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US Attorney General William Barr has assigned a senior federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, media reports say. John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut, has been asked to determine whether the collection of intelligence on the Trump campaign was lawful, the Associated Press reported.
Four commercial vessels have been targeted by "sabotage operations" near territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, its foreign ministry says. The sabotage attempt occurred in the Gulf of Oman, the statement said, but the ministry gave no details of what form it took. There were no injuries or deaths.
A cardinal who conducts acts of charity for Pope Francis has restored power for hundreds of people in a building in Rome after climbing down a manhole and flipping a switch, local media report. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski said he acted in "desperation" because the occupants of the state-owned property had spent a week without...
German police are investigating the deaths of three people who were found in a hotel impaled by crossbow bolts. Hotel staff discovered the bodies in a room alongside two crossbows, the German news agency DPA reported. The relationship between the three victims - a man in his fifties and two women...
A village in western France is offering a €2,000 (£1,726) prize for help in deciphering a 230-year-old inscription found on a rock on a remote beach. Until now no-one has been able to make out the meaning of the 20 lines of writing, discovered a few years ago. The metre-high slab...
A Thai bay that was made iconic by its appearance in the film The Beach is to remain closed until 2021. Maya Bay, on the island of Phi Phi Leh, was temporarily closed last year because a sharp rise in the number of visitors was damaging the environment. Before the closure,...
Singapore has passed a controversial anti-fake news law that gives authorities sweeping powers to police online platforms and even private chat groups. The government can now order platforms to remove what it deems to be false statements that are "against the public interest", and to post corrections. Authorities say the bill...
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, has left the country, officials have confirmed. Her conviction was overturned last year by the Supreme Court. She was originally convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row...
The Taliban have attacked the Kabul office of a US aid group, killing at least five people and wounding 24. Militants are believed to have set off a suicide car bomb before entering the offices of Counterpoint International, resulting in a stand-off with Afghan security forces. All five attackers were also...
The opposition Pheu Thai Party has won the most seats in Thailand's first election since a military coup in 2014, the country's Election Commission says. Backed by ousted former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, the party took 136 seats, while the ruling pro-military Palang Pracha Rath Party (PPRP) took 115. However the 250-seat...

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