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China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

Atenas - China's foreign minister called Sunday for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

Damascus - An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces killed three fighters near the Golan Heights on Sunday, an official from the forces said.

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

Los Angeles - US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

Labour's Corbyn promises more public holidays in vote pledge

London - Britain's opposition Labour party promised Sunday to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack

Mazar-e Sharif - Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning Sunday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

Germany's unruly anti-immigration AfD pick election duo

Cologne - Germany's anti-immigration AfD wrapped up a fractious party congress Sunday by choosing a new team to lead it into a September general election, after dramatically sidelining its most prominent personality.

N. Korea detains US citizen: Yonhap news agency

Seoul - A US citizen has been arrested as he tried to fly out of North Korea, becoming the third American to be detained there, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.

Le Pen posters absent abroad

Paris - Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) did not deliver posters in time for them to appear outside voting booths abroad, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday.

No autism link to prenatal exposure to antidepressants

One concern is that mothers who take antidepressants while pregnant go on to have children who develop autism. A new scientific study disproves this.

Bad mix of gut microbes triggers age-associated inflammation

Inflammation increases with age and this leads to ill-health problems. One of the triggers appears to be the balance of microorganisms in the gut. This is based on studies using mice and the findings may well apply to people.

Trump stock rally begins to fade as investor doubts gain ground

The stock market did well after Trump won the presidency even after his inauguration He had promised business friendly policies, such as deregulation, a huge infrastructure spending program and reduced taxation.

Frontrunners Macron, Le Pen vote in French election

Paris - The two frontrunners in France's closely fought presidential election, centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, cast their ballots as the first round of voting kicked off on Sunday.

Wildfires raging across Florida force evacuation of thousands

Naples - Over 115 wildfires raged across Florida on Saturday, reports the Florida Forest Service. Over 30,000 acres have been burned and 7,000 homes have been evacuated.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Final first round projections and analysis

Cleveland - The final countdown is on as the NFL prepares for the players draft next week. With rumors of potential trades and reports of teams moving in a different direction, here's a look at the latest projections for the opening round.

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Madrid - Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

Altering amino acids incapacitates cancer

Amino acids are necessary for life. When these molecules go wrong they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells. New research suggests targeting two amino acids can stop cancerous cell growth.

Report: Terrorists are using climate change as a 'weapon of war'

According to a report commissioned by the German Department for Foreign Affairs, climate change impacts and threats are being used as a weapon of war.

Op-Ed: The revolution against ignorance has begun: March for Science

Sydney - It is bizarre to think, that in a world literally drenched in science, that science is a pariah in culture and government. People whose views on global warming would fail high school science are running countries.

Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

Sydney - Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it to think twice before "blindly and zealously toeing the US line".

Two new studies: Surface of Antarctica 'swimming in meltwater'

For the first time ever, the network of streams, ponds, and lakes across Antarctica's surface have been mapped, and the extent of the water flow is astounding and worrying to scientists.
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