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  • Three children found in critical condition on refugee lorry - APA

    Three children found in critical condition on refugee lorry - APA

    Three young children were found in critical condition due to dehydration yesterday after police in Austria stopped a truck with 26 refugees, Austrian news agency APA reported today. The lorry with refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh...

  • Turkish jets join US-led bombing campaign against IS

    Turkey has announced that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS targets late yesterday...

  • Four men face Hungarian court over migrant truck deaths

    Four men face Hungarian court over migrant truck deaths

    Hungarian prosecutors are asking a court to keep in custody four men detained in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighbouring Austria. Prosecutors in Kecskemet said they would request the preliminary arrest of the...

  • 38 girls and young women killed in Swaziland truck crash

    A total of 38 girls and young women have been killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group has claimed. The Swaziland Solidarity Network said in a statement that about 20 others were injured when...

  • Updated: Al-Jazeera criticises prison verdict for Egypt journalists

    Updated: Al-Jazeera criticises prison verdict for Egypt journalists

    An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison for broadcasting false news, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised by press freedom activists. The case against Canadian national Mohammed...

  • Ban Ki-moon 'horrified and heartbroken' by migrant deaths in Europe

    UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said he is "horrified and heartbroken" by the latest migrant deaths in Austria and at sea. In a rare statement issued under his name and not a spokesman, he stressed that a "large majority" of people...

  • India–Pakistan border shooting leaves nine dead

    Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people yesterday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations. On the Pakistani side of the frontier, six civilians were killed and more...

  • Infidelity website CEO quits after data hacked

    Infidelity website CEO quits after data hacked

    Noel Biderman, the chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life, has left the company, weeks after hackers launched a cyber assault that leaked sensitive data about millions of clients. Avid Life said yesterday...

  • Migrant death toll mounts

    Migrant death toll mounts

    Austria said yesterday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were...

  • Children among victims in gory lorry

    Children among victims in gory lorry

    A motorway patrol discovered the abandoned lorry near the Hungarian border on Thursday, probably at least 24 hours after it had been parked there. The refugees appeared to have been dead in the lorry for up to two days and fluids from the...

  • Former archbishop in ‘child abuse’ case dies while in hospital

    Former archbishop in ‘child abuse’ case dies while in hospital

    A Catholic former archbishop accused of child sex offences was found dead yesterday, the Vatican said, a month after he was hospitalised on the eve of his trial. Jozef Wesolowski faced charges of paying boys for sexual acts, downloading and buying...

  • Iraqi PM orders easier access to Green Zone

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi yesterday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to improve daily life for ordinary Iraqis as the country braces for fresh protests. The...

  • Greece’s Syriza set to win

    Greece’s Syriza set to win

    Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party in next month’s election but without the majority it was hoping for, the first opinion polls since he resigned last week showed yesterday. One found that...

  • Hi-tech plan to combat IS destruction of ancient sites

    Hi-tech plan to combat IS destruction of ancient sites

    Archaeologists have launched a hi-tech initiative to combat the destruction of ancient sites in the Middle East by Islamic State (IS). Scientists at Oxford and Harvard universities said they plan to “flood” the region with 3D cameras in order to...

  • Seeds of life may have ‘spread like virus’ in universe

    Seeds of life may have ‘spread like virus’ in universe

    Life may have spread among the stars like an infectious virus, leaving a distinctive pattern that we can recognise, say scientists. There are two ways that this can happen – through organic ‘seeds’ of life being transported by asteroids or comets,...

  • Great Escape pilot dies at 101

    Great Escape pilot dies at 101

    Australian pilot Paul Royle, who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, has died in his home town of Perth. He was 101. The escape was the subject of the 1963 Hollywood film The Great Escape, starring...

  • Antonio Banderas takes on new role in fashion

    Antonio Banderas takes on new role in fashion

    Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has added a new skill to his range of talents – he has enrolled in a fashion course at London’s prestigious Central St Martins College. The Hollywood actor, famous for his role in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro,...

  • Clive Owen makes Broadway debut in Pinter’s Old Times

    Clive Owen makes Broadway debut in Pinter’s Old Times

    British actor Clive Owen swaps Hollywood for the stage in Old Times, making his Broadway debut in a revival of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s 1971 play. The Children of Men and Closer actor, who has London theatre credits to his name, will appear...

  • Under attack

    Under attack

    A girl bites the hand of an Israeli soldier as Palestinians try to prevent him from detaining a boy during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, yesterday.

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Mothers have hailed him a sex symbol, his £1.50 vests sent the media into a frenzy – and now a paper coffee cup used by Jeremy Corbyn has been sold on ebay for £51. Corbynmania has reached new heights as fans of the Labour leadership favourite...