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Trump impeachment trial day three: All the latest updates

Democrats make their case against Trump as Republican-controlled Senate kicks off up to 6 days of opening arguments.

Published on 23 January 2020 | 2:04 am

China 'fails to repatriate' N Korea workers despite UN sanctions

US says Pyongyang earning more than $500m a year from nearly 100,000 workers abroad mainly in China and Russia.

Published on 23 January 2020 | 1:58 am

A presidential record: Trump tweets, retweets 125 times in a day

US President Donald Trump sets a presidential record for activity on Twitter as impeachment trial continues.

Published on 23 January 2020 | 1:02 am

Wuhan sealed off as China steps up battle against deadly virus

Trains, planes, public transport suspended and all public gatherings cancelled as number of infections rises to 571.

Published on 23 January 2020 | 12:53 am

Prominent Guatemala migrant shelter receives threats: Director

Country's rights ombudsman calls for probe into threats against Casa del Migrante, which hosts migrants heading north.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 11:01 pm

Trump wants 'significant' drop in Taliban violence of talks

Speaking to Afghan president, Trump repeats 'need for significant reduction in Taliban violence for meaningful talks'.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 10:54 pm

New Guatemalan gov't to stick with controversial US asylum deal

The so-call 'safe third country' agreement has drawn widespread criticism from migrant rights advocates.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 10:27 pm

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms, vaccines, risks

China is stepping up efforts to tackle a new coronavirus that is thought to have originated in a Wuhan seafood market.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 10:07 pm

'They're still robbing us': Angry Lebanese reject new government

Nearly 100 days and a new cabinet in, protests in Beirut continue to call for an end to sectarian politics.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 8:35 pm

Iran will never seek nuclear weapons: President Rouhani

Iranian leader warns Europeans of 'tough' consequences if they renege on the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 8:15 pm

Iraqi Shia armed groups condemn Salih-Trump meeting

Iran-backed Shia armed groups call on President Salih to step down for 'disrespecting' Iraqi sovereignty and blood.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 7:46 pm

UK gov't votes against measures protecting child refugees

As Brexit nears, House of Commons vote against proposed legislation to ensure children can reunite with families in UK.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 6:52 pm

What evidence has come out since Trump was impeached?

Revelations since the December impeachment vote are prompting more calls for the Senate to hear witnesses.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 6:50 pm

What's the point of Donald Trump's impeachment trial?

At the end of the trial, two-thirds of the senators need to approve at least one article to remove the president.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 6:46 pm

Former CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

Architect of CIA interrogation programme questioned at US base at Guantanamo Bay.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 6:36 pm

Trump impeachment trial: Democrats make opening arguments

Opening arguments follow marathon day of debate over the rules of the impeachment trial against Trump.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 6:28 pm

Harvey Weinstein rape trial: Opening arguments set to begin

The Hollywood producer faces up to life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 6:19 pm

Emmanuel Macron loses temper with Israeli security

President Macron angered as Israeli security enter Church of St Anne, which is considered French territory.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 5:49 pm

'Perilous times' for Iraq's Shia militias after Soleimani killing

Death of an Iraqi militia leader al-Muhandis in US strike throws future of Shia paramilitary force into uncertainty.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 5:21 pm

'Unsporty and political': Anger as AFC matches moved out of Iran

Citing security concerns, Asia's football governing body shifts two games involving Iranian teams to UAE.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 5:15 pm

Why peace initiatives in Libya are failing

And what can be done about it?

Published on 22 January 2020 | 5:04 pm

Algeria to host six African foreign ministers on Libya conflict

Meeting of ministers from Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Chad, Mali and Niger follows world leaders' summit on shoring up truce.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 5:03 pm

Hezbollah a 'major architect' of Lebanon's new government

Analysts say Lebanon's new contested cabinet must regain international community's trust and stem economic crisis.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 5:00 pm

Tripoli's Mitiga airport reopens after coming under fire

Resumption of shelling on airport has put a recent ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey on shaky ground.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 4:29 pm

Russia: Biggest pool in Muslim-majority North Caucasus bans women

Activists angered after swimming pool bans women, but sports centre says decision was based on financial reasons.

Published on 22 January 2020 | 4:09 pm

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