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Democrat Doug Jones wins US Senate seat in Alabama in setback for Donald Trump

Jones, 63, a former federal prosecutor, prevailed over Roy Moore, whose campaign was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.

US says relationship with Pakistan has drifted, doesn't enjoy dealing with it anymore

A top US diplomat said the two countries should find ways as to how they could work together to bring stability and peace to the whole region.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Turkey President will on Wednesday seek to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

New York bombing heightens fears of holiday attacks

Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old immigrant who mainly injured himself when he tried to detonate a pipe bomb in a New York subway on Monday.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un vows to `win victory in the showdown` with US

North Korea has continued to lob missiles, posing a major challenge to US President Donald Trump.

US slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

New York police say Ullah set off a pipe bomb in an underground corridor of the subway system that connects Times Square to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at rush hour on Monday morning, injuring himself and three others.

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran

Eighteen people were wounded in the quake, which struck in the villages of Hejdak and Ravar in Kerman province.

US paying close attention to Beijing's OBOR, but no intent to contain China's growth: Official

The OBOR strategy articulates the Chinese view of their future of how they're going to grow their economy, and how they're going to protect that economic growth.

UK woman jailed for 4 years after dog attacks 12 children

The Staffordshire bull terrier bit the children when it escaped from a house in Blyth in May last year, the BBC reported.

Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies attack claim

The circumstances of the incident, which occurred near Gaza`s northern border with Israel, were initially unclear.

Chinese daredevil falls to death after trying pull ups on top of skyscraper

Chinese authorities have warned against livestreaming after Wu Yongning plunged to his death from a 62-storey building in central China on November 8.

Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump

Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, is battling Democrat Doug Jones, 63, a former US attorney who is hoping to pull off an upset victory in the deeply conservative Southern state.

New York bomber not on Bangladesh terror list: Dhaka police

US police say the 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh set off a crude bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage on Monday.

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran: Seismological centre

A woman was taken to hospital for injuries in the town of Ravar, and old houses in six villages were damaged, media reports said.

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Kremlin says widespread Russian forces no longer needed in Syria

There is a no longer the need for widely-deployed Russian military forces in Syria, Kremlin spokesman has said.

CPEC trouble: Pakistan halts work on 3 road projects that China stopped funding

Work on the road project will resume only after China hands over the money, a minister said.

#MeToo: woman says Trump kissed, groped her; White House denies allegations

White House on Monday denied all allegations of sexual harassment and assault against US President Donald Trump.

Man arrested for trying to climb Buckingham Palace wall

Buckingham Palace is the official home of 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II,

IS-inspired Bangladeshi arrested for planning New York terror attack

A Bangladeshi national planned terror attack which took place near Times Square on Monday.

Jailed Mexican ex-governor fails on appeal against extradition

Roberto Borge, a former Mexican state governor wanted for corruption and detained in Panama, has failed in a bid to halt extradition proceedings, Panama`s Supreme Court said on Monday.

New evacuations ordered as California wildfires rage on

Authorities ordered residents in parts of Carpinteria and Montecito to evacuate early on Sunday as the Thomas Fire edged closer to the city of Santa Barbara.

Netanyahu accuses Erdogan of helping 'terrorists'

"I am not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey," Netanyahu said.

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump''s Jerusalem move

Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

New York blast: 1 held, 3 injured in terror attack; 'Let's get back to work,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

An explosion rocked New York`s Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday morning. 

New York City explosion: One injured man detained by police

An explosion rocked the area near the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan on Monday.

New York City explosion: Four hurt, none life-threatening

Four people were injured Monday in the blast that rocked a subway station in the heart of Manhattan.

No word on New York blast, but Donald Trump tweeted usual attack on media just an hour after explosion

New York City is Trump's hometown.

New York City explosion: One man held in police custody; subway stations shut, rush hour traffic thrown out of gear

Police say one suspect has been held in custody. 4 poeple have been reported as injured so far, none of them life-threatening.

Saudi Arabia says cinemas will be allowed from early 2018

Under reforms led by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the government is easing many of those restrictions, and also plans to lift a ban on women driving next year. 

Donald Trump`s accusers `should be heard`: Nikki Haley

Trump -- who was infamously caught on tape boasting about groping women -- has faced more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct, which he and the White House have rejected.

Time magazine honours Kansas shooting hero who took bullet for Indian

Time magazine has honoured Ian Grillot, the US national who took a bullet for an Indian while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas early this year.

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

China considers Taiwan to be a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its control. 

South Korea, Japan, US start joint missile detection exercises

The drill comes after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on November 28 that it claimed could strike anywhere in the US.

Pope Francis urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change.

Palestinians 'walking away' from talks with Pence snub: United States

The United States accused the Palestinian Authority today of "walking away" from a chance to discuss peace in the Middle East by snubbing Vice President Mike Pence on an upcoming visit.

Romanians stage anti-corruption protests to denounce left-wing government

More than 10,000 people on Monday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Netanyahu accuses Turkish President Erdogan of helping 'terrorists'

Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday after he labelled Israel a "state that kills children".

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

Benjamin Netanyahu began a trip to Europe on Sunday facing widespread criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

New protests flare in Middle East, elsewhere over Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere on Sunday over Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Air raids on Yemen rebel training camp kill 26: Security sources

Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Huthi fighters, security sources said.

ICAN receives Nobel peace prize, urges nuclear nations to adopt UN treaty banning atomic weapons

ICAN on Sunday accepted the highly-coveted 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Britain`s jailed former celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies

Britain`s disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford died on Sunday.

Britain sees heavy snowfall, could disrupt travel massively

Large parts of Britain saw heavy snowfall on Sunday morning.

Pope Francis renews call for 'wisdom and prudence' over Jerusalem

There were fresh protests in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over Trump`s declaration, a move that drew global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.

California Governor calls wildfires 'new normal', tells US state to prepare for threat

California Governor Jerry Brown said on Saturday that climate change has pushed weather to the most extreme, and the western US state must better prepare for a constant threat of wildfire which is the "new normal".

Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys sceptical

The Syrian government`s delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator.

Lebanon forces fire tear gas at protestors near US embassy

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Israel strikes Hamas sites across Gaza after rocket attacks

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being dug by the enclave`s dominant Islamist group, Hamas.

Thousands protest in Jakarta against Donald Trump's Jerusalem move

Demonstrators -- many in white Islamic robes and skullcaps -- gathered outside the US embassy in the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country to vent their anger against the unilateral decision.