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France steps up security around election as terror attack fears rise

Presidential contenders vow to continue campaigning following arrest of two men suspected of plotting imminent attack<p>Security has been stepped up around political rallies and meetings in France amid heightened fears of a terror attack with just four days of campaigning until the first round of the …

Terrorism

Evet oyları %51.34 ile önde sandıkların yüzde 99'u açıldı

Türkiye’de anayasanın yapısını değiştirecek olan referandum sonrası yapılan oy sayma işleminde sona gelindi. Sandıkların yaklaşık yüzde 98’i açılırken evet oranının yüzde 51.32 ile önde olması Ak Parti seçmenleri tarafından sevinçle karşılandı. İstanbul’da bulunan Ak Parti Genel Merkezi önünde …

Family Reeling After 13-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Self on Instagram Live

While sitting in her kitchen Monday night, Shaniqua Stephens suddenly heard a loud bang coming from her son Malachi's room.<p>She ran upstairs to investigate along with her daughter, both yelling his name. After kicking down his locked door, they discovered the 13-year-old laying on the floor in a …

Social Media

Trump to have first in-person talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping next week

US president to host meeting with Xi at Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida Trade, North Korea and South China Sea dispute on agenda, US officials say<p>Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, will hold their first face-to-face talks next week in Florida, a highly anticipated meeting between …

China

Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Leader Jailed Alongside Mandela, Dies at 87

JOHANNESBURG — Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail — many of them alongside Nelson Mandela — for acts of sabotage against South Africa's previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.<p>Kathrada died after being admitted …

South Africa

North Korea ready to conduct nuclear test, US officials say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Specific intelligence indicators now show that North Korea is ready for its sixth underground nuclear test at any time, two US officials told CNN on Friday.<p>Recent satellite imagery indicates a potentially significant change at the Punggye-ri test site, the officials said. For …

North Korea

Airstrikes cut water supplies in Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

To the south of the city of Raqqa, bombs have destroyed two key bridges across the Euphrates River. The bombings likely had a military benefit, but …

Middle East

Heavy rain and 70mph winds to batter Britain

Gusts of up to 65mph recorded in Devon on Friday afternoon as public warned to stay away from sea walls and harbours<p>Coastguard teams have warned storm watchers to stay away from sea walls and harbours in south-west England and south Wales as fierce winds and heavy rain sweeps in from the …

Weather

Mexican president cancels planned DC meeting with Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned Tuesday meeting with President Donald J. Trump on Thursday, signaling a remarkable souring of relations between Washington and one of its most important international partners just days into the new administration.<p>The rift …

Donald Trump

I Am Paying $200,000 for Five Minutes in Space

On a blindingly bright January afternoon in 2010, I went to my bank to get a cashier's check for $20,000. It was my birthday, and I was buying myself the present I'd been waiting for my entire life: a trip to space.<p>This fat chunk of cash would become a 10 percent downpayment for a ticket aboard …

Pro-Kurd party members arrested in wake of Istanbul bombings

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities arrested more than 200 people Monday following suicide bombings near an Istanbul stadium that killed 44 people. The arrests primarily targeted members of a Kurdish political party that already was a focus of a broader government crackdown.<p>Saturday's attack, which …

Extremism

Chape crash survivor Neto not told about tragedy

Reports in Brazil claim doctors have decided to keep the central defender in the dark about the tragic air crash as he continues his recovery in a Colombian hospital<p>Chapecoense defender Neto, one of the players who survived the tragic air crash in Colombia, has not yet been informed about the …

Brazil

Istanbul stadium attacks: Kurdish TAK group claim attacks

<b>The Kurdish militant group TAK says it carried out Saturday's deadly attack on police outside a stadium in Istanbul.</b><p>The TAK, an offshoot of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), made the claim on its website.<p>At least 38 people died near the Vodafone Arena when a car bomb hit a police vehicle …

Extremism

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95

Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and, in 1998 at 77, became the oldest man in space.<p>Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and, in 1998 at 77, became the oldest man in space.<p>John Glenn, who captured the nation’s attention in 1962 as the first American to …

Space Exploration

Hundreds of African migrants enter Spain through Ceuta border

More than 400 African migrants have forced their way into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, crossing over a barbed-wire fence. It was one of …

North Africa

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE DISPUTE Top U.S. trade agency dismisses massive duties against Bombardier<p>Apotex CEO quits, former boss takes over, as drug maker reels from founder’s death Subscriber content<p>TORONTO Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman ruled a 'targeted' double homicide<p>Inflation slows to 1.9% as consumers get a …

PS4 Blasts Past 50 Million Units Sold Worldwide; Best Black Friday in PlayStation History

PS4 Sales Strong<p>A couple of days ago we told you about an amazing deal for a PS4 Slim. On Amazon, $269 gets you the Uncharted console bundle, plus a …

Gaming

Earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province kills 25

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rescuers are combing through the rubble for survivors after an earthquake Wednesday morning in Indonesia's Aceh province.<p>At least 100 people were killed, including young children, and 136 seriously injured, according to Indonesia's Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency.<p>The shallow …

Natural Disasters

Chapecoense awarded 2016 Copa Sudamericana

Brazilian club Chapoense have officially been awarded the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title in the wake of the plane crash that killed 71 people, including 19 club players and staff.<p>In the wake of the tragic plane crash that cost 71 people their lives, including much of the Chapecoense team, the …

Soccer

Philippine Leader Rodrigo Duterte Tells Obama to ‘Go To Hell’ Over Arms Sales

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on Tuesday to “go to hell” after Washington refused to sell weapons to …

What happens if Rodrigo Duterte dumps the US?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte marked the week leading to his first 100 days in office with renewed attacks on the country's alliance with the United States.<p>The most recent of his near daily outbursts came during a series of speeches given in Manila. Duterte announced "I will break …

Asia

Hurricane Matthew: US evacuations begin ahead of storm

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Hurricane Matthew sets its sights on the US, more than 2 million people have already been urged to flee their homes, with more evacuations likely as the deadly storm makes its way past the Bahamas.<p>State officials in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia cautioned residents not to hunker …

Rainfall

Twitter wants to be bought, but no-one is buying

It’s no secret that Twitter wants to be bought, and there have been numerous reports circulating lately mentioning big names, including Google and Apple, as potential buyers. However, it turns out that these companies don’t actually appear very interested in buying the social media platform right …

Profit

'A monster': A deadly Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew pelted Florida with heavy rains as the deadly storm steamed ever closer to the coast with potentially catastrophic winds of 130 mph Thursday. Two million people across the Southeast were warned to flee inland.<p>It was the most powerful storm to threaten …

Rainfall

Humans unlikely to ever live longer than 125 years, scientists claim

Humans are unlikely to live longer than 125 years old and even advances in medical sciences will not break through the barrier, a huge study has concluded.<p>Since the 19th century average life expectancy has risen almost continuously, with a baby born today expected to live until 81, compared to just …