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Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in jet crash

LONDON - A private jet crashed in southern England, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain's Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.  Full Article 


New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message 1:42pm BST

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.


Minister intervenes to give Chinese artist Ai Weiwei full UK visa

2:34am BST

LONDON - British Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday.


Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma

2:54pm BST

LONDON/NAIROBI - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia.


Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

9:37am BST

LAHAINA, Hawaii - Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. | Video


Exclusive - Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

9:26am BST

By Mica Rosenberg, Ryan McNeill, Megan Twohey and Michelle Conlin


Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

12:09am BST

HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday. | Video

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Australia bushfire threatens homes

A bushfire fuelled by strong winds is threatening homes in Australia's Blue Mountains. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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