the Swedish city of Malmoe for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, with ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjoern Ulvaeus expected to appear.May 18, 2013, 2:15 pm
BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - General Jorge Videla, Argentina's dictator at the height of its "Dirty War" against leftist activists, died in prison while serving time for crimes against humanity. He was 87.May 18, 2013, 2:07 pm
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