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2 November 2017 2:13 AM NY attack: Trump calls for death penalty

US President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of ploughing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a "terrorist." Sayfullo Saipov (29), who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic 88

2 November 2017 1:58 AM New Zealand to discuss taking Manus Island detainees: reports

Newly-appointed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will raise the closure of the Manus Island detention centre with Malcolm Turnbull when the leaders meet for the first time on Sunday, according to local media reports. The New Zealand Herald reports Ms Ardern said on Thursday she had sympathy for the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island 137

1 November 2017 5:35 PM In meeting, Trump to push a reluctant Xi to rein in North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing 92

1 November 2017 6:27 AM Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said. The suspect, who was shot by police and arrested moments after Tuesday’s rampage on the Lower 84

1 November 2017 2:02 AM NY truck attack 'cowardly act of terror'

The 29-year-old suspect was shot by police in the abdomen and arrested after he crashed the white truck into a school bus and fled his vehicle, authorities said. CNN and The New York Times, each citing law enforcement sources, reported that investigators found a note left by the suspect claiming he carried out the attack in the name of the Islamic State 83

29 October 2017 5:04 PM Somalia fires police, intelligence chief after Mogadishu attack

Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege by al-Shabab at a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu. Somalia's government on Sunday sacked the country's chief of intelligence and police commissioner, a day after an attack in the capital, Mogadishu, claimed the lives of at least 29 people. The dismissal of Abdillahi Mohamed Sanbalooshe and Abdihakim 43

29 October 2017 9:14 AM Somalia police end night-long siege of Mogadishu hotel, 23 dead

In the wake of a night-long assault on a Mogadishu hotel in which 23 people were killed, Somalia's government has fired the police and intelligence chiefs Sunday. The Cabinet voted to sack the chiefs in response to a recommendation by Somalia's security minister Mohamed Abukar Islow after two serious extremist attacks in the capital this month 45

29 October 2017 9:14 AM 23 Dead After Extremists Attack Hotel in Somalia's Capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon. The attack killed 23 people. Troops regained control of the Nasa-Hablod hotel on Sunday morning 46

28 October 2017 6:06 AM View: There is only one way forward on North Korea

A formal agreement to end the Korean War could pave the way for broader diplomatic talks, writes Carl Bildt Could the world soon witness another devastating war on the Korean Peninsula? That question looms large in many conversations these days. Of course, concerns about the North Korean regime’s nuclear-weapons programme are nothing new. The United 47

27 October 2017 9:49 PM JFK files: FBI anxious to 'convince public' about Oswald

Thousands of previously classified documents relating to the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963 have been released by the US government. "The thing I am concerned about is having something issued so that we can convince the public that Oswald is the real assassin," he said. It says that on 28 September 1963 he spoke with Valery Vladimirovich 53