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  • WATCH: Top World news videos to watch today

    27 December 2018 4:26 AM 80

    US President Donald Trump, on a surprise visit to US troops in Iraq, says Islamic State is "not so dominant anymore". Japanese people react to the government's decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling next year, which has already sparked criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries including

  • 2 people die in plane crash that looked like 'a yellow ball of fire'

    26 December 2018 6:47 PM 94

    Police say two people died when a small plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood in a South Dakota city. Sioux Falls Police Captain Loren McManus confirmed a second fatality at a news briefing on Wednesday morning. McManus says the two people killed were the only occupants of the single-engine plane that crashed between four homes about 17:00 on Tuesday

  • WATCH: Trump asks boy: Do you still believe in Santa?

    25 December 2018 8:07 AM 82

    US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Christmas Eve took calls from children anxious to find out where Santa was on his gift-giving journey. In one conversation, Trump asked a seven-year-old named Coleman, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" He listened for a moment before adding, "Because at seven, it's marginal, right?" Trump listened

  • Christmas festivities begin in West Bank town of Bethlehem

    24 December 2018 8:08 PM 89

    Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace

  • Poker player turns R73 bet into R14.6m at casino

    24 December 2018 2:50 PM 78

    A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1m (R14.6) $5 (R73) bet. The man, identified only as a Lakewood resident, made the three-card poker "6 Card Bonus" bet on Saturday afternoon at the Borgata Hotel Casino. He then hit a royal straight flush of diamonds, a hand that overcame 1-to-20 million odds. The man was dealt the 10, queen and ace of diamonds

  • WATCH: Mussels, tradition and wild beauty in Spain's Galicia

    21 December 2018 12:00 PM 76

    The region of Galicia in northwestern Spain is famous, mainly, for Santiago de Compostela, the final destination for pilgrims from all over the world traversing the 'Way of Saint James' but there is plenty to see in this lesser-explored part of the country. Breathtaking views, historic sites and a wild, rugged coastlines with steep cliffs and amazing

  • UK opposition leader denies calling PM May a 'stupid woman'

    19 December 2018 8:58 PM 79

    London — Britain's main opposition leader sparked a political furor Wednesday after he was accused of calling Prime Minister Theresa May a "stupid woman" in the House of Commons. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was caught on camera appearing to mutter the insult during the prime minister's weekly question-and-answer session. He denied, it, saying instead

  • Comment on Thai Miss Universe gown earns complaint to police

    19 December 2018 6:21 PM 122

    A Thai social media influencer who criticised a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family. Kitjanut Chaiyosburana, a businessman and politician, says he filed his complaint after seeing

  • Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

    18 December 2018 1:06 PM 147

    The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on US social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committee on Monday suggested that Moscow's efforts to help US President Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign through social media were more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll

  • Thousands flee cyclone on India's east coast

    18 December 2018 11:13 AM 79

    A powerful cyclone left one person dead and forced thousands to flee their homes on India's east coast, officials said on Tuesday. Cyclone Phethai packed winds up to 90km/h, felling thousands of trees and electricity pylons, and bringing heavy rains to the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh state after making landfall on Monday. Officials said 10 600 people