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  • Greece rejects asylum requests by three Turkish soldiers

    Greece rejects asylum requests by three Turkish soldiers

    Greece has rejected asylum requests from three of a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July, police sources said. Turkey has formally sought the men's extradition, calling them "traitors" and...

  • Air strike on Syrian medical facility kills five staff

    Air strike on Syrian medical facility kills five staff

    An air strike on a medical facility in northern Syria has killed at least five staff members, the medical relief organisation that runs the facility said. The Paris-based International Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations, known by its...

  • China appears to have lost control of its space station

    China appears to have lost control of its space station

    A vague statement that the Tiangong-1 space station will return to earth "in the latter half of 2017" has fuelled concerns that Chinese officials have lost control of their 8.5 tonne "heavenly palace".  Launched in 2011, the Tiangong-1 was...

  • France bans plastic plates, cups and cutlery

    France bans plastic plates, cups and cutlery

    France has become the first country in the world to outlaw plastic cups, plates and cutlery, although the ban will not come into effect for another three and a half years.  A new law requires all disposable tableware to be made of 50 per cent...

  • Bombs will be heard in the streets, NY bomber had vowed

    Bombs will be heard in the streets, NY bomber had vowed

    Ahmad Khan Rahami vowed to martyr himself rather than be caught after setting off explosives in New York and New Jersey and hoped "the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets", authorities said as they filed charges against him. Criminal...

  • Father of New York bombing suspect contacted FBI in 2014

    Father of New York bombing suspect contacted FBI in 2014

    The father of a man arrested over the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey called the FBI in 2014 to say his son was a terrorist but later retracted the claim, a law enforcement official has said. The father contacted the FBI after Ahmad...

  • Eight new arrests in France truck attack that killed 86 in Nice

    Eight new arrests in France truck attack that killed 86 in Nice

    French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection with the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead, the Paris prosecutor's office said. The office said the suspects detained on Monday were French and Tunisian and had...

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines plane isolated in Manila after false distress call

    Saudi Arabian Airlines plane isolated in Manila after false distress call

    The flight crew of a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane mistakenly pressed a hijack warning button twice as it approached Manila's airport, causing airport officials to mobilise security forces and isolate the jet after it landed, Philippine officials...

  • Watch: Police shoot unarmed black man

    Watch: Police shoot unarmed black man

    Warning: The above video may distress some viewers. Discretion is advised. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma have released video showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man who had his hands in the air, and the US Justice Department said it...

  • Australian forced off French beach over burkini ban

    Australian forced off French beach over burkini ban

    An Australian woman was forced off a beach on the French Riviera after beachgoers objected to her wearing a full-body swimsuit, or "burkini", images broadcast on Australian television showed. Zeynab Alshelh travelled from Sydney several weeks ago...

  • Fire burns through Greek migrant camp as tensions flare

    Fire burns through Greek migrant camp as tensions flare

    Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last night after fire ripped through tents and destroyed containers during violence among residents, police said. UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, said the fire was...

  • Suspected NY bomber charged over shoot-out, attempted murder

    Suspected NY bomber charged over shoot-out, attempted murder

    The man suspected of carrying out the weekend bombings in New York City and New Jersey has been charged over the shoot-out with police which led to his arrest. Ahmad Khan Rahami is accused of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, unlawful...

  • Air strikes hit aid convoy as Syria says ceasefire over

    Air strikes hit aid convoy as Syria says ceasefire over

    Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over. The United Nations confirmed the convoy...

  • Syria declares ceasefire over as bombings resume over Aleppo

    Syria declares ceasefire over as bombings resume over Aleppo

    Air raids hit aid trucks near the city of Aleppo today, a monitoring group reported, as the Syrian military declared that a week-long ceasefire was over. The attacks were carried out by either Syrian or Russian aircraft, the Syrian Observatory for...

  • Turkey fires 28,000 teachers, claiming they are linked to terrorism

    Turkey fires 28,000 teachers, claiming they are linked to terrorism

    Turkish authorities have dismissed nearly 28,000 teachers and suspended almost 9,500 others over alleged links to terrorism, a deputy prime minister said on Monday, pursuing a security crackdown followed a failed coup in July. Turkey has sacked or...

  • Watch: New York bombing suspect in police custody

    Watch: New York bombing suspect in police custody

    Updated 6.20pm - Added details  The man sought in connection with a bombing that wounded more than two dozen people in New York City was taken into custody on Monday after a shootout, a New Jersey mayor said. Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New...

  • Angela Merkel's European influence wanes as domestic woes deepen

    Angela Merkel's European influence wanes as domestic woes deepen

    It is hard to think of what more Angela Merkel could have done over the past weeks to nudge fellow European leaders towards a post-Brexit consensus. In the run-up to Friday's EU-27 summit (the bloc minus Britain) in Bratislava, the German...

  • Refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach - UK PM

    Refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach - UK PM

    Theresa May will set out plans at the UN summit in New York to tackle the migrant crisis, as authorities continue to probe an explosion in a crowded Manhattan neighbourhood. The Prime Minister is among world leaders gathering in the city days...

  • Search for victims continues after Thai tourist boat capsizes

    Search for victims continues after Thai tourist boat capsizes

    An overcrowded tourist boat carrying Muslim pilgrims was being piloted recklessly before it capsized, killing at least 15 Thai people, officials said on Monday as divers and other rescuers searched for 11 people still missing. The accident...

  • Device explodes near New Jersey station as robot tries to disarm it

    Device explodes near New Jersey station as robot tries to disarm it

    An explosive device left near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, blew up this morning when a bomb squad robot cut a wire on the mechanism, one of as many as five potential bombs found at the site, officials said. No one was injured in the...