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  • Police seek two missing people after NY blast

    Police seek two missing people after NY blast

    Two people remained unaccounted for yesterday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said. The blast shook Manhattan’s East Village neighbourhood yesterday in...

  • Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid

    Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid

    Greece has sent its creditors a long-awaited list of reforms with a pledge to produce a small budget surplus this year in the hope that it will unlock badly needed cash, Greek government officials said yesterday. The European Union and IMF...

  • British Ebola patient is cured after experimental treatment

    British Ebola patient is cured after experimental treatment

    An Army Reservist who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was discharged from a London hospital yesterday after becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with an experimental drug. Corporal Anna Cross, 25, said that she...

  • Saudi Arabia still targeting Iran-allied militia in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia still targeting Iran-allied militia in Yemen

    Yemen’s beleaguered government said yesterday Saudi-led airstrikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day of a Gulf Arab-led campaign against the Iranian-allied militia that could escalate a proxy conflict...

  • Islamist militants attack Somali hotel, killing seven people

    Islamist militants attack Somali hotel, killing seven people

    Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu yesterday, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said. Police said forces from the elite US-trained...

  • Early humans ranged in size

    Early humans ranged in size

    Early humans living in Africa almost two million years ago came in a range of shapes and sizes just as people do today, evidence suggests. Some were distinctly vertically challenged, measuring around 1.5 metres, while others would have held their...

  • Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton

    Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton

    A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world’s oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the bones of the...

  • ‘Time for Tehran to make tough and very serious decisions in nuclear talks’

    ‘Time for Tehran to make tough and very serious decisions in nuclear talks’

    Negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme have been “tough and very serious” and the next few days will show whether Tehran is ready to make the necessary hard decisions, a senior US official said yesterday. Iranian...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    The completed stone tomb of Richard III is to go on public display 530 years after his death in battle. A special service was held to mark the end of the king’s long journey from his forgotten grave under a council car park to a place of honour in...

  • Video shows anti-terror squad in Tunis museum shoot-out

    Video shows anti-terror squad in Tunis museum shoot-out

    In this video released by the Tunisian government, police from the special counter-terrorist squad BAT are seen rescuing tourists who are sitting in a room. One female tourist is seen being taken away on a stretcher with her leg covered in...

  • 400-600 pieces of remains recovered from Germanwings crash site

    400-600 pieces of remains recovered from Germanwings crash site

    French police working to recover remains from the Germanwings crash site say they have recovered between 400 and 600 pieces of remains from the 150 people who died. Speaking from the French Alps town of Seyne-les-Alpes, Colonel Patrick Touron of...

  • Plane crash victim's father: 'I don't feel anger'

    Plane crash victim's father: 'I don't feel anger'

    The parents of an American victim of the French Alps plane crash said today they feel sadness for the parents of the co-pilot rather than feeling anger for the loss of their son. French prosecutors say a young German co-pilot barricaded himself...

  • Updated: Eight 'missing' after New York City blast

    New York City police are trying to trace eight people who are unaccounted for after an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan. Officers are trying to determine whether six people reported missing are connected to the blast in the fashionable East...

  • Germanwing pilot hid health condition that would have banned flying

    Germanwing pilot hid health condition that would have banned flying

    The pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps had received a sick note from doctors showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash, which he apparently hid from his employer, German prosecutors...

  • Power cut causes Dutch travel chaos

    Power cut causes Dutch travel chaos

    Transport in Amsterdam and surrounding Netherlands towns has been thrown into chaos by a major power cut. The outage halted trains and trams and affected flights to Schiphol Airport. Schiphol said in a tweet that it is running on emergency power...

  • Mum 'forced girl to freeze sister'

    A teenager has told authorities that her mother killed two of her siblings and forced her to put one of their bodies in the freezer at their Michigan home. In a court filing, child welfare workers said Mitchelle Blair's 17-year-old surviving...

  • 'Syria gas attack aftermath' video

    'Syria gas attack aftermath' video

    Social media videos purport to show the aftermath of a chlorine gas attack and aerial bombardment by the Syrian government. Paul Chapman reports.

  • Students sell their bodies to pay debts

    Students in the UK are turning to sex work in order to reduce loan debt and fund their basic lifestyle while at university, according to a major study. Research by Swansea University showed one in 20 students had worked in the sex industry while...

  • Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash

    Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash

    Airlines have rushed to change their rules so as to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on...

  • Police search crash pilot's home - His actions may add to Germanwings' liability

    Police search crash pilot's home - His actions may add to Germanwings' liability

    Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings could face liabilities well above the typical ceiling in airline crashes for the passengers who died on Tuesday when one of its jets was flown into an Alpine mountain, some aviation lawyers said. Police yesterday...