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Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein to come out of the barrage of sexual abuse allegations from scores of women that destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning that brought down other powerful men in what has become known as the #MeToo movement.


Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks to members of the Constituent Assembly during a ceremony to recognise him as the winner of the presidential election in Caracas Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as Venezuela's president-elect, months before he is due to formally take the oath of office next year for a second term. The inauguration-like pomp left many confused because Mr Maduro's next six-year term does not begin until January 10 and he is already president.


Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet residents attempting to find shelter from Cyclone Mekunu, which pounded the area on its path toward Oman. The photos and video footage, which went viral Thursday, showed strong winds spiraling over the Middle Eastern island and rain, flash flooding and mudslides.


Thousands of people are travelling home to Ireland from as far away as Latin America and Asia to cast their votes in Friday's abortion referendum. Eager voters took to Twitter to document their travels to have their say on the eighth amendment a law banning abortion in almost all circumstances.


In this July 17, 2014. file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine.


Rescue personnel work in the area where a train hit a truck that was on the tracks A train has ploughed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin, killing at least two people and injuring 18 others, authorities said. The Italian news agency ANSA said the first fatality was the engineer of the train, which smashed into the truck near the town of Caluso late on Wednesday on a run from Turin to the suburb of Ivrea.


A charity has hailed the work of one of the "busiest midwives in the world" who has had more than 1,000 babies named after her. The 48-year-old delivered her first baby on a roadside at gunpoint during the civil war in 1990, before she actually qualified as a midwife.


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization." The decision about whether the June 12 meeting in Singapore between Kim and President Donald Trump happens is "ultimately up to Chairman Kim," Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the incident in China is very similar and consistent with what previously happened to Americans working in Havana. A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.


Director general of the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, right, shows the search area map as Malaysia's new transport minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook looks on in Putrajaya Malaysia signed a "no cure, no fee" agreement with Texas-based Ocean Infinity in January to resume the hunt for the plane, a year after the official search in the southern Indian Ocean by Australia, Malaysia and China was called off. Transport minister Anthony Loke said that the latest search was due to end in April but was extended twice until May 29 at Ocean Infinity's request.


The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain Friday at Santa Fe High School.


Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction Tuesday with Flights , a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. Flights beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi's horror story Frankenstein in Baghdad and South Korean author Han Kang's meditative novel The White Book.


A private jet crashed off the end of the runway of the international airport in Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa on Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reported to be out of danger. Video from the scene showed what appeared to be nearby residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage while others sprayed the plane with handheld fire extinguishers.


US President Donald Trump has suggested that a planned historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be delayed. Mr Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed back during a White House meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in, trying to co-ordinate strategy as concerns mounted over ensuring a successful outcome for the North Korea summit.


Palestinian foreign minister Riad Malki said he submitted the "referral" to the court during a meeting with the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, in The Hague on Tuesday. Mr Malki said the complaint seeks an investigation into Israeli policies in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem since the state of Palestine joined the ICC in June 2014.


Detectives are hunting for a man suspected of carrying out a series of sexual assaults on teenagers on board buses in north London. Scotland Yard said the same suspect was believed to have been responsible for at least five offences on crowded services between January and March.


The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, primate of the Episcopal Church, gives an address during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. He told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "I thought somebody was doing an April Fools' joke on me.


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