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  • The tragedy next door: Girl's plight reflects Libya's misery

    The tragedy next door: Girl's plight reflects Libya's misery

    Unable to get specialist care for his six-year-old daughter in Libya or a visa for treatment abroad, Abdulhakim Shaybi bought a motor boat and set off with her last month across the Mediterranean. Two-and-a-half hours into their journey from...

  • Tiger mauls woman in park

    Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure. A tiger pounced on one of the women after she got out of a private car in which she was touring the...

  • Turkey to replace 20,000 teachers after coup attempt

    Turkey to replace 20,000 teachers after coup attempt

    Turkey is planning to hire more than 20,000 teachers to replace those who have been fired in a purge of suspected coup plotters in schools and other institutions. Education minister Ismet Yilmaz said the new teachers will replace state educators...

  • Munich gunman planned attacks for one year

    Munich gunman planned attacks for one year

    The gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Munich killing nine people had spent more than a year preparing his attack. Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said the 18-year-old German-Iranian named in reports as Ali Sonboly visited the site...

  • Danish amateur rocket launch fails

     A test of the Nexo I home-made rocket, launched from the Baltic island of Bornholm yesterday, has failed. Nexo I is part of the Copenhagen Suborbitals space programme and was the project's most advanced rocket yet, but according to the...

  • Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone attackers

    Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone attackers

    Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community's efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told...

  • Watch: Motorists spend the night in their cars amid 15-hour queues on Dover roads

    Watch: Motorists spend the night in their cars amid 15-hour queues on Dover roads

    Motorists heading for Dover spent the night in their cars after police warned that delays could last until Monday. British officials are being drafted in to work with French border police after the Government admitted motorists had suffered...

  • Clinton introduces Kaine to beat Trump

    Clinton introduces Kaine to beat Trump

    Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia and current U.S. Senator, was introduced for the first time by the Democratic presumptive nominee at a rally in Miami, with Clinton saying that Kaine was everything their Republican rivals Donald Trump...

  • Erdogan shuts thousands of schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

    Erdogan shuts thousands of schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

    President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey today, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. A...

  • China floods kill 87

    China floods kill 87

    Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, with nearly 80 others missing.   The floods were caused by heavy rains. Some 50,000 homes collapsed. The northern province of Hebei was the worst hit. A...

  • Munich gunman had no links to IS, was fascinated with shooting rampages, lured people to fast food outlet

    Munich gunman had no links to IS, was fascinated with shooting rampages, lured people to fast food outlet

    Updated - There are absolutely no indications that the German-Iranian gunman who opened fire on shoppers in Munich yesterday had links to Islamic State. The attack also had no link to refugees, Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said...

  • Russian balloonist claims round the world record

    Russian balloonist claims round the world record

    Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov has claimed a new round the world record of 11 days. Support crew member Steve Griffin says his balloon this morning passed directly over the airfield at the Australian town of Northam where he began his journey...

  • Clinton picks Kaine for VP

    Clinton picks Kaine for VP

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has chosen U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate.   Kaine, a former governor of the state, was widely seen as the "safe choice" to help propel Clinton to the White House. As a...

  • German-Iranian gunman was behind Munich shopping mall shooting

    German-Iranian gunman was behind Munich shopping mall shooting

    Last updated Saturday 6am - The gunman who shot dead nine people and injured 16 others at a Munich shopping centre was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man, police believe. The teenager, who has not been named, is thought to have lived in the city...

  • Search for missing Malaysian plane MH370 to be suspended

    Search for missing Malaysian plane MH370 to be suspended

    The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended if the aircraft is not found in an area now being searched, Malaysia, China and Australia said. The Boeing 777, with 239 aboard, disappeared in March 2014 while on a flight from the...

  • Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year

    Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year

    Nearly 3,000 migrants and refugees have already perished in the Mediterranean this year, while almost 250,000 have reached Europe, the International Organization for Migration said. IOM spokesman Joel Millman told a news briefing that the death...

  • Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put "America first"

    Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put "America first"

    Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" as US secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech  accepting the Republican presidential...

  • Possible early North Korean nuclear site found

    A U.S. policy institute said it may have located a secret facility used by North Korea in the early stages of building its program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, which if confirmed would be critical to the success of any future nuclear...

  • Attack in Nice was planned months ahead, truck driver had accomplices

    Attack in Nice was planned months ahead, truck driver had accomplices

    The man behind the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice planned the atrocity for months and was helped by accomplices, French prosecutors have said. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people when he drove his truck through crowds gathered to watch a...

  • Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics

    Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics

    Brazil has arrested 10 people on suspicion of belonging to a group backing Islamic State (IS) and preparing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said. The presidency said that interim...