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  • People smugglers made over €4.4 billion off migrants in 2015

    People smugglers made over €4.4 billion off migrants in 2015

    People smugglers made over €4.4 billion ($5 billion) from the wave of migration into southern Europe last year, a report by international crime-fighting agencies Interpol and Europol said today. Nine out of 10 migrants and refugees entering the...

  • Updated: Polls give contrasting predictions on whether the UK will leave the EU

    Updated: Polls give contrasting predictions on whether the UK will leave the EU

    British support for staying in the European Union has risen, putting the "In" campaign 15 percentage points ahead of their rivals, according to an ORB telephone poll for The Daily Telegraph newspaper. But another poll showed that the campaign to...

  • Remnants of Ancient Rome found in shipwreck off coast of Israel

    Remnants of Ancient Rome found in shipwreck off coast of Israel

    Archaeologists have recovered thousands of coins and other objects from a merchant ship that sank in the Mediterranean some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period. Two amateur divers made the discovery several weeks ago in the ancient harbor...

  • More than half world's conflict displaced come from Middle East

    More than half world's conflict displaced come from Middle East

    Yemeni people made up one out of every four people forced to flee their homes due to conflict in 2015, a new report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council has found.The report also calculated that the Middle East accounted for more than half...

  • Pakistan PM proposes Panama Papers probe, opposition walks out

    Pakistan PM proposes Panama Papers probe, opposition walks out

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked parliament today to form a commission to investigate allegations stemming from the Panama Papers leak but opposition lawmakers walked out, saying he had evaded questions about his family's affairs. Sharif...

  • Apple boss to visit India this week

    Apple boss to visit India this week

    Apple CEO Tim Cook will visit India this week and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the second leg of his Asian tour, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to revive sluggish iPhone sales. Mr Cook's visit, following a...

  • Star-studded extravaganza for Queen's birthday

    Star-studded extravaganza for Queen's birthday

    The Queen's life was celebrated with a spectacular equine-themed show featuring stars of stage and screen who performed in honour of her 90 years. In the grounds of Windsor Castle - said to be the monarch's favourite home - the Queen's celebration...

  • South Korea to fine Nissan over emissions

    South Korea is to fine Nissan's operation in the country for manipulating emissions tests on its sports utility vehicles. The Environment Ministry said it will fine Nissan Korea Co 330 million won (€247,590.70) and recall 814 Qashqai vehicles sold...

  • Trump to British PM: "I'm not stupid, okay?"

    Trump to British PM: "I'm not stupid, okay?"

    Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he hopes to be able to work with British Prime Minister David Cameron in spite of Cameron calling the Republican candidate 'stupid, divisive and wrong' on his stance on...

  • Fugitive British priest lived in Kosovo under false name

    A British former priest wanted for child sex abuse lived as a historian in Kosovo, was treated to cakes by his neighbours and almost died in a freak accident a year ago, local people told Reuters. Lawrence Soper was arrested on Wednesday in the...

  • Boris Johnson in political storm for comparing European Union to Hitler

    Boris Johnson in political storm for comparing European Union to Hitler

    Boris Johnson is at the centre of a political storm after he compared European Union efforts to build a superstate to Hitler's attempt to dominate the continent. While the former London mayor acknowledged the EU was using "different methods" to...

  • Australia charges five men over sailing plot to join Islamic State

    Australia charges five men over sailing plot to join Islamic State

    Australian police have charged five men held earlier this week on suspicion of planning to travel in a small motor boat to Indonesia and the Philippines en route to join Islamic State in Syria. The men, aged between 21 and 31, were charged with...

  • Brexit vote could bring recession to Britain, Cameron warns

    Brexit vote could bring recession to Britain, Cameron warns

    A vote to leave the European Union could tip the British economy back into recession, David Cameron has warned. The Prime Minister said the country would take an "immediate and sustained hit" if it votes for Brexit in the referendum on June 23. "I...

  • Tigers escape from enclosure at Dutch big cat sanctuary

    Two tigers have escaped from their enclosure at a big cat sanctuary and are prowling around the park in the northern Dutch province of Friesland. Police spokeswoman Nathalie Schubart said officers and a vet have the animals in sight and are trying...

  • Men held over triple 'honour killing'

    Men held over triple 'honour killing'

    Police in Pakistan say they have arrested the men who shot dead three female family members in a suspected honour killing. Paul Chapman reports.

  • Watch: Infrared camera captures volcano action

    Watch: Infrared camera captures volcano action

    Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano belched clouds of incandescent fragments up into the air yesterday morning. The explosion, recorded by the National Seismological Network in Costa Rica using a thermal camera permanently placed on the summit of the...

  • Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer stops supply of drugs for executions in US

    Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer stops supply of drugs for executions in US

    Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer has said it is blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections. The company said in a statement on its website: "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve. "Consistent with these...

  • Islamic State attacks north of Baghdad kill 16, sources say

    Islamic State attacks north of Baghdad kill 16, sources say

    Shooting and bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State killed at least 16 people north of Baghdad today, days after Islamic State's deadliest blasts so far this year in the capital stirred public criticism of government security measures. Three gunmen...

  • Obama orders public schools to give transgender students bathroom rights

    Obama orders public schools to give transgender students bathroom rights

    The Obama administration told U.S. public schools today that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, upsetting Republicans and raising the likelihood of fights over federal funding and legal...

  • Migrant arrivals down by 90% in Greece

    Migrant arrivals down by 90% in Greece

    The number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90 percent in April, the European Union border agency said today, a sign that an agreement with Turkey to control traffic between the two countries is working. The agency, Frontex, said 2,700...