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Update: Mon, Dec 10 2018    

Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in US

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings. Border Patrol agents arrested the woman Nov. 26 after she entered the country illegally near Imperial Beach, California, across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday.

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 rescued, 6 missing

A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular training after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima in western Japan.

Three arrested on suspicion of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of paramilitary activity in connection to the Irish National Liberation Army , the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said. Police said a 57-year-old woman, a 40-year-old man and a 45-year-old man were arrested in Londonderry under the Terrorism Act by detectives on Wednesday.

Luxembourg prince pays tribute to estranged wife after fairytale sours

Prince Louis of Luxembourg has told a London divorce court judge that Princess Tessy, a former soldier, had undertaken her role "with grace" and served Luxembourg's royal family well. His tribute has emerged in a ruling published by Mr Justice MacDonald after the pair argued over the division of money and property at a trial in the Family Division of the High Court.

Getty museum says it has right to keep prized Greek statue

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork returned to Italy. The Court of Cassation confirmed Wednesday the appeal had been rejected Nov. 30. The court will issue its written reasoning at a later date.

S. Korea abuzz about N. Korean leader Kim's possible trip Source: AP

Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from either government. Many analysts say it would be extremely difficult for Kim to fulfill by the end of this year his reported promise to become the first North Korean leader to visit South Korea, given limited time for preparation and impasses in global diplomacy on his nuclear weapons.

Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes in Pacific Ocean

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves of between 3ft and 10ft were possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu, while waves of up to 3ft were possible in Fiji.

Matthew Hedges: UAE interrogation felt like 'psychological torture'

A British academic who was accused of spying and held in solitary confinement in the United Arab Emirates for nearly six months has told how his ordeal at the hands of interrogators felt like psychological "torture". Matthew Hedges was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Gulf state after being accused of working for MI6, before being pardoned by the nation's president days later.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage quits party

The former leader said he had made the decision because he is uncomfortable with the direction Ukip has taken in recent months. Mr Farage had previously called for Ukip leader Gerard Batten to be ousted after he appointed English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson as an adviser.

US warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe's future security. At NATO talks in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia of "cheating at its arms control obligations" under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Power Cuts Hit South Africa, Hurting Economy

South Africa's troubled power utility on Tuesday implemented power cuts nationwide, intensifying concern about growth in one of Africa's biggest economies. State-owned Eskom said it took the measure, which followed similar cuts in recent days that disrupted businesses, as a "last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout."

Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

The military said the tunnels were not currently being used by militants and that its work to find and neutralize them was taking place inside Israeli territory. However, the Israeli operation could send tensions soaring between Israel and its Iranian-backed foe, which have both been preoccupied with other conflicts since their last conflagration more than a decade ago.

WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal

In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo.

US urges Europe to impose sanctions on Iran over missiles

The call comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet European officials in Brussels this week and after the U.S. and others condemned an Iranian missile launch over the weekend. Iran is expected to be a major topic of conversation when Pompeo meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Brussels on Monday night.

Midwife's - cruel' killer comforted her sister after burying body

The "cruel" killer of a much-loved midwife comforted his victim's sister hours after burying her sibling's body in a shallow grave. Michael Stirling admitted murdering lover Samantha Eastwood, with whom he had been having a three-year affair, after suffocating and strangling the 28-year-old at her home.

Sri Lanka court orders prime minister to refrain from duties Source: AP

A Sri Lankan court on Monday ordered disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his ministers to refrain from carrying out their duties as it hears an appeal against them. While the ruling by the Court of Appeal is an interim order, it is yet another setback for Rajapaksa, who has held on to the position of prime minister with President Maithripala Sirisena's backing despite losing two no-confidence votes.

Dutch court rejects positivity guru's bid to be declared 20 years younger

A Dutch court has rejected the request of a self-styled positivity guru to shave 20 years off his age, in a case that drew worldwide attention. A Dutch court has rejected the request of a self-styled positivity guru to shave 20 years off his age, in a case that drew worldwide attention.