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US gun lovers defend rights amid debate for more restrictions

Pistols, rifles and ammunition are on display at a gun show in Miami, where Mike Vallone is buying an AR-15, a firearm at the center of debate on gun control as the weapon of choice of several mass shooters. Why would the 55-year-old, who already owns about 50 guns, want another one? "Because I choose to own them. Show More Summary

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave. The explosion earlier Saturday, which left two of the IsraeliShow More Summary

Far-right nationalists march through EU presidency capital Sofia

Hundreds of far-right nationalists marched Saturday night through Sofia, capital of current EU president Bulgaria, lighting torches to honour a late pro-Nazi general. Local authorities tried to ban the rally that has been held every year for over a decade, and which the government has slammed as "shameful". Show More Summary

Rainbows and retro pieces: Bailey bows out at Burberry

From classic check baseball caps to shell suits, Christopher Bailey raided the Burberry archive for his final collection at London Fashion Week on Saturday, while looking to the future with the rainbow flag. Bailey bowed out after more...Show More Summary

French rightwing leader Wauquiez under fire over comments about Macron, Sarkozy

The head of France's rightwing Republicans opposition party came under fire Saturday over comments he made about President Emmanuel Macron and former head of state Nicolas Sarkozy.

Hundreds welcome Zimbabwe opposition leader's body

Hundreds thronged Zimbabwe?s main airport Saturday as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South Africa, arrived home for burial. Tsvangirai, a fearless opponent to the ruling ZANU-PF party, died on Wednesday at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. Show More Summary

Ukraine's Poroshenko seeks 'compromise' on anti-corruption court

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday urged lawmakers to find a compromise on a draft law paving the way for a new anti-corruption court, demanded by Kiev's Western allies. The bill, which in its current form has faced heavy...Show More Summary

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. "My job as chef diplomat is to ensure that the North Koreans know, we keep our channels open," Tillerson told the CBS news show "60 Minutes." "I am listening. Show More Summary

After Florida shooting, students spurred to act against guns

When the gunshots rang out at her Florida high school, Lorena Sanabria hid in a classroom with friends, forced to listen to the blood-curdling screams of victims as they waited for help and prayed they wouldn't be next. Now Lorena, 16,...Show More Summary

S.Korean director rejects #MeToo charges at Berlin fest

A South Korean director in the eye of a #MeToo storm defiantly rejected abuse accusations against him at the Berlin film festival Saturday, saying he ensures no one "suffers" on the sets of his ultraviolent, sexually explicit art movies. Show More Summary

Thousands of Kurds stage protest march in France

Thousands of Kurds marched through the French city of Strasbourg on Saturday to call for the release of jailed PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan and protest against Turkey's military offensive in Syria. "UN, take your responsibility and stop...Show More Summary

Children of French rocker Hallyday go to court over album

The biological children of French rock legend Johnny Hallyday have launched court action to get access to his planned posthumous album, their lawyers said Saturday, in the latest battle in a case that has transfixed France. TensionsShow More Summary

Islamic scholar facing rape charges hospitalised in France

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was remanded in custody in France on rape charges earlier in the month, has been hospitalised due to multiple sclerosis, his support group said Saturday. The 55-year-old Oxford UniversityShow More Summary

Merkel's fate in SPD hands as members vote on power pact

Germany's Social Democrats started campaigning Saturday ahead of a party referendum that spells the last threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel's hopes of forming a new government, five months after an inconclusive election. In a vote expected...Show More Summary

Ethiopia imposes six-month emergency rule

Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities banned protests to quell what they termed "chaos and unruliness" despite condemnation from key ally the United States. The council...Show More Summary

Lavrov calls US election meddling claims 'blabber'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as "blabber" accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. "So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber,"...Show More Summary

Moscow calls US vote meddling claims 'blabber', 'fantasies'

Moscow on Saturday dismissed accusations it had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power, calling them "blabber" and "fantasies". The rebuttals, made at the Munich Security Conference, came a day after the United States indicted 13 Russians for running a secret campaign to sway the American vote. Show More Summary

China vows to protect interests as US eyes trade sanctions

China on Saturday warned it would take necessary measures to protect its interests if the US imposes tough trade sanctions against its steel and aluminium exports. The US Commerce Department on Friday recommended imposing heavy tariffs...Show More Summary

Indonesia inks $1.1 bn deal with Russia to buy 11 jets

Indonesia has inked a billion-dollar deal to buy 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia, an official said Saturday. The contract, signed by both countries' representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday, is worth a total $1.14 billion, Indonesia defence ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto said. Show More Summary

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India's commitment to help Afghanistan become "a peaceful,Show More Summary

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