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Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

By Reuters - Friday, 24 June 2016.

LONDON: Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday’s landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two.

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Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 00:35

COLUMBUS: Zoo officials in Ohio say a black bear cub briefly escaped its enclosure before being corralled and sedated.

Gunmen take guests hostage after blast at Somalia hotel

By AP - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 00:22

MOGADISHU: Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and were throwing grenades.

Grey Brexit vote angers younger Britons

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 21:16

LONDON: Young people vented their anger on Saturday against more eurosceptic older voters as they came to terms with a momentous referendum to pull Britain out of the EU, with the hashtag #NotInMyName trending on Twitter.

Belgium detains 2 in new anti-terror raids

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 20:43

BRUSSELS: Belgian police detained two men for questioning after fresh anti-terror raids overnight, the federal prosecutor’s office said Saturday amid reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fanzone.

France says need quick start of Brexit talks, no "cat and mouse game"

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 19:28

BERLIN: Britain must quickly trigger the Article 50 clause that allows talks to start on its exit from the European Union, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Saturday after a meeting of six European foreign ministers in Berlin.

Iran cracks down on 'vulgar Western' dog owners

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 18:49

TEHRAN: Dog lovers in central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported Saturday.

Pope says "never again" to tragedies like Armenian genocide

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 15:29

YEREVAN: A sombre Pope Francis, “with pain in my heart,” paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event which he has labelled a genocide, risking Turkey’s ire.

China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads following man's death

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 14:24

BEIJING: China’s internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for and limiting their numbers.

Anatomy of Brexit: A divided kingdom

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:15

LONDON: Britain’s referendum vote to leave the European Union has pitted parents against children, cities against rural areas, north against south and university graduates against those with fewer qualifications.

Obama tries to limit fallout from British EU exit vote [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:52

PALO ALTO: US President Barack Obama on Friday tried to limit the fallout from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, which threatens to harm the US economic recovery, derail his trade agenda and distract US allies from global security issues.

British press divided over 'earthquake' EU vote

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 09:36

LONDON: Reflecting the divided nature of the country, Britain’s newspapers were Saturday polarised over the “Brexit earthquake“, some calling it the “birth of a new Britain,” others asking “what the hell happens now?”

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits near Chile's copper mining area

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:44

SANTIAGO: A magnitude 5.5 quake struck near Chile’s copper mining area in the north of the country, the US Geological Survey said on Friday.

Two killed, 100 homes destroyed by California wildfire [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:34

KERN COUNTY: A fast-moving central California wildfire that more than doubled in size on Friday has killed two people and destroyed 100 structures, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for a fire-ravaged county.

Twenty dead in W. Virginia in state's worst floods in a century [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:28

VIRGINIA: At least 20 people in West Virginia have died in the US state’s worst flooding in more than a century, and hundreds more have been rescued from swamped homes, government officials said on Friday.

Dozens burned in Texas walking on hot coals at Tony Robbins seminar

By Reuters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:59

SAN ANTONIO: As many as 40 people were injured after walking on hot coals as part of a self-help seminar hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins in Texas, fire officials said on Friday.

Putin blames Brexit on London's 'overconfidence'

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:55

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the British government was “overconfident” and “superficial” in the EU referendum, and denied taking a position on Brexit.

French woman who left baby to drown gets 20 years in jail

By AFP - Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:25

SAINT-OMER: A woman who claimed that witchcraft caused her to leave her baby to drown on a beach in northern France was on Friday sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:58

BRUSSELS: Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain’s relations with the bloc:

Canada PM vows forge new ties with Britain and EU

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:32

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reached out to Britain and the European Union after Britons voted to split from the bloc, saying Canada would “continue to build relationships with both parties.”

Brexit vote sparks fight over EU medicines agency

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:21

ROME: Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has triggered a battle among other member states to take over the hosting of the European Medicines Agency.

Potential MH370 debris found on island off African coast

By AP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:04

CANBERRA: Aircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said Friday.

Brexit: what it could mean for Britons

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 23:00

LONDON: Whether they live at home or abroad, here are some of the consequences facing British nationals once Britain leaves the European Union following the shock referendum result.

UN's Ban expects EU to remain solid partner despite Brexit

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 21:42

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he expects the European Union to remain a solid partner for the United Nations after Britain’s decision to leave the bloc.

Merkel warns EU against kneejerk reaction to Brexit

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 21:34

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned EU member states against drawing hasty conclusions about Britain’s decision to quit the bloc, as that risked further splitting Europe.

Pope says EU vote is will of the British people

By AP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 20:43

LONDON: The Latest on Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union :

Brexit vote a 'grave test for Europe': Hollande

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 19:27

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande said Friday that Britain’s vote to leave the EU was a “grave test for Europe” in view of the economic and financial consequences.

Scotland's future is in EU, minister says as Brexit looms

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 18:26

EDINBURGH: Scotland sees its future in the European Union despite Britain’s vote to leave, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, raising the spectre of a new Scottish independence vote and the possible dissolution of the United Kingdom.

Three killed in shooting at Ankara hospital

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 18:22

ANKARA: An employee of a hos pital in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday killed three colleagues after turning a gun on them in a personal dispute, reports said.

California fire destroys 80 buildings, closes highways

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 18:10

LOS ANGELES: A fast-spreading fire in central California has destroyed at least 80 buildings and is threatening 1,500 more, prompting the evacuation of 10 neighborhoods, the authorities said Thursday night.

Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 17:58

YANCHENG: Survivors scrabbled through the rubble of their homes Friday after hurricane-force winds and a tornado left at least 98 dead in China, with hundreds more injured.