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Climate change: Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5m for Paris deal (3 hours old)

The former New York Mayor offers $4.5m to cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris climate deal.

Naked gunman kills four in Nashville Waffle House (4 hours old)

The man burst into a Nashville restaurant and opened fire before a customer sezied his rifle.

Meet the man who's survived a snake, bear and shark attack (6 hours old)

A 20-year-old outdoorsman bitten by a shark had previously survived a bear attack and snake bite.

Nicaragua president scraps pension cuts after deadly riots (2 hours old)

President Daniel Ortega revokes pensions and social security cuts after at least 25 people die in riots.

Andrea Nahles: First woman to lead Germany's social democrats (5 hours old)

Andrea Nahles becomes the SPD's first woman leader in 154 years - at a time of crisis for the party.

Canadian accused of murder is lynched in Peruvian Amazon (3 hours old)

Police find the body of a Canadian man who was accused of murdering an indigenous spiritual leader.

France approves controversial immigration bill (1 hour 14 minutes old)

The law shortens asylum application deadlines and doubles the time illegal migrants can be detained.

Iran nuclear deal: Macron urges Trump to stick with 2015 accord (10 hours old)

The French leader says there are no other options for the nuclear deal, which Mr Trump opposes.

Armenia unrest: Protesters rally after leader detained (9 hours old)

Thousands of anti-government protesters march through Yerevan after their leader is detained.

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 57 (12 hours old)

The 57 dead include five children accompanying their parents registering to vote in Kabul.

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Saudi Arabia: four Britons killed after coach hits fuel tanker (9 hours old)

Eighteen British pilgrims were on bus at time of crash between Mecca and MedinaFour Britons have been killed in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia after their bus collided with a petrol tanker, their travel agent has confirmed.The crash happened on Saturday morning on the road between the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, according to Gulfaraz Zaman, a director of Blackburn-based Hashim Travel, which organised the trip. Continue reading...

Journalist shot dead while broadcasting live in Nicaragua as death toll hits 25 (13 hours old)

Pope Francis calls for end to violence as police are accused of using live rounds against demonstrators The death toll from anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 25 as the national police were accused of using live rounds against demonstrators.Those killed include Ángel Gahona, a journalist who was shot dead while presenting a live broadcast on protests in Bluefields, a town on the country’s Caribbean coast. Continue reading...

Dozens dead in bombing at Kabul voter registration centre (16 hours old)

Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide attack on ID cards queue that killed at least 57 peopleA suicide bomber has killed at least 57 people and wounded dozens outside a voter registration centre in Kabul, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.The public health ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack. Gen Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted hundreds of civilians who were queuing to receive national identification cards to vote in legislative elections scheduled for 20 October. Continue reading...

Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's property empire (3 hours old)

Fox News host who said Trump’s fixer ‘knows real estate’ has a portfolio that includes support from Department of Housing and Urban Development, a fact he did not mention when interviewing secretary Ben Carson last yearWhen Sean Hannity was named in court this week as a client of Donald Trump’s embattled legal fixer Michael Cohen, the Fox News host insisted their discussions had been limited to the subject of buying property.“I’ve said many times on my radio show: I hate the stock market, I prefer real estate. Michael knows real estate,” Hannity said on television, a few hours after the dramat[...]

Nashville shooting: 'hero' hailed as suspect White House arrest revealed (2 hours old)

Travis Reinking’s guns seized at FBI request; father gave them backJames Shaw Jr grabbed assault rifle, ending shooting that killed fourThe gunman who killed four people and wounded four at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, before fleeing in the nude, was still at large on Sunday night. It was thought he could be carrying two guns.The customer who wrestled an assault rifle from the suspect, ending the shooting earlier on Sunday, was saluted as a hero. “He was going to have to work to kill me,” said James Shaw Jr, 29. Continue reading...

Council of Europe members suspected of corruption, inquiry reveals (6 hours old)

Investigation into cash-for-votes allegations focused on Azerbaijan and concluded several former Pace MPs had breached code of conductSeveral members of the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly broke the body’s rules on ethics and are “strongly suspected” of corruption, according an internal inquiry.The report, revealed on Sunday, ends a 10-month investigation into cash-for-votes allegations focused on Azerbaijan, which have rocked the Strasbourg-based international organisation. Continue reading...

'Protecting our democracy': DNC chair defends suit against Trump and Russia (6 hours old)

Tom Perez: DNC can ‘walk and chew gum’ before the midtermsDemocratic party sues Russia, WikiLeaks and TrumpChairman Tom Perez on Sunday defended the Democratic National Committee’s decision to sue Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign over Russian election interference, saying the DNC was “protecting our democracy” and could “walk and chew gum” when it came to keeping its focus on the midterm elections. Related: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover US Paris climate commitment Continue reading...

‘Everyone is following it’: millions gripped by Kim Wall murder trial as verdict nears (1 day old)

Submarine builder Peter Madsen Googled ‘beheading’ and ‘girl’ the night before cutting off journalist’s head, Danish court is toldJust a few hours before embarking on his fateful submarine trip with Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Peter Madsen worried that he lacked the self-control to face a murder trial.“He talked about how he needed to learn to shut up because he had difficulty keeping things to himself,” Australian documentary maker Emma Sullivan told the Copenhagen district court last month, referring to an interview she filmed that summer afternoon with the Danish rocket and submarine build[...]

'Nut rage': Korean Air boss apologises as daughters resign (13 hours old)

Cho Yang-ho sorry for ‘immature actions’ including disruption on flight in 2014 over a bag of nutsThe chair of Korean Air, Cho Yang-ho, has apologised for what he called the immature behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies.Cho Hyun-min, the younger daughter, who is a marketing executive at the South Korean flag carrier, is under police investigation for assault after she was accused of throwing water in a man’s face at a business meeting. Continue reading...

Dragon boat disaster leaves 17 dead in China (21 hours old)

Sixty paddlers practising for a race fall into river in southern city of Guilin as two boats capsize in strong currentSeventeen people died after two dragon boats capsized in southern China.The boat crews were practising on Saturday for a race in the Taohua river in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, the city’s fire department said. Continue reading...

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