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  • Queen declares 1926 'vintage year' as Britain celebrates her 90th birthday

    Queen declares 1926 'vintage year' as Britain celebrates her 90th birthday

    The Queen has declared 1926 - the year she was born - a vintage year as well-wishers turned out in their thousands to wish her a happy 90th birthday. With the Duke of Edinburgh by her side, the Queen went on a walkabout in Windsor and received...

  • Egyptian police detained Italian before his murder - sources

    Egyptian police detained Italian before his murder - sources

    An Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt had been detained by police and then transferred to a compound run by Homeland Security the day he vanished, intelligence and police sources say. The claims contradict the official Egyptian...

  • US discovers major drug tunnel to Mexico

    US discovers major drug tunnel to Mexico

    US agents have discovered a tunnel used to smuggle drugs between the United States and Mexico. The tunnel is half a mile long, between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.  An entrance was hidden under a huge dumpster.  U.S. agents said it was used to...

  • China confirms another test of new long-rang missile

    China's Defence Ministry on Thursday indirectly confirmed a report it had carried out another test of a new intercontinental missile. The Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday reported that China had on April 12 again tested a new long-range missile...

  • Britain celebrates as Queen turns 90

    Britain celebrates as Queen turns 90

    A network of a thousand beacons, traditional gun salutes and the illumination of the Houses of Parliament are among the ways Britain is celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday today. The famous Parliament building at the heart of the country's...

  • VW to pay US customers $5,000 each to settle dieselgate

    Volkswagen has reached a deal with U.S. authorities to settle the case over its cheating of diesel emissions tests that would involve it paying each affected customer $5,000, Germany's Die Welt newspaper reported. Citing unidentified sources close...

  • Cruz pokes fun at Trump's NY win

    Cruz pokes fun at Trump's NY win

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has turned his focus to Pennsylvania following a crushing defeat to front-runner Donald Trump in the New York primary. Speaking at a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Cruz poked fun at Trump saying, "Upon...

  • Mass killer Breivik wins human rights case over solitary confinement

    Mass killer Breivik wins human rights case over solitary confinement

    Norwegian authorities violated mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's human rights by holding him in solitary confinement in a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and exercise, a court in Oslo has ruled. In a written decision,...

  • Updated - Up to 500 feared dead in migrant shipwreck

    Updated - Up to 500 feared dead in migrant shipwreck

    Updated - Adds Home Affairs Minister's reaction - As many as 500 people may have died in the a shipwreck off the Libyan coast in what UNCHR is describing as "one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants in the last 12...

  • Another quake, magnitude 6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast

    A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador today, just days after a major quake hit the country killing nearly 500 people. The latest quake was centred 70 km (44 miles) off the Pacific coast town Esmeraldas at a depth of 10 km,...

  • India u-turn on crown diamond

    India u-turn on crown diamond

    India has said it will press Britain to return the 106-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, in a shock U-turn just a day after stating the UK should not have to give it back. The country's solicitor general had told the supreme court that Britain should not...

  • Mitsubishi admits falsification of fuel efficiency data

    Mitsubishi admits falsification of fuel efficiency data

    Mitsubishi says it has found evidence that its employees falsified fuel mileage test data for several models of vehicle. The carmaker said the inaccurate tests involved 157,000 of its own brand light passenger cars and 468,000 vehicles produced...

  • France to extend state of emergency to cover Euro 2016 soccer tournament

    France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November's attacks on Paris for a further two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. "Faced with an event this big ... which...

  • Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral "dead or dying" - scientists

    Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral "dead or dying" - scientists

    Australian scientists said today that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around A$5 billion ($3.90 billion) in tourism every year, has been untouched by mass bleaching that is likely to destroy half the coral. Bleaching...

  • Trump, Clinton, win big in New York

    Trump, Clinton, win big in New York

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged victorious in party primary contests in their home state of New York. Billionaire businessman Mr Trump had been widely expected to beat his Republican rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich in the election.

  • They were organising my funeral but I've been reborn says earthquake survivor

    They were organising my funeral but I've been reborn says earthquake survivor

    A man who was pulled alive from the rubble after the devastating earthquake which struck Ecuador has told how his wife had already bought a coffin for his funeral. Hotel administrator Pablo Cordova was one of a trickle of survivors pulled from...

  • Email from student in UK goes to wrong Verona but helps save suicidal woman

    An email from a concerned friend of a suicidal student in Verona, Italy, was mistakenly sent to a police department of the same name in New Jersey, but authorities said it helped save her life. Mitchell Stern, police chief in Verona, New Jersey,...

  • Girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet in Jerusalem

    Girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet in Jerusalem

    An Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs. Neshama Spielman, 12, and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, an initiative to sort through earth...

  • Ebola vaccine results lift clinical spirits

    Ebola vaccine results lift clinical spirits

    Hopes for an Ebola vaccine received a shot in the arm today after clinical data revealed that a trial vaccine had managed to protect volunteers from the virus eight months after being immunised.Results of the Phase 1 study, which was led by the...

  • Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker convicted of teenage girl's murder

    Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker convicted of teenage girl's murder

    An ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew has been convicted of murder for fatally stabbing a teenage girl at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem last year. Yishai Schlissel was also convicted on multiple charges of attempted murder for the people he wounded in...