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London police confirm deadly high-rise fire began in an apartment fridge

Police also said the exterior cladding failed fire-safety tests and are considering manslaughter charges.

Demands by Saudi-led Arab states for Qatar include shuttering Al Jazeera

An official from the United Arab Emirates condemned the leak of the demands, calling it an attempt to undermine serious mediation.'  

Is Donald Trump right that Mexico is the second-deadliest country in the world?

The claim has been criticized by Mexico's government and security experts.

Those skirt-wearing British schoolboys just won the right to wear shorts

"As summers are becoming hotter, shorts will be introduced as part of our school uniform next year,' said officials at Isca Academy in Exeter, England.

Saudi-led Arab states submit demands to Qatar, including shuttering of Al Jazeera

An official from the United Arab Emirates condemned the leak of the demands, calling it an attempt to undermine serious mediation.'  

North Korea calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'mystery,' casts itself as 'biggest victim'

Pyongyang tried to shift blame onto others but defended its decision to imprison the American student.

London police confirm deadly highrise fire began in an apartment fridge

Police also said the exterior cladding failed fire safety tests and are considering manslaughter charges.

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan deny reports they are in talks with Russia to send troops to Syria

Russia suggested that soldiers from the two countries could help police "de-escalation zones."

Massacres and mutilations in Congo have left more than 3,000 dead since October, reports say

The worst atrocities may have been committed by forces aligned with the government.

The 12 months in which Britain turned from a seemingly confident leader into a stretched nation

The 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union has created a national identity crisis.

Trump company's partners in India are no strangers to legal entanglements

Welcome to Gurgaon, India, Mr. President. It's a mess.

Beatings, shocks and 'the grill': Reports allege torture in secret prisons run by United Arab Emirates in Yemen

One report, by the Associated Press, also found that U.S. forces participated in interrogations of prisoners in Yemen.

Gaza is running perilously short of power. This time, it's not all Israel's fault.

Israel says the Palestinian Authority is starving Hamas and the coastal enclave of electricity. 

French leader Macron proposes big expansion of his counterterrorism powers

The move alarmed civil liberties advocates. Defenders said it will make France safer.

It's so hot in England, schoolboys are wearing skirts

We're not allowed to wear shorts, and I'm not sitting in trousers all day — it's a bit hot,' one boy said.

Prince Harry says no one in royal family really wants to wear the crown

"Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so."

Islamic State claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise

Experts say the explosion came from inside the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, not an airstrike.

After London fire, government orders tests on 600 high-rise apartment buildings

Investigators are looking at whether the exterior coverings, known as cladding, fed the fast-moving blaze at the Grenfell Tower.

29 dead after car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, governor says

Dozens of people were waiting to collect their monthly salaries ahead of the upcoming religious holiday.

Indian women won't upload profile pics. Facebook wants to change that.

The social media giant is piloting a new tool to help secure uploaded images, measures that could soon be rolled out to other countries.

After London fire, probe finds 600 high-rise apartments in England may have similar flammable panels

Investigators are looking at whether the exterior coverings, known as cladding, fed the fast-moving blaze at the Grenfell Tower.

29 dead after car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, governor says

Dozens were waiting to collect their monthly salaries ahead of the upcoming religious holiday.

North Korea says Trump is a 'psychopath' who may launch a preemptive strike

The comments come after the death of American Otto Warmbier.

Secret tunnels were hidden beneath London since WWI. Soon you can visit them.

For nearly a century the mail rail carried parcels through a congested London. Soon it will carry tourists and history buffs.

To promote kimchi abroad, Korean scientists are trying to get rid of the smell

Can people who love Korean dramas and pop music be convinced to like fermented cabbage?

Car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, 29 dead says governor

Dozens of civilians and members of the security forces were waiting to collect their monthly salaries.

Did Amelia Earhart die on a remote Pacific island? Bone-sniffing border collies may find out.

An expedition is headed to the remote Pacific island where some say Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, crashed and died.

The countries that are better than the United States at meeting people's needs

Although the U.S. might like to think of itself as exceptional, it is second-rate according to a social progress report.

The rise of Saudi Arabia's young prince casts a shadow over the Middle East

Mohammed bin Salman is the world's most powerful 31-year-old.

Philippine police use chaos of Duterte's drug war to extort families in distress

Manila officers were caught running a secret cell behind a station bookshelf. 

U.S. on collision course with Syria and Iran once de facto Islamic State capital falls

The White House and Pentagon are debating the next stage of war against the group.

Philippine police use chaos of Duterte's drug war to extort families in distress

Manila police officers were caught running a 'secret cell' behind a station bookshelf. 

ISIS blows up historic mosque in Mosul, Iraqi military says

The Great Mosque of al-Nuri is the latest casualty in the war to wrest the city from the militant group.

Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession

The surprise move could have with deep ramifications for the monarchy and the broader Middle East.

NATO jet approached plane carrying Russian defense minister, reports say

The encounter over the Baltic Sea marks the latest in a string of aerial incidents pitting Russia and the West.

Attempted Brussels attack 'could have been far worse,' Belgian prime minister says

The terrorist bomb twice failed to fully detonate, authorities said.

On first trip as envoy, Kushner wades into the Israel and Palestinian conflict 

Trump's son-in-law leads a mission to see whether peace talks can be restarted. 

Mexico just legalized medical marijuana

But don't expect dispensaries on every corner.

North Korea could co-host the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to Seoul

South Korea wants to promote a peace Olympics,' so the country's sports minister said that he'll ask North Korea to host some of the ski events at a resort about three hours from Pyongyang.

Video shows woman demanding 'white doctor' for her son in waiting-room rant

"Can I see a doctor please that's white, that doesn't have brown teeth, that speaks English?' the woman said at a clinic in Ontario.

Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession line

The surprise move could have with deep ramifications for the monarchy and the broader Middle East.

Theresa May pledges 'consensus' on Britain's E.U. withdrawal

The outreach over Brexit reflected the government's weakened position after an election gamble that failed.

NATO jet approached plane carrying Russian defense minister, reports say

If confirmed, the encounter over the Baltic Sea would mark the latest in a string of aerial incidents pitting Russia and the West.

Suspect in foiled Brussels attack was 36-year-old Moroccan, authorities say

The terrorist bombing twice failed to fully detonate, authorities said.

Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession line

The surprie move could have with deep ramifications for the monarchy and the broader Middle East.

Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession line

The surprising move could have with deep ramifications for the monarchy and the broader Middle East.

How war brought cholera and polio back to the Middle East

Displacement and hunger are accelerating the spread of disease in both countries.

The quest for an independent Kurdistan enters a new phase

But the Middle East is not going to get its newest nation just yet.

Belgian soldiers shoot suspect after explosion at Brussels train station

Authorities said they were investigating the incident as terrorism.

A majority of Russians don't trust Putin to solve corruption. But they trust him to run the country.

In a new survey, Russians give their president high marks on his handling of global affairs.