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US preacher Billy Graham dies

<b>US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

20th Century

Shooting at Florida school - reports

<b>Reports of multiple casualties in US shooting at Florida school in Parkland</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

Florida

Asia markets join global stock plunge

<b>Asian markets plunged on Tuesday as investors dumped stocks following the biggest US market fall for six years</b><p>At one point Japan's Nikkei 225 index was down 7%, but recovered some of those losses to close 4.7% lower.<p>London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply when they opened on Tuesday with new …

Stock Markets

Donald Trump attacks the UK's health service, and Britain hits back

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's habit of testing the US relationship with Britain took a new turn Monday when he attacked the UK's National Health Service, claiming it is "going broke and not working."<p>The US President hit out on Twitter minutes after a segment aired on Fox News that highlighted …

Donald Trump

FBI and White House clash over controversial Republican memo

<b>The FBI has questioned moves to release a secret memo said to accuse it of abusing surveillance powers to target Donald Trump's presidential campaign.</b><p>"We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy," the agency said.<p>There are suggestions …

Donald Trump

State of the Union: A smoother Trump with same hard edge

<b>Donald Trump took a measured tone. His speech was garnished in flowery, high-minded language. But beneath it all was the same hard edge.</b><p>On immigration, deregulation, taxes and cultural flashpoints, the president offered policies - and claimed victories for accomplishments - that have won him the …

Barack Obama

Trump to project success as Washington rots from within

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump embarks on his debut State of the Union address Tuesday with the formidable assignment of shoring up a presidency threatened by a Russia scandal that is sowing rancor in Washington and tearing at national unity.<p>If the pattern of Trump's presidency up to now …

CNN

Cape Town water crisis: 'My wife doesn't shower any more'

<b>The BBC's Mohammed Allie is one of millions of people trying to stave off Day Zero - the day the taps in the South African city of Cape Town will run dry. Here, he tells us what life is like when you have just 50 litres of water a day.</b><p>My wife does not use the shower any more. Instead, she boils …

Snorkeling

Cape Town water crisis: Residents urged to turn off toilet taps

<b>Residents in the South African city of Cape Town have been warned to "save water as if your life depends on it" to avoid the supply being shut off.</b><p>A severe drought has forced the city's municipality to limit consumption to 50 litres (11 gallons) per person per day.<p>Officials are urging people to …

Patricia de Lille

Russia 'will target US mid-term elections' says CIA chief

<b>The director of the CIA expects that Russia will target the US mid-term elections later this year.</b><p>Mike Pompeo told the BBC there had been no significant diminishing of Russian attempts at subversion in Europe and the US.<p>He also said North Korea may have the ability to strike the US with nuclear …

Russia

FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe quits ahead of agency review

<b>The Federal Bureau of Investigation's deputy director, whom US President Donald Trump repeatedly accused of political bias, has resigned.</b><p>Andrew McCabe was pressured to quit by FBI Director Christopher Wray in advance of an inspector general report examining the agency, reports CBS News.<p>Mr McCabe …

Donald Trump

EU agrees Brexit 'transition' negotiation guidelines

<b>The European Union has set out its demands for the temporary transition period after the UK leaves in March 2019.</b><p>The EU wants the UK to continue to follow its rules but not be involved in making decisions.<p>Brexit Secretary David Davis said the UK wanted a "right to object" to new laws passed by the …

United Kingdom

Taliban attacker driving ambulance packed with explosives kills 95 in Kabul

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> An attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives detonated them Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving 95 people dead and 191 others injured, Afghan officials said.<p>Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes a …

Afghanistan

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

<b>Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services.</b><p>A bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks did not receive the required 60 votes by the deadline of midnight on Friday.<p>President Trump accused the …

Chuck Schumer

Here's what's affected by the shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the final moments leading up to Friday's midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services.<p>Throughout the day Saturday, government agencies are either letting their respective staff know they must stay …

CNN

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government.<p>This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President …

CNN

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

<b>France's most celebrated chef Paul Bocuse has died at the age of 91, after suffering from Parkinson's disease for several years.</b><p>He died in his famous restaurant near Lyon, a local chef close to the family told AFP news agency.<p>French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute, describing him as the …

France

Trump issues warning, but continues to honor Iran deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as part of the deal.<p>But Trump warned Friday in a statement that the waiver -- which must be issued every 120 days to keep …

South Asia

'Shame on Trump!' World reacts to Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's complaints about immigrants coming to the United States from "shithole countries" have prompted condemnation from around the world.<p>US Democratic and Republican lawmakers criticized those comments as "divisive" and "unacceptable," while Haiti summoned the top …

CNN

Donald Trump's 'racist slur' provokes outrage

<b>US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage by reportedly using crude language to describe foreign countries in an Oval Office meeting.</b><p>Mr Trump insists he did not insult Haitians and appeared to deny calling any nations "shitholes", as was reported, prompting a global outcry.<p>Democratic Senator …

Donald Trump

Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water?

<b>Cape Town, home to Table Mountain, African penguins, sunshine and sea, is a world-renowned tourist destination. But it could also become famous for being the first major city in the world to run out of water.</b><p>Most recent projections suggest that its water could run out as early as March. The crisis …

PAVE

Ten ways Trump has changed America

<b>It's a quarter of the way through Donald Trump's presidential term - long enough to judge his performance so far.</b><p>There have been promises kept, promises broken and promises ignored. But how much have his policies changed things?<p>A business tycoon with no political experience, he said he came to …

Barack Obama

Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter

<b>Communities in Australia's north-west are bracing for a tropical cyclone, the second to hit the region in two weeks.</b><p>Cyclone Joyce, currently a category one system, is due to make landfall near Broome in Western Australia on Friday.<p>Authorities have told local residents to secure their homes and take …

Weather

Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'

<b>Astronomers have caught a massive black hole letting out a "double burp" after bingeing on hot gas.</b><p>When cosmic gas comes near one of these sinkholes, it gets sucked in - but some of the energy is released back into space in the form of a burp.<p>Now, the Hubble and Chandra space telescopes have …

Astrophysics

Trump 'in crude Oval Office outburst about migrants'

<b>US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst that a UN spokesman later condemned as "shocking", "shameful" and "racist".</b><p>"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Mr Trump reportedly asked lawmakers during …

Donald Trump

North Korea to send team to Winter Olympic Games

<b>North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say.</b><p>The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years.<p>The delegation will include athletes, officials …

North Korea

The Latest: Ryan Murphy awaits outcome of Fox-Disney deal

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The latest from the TV Critics Association winter meeting that began Thursday in Pasadena, California (all times are local):<p>1:15 p.m.<p>Producer Ryan Murphy says he expressed concern about how his edgy fare including FX Networks' "American Horror Story" will fit into the …

What Foods Kids Eat Around the World in Photos

What Kids Eat Around the World<p>In the face of rising global obesity, photographer Gregg Segal traveled around the world to ask kids what they eat in …

I had it all - now I create a new world in a single room

Michael Van Huffel in his apartment<p><b>As Prince's art director, Michael Van Huffel became used to working at all times of day or night. But 10 years ago the debilitating neuroimmune condition ME left him barely able to move - since then he has had to find very different ways of making art, within the</b> …

How Medellin went from murder capital to hipster holiday destination

Twenty-five years ago, Time magazine dubbed Colombia’s Medellin “the most dangerous city on earth”. Drug lords lived like princes, judges and policeman were regularly assassinated, paramilitaries invaded neighbourhoods and ordinary people disappeared overnight without trace.<p>Even 10 years ago, …

South America