A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, causing at least two buildings to collapse.


Feisty Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders raise the stakes in confrontational debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in their first one-on-debate on the White House trail, with the two Democrats adopting a confrontational tone.

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Julian Assange hits out at UK’s response to his ‘arbitrary detention’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remained inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, launching an attack against the British government for its “insulting” response to a UN working group report on his detention.


Wife facing six years in Italian jail for not doing chores

A disgruntled husband is taking his wife to court for doing a shoddy job of the housework — and she faces six years in jail as a result.


Pope Francis plans historic meeting with Russian Orthodox Church patriarch

Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced.


Quirky World: Sexual groping for humour is okay says Italian court

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Brazil finds Zika virus in saliva and urine

Zika has been identified in the saliva and urine of two patients infected by the virus, a leading Brazilian health institute said, adding that further studies are needed to determine if those fluids could transmit the infection.