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Claims African migrants sold for $587 at auctions in Libya to be investigated
The Libyan Government is to investigate allegations that African migrants are being sold as slaves at auctions.Tens of thousands of migrants, many of them from west Africa but also Bangladesh, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea, are being...
11/21/2017 01:13 AM
Zimbabwe's Army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office
Zimbabwe's defence forces appeared to open the door to the possibility that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe could stay in power, after both sides offered "several guarantees" nearly a week after the military detained him, according...
11/21/2017 12:21 AM
Revealed: Child sex offender whose release from jail had tormented tragic Gaia Pope
A young woman found dead after disappearing 11 days earlier was traumatised by the impending release of a college friend jailed on child sex offences and against whom she had made a police complaint.Gaia Pope, 19, had accused Connor...
11/21/2017 12:20 AM
Hostage mum describes brutal treatment by Taliban-linked captors
The American mother-of-three who was held hostage by a Taliban-linked terror group for five years is speaking out about being gang-raped at the hands of her guards.Caitlan Boyle, now 31, was five months' pregnant when she and her...
11/21/2017 12:04 AM
Two sumo wrestlers walked into a bar. The brawl they had there is rocking Japan's sumo world
The world of sumo has been turned upside down like, well, like a wrestler pushed from the ring.In a case that has enthralled Japan and dominated the headlines for a week, a 33-year-old grand sumo champion, a Mongolian called Harumafuji,...
11/20/2017 11:21 PM
Remains of ghost ship 'wash up on beach'
A new documentary investigates the mysterious shipwreck which appeared off the Californian coast last year.The Science Channel's What on Earth documentary series launched a probe into the mystery ship after investigators noticed...
11/20/2017 11:17 PM
A sign of hope from Argentina's vanished submarine: Seven mysterious signals
Hopes have been raised for a missing Argentinian submarine after the country's Navy said it detected noises that could lead them to the stricken vessel.The ARA San Juan vanished last Wednesday after it radioed commanders to report...
11/20/2017 10:52 PM
Why Democrats should tell Al Franken to resign
COMMENTWhen it comes to sexual harassment and misconduct, it's safe to assume that when one accusation is made against a prominent man, there will be more to follow. And so it is now, as CNN reports:"A woman says Senator Al Franken...
11/20/2017 10:18 PM
Donald Trump puts North Korea back on state sponsors of terrorism
President Donald Trump has announced that his administration has re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terror, a move aimed at increasing pressure on Pyongyang a decade after the George W. Bush administration removed the...
11/20/2017 10:15 PM
Collapse of German coalition talks means new election likely
The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government left German politics in turmoil today, as Chancellor Angela Merkel reckoned with one of the worst crises of her 12-year tenure and signalled that a new election is likely.The...
11/20/2017 09:59 PM
Judge's bizarre reasons for sparing paedophile jail
A paedophile who raped and abused young girls at his church has avoided jail as a judge granted him leniency for a series of bizarre reasons - including his high cholesterol, how the case had caused him trouble sleeping and that his...
11/20/2017 09:38 PM
North Korea's on-again-off-again status as a state sponsor of terrorism
The US Government redesignated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism today.The move, announced by US President Donald Trump during a brief photo op at a Cabinet meeting, was designed to put pressure on Pyongyang's nuclear...
11/20/2017 09:35 PM
Schoolies Gold Coats: Police condemn dangling from balcony incident
Foolhardy Schoolies risk life and limb with dangerous alcohol-fuelled antics as their week-long party continues on the Gold Coast.Paramedics treated more than 150 Australian school leavers for conditions including serious intoxication,...
11/20/2017 09:19 PM
Hundreds of mysterious, ancient structures discovered in Saudi Arabia
In the 1920s, during the early days of flight, Royal Air Force pilots crossing the Middle East noticed something bizarre across barren landscape of Syria, eastern Jordan and Saudi Arabia's desert.The giant structures, which covered...
11/20/2017 09:06 PM
Girl, 6, tortured for five days by villagers who believed she was a witch
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A 6-year-old girl in Papua New Guinea accused of witchcraft and slowly tortured over five days by a mob was last week rescued by members of a local charity and a Chilean missionary.The victim, who cannot...
11/20/2017 08:45 PM
Bill Clinton is accused of sexual assault by four women
Bill Clinton is facing explosive new charges of sexual assault from four women, according to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations who told author Edward Klein....
11/20/2017 07:41 PM
Brutally killed by Charles Manson's followers, Sharon Tate became the face of victim's rights
Sharon Tate begged for more time. She was due to give birth to a son in two weeks and pleaded, "Please don't kill me. I just want to have my baby." One of Charles Manson's followers then stabbed the actress 16 times, and with a towel...
11/20/2017 06:16 PM
Is this the end for Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she was "very sceptical" about leading a minority government if no coalition could be formed to run Europe's biggest economy and thinks a new election would be a better solution.Her...
11/20/2017 06:12 PM
Bardot or de Beauvoir? France in bind over Weinstein fallout
PARIS (AP) " France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins.Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film...
11/20/2017 12:51 PM
Mugabe has drafted resignation letter - report
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN reports, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in Harare.Under the terms of the...
11/20/2017 09:54 AM