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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen (1 hour 3 minutes old)

The president says Emmanuel Macron will "defend the values which will bring French people together".

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack (1 hour 15 minutes old)

It follows Friday's killings, the Taliban's deadliest assault on Afghan forces since 2001.

Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists (1 hour 9 minutes old)

Rapists could avoid jail if they married their victim, and stayed together for at least three years.

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine (7 hours old)

It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.

Venezuela protest death toll rises as injured woman dies (4 hours old)

A woman hit by a bottle during a pro-government march on 19 April dies of her injuries.

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders (1 hour 52 minutes old)

The son of a wealthy family says a laughing axe-wielding intruder killed his parents and brother.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US record (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Space station commander Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space.

Hammer kills Illinois student in freak athletics accident (2 hours old)

Volunteer Ethan Roser, 19, was accidentally hit by the object during an athletics event on campus.

India Maoist rebels kill 24 CRPF policemen in Chhattisgarh (2 hours old)

The police were guarding road workers in Chhattisgarh when they came under attack themselves.

North Korean university names detained US citizen (10 hours old)

Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, was teaching at a Pyongyang institution before his arrest.

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French election: Macron and Le Pen go to second round – live (1 hour 12 minutes old)

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have progressed to the runoff on 7 MayFull story: Macron and Le Pen face off for presidencyWho are Macron and Le Pen and who will win?What happens next in the French election?First-round results in maps and charts 3.06pm BST Thanks to our readers for staying with us throughout our coverage of the first round of the 2017 French presidential election. I’m signing off now, but continue following my colleagues Angelique Chrisafis, Kim Willsher and Jon Henley for all things Gallic. There will be much more to come in the two weeks[...]

Eastern Europe failing on Jewish restitution pledges, study finds (2 hours old)

Poland in particular accused of not meeting Terezin declaration promises on mass theft during Holocaust and communist erasEastern European countries, in particular Poland, have failed to live up to their pledges to ensure the return of property taken from Jewish people during the second world war, a study has found.Eight years ago, governments from 46 states promised in the so-called Terezin declaration to try to bring some justice to the victims of the mass thefts of the 1930s and 1940s, in recognition of the advancing age of Holocaust survivors. Continue reading...

Israeli teen accused of bomb threats 'targeted 2,000 institutions and US senator' (1 hour 48 minutes old)

Michael Kadar, a US-Israeli citizen arrested over bomb threats, allegedly made hoax calls worldwide and is accused of trying to blackmail US senatorAn Israeli teenager arrested for allegedly making bomb threats against Jewish centres in the US is facing charges relating to an online crime spree including thousands of hoax calls worldwide, according to an indictment filed to a Tel Aviv court.The 18-year-old, identified by US prosecutors as Michael Kadar, is facing accusations of making threats for financial gain, money laundering and the attempted blackmail of the US senator Ernesto Lopez. Cont[...]

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction (3 hours old)

Conservationists call on Japan to abide by fishing agreements after reports annual quota will be exceeded two months earlyConservation groups have called on Japan to abide by international agreements to curb catches of Pacific bluefin tuna after reports said the country was poised to exceed an annual quota two months early – adding to pressure on stocks that have already reached dangerously low levels.Japan, by far the world’s biggest consumer of Pacific bluefin, has caused “great frustration” with its failure to abide by catch quotas intended to save the species from commercial extinction, sa[...]

Libya's warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome (10 hours old)

Compromise is brokered between presidents of house of representatives and state council after years of fightingRome has brokered a diplomatic breakthrough in Libya that has the potential to bring the two main warring sides together in a new political agreement after years of division, fighting and economic misery.The scale of the breakthrough will be tested later this week, but Italy is hailing a compromise brokered between the presidents of the house of representatives, Ageela Saleh, and the state council, Abdulrahman Sewehli. Continue reading...

Afghanistan reels from Taliban's deadliest attack on army since 2001 (23 hours old)

Afghans call for government officials to resign after militants storm base at Mazar-i-Sharif and kill at least 140 soldiersAfghans are still reeling from the Taliban’s deadliest attack on the security forces since 2001, with the country’s leadership accused of fumbling the response to the atrocity.As many as a dozen militants stormed the largest army base in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 140 soldiers, many of them unarmed. Continue reading...

Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown (23 hours old)

Officials unsure if president will sign funding bill without money for wallCongressional deal to fund government expires at midnight on FridayLooming above Washington as Congress and the White House attempt to avert a funding shutdown in only five days’ time, Donald Trump’s central campaign promise to build a wall on the Mexican border threatens to bring the US government to a halt this week in a national display of dysfunction. Related: Homeland security chief backs Trump in split over Dreamer deportation Continue reading...

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in capital (1 day old)

Yameen Rasheed, who used his Daily Panic blog to poke fun at politicians, found with stab wounds at his flat in MaléA blogger who frequently satirised the Maldives’ political and religious establishment has been stabbed to death in the capital, the third media figure to be targeted in the Indian ocean archipelago in the past five years.Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found early on Sunday in the stairwell of his apartment building in Malé with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. Continue reading...

Suspected US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen – report (22 hours old)

Tribal and security officials report attack on southern coastAFP photographer seriously wounded in separate missile strikeTribal and security officials said on Sunday a suspected US airstrike had killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen’s southern coast. Related: 'They're going to kill me next': Yemen family fears drone strikes under Trump Continue reading...

UK freezes assets of North Korean company based in south London (1 day old)

Move follows similar action in Germany over claims insurance firm funnelled money to nuclear weapons programmeThe UK has frozen the assets of a North Korean company based in south-east London after claims it funnelled cash to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.The Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) is registered at a property in Blackheath. The EU has already imposed sanctions against the company, which it describes as “generating substantial foreign exchange revenue which is used to support the regime in North Korea”. The move by Brussels followed an UN resolution. Continue readin[...]

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