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  • HMS Terror found 170 years after going missing in search for northwest passage

    HMS Terror found 170 years after going missing in search for northwest passage

    The second of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage has been found. The Arctic Research Foundation said in Canada that the HMS Terror had been located...

  • "Last British commissioner" pledges to work for Europe

    The diplomat nominated to take Britain's vacant seat on the EU executive pledged today to serve "only the European general interest" if EU lawmakers accept him as, probably, the last ever British commissioner. Julian King conceded he was in a...

  • EU opens ethics probe into Barroso Goldman job

    EU opens ethics probe into Barroso Goldman job

    EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker has launched an unprecedented ethics investigation into his predecessor, Jose Manuel Barroso, questioning whether he broke EU law by taking a job at Goldman Sachs. In a letter released by the European...

  • Cameron leaving the Commons

    Cameron leaving the Commons

    David Cameron is standing down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat. Mr Cameron told the chairman of his Conservative Association and constituency agent before making the announcement, which comes two months after he...

  • North Korea flooding kills 133, displaces 107,000

    Flooding from heavy rain in North Korea has killed 133 people in its northeast while 395 are missing, with many homes and critical infrastructure destroyed, a U.N. agency said. News of the natural disaster came as North Korea looked even more...

  • Italian quake town may sue Charlie Hebdo over "lasagne" cartoon

    Italian quake town may sue Charlie Hebdo over "lasagne" cartoon

    An Italian town is considering legal action against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for a cartoon showing victims of an earthquake there as types of pasta, and another suggesting the mafia was to blame for the death toll of almost...

  • Italy to open hospital, deploy 300 soldiers and doctors to Libya - source

    Italy to open hospital, deploy 300 soldiers and doctors to Libya - source

    Italy will set up a military hospital and deploy 300 doctors, nurses and soldiers in Libya at the request of the United Nations-recognised government in Tripoli, a government source said today. The hospital near the Misrata airport will be staffed...

  • No access to EU market without free movement, Irish PM tells Britain

    No access to EU market without free movement, Irish PM tells Britain

    The European Union will not give in to British demands for full access to the bloc's single market unless London allows free movement of people, Ireland's prime minister Enda Kenny said today. Britain's minister charged with negotiating Brexit,...

  • Hillary Clinton falls ill at 9/11 memorial, suffering from pneumonia

    Hillary Clinton falls ill at 9/11 memorial, suffering from pneumonia

    Hillary Clinton is suffering from pneumonia, the Democratic presidential candidate's personal doctor said yesterday after she fell ill at a September 11 memorial. Clinton canceled a trip she was scheduled to take to California today for...

  • Catalan separatists rally in Barcelona to support secession

    Catalan separatists rally in Barcelona to support secession

    Hundreds of thousands of separatist-minded Catalans have rallied in Barcelona to show their support for an independent nation that would break away from Spain. Barcelona police estimated on their Twitter account that about 540,000 people attended...

  • Two dead after cruise ship hits bridge in Germany

    Two dead after cruise ship hits bridge in Germany

    A river cruise ship carrying nearly 230 people has struck a bridge in southern Germany, crushing the wheelhouse and killing two crew members, authorities said. The Viking Freya had just cast off while it was still dark from the town of Erlangen on...

  • French Premier warns about radicalisation as boy is arrested

    French Premier warns about radicalisation as boy is arrested

    Updated French police have arrested a 16-year-old at his Paris home to abort what they feared was a planned weekend attack, as the prime minister warned some 15,000 people in the country could be in the process of being radicalised. A security...

  • Britain eyeing work permits to control EU immigration - interior minister

    Britain eyeing work permits to control EU immigration - interior minister

    Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said today she was looking at a work permits system to control migration from the European Union, responding to Brexit voters' demand for tighter border controls. Although formal negotiations on leaving the...

  • Saudis use drones to monitor pilgrims, one year after crush

    Saudis use drones to monitor pilgrims, one year after crush

    Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the haj pilgrimage today, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year's crush. In one of the deadliest disasters...

  • Russian anti-corruption official found with $122m in his study

    Russian anti-corruption official found with $122m in his study

    The acting head of Russia's anti-corruption agency has been caught with $122 million in cash in his home, Russian media reported.  Dmitry Zakharchenko, the deputy head of the Energy Industry Department of the General Administration of Economic...

  • At least 24 dead as Bangladesh factory fire rages through the night

    At least 24 dead as Bangladesh factory fire rages through the night

    A fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh that killed at least 24 people and injured more than two dozen others spread into the storage area of the building through the night, according to emergency officials. "We could not...

  • Fourteen dogs die in kennel heating malfunction incident in Canada

    Fourteen dogs die in kennel heating malfunction incident in Canada

    Fourteen dogs in a western Canadian pet daycare and boarding facility died yesterday after a mechanical malfunction caused heat to continuously enter their kennels, the organisation said. The Playful Paws Pet Center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,...

  • Clinton regrets calling 'half' of Trump supporters 'deplorable'

    Clinton regrets calling 'half' of Trump supporters 'deplorable'

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today said she regretted saying "half" of Republican rival Donald Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," but made no apologies for calling out "prejudice and paranoia" among...

  • Would-be Reagan assassin released from psychiatric hospital

    Would-be Reagan assassin released from psychiatric hospital

    Updated 9.30pm Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. was released from a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, media reports said, 35 years after he shot US President Ronald Reagan in an attack prompted by a deranged obsession with the...

  • Germany hosts some 500 'potential attackers', minister says

    Germany hosts some 500 'potential attackers', minister says

    Germany's interior minister has warned that the country is home to more than 500 Islamic militants who could be capable of carrying out assaults on their own or as members of "hit teams." Speaking in an interview with Bild newspaper, Thomas de...