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  • ‘Husband’ wants tosee Bobbi Kristina

    ‘Husband’ wants tosee Bobbi Kristina

    The man Whitney Houston’s daughter calls her husband has said he is seeking permission from Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family to visit her in hospital. Nick Gordon said in a statement through his lawyers, Randy Kessler and Joe Habacy, that he hopes...

  • Iron Maiden frontman Dickinson has cancer

    Iron Maiden frontman Dickinson has cancer

    Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has revealed he is battling cancer. A statement on the band’s official website said the 56-year-old rocker has undergone treatment for a cancerous tumour on his tongue. The cancer was diagnosed during a routine...

  • Bill Cosby postpones another performance

    Bill Cosby has postponed another comedy performance, this time in Rhode Island. The Providence Performing Arts Centre announced in an e-mail that the June 26 show has been postponed until further notice. The venue gave no reason for the...

  • TV writer Harris Wittels found dead

    Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the US TV comedy Parks and Recreation, was found dead of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. He was 30. His assistant found him at his home in the Los Feliz area around...

  • Hundreds attend Denmark gunman's funeral

    Hundreds attend Denmark gunman's funeral

    Scores of men have attended the burial of the 22-year-old Danish Muslim gunman who killed two people and wounded five others at a free speech event and a synagogue in Copenhagen last weekend. Police called it "a private ceremony" and declined to...

  • Polanski lawyers bid to ban media

    Roman Polanski's Polish lawyers want media barred from next week's hearing on a US request for the film-maker's extradition over 1977 charges of sex with a minor. A judge in Polanski's childhood city of Krakow is to hear the case on Wednesday.

  • Update 3: Greece agrees deal with eurozone

    Update 3: Greece agrees deal with eurozone

    Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement today on extending the country's rescue loans, a move that should ease concerns it was heading for the euro exit door. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the eurozone's top official, said a...

  • Updated: 45 dead in Libyan suicide bombings

    Updated: 45 dead in Libyan suicide bombings

    The death toll from suicide bombings in a town in eastern Libya has increased to at least 45. The deaths came in three suicide bombings in the town of Qubba. In the deadliest, an attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives rammed into a...

  • Pilot killed in military jet crash

    A Thai air force fighter jet has crashed during a drill, killing the pilot. The single-seat F-16A jet crashed at the air force's training ground in central Lopburi province during a weapon-training flight, air vice-marshal Montol Suchookorn...

  • Canada boy dies after being outside in cold weather

    Canada boy dies after being outside in cold weather

    A boy from Toronto died in hospital after being outside in the severe cold for several hours. Julie Noce reports.

  • Snowstorm descends on Middle East

    Snowstorm descends on Middle East

    A heavy snowstorm has shut down roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and covered Israel's desert with a rare layer of white. Snow has also landed in parts of the West Bank as a cold front swept through the Middle East. In Gaza, heavy rains that...

  • Updated: Five hurt in Swiss train collision

    Updated: Five hurt in Swiss train collision

    Five people have been injured after two trains collided in northern Switzerland. The collision between a commuter train and a long-distance train happened in Rafz, north of Zurich near the German border. One of the trains then derailed, police said.

  • Anger in Rome as Feyenoord fans vandalise Spanish steps

    Anger in Rome as Feyenoord fans vandalise Spanish steps

    Twenty-three Feyenoord fans were arrested in Rome and 19 charged after violence broke out before the Dutch side's Europa League clash with AS Roma, prompting an outcry over damage to the city. Drunk fans damaged buildings and threw bottles at riot...

  • Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive ceasefire

    Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive ceasefire

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine yesterday despite European efforts to resurrect a stillborn ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. Western nations are...

  • Putin a ‘real and present danger’

    Putin a ‘real and present danger’

    Senior Western officials accused Russia yesterday of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states. Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato was...

  • Iran still stalling UN nuclear probe

    Iran still stalling UN nuclear probe

    Iran has still not addressed specific issues that could feed suspicions it may have researched an atomic bomb, a UN watchdog report showed yesterday, potentially complicating efforts by six powers to clinch a nuclear deal with Tehran. Iran and US...

  • Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt in Libya dispute

    Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt in Libya dispute

    Qatar has recalled its ambassador to Egypt, the state news agency QNA said yesterday, in a dispute between Qatar and Egypt over Egyptian air strikes on Islamic State targets in Libya. The diplomatic row came just two months after a thaw began in...

  • ‘Nigerian planes bomb Islamist group’s camps’

    ‘Nigerian planes bomb Islamist group’s camps’

    Nigerian warplanes bombed training camps and equipment belonging to Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeast’s Sambisa forest yesterday, the military said, adding mom­entum to an assault meant to crush the rebels also involving neigh­bours Chad,...

  • Syria’s foreign foes seen as key to Aleppo truce

    Syria’s foreign foes seen as key to Aleppo truce

    The Syrian government said yesterday the success of a UN bid to freeze fighting in Aleppo hinged on whether foreign states that back the insurgents can get them to comply, and that no time frame had been set for the proposed ceasefire. In an...

  • Solar system’s near miss

    Solar system’s near miss

    Astronomers have logged a near-miss between our solar system and a star that occurred 70,000 years ago. The dim red-dwarf, known as Scholz’s star, came as close as 0.8 light years – or five trillion miles – from the sun, scientists believe. During...