Hurricane Florence: Deadly ‘brute’ of a storm ravages Carolinas

At least three people have died as Florence mauls the US East Coast, knocking out power to 600,000 homes and causing buildings to crumble. A mother and child were killed when a tree fell on...

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is putting $2bn (£1.5bn) into a charitable fund he has established to help the homeless and set up a new network of schools. The world's richest man announced the move in...

Iraqi protesters torch government building in Basra

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters set fire to the main government building in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, security sources said, amid growing unrest over poor basic services. Iraqi protesters stand on...

Colombia’s ELN releases three hostages as Duque evaluates talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels have released three soldiers held hostage for nearly a month, the country’s human rights ombudsman said on Wednesday, as new right-wing President Ivan Duque evaluates whether to...

China’s DiDi Chuxing suspends carpooling service after female passenger raped and killed

Police in China say a driver using DiDi Chuxing's app admitted to raping and killing the female passenger and was arrested. Chinese ride-hailing firm DiDi Chuxing has suspended its carpool service after the arrest of...

Italy allows migrants to disembark ship 10 days after rescue in Mediterranean Sea

The end of the standoff follows the reported investigation of deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini for "illegal confinement". Italy has allowed the migrants stranded aboard a ship in Sicily to disembark, 10 days after they...

Video game tournament shooting: Gunman kills two and turns gun on himself in Florida

A man opened fire in Florida while gamers were live-streaming a regional qualifier for a new video game before he killed himself. A gunman has killed two people and himself at a video game tournament in...

Genoa FC fans stay silent for 43 minutes in honour of bridge collapse victims

Fans had asked for "a deafening silence of 43 minutes, one for each child, worker, student, father or mother" to honour the dead. Fans of Italian Serie A football club Genoa watched the first 43...

Pope in Ireland: Francis faces call to resign over abuse cover-up claim

The pontiff faces criticism in a bombshell letter published as he begs for forgiveness at the end of his historic Ireland visit. A former Vatican official has claimed Pope Francis had known about allegations of...

Scepticism as Venezuela chops five zeros off currency to curb hyperinflation

President Nicolas Maduro prints a new currency in an attempt to curb hyperinflation, which is forecast to reach 1,000,000%. Venezuela is facing its first day of trading after the president removed five zeros from the...

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