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After poll boost, German populists AfD attack Islam

Germany's right-wing populist AfD party ramped up attacks Monday against immigration and Islam as its poll ratings jumped in the final stretch of election campaigning, while Chancellor Angela Merkel's party dipped. The Muslim religion...Show More Summary

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end. Yemen, where a multinational conflict has causedShow More Summary

Carbon 'budget' may be bigger than thought: study

An ambitious goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still within reach, said researchers Monday who calculated humanity may have a larger allowable "budget" for burning carbon than previously thought. While this amounted...Show More Summary

Iceland sets October 28 election date after coalition collapses

Iceland's president agreed on Monday to dissolve parliament and set new legislative elections for October 28 after the collapse of the country's centre-right government. "I've accepted the prime minister's proposal to dissolve parliament...Show More Summary

'Ridiculous' if Trump doesn't back two-state solution: Palestinian official

A senior Palestinian official said Monday it would be "utterly ridiculous" if Donald Trump did not commit to the two-state solution, ahead of a meeting between the US president and Mahmud Abbas. Trump is due to meet Abbas on Wednesday before the Palestinian president's address to the United Nations General Assembly the same day. Show More Summary

France warns on Iran, N. Korea ahead of UN assembly

France on Monday warned that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal was "essential" to prevent other countries from seeking nuclear weapons as world leaders gathered at the United Nations. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also told reporters...Show More Summary

Model Ratajkowski blasts French magazine for slimming her curves

The US model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has called out a French magazine for reducing her lips and breasts in a photograph for an interview which deals with the discrimination she says she has faced for "being too sexy". "I was extremely...Show More Summary

Cyclist jailed for 18 months for killing pedestrian in UK

A British cyclist who hit and killed a pedestrian and was convicted under a 19th-century law for drivers of horse-drawn carriages was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison. Charlie Alliston, a former courier who was 18 at the time of the accident in London last year, was riding a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes. Show More Summary

Ex-Trump aide Flynn raises money for legal costs

The family of former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn has launched a defense fund to raise money for mounting legal costs in the sprawling Russia election interference probe. Flynn, who advised President Donald Trump's...Show More Summary

Banksy honours Basquiat with new London murals

Two new murals by street artist Banksy have appeared in central London in tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat ahead of a new exhibition celebrating the US artist's work. One of the artworks shows a scarecrow figure, similar to Basquiat's 1982 piece "Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump", being searched by two police officers. Show More Summary

At UN, countries launch push to end trade in torture goods

About 60 countries led by the European Union on Monday will launch a bid at the United Nations to end the trade in goods like electro-shock batons and lethal drugs used to carry out torture and death sentences. The campaign has in its...Show More Summary

Top official leaves Britain's Brexit ministry

The top official at Britain's Brexit ministry quit on Monday to start working directly for Prime Minister Theresa May, in what opposition parties branded as "chaos" at a sensitive time in the negotiations. Oliver Robbins, the permanent...Show More Summary

Boris stirs up Brexit debate ahead of PM's big speech

In setting out his own vision for Brexit, Boris Johnson has stirred up colleagues and increased the pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of her big speech on Europe later this week. The foreign secretary was accused of...Show More Summary

PSG star Layvin Kurzawa new victim of blackmail

After the infamous sextape allegations involving Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema, it's now Paris Saint Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa who appears to have become ensnared in a blackmail plot.

Britain wants post-Brexit security treaty with EU

Britain called Monday for a new security treaty with the European Union after Brexit to try and prevent terror attacks, days after a bomb exploded on a London Underground train. London said it wanted to maintain existing partnerships...Show More Summary

French lorry drivers take action against government’s labour reforms

French lorry drivers opposing the government's reform of labour laws staged protests in Paris and across the country on Monday, ahead of more strikes next week.

Corruption-plagued Brazil gets new chief prosecutor

A new chief prosecutor took over Monday in Brazil to oversee an avalanche of corruption investigations, including against President Michel Temer, and promised that no one would be "above the law." Raquel Dodge replaced the hard hitting...Show More Summary

British cyclist goes around the world in less than 80 days

It took Phileas Fogg 80 days, but Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont is on course to go around the world in just 79. And he has done it all by bicycle.

UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading. "To date, the outbreak has claimed at least 44 lives, out of close to 2,300 confirmed and/or suspected cases," the world body said in a statement. Show More Summary

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