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  • Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

    11 January 2019 7:34 PM 84

    Police in Thailand say several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the UN refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family. Thailand's immigration police chief said on Friday that UN was accelerating the case, though he gave no indication of when the process would be complete. Rahaf Mohammed

  • Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

    11 January 2019 9:10 AM 118

    Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted

  • WATCH: Shake your tail on over to this new dog museum in New York

    11 January 2019 8:30 AM 120

    The museum is actually returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St Louis. The glassy street-level space a block from Grand Central Terminal, is looking to boost attendance to 80 000 to 100 000 people this year, from the 10 000 visitors they had at their smaller previous premises. And, looking at what they're offering, it might not be too hard to do so. A walk through

  • WATCH: Top World news videos for today

    11 January 2019 3:27 AM 89

    Standing along the Rio Grande, US President Donald Trump says "a lot of the crime in our country is caused by what's coming through here". Senator Bernie Sanders is apologising to women who've shared experiences of harassment by male supervisors while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. Residents of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in eastern

  • WATCH: Top World news videos today

    10 January 2019 4:09 AM 109

    Top Democrats say President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders as talks to end the partial government shutdown remain at an impasse." US airport security workers and air traffic controllers working without pay have been warning that security and safety could be compromised if the government shutdown continues. A Russian war film that tells

  • Trump's son appears to liken migrants to animals

    09 January 2019 8:30 PM 126

    President Donald Trump's eldest son appeared to liken migrants to dangerous animals, his latest controversial remarks on desperate people seeking to enter the US. "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work," Donald Trump Jr wrote in a post on Instagram. Trump's father has doubled down on his pledge to build a wall on the border

  • Surfer survives shark attack, gets 50 stitches

    09 January 2019 7:46 PM 102

    A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California's Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away. Nick Wapner, 19, was bitten on Tuesday morning while he was surfing with friends off Montana de Oro State Park, the Tribune of San Luis Obispo reported. The area is about 320km northwest of Los Angeles. Park Ranger Supervisor Robert

  • New Jersey sex assault victim wants college held liable

    09 January 2019 12:25 PM 105

    A lawyer for a female New Jersey college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity party and then driven across campus and assaulted again is asking a US appeals court to hold the college liable. Lawyer Patrick Whalen argued on Tuesday that Ramapo College of New Jersey created a dangerous environment by failing to monitor fraternities and underage

  • Alaska guide pleads guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients

    09 January 2019 8:51 AM 150

    A master hunting guide from Alaska had his license revoked for life after pleading guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients. Alaska State Troopers said in a statement that Brian Simpson of Fairbanks was charged in 2017 with two counts of "aiding in the commission of a violation" by using the employees on snowmobiles

  • Chewing gum helps convict DJ for killing teacher more than 20 years ago

    08 January 2019 7:21 PM 98

    A popular Pennsylvania DJ has pleaded guilty to raping and strangling a schoolteacher in 1992 after being identified as a suspect as a result of DNA a relative submitted to a genealogy database. Raymond Charles Rowe apologised in court on Tuesday for killing 25-year-old primary school teacher Christy Mirack at her apartment in Lancaster. He was sentenced