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  • MH17 flight code ends

    MH17 flight code ends

    The final MH17 flight lands in Kuala Lumpur before the code is dropped as a mark of respect for victims of the plane downed over Ukraine. Paul Chapman reports

  • MH17 investigators 'hampered'

    MH17 investigators 'hampered'

    Some investigators at the scene of the MH17 plane wreck in Ukraine say their work is being hampered. Paul Chapman reports

  • Dutch sending police to crash site

    Dutch sending police to crash site

    The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of an increased effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site. Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced he is also...

  • Ban 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school

    Ban 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school

    UN secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon made an impassioned plea for Israel and Hamas to end their conflict and vehemently condemned the shelling of a UN-run school in the Gaza Strip. "I was shocked and appalled by what has happened in Beit Hanoun," Ban...

  • Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali

    Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali

    The wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found about 31 miles from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali, a presidential aide said. "We sent men with the agreement of the Mali government to the...

  • At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school

    At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school

    Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school yesterday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. United Nations...

  • Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire in Tripoli, Benghazi

    Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire in Tripoli, Benghazi

    Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli yesterday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital’s airport that has killed more than 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting. Sporadic blasts...

  • Sixty killed as prisoner convoy attacked in Iraq

    Sixty killed as prisoner convoy attacked in Iraq

    Gunmen yesterday attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials have said. The dawn attack began with militants firing mortar rounds on Iraqi army...

  • Air Algerie plane crashes

    Air Algerie plane crashes

    An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed yesterday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian official said. There were few clear...

  • US says Russia is firing artillery across the border into Ukraine

    US says Russia is firing artillery across the border into Ukraine

    The United States said yesterday that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists. “We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver...

  • Islamists are planning anattack in Norway – police

    Islamists are planning anattack in Norway – police

    Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-based militants...

  • ‘CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest’

    ‘CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest’

    The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al-Qaeda...

  • Death row Sudan Christian woman meets the Pope

    Death row Sudan Christian woman meets the Pope

    A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome on an Italian government plane yesterday and hours later met the Pope. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim,...

  • Dogs get jealous too

    Dogs get jealous too

    Dogs are a man’s best friend, and research released this week says canines want to keep it that way. Dogs are capable of feeling a basic form of jealousy, according to a study published in the Plos one scientific journal. The research, said to be...

  • Casablanca piano on sale

    Casablanca piano on sale

    An iconic piano featured in Rick’s Cafe Americain in the 1942 Hollywood classic Casablanca is expected to be the highlight of a sale of film memorabilia in New York in November, Bonhams auction house said. The upright piano is one of two from the...

  • Elvis Presley possessions

    A library card signed by Elvis Presley in seventh grade is expected to be among the hottest items at an auction of the late singer’s possessions at his Memphis mansion next month, Graceland officials said. The card, which contains Elvis’s earliest...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A British drug maker has come a step closer to making the world’s first malaria vaccine available for use. GlaxoSmithKline has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency, which will assess the medication. The quality and safety of...

  • Two planes arrive with MH17 bodies

    Two planes arrive with MH17 bodies

    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster have arrived in the Netherlands, while Australian and Dutch diplomats promoted a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...

  • Clues sought to Taiwan plane crash

    Clues sought to Taiwan plane crash

    Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island. Hydraulic cranes, meanwhile, lifted twisted chunks of the...

  • Ukrainian PM announces resignation

    Ukrainian PM announces resignation

    Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in the government. Mr Yatsenyuk made the announcement in parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. "I am announcing...