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US violent crime rate fell in 2017 - official data

The United States saw a 0.2% fall in overall violent crime in 2017, returning to a long-term trend of decline after two years of increases, according to data published by the FBI on Monday.

Does the UN's Syria peace process still have a purpose?

When your job has been labelled "mission impossible", failure may be the most likely outcome.

US documents systematic violence against Myanmar Rohingya

The United States said it had found evidence of systematic violence by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya minority, including widespread killings and rape.

'Love Corbyn, hate Brexit': Labour faces Brexit split

Britain's main opposition Labour Party is bracing for a tumultuous debate on the toxic issue of Brexit at its annual conference, amid deep divisions between delegates.

After North Korea, Trump targets Iran with 'maximum pressure'

One year after mobilising the international community against North Korea, US President Donald Trump is trying to force another arch enemy to the negotiating table by targeting Iran with a similar campaign of "maximum pressure".

Man, 74, found alive 5 days after fire swept US retirement home

A 74-year-old man has been found alive five days after a fire swept his retirement community building in Washington, Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced.

WATCH: Caregiver charged with attempted murder in newborn stabbings

A 52-year-old caregiver has been charged in the knife attack on five people, including three newborn babies, at a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their children.

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US warns Russia over missile defence for Syria

The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defence system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered.

WATCH: New rail link launches between China and Hong Kong

A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched on Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing.

Melania Trump to discuss Africa trip Wednesday in New York

Melania Trump plans to announce details about her October trip to Africa during an appearance this week at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

'Rocket Man' to 'Terrific': Trump lauds Kim in UN return

President Donald Trump is raising hopes at the United Nations on Monday that a second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un could occur "quite soon".

President says new main Istanbul airport will open in October despite strike

The new international airport in Istanbul, one of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's signature mega projects, will open as scheduled on 29 October despite a builders strike.

Trump says he expects second North Korea summit 'quite soon'

US President Donald Trump said Monday he expected to meet again soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he saw "tremendous progress" in easing tensions.

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while his lawyer says the 81-year-old comedian is too old and frail to serve time behind bars.

Indonesia teen rescued after 49 days adrift at sea

An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2 500km away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday.

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US

Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the US after being arrested in Taiwan.

WATCH: Couple have double wedding - with their pet rabbits

Art teacher Emma Zucker and photographer Ben have tied the knot with a lavish double wedding - alongside her two rabbits, who met speed dating.
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