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12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruption

The crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes. Volcanic earthquakes and rockfalls have shaken the summit of Mayon over the last 24 hours, after a number of steam-driven eruptions, scientists said. Show More Summary

Macron faces national debate over anniversary of May 1968 protests

French president has not yet decided how to mark 50 years since nationwide rallies that defined an era The black and white images of students lobbing cobblestones over barricades in the Latin Quarter of Paris in May 1968 are still clung to as defining a significant moment in modern French history. Show More Summary

In Oman, an ancient mediation method gets a makeover

Omani Mahmoud bin Yousef Temtemi found himself in a pastoral predicament this autumn -- his neighbour's flock of sheep had overrun his farm and gobbled up his crops, threatening his income. Rather than make a scene or turn to the police, Temtemi chose to raise his complaint in Omani tradition: through the local "sabla", or council. Show More Summary

The Donald Trump show dazzles and shocks in first year

Donald Trump's first year in office has been a gripping spectacle of scandal, controversy and polarization that has utterly transformed the way Americans and their president interact. "Welcome back to the studio," said a beaming Trump, inviting White House reporters into the Cabinet Room for a recap of his first year in office. Show More Summary

Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday

Pope Francis arrives in Santiago on Monday at the beginning of a testing weeklong visit to Chile and Peru that aims to boost a flagging local Church hit by child sex abuse scandals. The pope is scheduled to arrive in Santiago at 8:10 pm (2310 GMT) on his first visit to Chile since becoming pope, and his sixth to Latin America. Show More Summary

Trump: 'I'm not a racist'

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that he was "not a racist," after his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" countries triggered a global firestorm of criticism. Trump on Friday tweeted a convoluted denial aboutShow More Summary

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex attack victims after #MeToo controversy

French actor says she stands by letter that caused outcry but condemns other signatories for distorting the spirit of its message Catherine Deneuve has apologised to female victims of sexual assault who were shocked and hurt by the controversial letter she signed attacking the #MeToo campaign. Show More Summary

UK and France may drift apart after Brexit, warns former ambassador

Defence and security cooperation at risk after Britain leaves EU, says peer prior to May and Macron’s Sandhurst summit Britain and France are in danger of drifting apart as a result of Brexit, undermining defence and security cooperation, according to Lord Ricketts, a former UK national security adviser and former ambassador to France. Show More Summary

Liberia party drops Sirleaf after Weah poll win

Liberia's ruling party said Sunday it had expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not backing her vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a presidential election run-off lost to former footballer George Weah. Sirleaf, 79, will...Show More Summary

Deneuve says she meant no offence to sex assault victims

French film star Catherine Deneuve said she stood by her signing an open letter in Le Monde this week bashing the #MeToo movement but apologised if she had offended victims of sexual assault, in a letter published on the website of daily Liberation on Sunday. Show More Summary

UN's Guterres hails Colombia peace effort as rebels bomb pipeline

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday praised the "total commitment" of Colombia's government and former FARC rebels to peace-building, as the military blamed a smaller rebel group for bombing an oil pipeline. "A peace-building...Show More Summary

Japan's Abe seeks to drum up EU pressure on North Korea

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought to drum up EU pressure on North Korea on Sunday in Sofia, while pledging to boost economic cooperation with Bulgaria and the Balkans. "During today's talks we discussed the constantly worsening...Show More Summary

Nine dismembered bodies found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found the dismembered bodies of nine people in an abandoned pickup truck in the state of Veracruz, one of the country's most violent, police said Sunday. Police acting on a tip found the truck, with the bodies in full view, around midnight Saturday in the municipality of Xalapa. Show More Summary

Senegal arrests 16 for Casamance massacre

Senegalese police have arrested at least 16 people suspected of involvement in a January 6 massacre of 14 young men in the troubled region of Casamance, sources said Sunday. The arrests are the first in connection with the killings in...Show More Summary

Norway's coalition expands but remains minority govt

Norway's right-wing coalition on Sunday took in a small centre-right party, but remains a minority government and will continue the search for the parliamentary majority needed to ensure it can pass laws. Conservative Prime MinisterShow More Summary

Britain must pay more for Calais migrants, says French minister

Interior minister calls for more ‘concrete measures’ on UK’s financial contribution to Le Touquet agreement A senior French minister has called on Britain to pay more towards the cost of dealing with migrants trying to cross the Channel from Calais and to accept more refugees into the country. Show More Summary

Two dead in Peru after 7.3-magnitude quake: official

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook southern Peru on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring 65 others, the South American country's civil defense agency said. Local authorities said homes made of adobe collapsed in coastal areas...Show More Summary

Abe visits memorial to 'Japanese Schindler' in Lithuania

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited a memorial to a Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas from war-torn Lithuania, in defiance of Tokyo. Abe visited the two-storey building, now a museum, that housed the consulate where Chiune Sugihara worked in the Baltic state's second city Kaunas. Show More Summary

Do not fear the other, pope says on World Migrant Day

Pope Francis called Sunday for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a "sin" to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. "It is not easy... to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us," the pontiff said during a solemn mass at St Peter's Basilica. Show More Summary

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