Acapulco (Mexico) (AFP) - Morgue workers lifted a man's dismembered body that was dumped on the street of a poor Acapulco neighbourhood in broad daylight, then picked up his severed leg and a bag containing his head.
Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish authorities were on Sunday rounding up dozens of generals as well as senior judges and prosecutors accused of supporting a failed military coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
London (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange starts his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London on Sunday, an occasion his supporters intend to mark with events celebrating whistleblowers.
NBN Co has stood down two of its employees over alleged involvement in the leaking of documents which resulted in last week’s AFP raids on Labor offices. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that two employees had been stood aside while the AFP investigation was taking place. NBN Co did […]
The Australian Federal Police no longer have access to seized documents after the Labor party claimed parliamentary privilege. AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin confirmed that the documents seized have now been sealed, and can’t be accessed until the matter goes before the Senate. With parliament now dissolved until after the election, […]
The Australian Federal Police is getting a $15 million boost to crack down on foreign bribery, the federal government announced today. “We are investing a further $15 million over three years to strengthen the capacity of the Australian Federal Police and specialist agencies to trace corrupt money flows, seize tainted […]
Mexico City (AFP) - Two Mexican federal police officers allegedly participated in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014, the National Human Rights Commission said Thursday, implicating national agents in the case for the first time.
Buenos Aires (AFP) - A federal prosecutor in Argentina opened an investigation Thursday into President Mauricio Macri's financial dealings via two offshore firms revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leaks.
Brussels (AFP) - The sole suspect charged over last week's Brussels attacks was released Monday following a lack of evidence linking him to the carnage, Belgian prosecutors said.
Geneva (AFP) - South Sudan lets fighters rape women as payment, the UN rights office said Friday, describing the country as "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world."
Brussels (AFP) - EU interior ministers were set to meet in Brussels Thursday to discuss the migrant crisis after western Balkan nations slammed shut their borders, exacerbating a dire humanitarian situation on the Macedonian frontier.
Tokyo (AFP) - The pound dropped in Asian trading Monday, after news the mayor of London will campaign for Britain to leave the EU added to uncertainty over the country's future in the bloc.
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (AFP) - Pope Francis asked Mexico's indigenous population on Monday for forgiveness over the exclusion they have suffered as he led a mass in native languages in impoverished Chiapas state.
Australian Federal Police’s seizure of 720 litres of liquid methamphetamine in a shipment from Asia was a big talking point yesterday, especially the astronomical value of the illegal drugs. “This has resulted in 3.6 million hits of ice being taken off the streets with value of $1.26 million dollars,” federal […]
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, triggering fresh outrage from an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month.
Paris (AFP) - French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday, apparently in protest at government moves to push through a measure that would strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality.
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Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican authorities want to question US actor Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo over their interview with drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a federal official told AFP on Sunday.
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's famed "Grand Warlock" predicted Tuesday that US presidential hopeful Donald Trump will fail to reach the White House -- but the tycoon shouldn't worry too much: the forecaster often gets things wrong.
Paris (AFP) - French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will mark a year since the jihadist attack on its offices with a cover featuring a bloodied, gun-toting, bearded God figure, under the headline: "One year on: The assassin still at large".
Berlin (AFP) - Teachers' association in Germany says an annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" should be taught in senior high school to help "inoculate" teenagers against political extremism.
Beijing (AFP) - Two US B-52 bombers flew close to islands in the flashpoint South China Sea this month in a "serious military provocation", Beijing said Saturday, as tensions simmer in the disputed waterway.
Sanya (China) (AFP) - Spanish model Mireia Lalaguna was crowned Miss World 2015 after beating out 113 contestants from across the globe on Saturday night at a coastal resort city in south China's Hainan Province.
Madrid (AFP) - A second Spanish policeman has died following a Taliban attack near Spain's embassy in Kabul that also killed at least four Afghan policemen, Madrid's interior ministry said Saturday.
A man, allegedly armed with a knife, managed to gain access to the Australian Federal Police offices in Sydney this week. Late on Friday, the AFP confirmed a security breach occurred at its Sydney office on Goulburn Street on Tuesday, December 8. A 22-year-old has been charged with trespassing and […]
Aden (AFP) - The governor of Yemen's second city Aden was killed on Sunday by a car bomb that tore through a residential neighbourhood, a local official and witnesses said.
Crowd sourcing terror.
Malé (Maldives) (AFP) - Maldivian authorities on Saturday arrested the nation's vice president Ahmed Adeeb in connection with a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb last month, the home minister said.
Tamazula (Mexico) (AFP) - Bullet holes on roofs, charred cars and deserted villages were left in the wake of a failed military operation to catch fugitive drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in northwest Mexico.
Copenhagen (AFP) - A Danish zoo on Thursday publicly dissected a lion in an educational event for children, sparking outrage from an animal rights group which branded the initiative "a macabre spectacle."
Detroit (AFP) - Negotiators for the United Auto Workers said early Thursday that they agreed to a new contract with the Fiat Chrysler US auto company, thus averting a possible strike.
Berlin (AFP) - German police raided auto giant Volkswagen's headquarters and other sites Thursday, as part of an investigation into a massive pollution-cheating scandal engulfing the group.
Washington (AFP) - Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported.
Beijing (AFP) - A staffer at a Chinese finance company named Goldman Sachs said any similarity to the multi-billion-dollar US investment giant was unintentional Thursday, weeks after a Chinese man was arrested for setting up a fake bank branch.
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Washington (AFP) - Facing sluggish US car sales, Japanese automaker Mitsubishi said Friday it would stop making vehicles in the United States and is looking to sell its Illinois plant.
Milan (AFP) - The maker of the iconic Italian sports car Ferrari officially filed with US regulators on Thursday its plans to launch an initial public offering on Wall Street, parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday.
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Two jobs in 2009 and 2010.
Tbilisi (AFP) - A tiger that escaped from a zoo...
Berlin (AFP) - Mercedes announced on Wednesday they have handed reigning world formula one champion Lewis Hamilton a three-year contract extension.
On Monday French police arrested 12 people...
34 charges laid.
Baghdad (AFP) - Six guards and 30 detainees...
As part of an ongoing investigation.
San José (AFP) - Costa Rican authorities declared an emergency after a ship carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate sunk off the country's Pacific coast.
Challenging western dominance.
"We can't apologise."
He's in a stable condition.
London (AFP) - Britain's first legally-approved...
London (AFP) - Britain's Prince William has...
Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train.
Geneva (AFP) - Pesticide poisoning was the...
It surpassed the previous record of 2010 by 0.05 degrees Celsius.
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the...
Paris (AFP) -- The French state railway...
The bystander who shot video apparently showing...
Beijing (AFP) - Almost 30,000 people living...
Smuggling in and out of Australia.
Moscow (AFP) - A former Chechen police officer...
Paris (AFP) - What is an "average" size for a penis?
Lithuania announced on Tuesday it would return...
Caracas (AFP) - Masked intelligence service...
Copenhagen (AFP) - The suspected gunman in two fatal shootings in Copenhagen was flagged up by prison authorities as being at risk of becoming radicalised, the Danish intelligence agency said Tuesday.
Paris (AFP) - Millions of tourists in Paris will be able to shop all-week long if French MPs pass a controversial set of reforms on Tuesday seen as vital to unblock its stuttering economy.
New York (AFP) - Pop diva Lady Gaga announced to the world that she is getting married -- to an actor she met making a video, in which she wore her mother's wedding dress.
A humble offer.
San José (United States) (AFP) - Long-lasting...
New York (AFP) - Data on as many as 80 million...
12 Australians in danger
He's speaking at Davos today.
London (AFP) - British tabloid The Sun...
A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers briefly...
This time in northeast Nigeria.
No relatives attended.
New York (AFP) - A quick chat and a two-minute drive is all it took for an American cab driver to be tipped nearly $1,000.
Shale output needs to be curbed.
Buildings searched across Sydney.
Yahoo notched its highest share in five years.
Rome (AFP) - Italy scrambled a helicopter...
Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that its economy has entered recession, contracting for three consecutive quarters from January through September, while inflation hit 63.6 per cent in the 12 months to November.
Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone's government has declared a five-day lockdown in the country's north to step up efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic, while making an exception for Christmas.
London (AFP) - A letter from a World War I soldier describing the "extraordinary sight" of a spontaneous Christmas ceasefire between German and British soldiers was published on Wednesday, 100 years after it was written.
Operation Appleby continues.
New York (AFP) - Three years after the tech world mourned his passing, Apple mastermind Steve Jobs was back from the dead giving posthumous testimony in a video at a US antitrust trial.
New York (AFP) - Lady Gaga has revealed that she was raped as a teenager and said that it took her years of therapy to acknowledge and start to recover from the trauma.
The Baltic nation of Lithuania on Saturday...
In temperatures of -52°C.
Beijing (AFP) - A state-owned Chinese company has signed a $12 billion agreement to build a railway along Nigeria's coast that it billed as China's single largest overseas contract, state media said Thursday.
Washington (AFP) - Australian actor and "Thor" avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world's sexiest man, the US magazine People said Thursday.
Seoul (AFP) - Samsung Electronics has announced...
"Facebook at Work."
Alibaba sells $2 billion in 60 minutes
France's Hollande says he won't stand again if unemployment in the country doesn't fall
Invisibility may still be the stuff of...