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Plane in landing scare

No one was injured when a Turkish Airlines plane on a flight from Milan landed at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul with its right engine on fire on Saturday. The A320 made a first attempt to land but aborted the landing and tried again.   The first...

  • Militants arrested in Italy

    Militants arrested in Italy

    Italian police yesterday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al-Qaeda who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and, at least at one point, the Vatican. Some of the...

  • Hubble telescope still goingstrong 25 years after launch

    Nasa has marked the silver anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with fireworks of a celestial kind, conveyed by the orbiting observatory itself. To commemorate Hubble’s launch on April 24, 1990, Nasa selected a picture of a stellar nursery...

  • Hopes of finding life on planet ‘premature’

    Hopes of finding life on planet ‘premature’

    Hopes of finding a life-sustaining planet in a star system beloved by sci-fi buffs may be premature, experts believe. The Tau Ceti system, popularised in many science fiction stories and featured in the TV series Star Trek, is known to host as...

  • Statue of Liberty evacuated

    Statue of Liberty evacuated

    The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated, and New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package. Police harbour units are at the scene, with the National Park Service. Visitors are posting photos online showing...

  • HSBC moots relocating HQ outside UK

    HSBC moots relocating HQ outside UK

    Under-fire banking giant HSBC created a pre-election storm today when it announced that it would consider moving its headquarters out of the UK. Chairman Douglas Flint told the group's annual general meeting that it was responding to "regulatory...

  • European governments have largely failed to reform - EU document

    European governments have largely failed to reform - EU document

    European governments have failed to implement most of the reforms that could help bring down the EU's chronic unemployment problem and are doing less as the euro zone crisis ebbs, according to an EU document presented to finance ministers. Despite...

  • Knife-wielding robber foiled by shopkeeper: video

    Knife-wielding robber foiled by shopkeeper: video

    Police in the UK have released CCTV video showing a shopkeeper near Manchester fighting off a man with a knife who was trying to rob his shop. The video, which was recorded on April 14, shows a knife-wielding man in a black hooded sweatshirt...

  • Migrants keep arriving in Italy

    Migrants keep arriving in Italy

    The Sicilian port of Catania welcomed another 84 migrants on this morning . They were rescued from a sinking dinghy off the coast of Libya after making a distress call to coast guards in Palermo. Help arrived just in time to pick them up off the...

  • Students hurt in stage collapse

    Students hurt in stage collapse

    More than a dozen students are said to be "doing really well" after they were injured when a stage at a US high school collapsed during a musical performance. Police Captain Charles Hollowell said the students suffered minor injuries in the...

  • Train kills migrants in Macedonia

    Train kills migrants in Macedonia

    At least 14 migrants have been killed by an express train as they walked along tracks in Macedonia. The group, believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia, were walking at night along the line in a narrow gorge near the central Macedonian town of...

  • Armenia marks Ottoman massacres

    Armenia marks Ottoman massacres

    The presidents of Russia and France have joined other leaders at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides. The annual April 24...

  • Furore as biologists alter the DNA of human embryos

    Furore as biologists alter the DNA of human embryos

    Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could last for generations. The study...

  • SNP 'could prop up minority Labour even with 40 less seats' SNP leader insists

    SNP 'could prop up minority Labour even with 40 less seats' SNP leader insists

    Scottish nationalists could prop up a minority Labour administration even if Ed Miliband's party ends up with 40 fewer MPs than the Conservatives after the UK General Election, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said. Ms Sturgeon's comment came as...

  • US admits hostages killed in operation

    US admits hostages killed in operation

    An American and an Italian who had been held hostage for several years by al-Qaeda were inadvertently killed in a US counterterrorism operation in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said yesterday. The...

  • Armenian Church canonises victims of 1915 massacre

    Armenian Church canonises victims of 1915 massacre

    The Armenian Apostolic Church yesterday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open-air ceremony to commemorate their killing by Ottoman Turks a century ago. Armenia say the massacres during World War I constitute genocide – a term used...

  • UK boy, 14, charged over Anzac day plot

    A 14-year-old British boy has been charged with encouraging a beheading and inciting a terrorism attack on an Anzac Day parade in Australia, thousands of miles from his home, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said yesterday. Police said...

  • Greek PM urges speeded up deal

    Greek PM urges speeded up deal

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a speeding up of work to conclude a reform-for-cash deal with eurozone creditors to keep his country afloat after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday. The leftist Greek premier met...

  • Five attacks foiled in France since Charlie Hebdo killings

    French police have thwarted five attacks, including a suspected plan to target church-goers foiled in recent days, since the Islamist killings at a satirical weekly and Jewish food shop in January, Prime Minster Manuel Valls said yesterday. “Never...

  • US-led strikes killed 2,079 people in Syria

    Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 2,079 people, including 66 civilians, since the start of the aerial campaign against Islamic State militants last September, a group monitoring the war said yesterday. The Britain-based...

  • Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes throughout Yemen

    Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes throughout Yemen

    Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi militiamen and military bases with at least 20 air strikes throughout Yemen yesterday, residents said, despite Riyadh saying it was winding down its campaign. On Tuesday, the Sunni Arab alliance...