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  • Australian wins lottery twice in a week

    14 May 2018 7:47 PM 30

    Talk about lucky. A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later. The unidentified man, in his 40s and from the suburb of Bondi, picked up A$1m ($770 000) last Monday and then scooped another $1.1m on Saturday. "I just thought this is too good to be true," he told NSW Lotteries

  • Indonesia police say Surabaya headquarters attacked

    14 May 2018 6:38 AM 29

    The police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city was attacked on Monday by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people. CCTV footage shows a car and two motorcycles approaching a security checkpoint at the police

  • ISIS releases purported allegiance video of Paris attacker

    14 May 2018 4:01 AM 32

    Islamic State, which has claimed the deadly knife attack in Paris this weekend, released a video on Sunday of a young man it claims was the attacker pledging allegiance to the jihadi group. The ISIS propaganda agency Amaq posted the video online using Telegram, featuring a young man wearing a hood with only his eyes exposed as the lower part of his face is covered

  • WATCH: Trump honors his late mother in Mother's Day video

    13 May 2018 8:31 PM 17

    President Donald Trump is paying tribute to his late mother, Mary MacLeod, in a Mother's Day video posted to his Twitter account. Trump says, "So much of what I've done and so much of what I've become is because of my mother. I miss her a lot." The video doesn't mention first lady Melania Trump, the mother of the couple's 12-year-old son, Barron. The president

  • Five students dead, 12 missing after Pakistan bridge collapses

    13 May 2018 7:44 PM 29

    At least five students were killed and twelve others were reported missing on Sunday after a bridge collapsed at a tourist site in Pakistani Kashmir, officials said, adding there was little hope of finding survivors. The bridge, which overlooked a ravine in mountainous Neelum district, collapsed after around three dozen university students walked across

  • Officials: Paris attacker born in Chechnya; parents detained

    13 May 2018 9:34 AM 29

    Paris — A French judicial official says the man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya in 1997, and his parents have been detained. The official said on Sunday the assailant had French nationality but was born in the Russian republic. The official, who wasn't authorised to be publicly named, provided no other information on the attacker's

  • Police crack down on an international drug trafficking ring

    12 May 2018 6:37 PM 21

    Police in Albania say they have cracked down on an international drug trafficking ring that allegedly smuggled marijuana, heroin and cocaine to European Union member countries. An Albanian State Police statement issued on Saturday said officers arrested 13 Albanians and five others have been jailed in Turkey and Macedonia. The statement says the group

  • UN's top nuclear inspector resigns suddenly

    12 May 2018 1:34 PM 27

    The UN's nuclear watchdog says its top inspector has quit with immediate effect, just as the agency's work in Iran is once again in focus. The International Atomic Energy Agency didn't give a reason for the sudden resignation of Tero Varjoranta, stating on Saturday that it doesn't comment on confidential personnel matters. Varjoranta, who was in the role for almost

  • US man shot by his own dog

    12 May 2018 8:53 AM 26

    A 51-year-old man from Iowa was shot by his own dog while playing with the pet in his home, local media reported on Friday. Richard Remme of Fort Dodge was encouraging his dog Balew, a cross between a pit bull and a labrador, to jump on his lap as he lay on his sofa when the dog apparently flicked the safety catch off the 9mm pistol he was carrying in his belt. "I was lying

  • Israel hits dozens of 'Iranian' targets in Syria after rocket fire

    10 May 2018 7:17 AM 32

    Israel's army said on Thursday it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies. The incident came after weeks of rising tensions and followed US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday