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  • Experimental Ebola vaccine could be 'game-changer'

    An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in west Africa, according to interim results from a study. There is currently no licensed treatment or...

  • Gay parade attack accused kept in custody by Israeli court

    An anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revellers at Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade is to be kept in custody after appearing in court on Friday. The suspected attacker, Yishai Schlissel, was arrested at the pride parade the...

  • Probation for Florida woman who drowned pup in airport toilet

    A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a three-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in...

  • French court backs law aimed at ending cockfighting

    France's top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by supporters of the tradition. The Constitutional Council confirmed the ban on the creation of new cockfighting rings - called...

  • Wing part analysed in Malaysia Airlines plane search

    Wing part analysed in Malaysia Airlines plane search

    Investigators are working to identify whether a wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island came from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Loved ones of those on board will likely have to wait at least another day for...

  • Zimbabwe lion death: US wildlife service trying to reach dentist

    Zimbabwe lion death: US wildlife service trying to reach dentist

    The law enforcement arm of the US Fish & Wildlife Service is trying to reach the dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe. The agency is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a lion, named Cecil, Fish &...

  • Surfer fights off shark in Australia attack

    A surfer was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast, less than a week after a fatal attack. Craig Ison, 52, had major wounds to his left leg and hand in the dawn attack at Evans Head, 340...

  • Islamic State 'no weaker' a year after US air strikes

    Islamic State 'no weaker' a year after US air strikes

    The Islamic State (IS) group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the US-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded. The military campaign has prevented Iraq's collapse and put IS under increasing...

  • Jewish extremists kill Palestinian child in West Bank arson attack

    Jewish extremists kill Palestinian child in West Bank arson attack

    Suspected Jewish extremists have set fire to two Palestinian homes in the West Bank, killing a child and critically injuring four people. Israeli police said the child was a year and a half old and military spokesman Lt Col Peter Lerner called the...

  • Greece's Tsipras defeats no-bailout party rebels

    Greece's Tsipras defeats no-bailout party rebels

    Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro. Syriza's governing central committee backed a proposal by Mr Tsipras to hold an...

  • ‘Indian Ocean debris most probably from Boeing 777’

    ‘Indian Ocean debris most probably from Boeing 777’

    Malaysia is “almost certain” plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. The object, which...

  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds after IS attack fuels anger

    Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, the government’s renewed military onslaught against the rebels...

  • After Russia’s UN veto, countries seek court for downed plane prosecutions

    The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a UN-backed court to prosecute suspects. Russia...

  • Farage says pro-EU campaign stealing march on ‘No’ side

    Farage says pro-EU campaign stealing march on ‘No’ side

    Eurosceptics who want Britain to quit the European Union are letting pro-EU campaigners get a head start in mobilising opinion ahead of an In/Out referendum that could take place within a year, Britain’s most prominent Eurosceptic said...

  • Teenager found guilty of plotting college massacre

    A teenager has been convicted of planning a massacre at his former college after he amassed a fearsome arsenal of weapons. Police found a ‘kill bag’, pipe bombs Liam Lyburd had made and a Glock semi-automatic handgun and 94 expanding bullets he...

  • Tsipras challenges his party critics to bailout showdown

    Tsipras challenges his party critics to bailout showdown

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras challenged hard-left rebels in his Syriza movement yesterday to put their opposition to new bailout negotiations to an immediate membership ballot, as he seeks to assert his control over the ruling party. At a...

  • Assailant attacks Jerusalem gay parade

    Assailant attacks Jerusalem gay parade

    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem yesterday, with police saying the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago. About 5,000 people...

  • Trump shows staying power

    Trump shows staying power

    Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump’s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Senator John McCain’s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally...

  • Russia ‘was involved in Litvinenko poisoning’

    Russia ‘was involved in Litvinenko poisoning’

    The Russian State was involved in the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko “in one way or another”, the inquiry into the spy’s killing has heard. Litvinenko, 43, died nearly three weeks after drinking tea laced with polonium-210 in London in November...

  • Once in a blue moon

    Once in a blue moon

    A certain catchy tune will be hard to avoid tonight as the full moon sets everyone humming. Not just any full moon, a ‘blue moon’ – the first to occur since 2012 and the last until 2018. But anyone hoping to see the dazzling spectacle of a glowing...