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Donald Trump has said Britain would be better off outside the European Union, just weeks after US President Barack Obama travelled to London to warn against a Brexit.

British seaside town approves second homes ban

Residents of an English seaside town regularly swamped by tourists in the summer have voted for a ban on new holiday homes, in a referendum that could set a precedent for similar picturesque spots.

Brazil Senate committee vote set on Rousseff impeachment

A special committee in Brazil's Senate was to vote Friday on whether to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff who faces being suspended from office in less than a week.

Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is more divided than expected Special

‘Captain America: Civil War’ does great with its more worrisome elements, but loses ground on generally reliable aspects of the franchise.

Jettisoning PM, Turkey's Erdogan marches to one-man rule

By letting go of his prime minister after just 20 months in the post, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shown his iron will to create a presidential system where one man has total authority.

Kenny re-elected prime minister by Irish parliament

Ireland's parliament re-elected Enda Kenny as prime minister on Friday at the head of a minority government, ending a long blockage following inconclusive elections in February.

In down-and-out coal country, Trump received as a hero

Though dogged by a rebellion within his own party, Donald Trump took aim at Hillary Clinton at his first rally as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promising to put miners back to work in a struggling region where coal has always been ki...

Russia says no aircraft flew over bombed Syria camp Thursday

Russia's military on Friday insisted no aircraft flew over a Syrian refugee camp the day it was hit by deadly strikes, suggesting Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front could have shelled the location.

Trump 'surprised' by House speaker's refusal to back him

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said Friday he was surprised by the US House speaker's refusal to back his bid for the White House and that the two will meet next week.

Turkey will not change anti-terror law for EU visa deal: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union Friday that Ankara will not change its anti-terrorism law, despite it being a condition laid down by Brussels to ensure visa-free travel for Turks.

Hollande to visit restive C. Africa Republic on May 13

French President Francois Hollande will visit the restive Central African Republic on May 13 to pledge France's support for peace efforts before going on to Nigeria, his office said Friday.

Florida deputy sheriff fired after triple murder-suicide

A Seminole County Deputy Sheriff was fired Tuesday after it was determined he failed to act and then covered up a report of domestic violence. Had he done his job, a woman and her two children might still be alive.

Serbian PM re-elected but faces growing opposition

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won a sweeping victory at April 24 polls, but now faces stronger opposition than in the past two years including by far right parties, official results showed Friday.

Op-Ed: Amir Khan to keep hope alive for shot at Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan has always been a crowd favorite in most of his last 34 fights spanning over 10 years since turning pro in 2005, but on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he will play the role of underdog against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Philippine president Aquino calls for anti-Duterte alliance

Philippine leader Benigno Aquino called Friday on the trailing presidential candidates to unite against frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte, in a sensational finale to one of the nation's most divisive election campaigns.

Algerian man cleared of New Year's sex assault in Cologne

A German court Friday threw out sexual assault charges against an Algerian man stemming from New Year's Eve violence in Cologne after the victim said she could not identify the defendant.

Hamas says not seeking war but will fight Israeli incursions

Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Friday his Islamist movement is not seeking war with Israel but will not tolerate its troops entering the Palestinian territory.

Is glyphosate carcinogenic or not? EPA takes its report offline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed a report from its website where it concluded that glyphosate was "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans." The report was pulled offline on May 2, 2016 along with 13 other documents.

North Korea controls agenda as world's media pour in

When one of the world's most secretive states opens the door to the international media, it keeps a firm grip on the handle.

Woman charged over $3.4 mn Australian 'handbag spree'

Australian police have charged a 21-year-old woman with fraud after she allegedly spent US$3.4 million that her bank mistakenly gave her, with much of the money reportedly lavished on handbags.

Pope Francis tells EU to tear down migrant walls

Pope Francis said Friday he dreamed of a Europe in which "being a migrant is not a crime", as he urged EU leaders to "tear down the walls" and build a fairer society.

Outcry grows over bombing of Syria camp for displaced

Condemnation mounted Friday over deadly air strikes on a camp for displaced people in northern Syria as the regime denied involvement, while a fragile ceasefire held in the battleground city of Aleppo.

Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets

A Pakistani sweetshop owner has confessed to fatally poisoning at least 30 people by lacing his goods with pesticide in an attempt to take revenge on his older brother, police told AFP Friday.

Nigerian oil rebels 'blow up' Chevron facility Delta state

Militants have blown an offshore oil facility operated by US oil group Chevron in southern Nigeria, the navy said on Friday, in renewed violence that could hit exports in Africa's largest oil producer.

Germany expects Turkey to honour EU migrants pact after PM exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects Turkey to stick to a deal to limit refugee flows to the EU even after the announced resignation of its prime minister, her spokesman said Friday.

Deputy minister's body found after Malaysia helicopter crash

Search teams on Friday recovered the body of a Malaysian deputy minister in the Borneo island state of Sarawak near where a helicopter carrying her and five others is believed to have crashed, officials said.

2-minute time lapse video captures 85-hour, 2,700-mile train trip

Canadian photographer and musician Ed Hanley made an epic 85-hour, 2700-mile train journey in India, and decided to share his journey with a two-minute time lapse video.

Sunfly: The world's most famous karaoke brand Special

Sunfly is celebrating 25 years as the UK's most trusted name in karaoke. The London-based company, enjoyed in bars and clubs all over the country, is set to release a new streaming service. Digital Journal asked team member Dan Maidstone all about it.

Greece paralysed by strike over pension, tax reforms

Greece's public transport networks ground to a halt Friday after trade unions called for a 48-hour strike to protest controversial government plans to overhaul pensions and increase taxes, as demanded by international creditors.

'Substantial progress' on Brazil mine disaster recovery: BHP

BHP Billiton Friday said it was making "substantial progress" to help communities devastated by a fatal Brazilian mine accident, as the commodities giant's share price strengthened after sinking on the back of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit.

Myanmar president proposes new ministry for Suu Kyi

Myanmar's president has urged the creation of a new ministry for Aung San Suu Kyi's state advisor position, official media reported on Friday, a move that will deepen her influence and likely rile the powerful army.

India to spend $6 billion to create new forests

The Indian government has unveiled a plan to plant new forests, with a budget of $6.2 billion. If successfully implemented, the plan will see India's forest cover go from the current 21.34 percent to 33 percent of its land area.

Israel hits Gaza after mortar fire across border

Israeli warplanes launched new strikes against Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to mortar fire, as the worst cross-border violence since a 2014 war entered a third day.

Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

Spanish health authorities said they had detected the country's first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus.

Dozens dead as Syria army battles jihadists near Aleppo: monitor

Fighting between Syrian regime forces and Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists and their allies has left more than 70 dead south of the battleground city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Friday.

Colombia authorizes air strikes against criminal gangs

Colombia on Thursday authorized the use of all military force, including air strikes, against the country's three biggest criminal gangs in a major escalation against "organized armed groups.

Drag queens raise holy hell in Jerusalem's only gay bar

In conservative Jerusalem, the last thing you might expect to find in the cramped back of a bar is a clutch of amateur drag queens railing against political and religious taboos.

Beijing 'tightens screws' on Taiwan's new president

When Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan's president later this month, she will end a period of unprecedented rapprochement with rival Beijing -- and China is already ramping up the pressure on her new government.

Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

Canada began airlifting to safety up to 25,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray forced from their homes by raging forest fires in Alberta's oil sands region.

Canada will sign Optional Protocol to Convention Against Torture

On Tuesday a number of activists, several of them wearing black blindfolds around their eyes, held a demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa demanding that Canada sign on to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).

Japan PM Abe visits Putin looking to warm ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to bolster ties and seek to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute.