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Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom said Tuesday a judge had granted his request to live-stream his appeal to avoid extradition from New Zealand to the United States where he is wanted on video piracy charges.

Op-Ed: In Libya only 4 of 9 members of PC meet to select new cabinet

The nine member Presidency Council (PC) of the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord has only until Wednesday to select a new Cabinet of just 8 members, 9 fewer than the present 17.

Environmentalists add a tech-savvy twist to bonfire tradition

A centuries-old maritime tradition, the lighting of bonfires along the coast of Estonia was reenacted Saturday night, but with a tech-savvy environmentalist twist.

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: coastguard

The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue on Monday of about 6,500 migrants off of Libya in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years.

Swiss fighter jet missing, believed crashed: ministry

A Swiss army fighter jet went missing over the Alps Monday and is believed to have crashed, the defence ministry said, adding that a large-scale search and rescue operation had been launched.

Mexican president plagiarized in thesis: university

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's alma mater said Monday he had plagiarized parts of his law school thesis, confirming an investigative news site's report last week.

Portugal's Guterres still leads race to be UN chief

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said.

Turkish Syrian operation forces US to make hard choice

Turkey's dramatic intervention in Syria could prove a setback for the Islamic State group -- but it forces the United States to make a difficult choice between two unpredictable allies.

Sea birds under threat from mercury poisoning

Scientists have detected traces of methylmercury (a dangerous neurotoxin) in sea ice floating in the Southern Ocean. This presents a risk to seabirds and other marine life.

Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket scam.

Estonia fails to elect president in first round

Estonia's parliament failed to elect a president Monday after none of the contenders for the largely ceremonial role received the necessary two-thirds majority of votes in round one of the race.

Rome mayor reticent on 2024 Olympic bid

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi remains reticent on her city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying Monday that it would be better to first think about "abandoned municipal installations".

Obama, Erdogan to meet Sunday in China on G20 sidelines: WHouse

US President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday in China on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, with Syria high on the agenda, top aide Ben Rhodes announced Monday.

France seeks new chapter in Muslim relations

France's government sought Monday to open a new chapter in relations with the country's Muslims following a summer scarred by jihadist attacks and a ban on burkinis that ratcheted up communal tensions.

Santos and Timochenko: Colombia foes turn peacemakers

A conservative politician from a rich family and a rural Marxist guerrilla are the lead players in the Colombian peace process, which culminated in a ceasefire Monday after five decades of conflict.

Berlin to require mums to come clean on 'milkmen's kids'

Germany has drafted a law requiring mothers to inform their partners if their children were fathered by another man, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.

Islam Karimov: Ex-Soviet strongman who dominates Uzbekistan

Long lambasted for brutally crushing dissent, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov has kept a stranglehold on power for over 25 years -- even at the expense of his own daughter.

US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes

Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart over the weekend.

Five key points on five decades of conflict in Colombia

Here are five key points on Colombia's five-decade conflict, after the FARC rebels and the government began a historic ceasefire Monday:- Disputed origins -There is disagreement on when and why war broke out.

Third vote looms as Spain's opposition blocks government deal

Spain's main opposition Socialist party on Monday refused to back Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's efforts to form a minority government, pushing the country closer to its third general election in a year.

Australian bust: 3 Canadians charged in massive cocaine bust

Three Canadians face massive cocaine drug smuggling charges in Australia today. Border officials in Sydney say it is the largest "passenger stream" drug haul in the history of the country, about $31 million (AUD) worth of coke.

Trump to deliver speech on immigration Wednesday

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, beset by questions over whether he is softening his hardline stance on immigration, says he will make a speech on the subject Wednesday in Arizona.

UN chief urges Myanmar to respect human rights

Myanmar's new leadership must overcome discrimination and promote inclusive development with "full respect" for human rights, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday on the eve of a visit to the country.

Hurricane Madeline threatens Obama's Hawaii travel

Hurricane Madeline is expected to pass near Hawaii around midweek, US weather forecasters said Monday, possibly wreaking havoc with a planned visit by President Barack Obama and other dignitaries.

Gabon presidential poll 'lacked transparency': EU observers

Gabon's presidential election "lacked transparency", the head of the 73-strong EU electoral monitoring team in the country said on Monday, a day before the official results were due out.

E. Timor urges court to end sea border row with Australia

East Timor on Monday urged an international court to help end a decade-long dispute with Australia over a maritime border which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.

Racism row over S. Africa school's hair policy

A South African school was Monday accused of racism for allegedly telling black girls to straighten their hair and not wear 'afro' hairstyles.

Turkey says aims to prevent Kurdish militia corridor in Syria

Turkey on Monday said one of the key aims of its unprecedented operation in northern Syria was to prevent the creation of a corridor stretching from Iraq to the verge of the Mediterranean controlled by Kurdish militia.

Bodycam video shows 84-year-old woman pepper-sprayed in her home

Police in Muskogee, Oklahoma have released bodycam footage of officers pepper-spraying an elderly black woman after police followed her son into the house.

Burkinis and Islam's role in France cause sparks in presidential race

The campaign to choose a centre-right candidate for the French presidential election has already descended into clashes between former president Nicolas Sarkozy and his main rival Alain Juppe over bans on the burkini swimsuit.

Clashes between Turkey, US-backed Kurds in Syria 'unacceptable' for US

Clashes between Turkish forces and units affiliated with a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance in Syria are "unacceptable", the Pentagon said Monday, calling on all sides to "stand down".

Tidal power turbines activated in Scotland

Tidal powered turbines installed off the coast of Shetland (Bluemull Sound) have been connected to the electricity grid and could herald a "new era" in tidal energy.

Everybody hurts: Russian radio airs from psychiatric hospital

A radio show broadcast live from a Moscow psychiatric hospital every Saturday kicks off with a jokey jingle -- "Radio Through the Looking Glass, it's nuts!

New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight.

Kerry says evidence of IS links to Bangladesh extremists

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there was evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Islamic State group.

See transit cop pull man from tracks seconds before train arrives

A New Jersey transit police officer is being hailed as a hero after he dragged a despondent man from the railroad tracks seconds before a speeding train arrived.

Teenage cop attacker linked to IS charged in Germany

German federal prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed a policeman in February in an operation for the Islamic State jihadist group.The German-Moroccan teenager, identified only as Safia S.

Grim search for bodies continues in earthquake-hit central Italy

Searchers are looking for at least 10 residents missing in the wreckage of Amatrice following last week's powerful earthquake that killed hundreds of people and destroyed several historic towns in Italy's central mountains, 65 miles east of Rome.

Uzbek president in intensive care after brain haemorrhage: daughter

Strongman Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who has dominated the Central Asian nation for over 25 years, is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage, his younger daughter said Monday.

Third warrant issued over Thai tourist town attacks

A Thai military court on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a third suspect in a spate of bomb attacks on tourist towns, all three of them Muslims from the insurgency-plagued south.

More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, officials said Monday, in the largest such incident known to date.