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Former Nazi SS guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

More than seven decades later, Dey went on trial on Thursday on 5,230 counts of accessory to murder in Hamburg court. Pushed into the courtroom in a wheelchair, the 93-year-old wore a wide-brimmed hat and held a red folder in front of his face.

Donald Trump warned Erdogan in letter: ‘Don’t be a fool’

US President threatened to ‘destroy’ Turkey’s economy with sanctions if incursion into Syria territory doesn’t stop. “Let’s work out a good deal!” Trump said. “You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people.

Science says this is the most beautiful woman in the world

Supermodel Bella Hadid has been declared the most beautiful woman in the world after she passed a science test that determines what constitutes the 'perfect face'.

Brexit: After EU and UK reach deal, what's next?

Boris Johnson, whose Conservatives have no majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, will face a deeply divided parliament where his opponents are trying to force both a delay to Brexit and another referendum.

Any attempt by India to divert water flow would be considered 'act of aggression': Pakistan

Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal in a media briefing made a remark that Pakistan have "exclusive rights" over three Western rivers. His remarks came after PM Modi reportedly said that his govt would stop the water flowing to Pakistan.

UK opposition leader Corbyn says his party can not support Brexit deal

UK's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made it clear that his party won't support the Brexit deal. "As it stands we cannot support this deal ... also it is unclear whether it has the support of his allies in the DUP" he said.

Britain, European Union reach Brexit deal, Boris Johnson hails 'great new deal'

Britain and the European Union said Thursday that they have struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense see-saw negotiations, though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and U.K. Parliaments. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that the two sides had struck a "great new deal" and urged U.K. lawmakers to ratify it in a special session on Saturday. The breakthrough came just hours after Johnson's Northern Irish government allies threw a spanner in the works by saying they couldn't support the draft agreement because of provisions for the Irish border.

Britain, European Union reach Brexit deal; Johnson must secure parliament's backing

Any approval would be conditional on the British House of Commons backing it at a special sitting on Saturday.

Satya Nadella took home $42.9mn last fiscal, gets 66% raise

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella received a $1 million base salary jump and an increase in stocks. On the other hand, Microsoft posted revenue of $33.7 billion and net income of $13.2 billion for its fourth quarter that ended on June 30.

Angela Merkel says Brexit deal still possible

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 counterparts from across the European Union are converging on Brussels for a summit they hope will finally lay to rest the acrimony and frustration of a three-year divorce fight.

Trump says Syria 'very nicely under control', denies giving green light to Turkey

President Donald Trump says things are "very nicely under control" in northern Syria where Turkish forces are fighting Syrian Kurds who were aligned with the U.S. against the Islamic State group. Trump tells reporters at the White House that Syrian Kurdish fighters that Turkey considers terrorists are more dangerous than IS. President Donald Trump denied giving Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan a green light to invade Syria, insisting what he gave "was just the opposite of a green light."

US VP Pence, Pompeo head to Turkey to meet Erdogan seeking ceasefire

US VP Pence, Pompeo head to Turkey to meet Erdogan seeking ceasefire

Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria. Pence departed Joint Base Andrews Wednesday evening, just hours after Trump minimized the very crisis he sent his aides on an emergency mission to douse. The vice president heads a U.S. delegation that also includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser Robert O'Brien.

Spanish falcons feed Arab passion for raptor hunting

Spanish falcons feed Arab passion for raptor hunting

The art of falconry has been a prestigious tradition within Arab society since ages. Today most of these formidable predators come from Spain, which has become the world's top exporter.In upper-class Gulf society, these swift-flighted hunters are worth a fortune, with buyers sometimes shelling out tens of thousands of euros per bird."The feathers must be completely whole," says Juan Antonio Sanchez, proudly showing off one of his falcons which is about to be shipped to Qatar.On the perches are a stunning array of hybrids, these particular ones produced by crossing the gyr, the biggest and most elegant species of falcon, with the peregrine, which is the fastest.With their long, tapered wings, falcons have exceptional flight capabilities. The peregrine is known as the world's fastest animal, with diving speeds of up to 300 kph (186 mph)."For me, a peregrine is perfection," Dominguez enthuses.

Strong quake leaves many dead in Philippines island

Strong quake leaves many dead in Philippines island

The quake was followed by some 246 aftershocks, including two tremors above magnitude-5. The Philippines sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken by about 7,000 tremors a year.

Brexit ignites fears in Northern Ireland

Brexit ignites fears in Northern Ireland

On the streets of Belfast, armored police vehicles and check points have been replaced by busloads of tourists visiting the colorful murals that testify to a troubled past. In the divided city where Catholics and Protestants still live separated in many places, former IRA member Jack Duffin leads a group of visitors along Falls Road, a mainly-Catholic Republican stronghold in the Northern Irish capital.

Watch: Fighting continues near Turkey-Syria border

Watch: Fighting continues near Turkey-Syria border

Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters were battling heavily on Wednesday over the border town of Ras al-Ayn on the Turkey/Syria border. Turkey had announced it captured the town days ago, but its hold now appears uncertain as the Kurds fight back.

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