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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:01:52 GMT
Photos of the week
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:00:52 GMT
Best of the world - June 3, 2015
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:42:05 GMT
UK band Viola Beach 'killed in Swedish car crash'
Five British nationals - believed to be members of the UK band Viola Beach - have died in a car crash in Sweden, the BBC reported.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:55:14 GMT
Donald Trump to Jeb Bush: 'The war in Iraq was a big fat mistake'
Donald Trump and Jeb Bush launched into a bitter and at times deeply personal volley of insults Saturday at the Republican presidential debate, a forum where the ideological stakes were raised by the death only hours earlier of Supreme Court Justice ...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:42:04 GMT
Turkey fires on Kurdish forces in Syria
The U.S. Defense Department is urging Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria to quit firing at each other as reports of fresh violence between the two parties threaten their efforts to counter Islamic State.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:39:04 GMT
Pope questions Mexican President about corruption and drugs
Pope Francis called on Mexico's government on Saturday to fight endemic corruption and drug trafficking and then prayed with thousands before the icon that unites the country - the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:30:06 GMT
After Japanese sanctions, North Korea halts abductions inquiry
North Korea has announced a halt to an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens said to have been abducted by its agents decades ago, retaliating for sanctions Japan imposed this week after the North's latest rocket launching.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:10:02 GMT
Former PM joins move to oust Malaysian leader Najib Razak
Members of Malaysia's long ruling party are plotting to oust embattled prime minister Najib Razak as he attends a summit in the United States hosted by president Barack Obama.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:29:02 GMT
5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Christchurch, New Zealand
There were harrowing near misses but Christchurch has emerged from a magnitude 5.7 quake with no deaths and little damage and must wait to see what happens next.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:46:53 GMT
Spanish civil servant skips work for six years, collects salary
 A Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for six years was only discovered when he was considered for an award for loyal service.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:32:04 GMT
Zika threat may be overstated, according to new analysis
The threat of the Zika virus may be overstated according to new reports.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:48:04 GMT
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:20:19 GMT
Dangerously cold weather grips New York, bringing coldest night in decades
New York's mayor has ordered people to stay indoors as the city experiences its coldest night in 20 years.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:39:04 GMT
Zika virus infects more than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia
More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:47:08 GMT
Stream of refugees falters as Europe mulls closing borders
Desperate people escaping their troubled homelands face many hurdles as they continue to enter Europe via Greece.