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Rescuers searching for more than 90 people missing following a huge landslide in southwest China were ordered to evacuate Monday due to the risk of another collapse, state media reported.

New catalyst could lead to carbon neutral solar-derived fuel

Australian researchers have made progress towards developing carbon neutral fuel. This is due to a new catalyst which can converts carbon dioxide from the air into a synthetic natural gas, using solar energy.

Op-Ed: Trump revives the swamp and makes the rich richer again

U.S. president Donald Trump on the campaign trail railed against the influence of Wall Street on U.S. politics and promised to drain the Washington swamp but has done exactly the opposite.

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety fears

Residents of 800 London flats were hurriedly evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears over their tower blocks' external cladding, after urgent testing prompted by the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno.

Ranks of homeless veterans keep swelling in Los Angeles

Kendrick Bailey is standing outside the tent he has pitched on a filthy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles and points to the American flag he served proudly during the Vietnam War.

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll in an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilled fuel.

S. Korea's Moon heads to US as North threat grows

South Korea's dovish new President Moon Jae-In -- who backs engagement with the nuclear-armed North -- heads to Washington this week for talks with his hawkish US counterpart Donald Trump, as Pyongyang defies international sanctions to accelerate its m...

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.

Southeast Asian nations torch $1 billion of seized drugs

Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

N.Korea doubts over South's Olympic invite: report

A top North Korean sports official voiced doubts over a proposal by South Korean President Moon Jae-In to form a unified Olympic team, citing political tensions and a lack of time, a report said.

Libyan Benghazi Defense Brigades agree to disband

The Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) has offered to dissolve itself and integrate some members into a legitimate army of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). The group claims the move is to save Libya from further bloodshed.

Erdogan's Istanbul opera house plan sparks excitement, controversy

On the buzzing Taksim Square of Istanbul, the focal point of the modern city, a giant disused building looms over visitors, its glass windows broken and a few tattered advertising banners flapping disconsolately in the breeze.

Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city's return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover.

New York's gay pride march: anti-Trump but also pro-fun

Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge Gay Pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or waving virulently anti-Trump signs.

Mongolians pick president after scandal-plagued campaign

Mongolians cast ballots on Monday to choose between a horse breeder, a judoka and a feng shui master in a presidential election rife with corruption scandals and nationalist rhetoric.

Sixty high-rise building have now failed fire safety tests in UK

As of Sunday, the number of tower blocks in London to have failed fire cladding safety tests has risen to 60 high-rises, affecting the lives of 40,000 residents. The tests were prompted after a blaze at Grenfell Tower earlier this month caused 79 deaths.

Get your legs out for the girls, guys!

As Paris men's fashion week comes to a close Sunday, one trend for spring summer 2018 and could not be clearer -- bare legs.

Why corn is best used for food and not for biofuels

Should corn production be orientated more towards biofuels, as a green energy alternative, or for food? This debate has continued to run since biofuel technology has come to the fore. A new report argues that the biofuel argument has lost credibility.

UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe

The fallout from London's devastating tower block blaze continued on Sunday with the government announcing 60 high-rises have failed safety tests, as an insurance body said they had warned officials of the fire risks.

Colombia: Final death toll put at 13 in mine explosion

Colombian authorities on Sunday put the final death toll at 13 in an explosion Friday at an illegal coal mine in the center of the country.

Lithuanian bishop beatified as first Soviet-era martyr

Thousands gathered in Vilnius on Sunday for the beatification of a bishop imprisoned by the former Soviet regime, the first such event in the devoutly Catholic Baltic EU state.

Trump, and 2 Democrats, criticize Obama's response to Russia hacking

President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama's response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some Democratic lawmakers agreed, with one calling the former leader's handling of the threat a "seriou...

Canada investigating surge in Atlantic coast right whale deaths

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with mammal experts, scientists and fisheries officials across Atlantic Canada to investigate the deaths of at least five endangered right whales off Canada's eastern coast.

Get your legs out for the girls, guys!

As Paris men's fashion week comes to a close Sunday, one trend for spring summer 2018 and could not be clearer -- bare legs.

Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul

Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into an epic battle to retake the city.

Martin Schulz hits out at 'arrogant' Merkel

Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out Sunday at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of "arrogance" as he sought to reverse his party's plunging popularity.

Norway offers oil companies 93 new blocks in Arctic waters

Norway, a global leader on climate change, has announced plans to open up record 93 blocks for Arctic oil exploration. The new production licenses are expected to be awarded to oil companies in the first half of 2018.

Turkey police break up Gay Pride protest in Istanbul

Turkish police on Sunday prevented an attempt by Gay Pride activists to hold a parade in Istanbul, the country's largest city, in defiance of an official ban by the local authorities.

Two thirds of Mosul Old City retaken from IS: commander

Iraqi forces have retaken two thirds of old Mosul, a week after launching an offensive against the Islamic State group's last bastion in the city, a senior commander said Sunday.

Prince Harry 'wanted out' of royal role

Britain's Prince Harry once "wanted out" of the Royal Family, but instead decided to "stay in and work out a role" for himself, according to an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

Fire licks Spanish nature reserve, 1,800 evacuated

Hundreds of firefighters battled Sunday to contain a fire after it broke out at a nature reserve in southern Spain, prompting the evacuation of more than 1,800 people, authorities said.

Car hits UK Eid crowd, 'not believed to be terrorism': police

British police on Sunday said they did not suspect terrorism was involved when a car ploughed into a group of Muslims leaving Eid prayers in Newcastle, northeast England.

Theresa May ouster would be 'catastrophic' for Brexit talks: minister

Britain's minister in charge of Brexit talks warned Sunday that any bid from within the Conservative Party to unseat Prime Minister Theresa May would be "catastrophic" for negotiations.

Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security

Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns.

J.K. Rowling: creator of magic who dazzled the world

The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, J. K. Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children's author with a global voice.

Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: Harry Potter turns 20

Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday when muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997.

Eid truce in war-torn Philippines city of Marawi ends

An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi.

The worst oil tanker fires around the world

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in central Pakistan early Sunday when a fire erupted after crowds rushed to collect fuel from an overturned oil tanker.Here are the most serious such incidents around the world over the past decade.

Over 3000 of Canada's Indigenous Lands are now on Google Maps

More than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth. The move will allow the properties of 1.4 million indigenous people across the country, who have been historically excluded, to be represented in a base map.

India's Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

India's leader Narendra Modi arrived in the US for his first meeting Monday with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties and move beyond disagreements over climate change.

Turkey's Erdogan says fine after feeling unwell in prayers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was in good health after briefly feeling unwell during morning prayers in Istanbul.