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Anyone who only wants to build walls and not bridges is not a Christian, Pope Francis says.
Pope warns EU 'risks dying' without new vision

 Pope Francis on Friday warned European Union leaders the bloc risks dying without a new vision of the future based on the principles of solidarity…

24 Mar 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo | Reuters)
Tillerson to meet NATO members next week: Official

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, after initially planning to skip ministerial talks.

24 Mar 2017

27 killed in south Yemen clashes

At least 20 rebels and seven soldiers were killed over the past 24 hours in ongoing fighting in southern Yemen.

24 Mar 2017

Police forensic officers at the scene close to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday. | AP
New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker

Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with a history of violent offences but no terrorist convictions, was shot by police.

24 Mar 2017

A police officer places flowers and a photo of fellow police officer Keith Palmer, who was killed in yesterdays attack, on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in London. (Photo | AP)
Jihadist markers, but UK attacker's profile unremarkable

Masood's age is the only outlier, as younger jihadists are "more the norm", but even that has been changing in recent years, Rogers said.

24 Mar 2017

President Donald Trump during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center (File | AP)
Trump presses on with health bill but vote uncertain

Should the bill squeak by, it faces an equally tough road in the US Senate, where Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority.

24 Mar 2017

'Suicide attack' near Dhaka airport

The man, said to be in his 30s, blew himself up in front of a police outpost near the Shahjalal International Airport.

24 Mar 2017

President Donald Trump announces the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project. AP
Health care bill clears procedural hurdle

Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House.

24 Mar 2017

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Turkish Airlines says can use laptop until boarding after ban

Britain followed with a similar ban from five countries from the Middle East and northern Africa as well as Turkey.

24 Mar 2017

Approving pipeline, Trump hails 'great day' for jobs

Two years ago the US State Department estimated the project would create 50 permanent jobs and 42,000 jobs directly and indirectly during construction.

24 Mar 2017

Turkey Syria. AP
Syria rebel group fights in Damascus, talks in Geneva

The head of Faylaq al-Rahman's political bureau, Mutassem al-Shumeir, is a member of the opposition delegation in Geneva.

24 Mar 2017

Islamic State group claims Chechnya attack: SITE

The statement said all of the assailants died during the attack, which killed six Russian soldiers.

24 Mar 2017

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. AP
Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

Two additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him.

24 Mar 2017

Forensic experts and police officers work at the place of killing of former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov in Kiev. AP
Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

When the bodyguard tries to intervene, he, too, is shot, leaving the killer free to shoot Voronenkov again as he is lying on the floor.

24 Mar 2017

The giant panda Bao Bao stands in an enclosure at its new home at the panda research base in Dujiangyan in southwest China's Sichuan province Friday, March 24, 2017. (File | AP)
US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

Bao Bao, whose name means "precious" or "treasure," underwent a monthlong quarantine at the Dujiangyan base.

24 Mar 2017

French President François Hollande. | AP
France's Hollande hits back at scandal-hit Fillon's claims

Hollande responded furiously to Fillon's accusations, saying he had exceeded the bounds of "dignity and responsibility" with his claims.

24 Mar 2017

European Union HQ in Brussels. | File Photo
Rome declaration 'acceptable' for all EU members: Polish PM Beata Szydlo

Poland has rejected any notion of the "multi-speed EU" favoured by powerhouse states Germany and France.

24 Mar 2017

Families of victims arrive at a ceremony marking one year after the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash, Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Le Vernet, France. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a jet into the French Alps on March 24, 2015.(File | AP)
Father disputes co-pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Lubitz senior argued that the image of the suicidal loner or cold-blooded killer did not correspond with the son he knew, and called for a new investigation into the cause of the crash.

24 Mar 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during a meeting with the Republican House whip team about the proposed health bill. | AP
Donald Trump to Republicans on healthcare: this is your chance

A vote on a Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's signature health reform -- one of Trump's most repeated campaign pledges -- is scheduled for Friday.

24 Mar 2017

The Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Nebraska (File Photo | AP)
US gives final approval for Keystone XL pipeline

One of Trump's first acts after taking office in January was to give a conditional go-ahead for the controversial cross-border project, which Obama had put on hold.

24 Mar 2017

In this photo released by Proactiva Open Arms NGO on Friday, March 24, 2017 an upturned rubber boat floats in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms.  | AP
12 dead, 3 missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast: Report

Twelve Syrian refugees including five children drowned and three were missing after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.

24 Mar 2017