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Rescuers were searching Sunday for some 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide triggered by torrential rain in a remote region of northeastern India, a local official said.

Top general assassinated in Burundi: officials

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.

Varoufakis warns Spain could 'become Greece'

Spain could become like Greece if the same austerity policies are imposed on the country, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published Sunday.

New 'metallic debris' found on La Reunion island: legal source

Several pieces of "metallic debris" have been found on La Reunion island, where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week, a source close to the investigation said Sunday.

UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'

The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people on charges of seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate, prosecutors said on Sunday.

Vietnam hit by flooding, toxic sludge from coal plants

Vietnam is struggling to help communities hit by toxic mudslides after torrential rain in a major coal-mining area in northern Quang Ninh province, home to the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay tourist site.

Kerry pledges support for Egypt in Cairo talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a strategic dialogue with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo on Sunday, pledging Washington's support as the two countries patched up a diplomatic rift.

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for a second time its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, rescheduling it for August 29.

Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fight

President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.

Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for 'breast assault'

Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast.

Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and at least two dozen other troops were wounded early Sunday in a suicide attack blamed on Kurdish militants, as Ankara kept up its air campaign against the rebels' bases in northern Iraq.

Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism

The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate".

Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech

The master recording of Emperor Hirohito's speech announcing Japan's World War II surrender has been brought back to life in digital form ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

Corruption in Kenya 'worse than ever' says veteran campaigner

Corruption in Kenya is sliding out of control, veteran anti-corruption activist and whistle-blower John Githongo has warned in an interview following a scathing audit of government finances.

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to increase as rains lash region

The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned Sunday, as monsoon downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.

ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday.

At least 7 Libyan soldiers killed by Islamic State at checkpoint

At least seven Libyan soldiers were reported killed and 5 more wounded as Islamic State forces were able to overrun a checkpoint in the town of Ajdabiya, a town near the key oil port of Brega.

Ending Calais migrants crisis is 'top priority', vow Britain and France

France and Britain vowed Sunday that ending a crisis which has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority".

Plane crashes at family festival in UK

A plane nosedived during an acrobatic display and crashed during CarFest, an outdoor festival in Cheshire. The pilot, Kevin Whyman, was killed in the crash.

Britain, France say ending Calais migrant crisis is 'top priority'

Ending the crisis that has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority", the interior ministers of France and Britain wrote in a joint statement Sunday.

Canadian Firemen told to Stop helping coworker with cancer

When Tanner Brotzel was diagnosed with cancer in December, his coworkers didn't hesitate to offer to help him in every way possible, including covering his shifts at the firehouse in Saskatchewan's capital city of Regina.

Zimbabwe parks confirm Jericho the lion alive amid Cecil furore

Zimbabwe wildlife authorities on Sunday dismissed rumours that a second lion, known as Jericho, had been slain after the killing last month of Cecil the lion by an American trophy hunter caused a global outcry.

Has Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho been shot and killed?

According to a senior park official, Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho was killed in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The killing took place on August 1, reports the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Other organizations dispute this report.

Drought and wildfires prompt emergency declaration in California

With a severe drought now in its fourth year and at least 18 wildfires raging across the state, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for all of the state.

Five bodies with hands bound found in Mexico

Five bodies with their hands bound and some with apparent signs of torture were found in a home in Mexico City, police said Saturday.

More than 300,000 seek asylum in Germany this year so far: Report

Germany has hosted more than 300,000 asylum seekers since the start of the year, said the daily Die Welt on Saturday, as Berlin prepares for a record influx of refugees in 2015.

Peru rescues 15 people, including children, held by rebels

Peruvian troops rescued seven children and eight adults that were kidnapped by Shining Path rebels, an official said Saturday.The children, aged four to 13, were malnourished and had skin diseases, said Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Vega.

Greece arrests three suspected migrant boat raiders

Greece's coastguard on Saturday said it had arrested three men suspected of preying on migrants seeking to cross over from neighbouring Turkey, following several complaints made to a rights group.

Rival UK protests held to support and oppose Tunnel migrants

Rival protests featuring those welcoming migrants and far-right wingers opposed to their presence were held in the British port town at the mouth of the Channel Tunnel on Saturday.

S.Africa's Tutu to remain in hospital for 'another few days'

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu will remain in hospital in Cape Town "for another few days" despite making good progress, his foundation announced Saturday, four days after he was hospitalised with a recurring infection.

Nationalisations, German probes in Greek contingency plan: Report

Greece had a contingency plan in the event of being forced by creditors into a disorderly default, which included nationalisations and a corruption probe targeting German companies, a Greek newspaper reported Saturday.

Severe flooding hampers Myanmar rescue efforts, at least 27 dead

Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash

Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed into a car auction lot in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London and British police said Saturday.

Immigration the major concern for Europeans: poll

Immigration is the main concern of Europeans, ahead of economic problems and unemployment, according to a new opinion poll released by the European Commission.

Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water

Hundreds of Iraqis demonstrated Saturday in the sweltering southern cities of Basra and Karbala as protests over the poor quality of water and electricity supply spread across the country.

Slain Palestinian toddler's parents, brother fighting for lives

The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as demonstrators held a second day of protests over the arson attack.

Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand

Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi apologised Saturday after its Bangkok bureau chief posted an image of his genitals on a mobile forum set up by Thailand's foreign ministry, which warned of "consequences".

Angelina Jolie, Suu Kyi meet women garment workers in Myanmar

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met women garment workers in Myanmar on Saturday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to learn more about their working conditions, as part of her first visit to the country.

Migrant bids to reach Britain fall as security tightened

French police said Saturday around 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights after security in Calais was beefed up.

Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'

Nearly 40 government and opposition fighters have been killed as Syrian regime forces pushed rebels back from an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's heartland, a monitor said Saturday.

North Iraq urges PKK to leave as Turkish strike toll mounts

Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties.