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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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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.

Nepal bars its citizens from working in Afghanistan

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 17:43

KATHMANDU: Nepal has barred its citizens from working in Afghanistan after a suicide bomb attack killed 13 Nepali guards in Kabul this week, an official said Friday.

Taiwan China Airlines strike leaves 20,000 without flights

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:16

TAIPEI: A strike by staff from Taiwan’s largest carrier China Airlines left 20,000 passengers without flights Friday in the first industrial action by cabin crew in the island’s aviation history.

Vietnam recovers 4 bodies from missing search plane

By AP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:41

HANOI: Vietnamese state media say four bodies believed to be crew members of a search plane that crashed last week while looking for a missing fighter jet have been recovered.

Brexit: British PM Cameron to quit by October [VIDEO]

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:39

LONDON: David Cameron said he would resign as Prime Minister by October after Britons ignored his pleas to stay in the European Union and voted in a referendum to leave.

Philippine militants release hostage after Duterte intervention: aide

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:25

MANILA: A Filipina held hostage by a notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines was released from captivity Friday, police said, a week after her Canadian boyfriend was beheaded by the gunmen.

Obama briefed after Britain votes to leave EU

By Reuters - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:02

SAN FRANCISCO: US President Barack Obama was briefed by his advisers late on Thursday on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a result that he had argued passionately against during an April visit to London.

Brexit unlikely to lead to contagion: EU's Schulz

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 15:01

FRANKFURT: The European Parliament’s chief expressed hopes Friday that Britain’s decision to leave the EU would not lead to contagion, as Germany’s finance minister said clear procedures for an exit from the bloc provided “reliability.”

7 Indonesian tugboat crewmen abducted in Philippines

By AP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 14:54

JAKARTA: Suspected militants in the southern Philippines boarded an Indonesian tugboat and abducted seven of 13 crew members in a third such attack in the volatile region, the Indonesian foreign minister said Friday.

Boris tipped for the top after shock Brexit triumph

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 14:27

LONDON: Instantly recognisable with his mop of golden hair, Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson once again proved he has the golden touch after claiming a stunning referendum victory, a knack that could propel him to Downing Street.

Marine Le Pen hails Brexit, calls for French referendum

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 14:21

PARIS: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday hailed Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and called for a similar referendum in France.

Cambodian PM pays fine for not wearing helmet while riding motorcycle

By Bernama - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 14:12

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Friday paid a fine to traffic police for not wearing a helmet during his motorcycle ride last week in southwestern Koh Kong province, reports China’s Xinhua news agency.

Dutch far-right MP Wilders calls for referendum on EU

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 13:40

THE HAGUE: Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on Friday called for the Netherlands to hold a referendum on whether to leave the EU, shortly after Britain voted for a Brexit.

What's next for EU after Brexit

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:56

BRUSSELS: After Britain voted to leave the European Union, according to national media, the next hours, days and weeks will be crucial for the future of the bloc.

Cameron's luck runs out as EU vote puts future on line

By AFP - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:55

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron may go down in history as the man who led Britain out of the European Union, with a strong chance that he will not survive the country’s political earthquake.