Brazil court rejects Lula's latest appeal

Lula says he has been framed in order to prevent him from running in October's presidential election. He currently leads in the opinion polls.

UN security attacked in Douma ahead of reconnaissance

Shots were fired on Tuesday at a UN security team doing a reconnaissance in Douma.

Belgian firms 'exported nerve agent precursor to Syria'

Belgian customs agents have brought a case against the firms who are suspected of exporting isopropanol to Syria and Lebanon without declaring it.

German police smash Thai forced prostitution ring

Prosecutors have 56 suspects in their sights, 41 of them women, after a record 1,500 officers swooped on more than 60 brothels and flats in 12 of Germany's 16 states.

WWII bomb to force mass evacuation in Germany

Police said it was not yet clear how many thousands of people would be affected but predicted to local media that "it will be big, it will be a major hassle".

LISTEN: Pilot's calm call as Southwest Airlines engine blows

Tammie Jo Shults, 56, may have drawn on her Navy skills when one of the two engines on her Boeing 737-700 blew and broke apart at 32,000 feet on Tuesday.

US police fire 30 bullets at unarmed man in Walmart parking lot

US police fired 30 bullets, 24 of which hit Diante Yarber in the parking lot of a Walmart supermarket in California.

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies

President Donald Trump says she'll be remembered for her strong devotion to the country and her family.


Key quotes from ex-FBI director Comey's interview

US President Donald Trump fired James Comey in May 2017, citing the FBI's behavior in investigating Hillary Clinton and its probepossible Trump campaign collusion with Russia.


Restoring marshes, oyster reefs could save $50 billion: study

The study found the most cost-effective measures for reducing flood risk in the Gulf of Mexico were oyster reef and marsh restoration.

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