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An Iraqi paramilitary force Monday accused the United States of killing 22 of its fighters in an overnight air raid just inside Syria's border with Iraq that a monitor said left dozens dead.

Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'

Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years -- and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel the mystery.

Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO

Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Number of civil conflicts doubles since 2001: ICRC

The number of civil conflicts worldwide has more than doubled since the start of the century, posing new challenges for curbing atrocities, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.

'Worrying' new focus on nuclear deterrence: report

The world's nuclear powers are reducing their arsenals but they are also modernising, putting a fresh and "worrying" focus on strategic deterrence, a Stockholm-based think tank said Monday.

Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO

Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Half of Aquarius migrants 'seek asylum in France': Spanish govt

Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.

Three killed in London after being hit by train

Three people died in south London after being hit by a train, police said Monday, amid reports they may have been graffiti artists.Police said they were treating the deaths as unexplained, but media said spray paint cans were found near the bodies.

UN rights chief condemns migrant family separations at US border

The UN rights chief on Monday condemned the "unconscionable" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

Koreas to form joint teams at Asian Games

North and South Korea agreed Monday to form unified teams for some sports at the upcoming Asian Games -- a move which highlights the rapprochement on the peninsula that began with the Winter Olympics.

Finnish MP guilty of sex assault for 'forcibly kissing' colleague

A Helsinki court on Monday found a lawmaker guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing a female member of parliament by "forcibly kissing" her after a Christmas party, media reported.

UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in several parts of the country.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Monday near the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said.

UN rights chief mulls probe of Nicaragua violence

The United Nations rights chief on Monday said a high-level international probe of swelling violence in Nicaragua might be warranted, and urged the government to invite in UN monitors "without delay".

Yemen rebels must withdraw from Hodeida: UAE

The United Arab Emirates, part of a Saudi-led Arab military alliance in Yemen, on Monday warned Huthi rebels to withdraw from the key port city of Hodeida as coalition-backed government forces advance.

Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.

Over 1.5 mn Russians sign petition against pension age hike

A Russian government proposal to hike the state pension age to 63 for women and 65 for men had as of Monday seen more than 1.5 million people sign a petition against the move.

UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen fizzle

UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen appeared to have fizzled on Monday, raising fears for civilians as Saudi-backed pro-government forces press an offensive to retake the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida.

Iraqi force says US strike killed fighters in east Syria

An Iraqi paramilitary force key to the battle against the Islamic State group on Monday accused the US-led coalition of killing more than 20 of its fighters in an air raid in eastern Syria.

Three dead, 300 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally.

Spanish king's brother-in-law jailed over graft conviction

The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.

Strike on east Syria killed 38 pro-regime fighters: monitor

Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in an overnight bombing raid near the country's eastern border with Iraq, a monitor said on Monday.

One dead, 3 hurt in Dutch music fest hit-and-run

A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.

Israeli planes strike Hamas targets in Gaza

Israeli warplanes on Monday conducted strikes against nine Hamas "military targets" in the northern Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites being sent into Israeli territory, the army said.

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.

Artist buried for three days under busy Australian road

An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.Mike Parr, 73, fasted during his time underground, with oxygen pumped into the 1.

Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters

For days, Maria Magdalena Saldana has hooked a gold chain encircling her waist to the gate bulwarking one of Nicaragua's most notorious prisons.

US lawmakers want to end 'evil' migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

Syria state media says US-led coalition hit regime position in east

Syrian state media said overnight Sunday to Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had carried out a deadly strike on a regime position in the country's east near the Iraqi border.

Parents of children killed in Mexico quake want justice

It has been nine months since the Rebsamen elementary school collapsed in the earthquake that devastated Mexico last year, and the families of the 19 children and seven adults killed inside want justice.

Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk

A strong quake hit western Japan early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said.The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 15.

Jailed Kurdish leader makes first TV appeal ahead of Turkey vote

Turkey's leading Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas on Sunday appeared on state television from his prison cell to denounce the government's "repressive regime", ahead of the presidential election next weekend.

Jailed Kurdish presidential candidate appears on TV from jail

Turkey's leading Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas on Sunday appeared on state television from his prison cell to denounce the government's "repressive regime", ahead of the presidential election next weekend.

How do you dismantle a power plant's cooling towers? Watch this

For a moment, after the demolition plunger went down, the mighty cooling towers at St. Johns River Power Park stood as if they would remain for another 30 years as Jacksonville, Florida landmarks. In about five seconds, it was all over.

Skopje sees Greece-Macedonia accord as 'breakthrough' for Balkans

An historic deal between Greece and Macedonia to rename the small Balkan state the Republic of North Macedonia is crucial for the whole volatile region, Skopje's foreign minister said on Sunday.

Erdogan in major Istanbul rally ahead of Turkey vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday was cheered on by tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in Istanbul ahead of next weekend's election, after facing tough opposition in the campaign.

Woman yelling 'Allahu akbar' slashes two with blade in France

Two people were hurt in a town in southern France on Sunday when a veiled woman shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife, prosecutors said.

Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

Authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside.

Volunteer army greets tired Aquarius migrants in Spain

Red Cross volunteers and translators from across Spain turned out to take care of hundreds of migrants unwanted in Italy and Malta from the Aquarius rescue ship when they finally stepped ashore Sunday in the port of Valencia after a gruelling week-long...