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    Slain journalist Lyra McKee remembered at Belfast funeral attended by British, Irish leaders

    Slain journalist Lyra McKee remembered at Belfast funeral attended by British, Irish leaders


    The leaders of Britain and Ireland joined hundreds of mourners on Wednesday at the funeral in Belfast of journalist Lyra McKee, whose killing by an Irish nationalist militant gunman has sparked...

    The leaders of Britain and Ireland joined hundreds of mourners on Wednesday at the funeral in Belfast of journalist Lyra McKee, whose killing by an Irish nationalist militant gunman has sparked outrage.

    'Passengers are afraid of this airplane': How Boeing is handling its 737 Max problem

    'Passengers are afraid of this airplane': How Boeing is handling its 737 Max problem


    Boeing has technical fixes for the 737 Max airliner and new training for pilots in the wake of two disastrous crashes. Now comes the hard part: getting passengers and airlines back on...

    Boeing has technical fixes for the 737 Max airliner and new training for pilots in the wake of two disastrous crashes. Now comes the hard part: getting passengers and airlines back on board.

    As tensions rise in the Asia-Pacific, Japan's PM is calling on Canada for help

    As tensions rise in the Asia-Pacific, Japan's PM is calling on Canada for help


    As geopolitical tensions rise on the high seas in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Ottawa to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a deeper degree of engagement by...

    As geopolitical tensions rise on the high seas in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Ottawa to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a deeper degree of engagement by Canada.

    Joe Biden is expected to be the Democratic front-runner — but his baggage could slow him down

    Joe Biden is expected to be the Democratic front-runner — but his baggage could slow him down


    To some, Joe Biden is a steady political hand and seasoned U.S. statesman; to others, he is an occasional punchline and invader of personal space, with a spotty political record. Come Thursday, he likely will be seen by many as the early front-runner to...

    To some, Joe Biden is a steady political hand and seasoned U.S. statesman; to others, he is an occasional punchline and invader of personal space, with a spotty political record. Come Thursday, he likely will be seen by many as the early front-runner to become the Democratic presidential nominee.

    Leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests sentenced

    Leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests sentenced


    A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance...

    A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offences.

    Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

    Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested


    The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said...

    The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday.

    Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners in mass execution

    Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners in mass execution


    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the headless bodies to a pole as a warning to...

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the headless bodies to a pole as a warning to others.

    New Zealand and France seek an end to terrorism and violent extremism online

    New Zealand and France seek an end to terrorism and violent extremism online


    The leaders of New Zealand and France said on Wednesday they will work together in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent...

    The leaders of New Zealand and France said on Wednesday they will work together in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.

    $768M US Powerball winner, 24, feared he had 'ticket everybody wants'

    $768M US Powerball winner, 24, feared he had 'ticket everybody wants'


    A 24-year-old Wisconsin man has stepped forward to claim a $768-million US Powerball prize. The young man said he "felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets, but after learning about his win, he was worried people wanted to steal his...

    A 24-year-old Wisconsin man has stepped forward to claim a $768-million US Powerball prize. The young man said he "felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets, but after learning about his win, he was worried people wanted to steal his ticket.

    France rejects demands to repatriate citizens who went to Syria to join ISIS

    France rejects demands to repatriate citizens who went to Syria to join ISIS


    France's most powerful administrative court has refused the demands of Syria-based French women to be repatriated back to French soil with their...

    France's most powerful administrative court has refused the demands of Syria-based French women to be repatriated back to French soil with their families.

    Sri Lanka bombing investigation turns to ISIS as death toll climbs

    Sri Lanka bombing investigation turns to ISIS as death toll climbs


    A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Sri Lanka bombing investigation turns to ISIS as death toll climbs; working from home can be great, but you might want to think twice before ditching the daily...

    A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Sri Lanka bombing investigation turns to ISIS as death toll climbs; working from home can be great, but you might want to think twice before ditching the daily commute.

    Egypt voters back constitutional amendments to strengthen president's rule

    Egypt voters back constitutional amendments to strengthen president's rule


    Nearly 90 per cent of Egyptian voters taking part in a referendum have backed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stay in power until 2030, according to the country's election...

    Nearly 90 per cent of Egyptian voters taking part in a referendum have backed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stay in power until 2030, according to the country's election commission.

    U.S. brings 1st criminal case against major drug distributor over opioid crisis

    U.S. brings 1st criminal case against major drug distributor over opioid crisis


    The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fuelling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients'...

    The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fuelling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety.

    Netanyahu wants to name Golan Heights community after Trump

    Netanyahu wants to name Golan Heights community after Trump


    Israel says it will name a new community on the Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump as an expression of gratitude for his recognition of its claim of sovereignty over the strategic...

    Israel says it will name a new community on the Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump as an expression of gratitude for his recognition of its claim of sovereignty over the strategic plateau.

    Trump accepts Queen's invitation for state visit in June

    Trump accepts Queen's invitation for state visit in June


    U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said...

    U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.

    Mudslide at Myanmar jade mining site kills more than 50

    Mudslide at Myanmar jade mining site kills more than 50


    A lawmaker representing a gemstone-rich area in northern Myanmar says more than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining...

    A lawmaker representing a gemstone-rich area in northern Myanmar says more than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site.

    'You can't impeach,' Trump says. Don't expect Democrats to try to prove him wrong.

    'You can't impeach,' Trump says. Don't expect Democrats to try to prove him wrong.


    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report detailing questionable conduct by President Donald Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign could form a blueprint for impeachment, but pursuing that political process could also backfire on...

    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report detailing questionable conduct by President Donald Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign could form a blueprint for impeachment, but pursuing that political process could also backfire on Democrats.