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  • Ban Ki-moon urges North Korea to take denuclearisation steps

    03 December 2018 11:43 AM 25

    Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearisation and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban told The Associated Press on Monday that "this is the time" to achieve North Korea's denuclearisation after nearly a quarter century

  • WATCH: English couple reconnected with ring dropped in Times Square

    03 December 2018 6:45 AM 36

    The New York Police Department says an English couple who lost an engagement ring down a Times Square utility grate will get it back. The NYPD had been looking for the couple since Saturday, after getting the ring out of the grate. The man and woman had been in Times Square late on Friday night, and police say the man dropped the ring during the proposal

  • Skiing Santas have a jolly good time as they hit the slopes for a good cause

    02 December 2018 7:53 PM 30

    All told, about 300 skiing and snowboarding jolly St. Nicks are taking to the slopes at Maine's Sunday River ski resort. The red-suited lookalikes aim to put a smile on people's faces while raising money for charity. The 19th annual Santa Sunday in the tiny western Maine town of Newry, about 129 kilometres northwest of Portland, has grown in popularity

  • UK's Labour will try to topple May if Brexit deal rejected

    02 December 2018 2:39 PM 32

    Britain's opposition Labour Party is ramping up the pressure on UK Prime Minister Theresa May, saying it will call a no-confidence vote in the Conservative leader if Parliament rejects her Brexit deal on December 11. May is battling to persuade sceptical British lawmakers to back the deal agreed between her government and the European Union last month

  • US naval commander in Middle East found dead in Bahrain home

    02 December 2018 9:32 AM 22

    The commander of US Naval Forces Central Command and the US Fifth Fleet has been found dead in his residence in Bahrain. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson says Vice Admiral Scott Stearney was found dead on Saturday. Richardson says the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are investigating the death

  • Former US president George H.W. Bush in 10 dates

    01 December 2018 5:02 PM 21

    - June 12, 1924: George Herbert Walker Bush is born in Milton, Massachusetts. - June 12, 1942: Bush enlists in the US Navy on his 18th birthday, and becomes its youngest pilot, flying 58 combat missions in a torpedo bomber during World War II. He is shot down over the Pacific and rescued at sea. - January 6, 1945: Following his discharge from the Navy, Bush marries

  • WATCH: Alaska rocked by 7.0 earthquake

    01 December 2018 8:36 AM 22

    KTVA's news team in Anchorage were among those badly shaken by an earthquake on Friday with officials describing a magnitude 7.0 quake. The powerful quake struck shortly before 08.30 local time. It damaged nearby businesses and sent shockwaves through homes. The quake sparked a tsunami warning for the Cook Inlet area and southern Kenai Peninsula, although

  • Mexico starts moving some migrants to new shelter

    01 December 2018 7:07 AM 22

    Authorities in the Mexican city of Tijuana have begun moving Central American migrants from an overcrowded shelter on the border to a events hall further away. More than 200 migrants boarded buses at the overcrowded sports complex within view of the border late Thursday for the trip to the new site about 15km from the nearest border crossing. The Tijuana

  • Trump probe 'probably does undermine' US-Russia relations

    30 November 2018 7:39 PM 22

    The White House on Friday said that ties between Russia and the United States are likely being damaged by an investigation into whether US President Donald Trump colluded with Moscow during his 2016 election. "Unfortunately, it probably does undermine our relationship with Russia," spokesperson Sarah Sanders said in a statement, referring to the probe

  • WATCH: A week of protests from Aus to Argentina, Paris to Harare

    30 November 2018 5:33 PM 26

    Protests have rocked many cities around the globe in the past week or so with thousands marching on issues ranging from tax in France, fuel prices in Burkina Faso and climate change in Australia to political opposition in Zimbabwe and Togo. Damage caused by last weekend's "yellow vest" demonstration is still visible on the Champs-Elysees in Paris