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Thailand princess relinquishes her royal title

BANGKOK (AP) — The wife of Thailand's crown prince has relinquished her royal title, culminating a downfall that means she is no longer in line to become the Southeast Asian country's next queen.<p>While the reason for Princess Srirasm's decision wasn't clear, it follows revelations last month that …

Hatred of Muslims has “no place in Germany” says German Chancellor Angela Merkel

The German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel have condemned an apparent Neo-Nazi attack on accommodation for refugees.<p>Three buildings in the town of Vorra in Bavaria had been refurbished to home refugees and asylum seekers. No-one had yet moved in. Overnight on Thursday, they …

Scores Missing in Indonesia as Landslide Death Toll Hits 32

World<p>JAKARTA — Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear roads leading to the site of a landslide that destroyed a village and killed at least 32 people, officials said, with scores still missing. Police, soldiers and volunteers had used their bare hands …

Natural Disasters

Frantic efforts to save Lima climate change talks

Main talks suspended as delegates from 190 countries admit there is 'no consensus', while frantic efforts have begun to reach some token agreement, but few are optimistic of a quick resolution, if any<p>Touching down in their ministerial jets or disembarking from their battered buses, the delegates …

Thousands Rally Against Police Brutality in Washington and New York City

Cem Ozdel—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images<p>Jose Luis Magana—AP<p>Andrew Hinderaker<p>Andrew Hinderaker<p>Andrew Burton—Getty Images<p>Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images<p>Eduardo …

Computer fault identified as flight chaos abates

LONDON (Reuters) - A system failure affecting air traffic control workstations was to blame for disruption to thousands of passengers coming in and out of Britain’s biggest airports, officials said, as services returned to normal on Saturday.<p>Aircraft taxi at Heathrow airport in London, December 12, …

Don't yell at terrorist suspects, soldiers told

Army chiefs warn interrogations are being hampered by go-softly rules<p>British soldiers have “lost their capability” to interrogate terrorist insurgents because of strict new rules on questioning that even ban shouting in captives’ ears, military chiefs have warned.<p>The rules — detailed in court …

Japan votes with Abe set for 'super majority'

Japan has started voting in a general election likely to keep Shinzo Abe, the conservative prime minister, in power.<p>Polling stations opened at 7am local time (2200 GMT) on Sunday in a snap election described by Abe as a referendum on his economic policies.<p>Notes from the field: Harry Fawcett in Tokyo<p>…

American who says he crossed into North Korea denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea denounced the United States political and economic system Sunday morning at a press conference in that country.<p>The man said he was Arturo Pierre Martinez, 29, a U.S. citizen raised in El Paso, Texas.<p>Martinez's mother, Patricia Eugenia …

Are UK Flights Still Delayed? Glitch Fixed But Disruption Remains

The chaos that hit UK airports was clearing last night - but 38 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow this morning.<p>While air traffic control …

Tories accused of ‘trying to buy election’ with 23% hike to campaign spending

David Cameron has been accused of an unjustifiable bid to “buy the general election” as it emerged that ministers have quietly slipped through an unprecedented hike in the amount that parties can spend during the campaign.<p>Before this week’s official start to the runup to the 2015 general election, …