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U.S. begins to pull forces from Syria, officials see full withdrawal

The United States said on Wednesday it has begun withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria as U.S. officials said the United States was considering pulling out all its troops as it winds up its campaign to retake territory once held by Islamic State. "We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the... Continue Reading →

Neo-Nazis who named child after Hitler convicted of being members of far-right group

A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler have been convicted in Britain of being members of banned far-right group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 33, were convicted along with Daniel Bogunovic, Joel Wilmore, Darren Fletcher and Nathan Pryke for being of being members of the organisation. The group shared messages... Continue Reading →

‘Cruel and senseless’: Six baby fur seals decapitated in New Zealand

Six fur seal pups have been found decapitated at a popular bay in Christchurch, New Zealand. Key points: The fur seal pups' deaths are being treated as a crime Authorities are ruling out sharks, that likely would not have left their bodies untouched There are several known cases of people, frustrated by low fish numbers,... Continue Reading →

Killer jailed for 20 years after stabbing man with knife stolen from Woolworths

A man who stole a knife from a supermarket before fatally stabbing a man outside an Adelaide shopping centre will spend at least 20 years behind bars. Key points: Shaun Falkiner stole the murder weapon from Woolworths minutes before the attack Justice Trish Kelly accepted Falkiner did not intend to kill the victim Victim's family... Continue Reading →

Man who doesn’t believe in local governments and owes $300,000 in rates has property seized

A long-running dispute in Western Australia has ended with a 'sovereign citizen' having his property seized and sold from under him. Wayne Kenneth Glew, from Geraldton, owed his council $300,000 in rates and legal costs, which he refused to pay because he believed local governments were unconstitutional. Mr Glew is one of an informal movement... Continue Reading →

Man who doesn’t believe in local governments and owes $300,000 in rates has property seized

A long-running dispute in Western Australia has ended with a 'sovereign citizen' having his property seized and sold from under him. Wayne Kenneth Glew, from Geraldton, owed his council $300,000 in rates and legal costs, which he refused to pay because he believed local governments were unconstitutional. Mr Glew is one of an informal movement... Continue Reading →

U.S. envoy on North Korea to visit South amid stalled nuclear talks

A U.S. envoy is due to visit South Korea on Wednesday, officials said, as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in their stalled talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear programme. Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, is due to stay four days, a diplomatic source told Reuters. North Korean... Continue Reading →

Late penalty gives Caen Ligue 1 win, PSG progress in Cup

Caen scored a stoppage-time penalty to beat Toulouse 2-1 in a Ligue 1 relegation battle on Tuesday, while League Cup holders Paris St Germain won their opening tie to reach the last eight. Faycal Fajr coolly slotted home Caen's winning penalty in the ninth minute of added time after the referee gave the spot kick... Continue Reading →

Al Ain shock River Plate to reach Club World Cup final

Al Ain stunned Copa Libertadores winners River Plate 5-4 on penalties on Tuesday after a lively 2-2 draw to clinch a place in the Club World Cup final and set up a potential showdown with Real Madrid in the United Arab Emirates. Sweden international Marcus Berg flicked in a corner at the near post to... Continue Reading →

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