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Suspected Paris militant to face trial in Belgium

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in 2015 Islamist attacks on Paris who is currently jailed in France, will face trial in Belgium over a police shootout at his suspected hideout in Brussels, Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth sends condolences to victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth sent her deepest sympathies to hundreds of victims of a mudslide in Sierra Leone that swept away homes on the edge of country's capital city in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

Immunity move brings perjury charge closer for German AfD co-chair

BERLIN (Reuters) - A regional parliamentary committee on Thursday recommended lifting the immunity of Alternative for Germany (AfD) co-chairman Frauke Petry, raising the possibility that prosecutors will charge her with perjury.

War crimes court holds Islamist liable for $3.2 million in damages to Timbuktu shrines

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for wrecking holy sites in Timbuktu was liable for damages of 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million).

Three young Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed for months

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong appeal court on Thursday jailed three prominent young Hong Kong democracy leaders for several months for "unlawful assembly" linked to the city's months-long pro-democracy protests in 2014.

Turkey criticizes Merkel, says Germany can't dictate EU policy

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the bloc.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in South Africa after wife is accused of assault

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Veteran Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa, state media said on Friday, for a regional summit overshadowed by accusations his wife assaulted a 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel room with an electric cable.

Britain confident of moving to second phase in Brexit talks by October

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is confident it will make "sufficient progress" in negotiations with the European Union by October to move to the next phase of the talks, its Brexit department said on Thursday.

Police say incident at radio station is hostage taking: reports

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man is holding a woman hostage at the building used by Dutch radio station 3FM, Dutch news agencies NOS and ANP reported on Thursday, citing police.

Indians more amused than outraged by Chinese '7 Sins' video

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indians have been more amused than outraged by an agitprop video released by a Chinese state news agency that accuses India of perpetrating "Seven Sins" in a two-month-old frontier standoff and resorts to a racial stereotype to make its point.

What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.

Assad's march east compounds West's Syria dilemma

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria.

Australia's Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.

Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombs: police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected militants raided a car dealership in southern Thailand and turned two of the cars into bombs, police said on Thursday, adding that a "new generation" of Muslim separatists was operating in the insurgency-plagued region.

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

BUSIA, Uganda (Reuters) - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war.

Philippine police say 25 criminals killed overnight, 14 in anti-drugs ops

MANILA (Reuters) - Twenty-five criminals were killed overnight in the Philippine capital Manila, police said on Thursday, including 14 in anti-drug operations in a second night of heavy bloodshed this week as a fierce war on drugs intensifies.

Cambodia arrests nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals over telecom fraud

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Authorities in Cambodia have arrested nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals this month on suspicion of operating a telecoms scam to defraud victims in China, police said on Thursday.

China says no risk of contamination from EU egg scare

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Agriculture ministry said on Thursday no eggs from Europe have been imported into the country, leaving no risk of contamination from a scare sweeping Europe about the use of a potentially harmful insectic...

South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action.

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