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  • Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases

    Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases

    Brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus. The Health Ministry said efforts to control the mosquitoes that spread Zika would continue as would assistance to affected families. Brazil declared the emergency 18...

  • Italy arrests Libyan suspected of involvement in migrant murder

    Italy arrests Libyan suspected of involvement in migrant murder

    Italy has arrested a Libyan man suspected of involvement in the killing last week of a migrant, who was shot dead when he refused to take off his baseball cap, police said. Police on the island of Sicily said a group of migrants had been packed on...

  • Interest rates may need to rise before late 2019 - Bank of England

    Interest rates may need to rise before late 2019 - Bank of England

    The Bank of England said today that it may need to raise interest rates before the late 2019 date that markets had been expecting, assuming Britain can leave the European Union smoothly in two years' time. With only a month until a national...

  • Boeing suspends 737 MAX flights due to engine issue

    Boeing suspends 737 MAX flights due to engine issue

    Boeing Co said today it had temporarily halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to an issue with the engine, which is jointly made by General Electric Co and Safran SA of France. The grounding comes days before Boeing was due to...

  • Britain dismisses report of worsening relations between May and Hammond

    Britain dismisses report of worsening relations between May and Hammond

    Britain's defence minister today dismissed a Times newspaper report suggesting that relations between Prime Minister Theresa May and her finance minister, Philip Hammond, had deteriorated. The Times newspaper said relations between the teams of...

  • Police believe toddler died in Quebec floodwaters

    Police believe toddler died in Quebec floodwaters

    Parts of Canada still under water after historic flooding forced thousands from their homes. Authorities believe a toddler likely died after disappearing with her stepfather in Quebec floodwaters earlier in the week. Rescuers pulled the...

  • White House protesters demand probe of Comey dismissal

    White House protesters demand probe of Comey dismissal

    Protesters gathered at the White House today to protest against President Donald Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey and call for a special prosecutor to examine Trump's presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the...

  • Tunisian president orders army to protect oil and gas

    Tunisian president orders army to protect oil and gas

    Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi today ordered the army to protect phosphate, gas and oil production facilities after protests aimed at disrupting output broke out in the south of the country. It is the first time troops in Tunisia will be...

  • VW rejects calls to publish dieselgate probe findings

    VW rejects calls to publish dieselgate probe findings

    Volkswagen today rejected investor calls for the carmaker to publish the results of a key investigation into its diesel emissions cheating scandal, saying it was unable to do so for legal reasons. Investment advisory firm Hermes EOS said on...

  • New South Korea President says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

    New South Korea President says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

    Moon Jae-in has taken the oath of office in Seoul hours after starting work as South Korea's new president. He won the presidential by-election to replace ousted leader Park Geun-hye, who now awaits a corruption trial in jail. The election...

  • Trump fires FBI director Comey

    Trump fires FBI director Comey

    Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey during the bureau's investigation into whether the tycoon's campaign had links to Russia's meddling in the presidential election. The sudden sacking of the nation's most senior law enforcement...

  • Girl dies after UK theme park accident

    Girl dies after UK theme park accident

    A girl died after she fell into water at a theme park in central England today, emergency services said. Paramedics and firefighters were called after the 11-year-old was reported to have fallen into the water at the Splash Canyon ride at the...

  • Liberal Moon Jae-in wins South Korean election

    Liberal Moon Jae-in wins South Korean election

    Liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election today, an exit poll showed, an expected victory that would end nearly a decade of conservative rule and bring a more conciliatory approach toward North Korea. A decisive win...

  • Russia shows off military might at Red Square parade

    Russia shows off military might at Red Square parade

    Russia held its annual military parade through Moscow's Red Square today. The event commemorates the Soviet Union's victory over the Nazis in the Second World War. President Vladimir Putin looked on from a tribune filled with Soviet war veterans...

  • Racist soldier's militant double life shocks Germany

    Racist soldier's militant double life shocks Germany

    In January 2014, the commander of a French military academy rejected the master's thesis of an elite German army officer under his charge for its extremist argument that human rights could lead to the genocide of Western races. "If this was a...

  • Former French PM Manuel Valls pledges allegiance to Emmanuel Macron's movement

    Former French PM Manuel Valls pledges allegiance to Emmanuel Macron's movement

    Ex-French prime minister Manuel Valls has said France's Socialist party "is dead" and he wants to run under the banner of President-elect Emmanuel Macron's political movement in June's parliamentary elections. Mr Valls, a centre-leaning...

  • Voters in South Korea choosing new President after corruption scandal

    Voters in South Korea choosing new President after corruption scandal

    South Koreans are voting for a new president to replace Park Geun-hye, who was forced out after a huge corruption scandal. The favourite is a liberal candidate who has pledged to improve ties with North Korea, re-examine a contentious US missile...

  • New Paris security scare as police evacuate passengers from railway station

    New Paris security scare as police evacuate passengers from railway station

    Police poured into Gare du Nord station in Paris, evacuating passengers from platforms and sealing off the area in a new security scare to hit the French capital. Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press the operation...

  • Islamist suicide bomber kills at least eight in Somali capital

    Islamist suicide bomber kills at least eight in Somali capital

    A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a cafe in central Mogadishu today, killing at least eight people in an attack claimed by the Islamist militant group al Shabaab. Bursts of gunfire followed the attack, which targeted the...

  • President-elect Macron attends WW2 commemoration alongside Hollande

    President-elect Macron attends WW2 commemoration alongside Hollande

    French President-elect Emmanuel Macron appeared alongside outgoing leader Francois Hollande today to commemorate the end of the second world war in Europe.  The two presidents offered a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Arc de...