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  • Tunisian president: country in "war against terrorism"

    Tunisian president: country in "war against terrorism"

      Tunisia's president says the police, army and Tunisian citizens are now involved in a "war against terrorism", following another gun attack that killed dozens of tourists.  "We have repeatedly said that Tunisia is in a war against terrorism.

  • New York prison escapee killed by police, accomplice still at large

    New York prison escapee killed by police, accomplice still at large

    Law enforcement officers have shot and killed one of two prisoners who broke out of a maximum security prison in New York three weeks ago and are pursuing a second escapee near the Canadian border, authorities said. Richard Matt, a 49-year-old...

  • Greece rejects ultimatum, calls referendum to break bailout deadlock

    Greece rejects ultimatum, calls referendum to break bailout deadlock

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on austerity demands from foreign creditors today, rejecting an "ultimatum" from lenders and putting a deal that could determine Greece's future in Europe to a risky popular vote. The...

  • Terrorist attacks

    Terrorist attacks

    A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel yesterday, killing 37 people, including British, German and Belgian tourists, as they lounged at the beach and pool in a popular resort town. Terrified tourists ran for cover after...

  • Gun attack at Tunisian hotel

    Gun attack at Tunisian hotel

    A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel yesterday with a weapon he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 37 people, including British, German and Belgian tourists, as they lounged at the beach and pool in a popular resort...

  • Headless body found at French blast site

    Headless body found at French blast site

    A decapitated body daubed with Arabic writing was found at a US-owned factory in southeast France yesterday after an assailant rammed a delivery van into gas containers at the site, triggering an explosion. A source close to the investigation said...

  • IS suicide bomber kills 25, wounds 202 in Kuwait mosque

    IS suicide bomber kills 25, wounds 202 in Kuwait mosque

    A suicide bomber killed 25 people when he blew himself up inside a packed Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, the Interior Ministry said, the first attack of its kind in the major oil-exporting country. The Islamic State...

  • US gay marriages ruling

    US gay marriages ruling

    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and...

  • Game almost over for Greece

    Game almost over for Greece

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused international creditors of “blackmail” yesterday after eurozone partners warned Athens it had 48 hours to accept a cash-for-reform deal or plunge towards default next week. But despite angry rhetoric on...

  • Saved by the Bell actor sentenced to jail in stabbing case

    Saved by the Bell actor sentenced to jail in stabbing case

    Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early 1990s US television sitcom Saved by the Bell, was sentenced on Thursday to four months in jail for a Christmas night barroom stabbing in a Milwaukee suburb. Jurors convicted Diamond, 38, on...

  • Glastonbury fans, big and small

    Glastonbury fans, big and small

    Revellers look at paintings yesterday at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain.

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    One of the world’s biggest and smelliest flowers has finally blossomed at a zoo – treating visitors to the stench of rotting meat. The Titan Arum was planted at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon in 2003 and has been cared for by gardeners...

  • 18 injured in Turkish balloon crash

    18 injured in Turkish balloon crash

    Turkish officials are investigating the cause of a hot air balloon crash and fire that left eighteen tourists injured. Rudi Bakhtiar reports.

  • US court ends same-sex marriage ban

    US court ends same-sex marriage ban

    The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country. Gay and lesbian couples can already marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South...

  • Vatican in treaty with 'Palestine'

    The Vatican has signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine", saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Middle East countries. Vatican...

  • 25 killed in Kuwait mosque attack

    25 killed in Kuwait mosque attack

    A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate has unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores more at a Shiite mosque. The bombing struck the Imam Sadiq...

  • Gunman kills 37 in Tunisia attack

    Gunman kills 37 in Tunisia attack

    A gunman has stormed a beach and hotel in a Tunisian resort and killed at least 37 people, the Health Ministry said, with many feared to be British. The attacker rushed into the Imperial Marhaba hotel in the resort town of Sousse in the latest...

  • Updated: Greece moves closer to bailout deal

    Updated: Greece moves closer to bailout deal

    Greece and its international creditors have moved closer to a deal which would allow the cash-strapped country to avoid a default and stay in the euro currency club, officials said. Greece has agreed to cut pensions to a level close to what...

  • Four held after boss is beheaded in France

    Four held after boss is beheaded in France

    A man once flagged for ties to Islamic radicals has rammed a vehicle into a gas factory in France, triggering an explosion that injured two people before the severed head of his employer was found hanging at the factory entrance. Officials...

  • Avengers actor Patrick Macnee dies

    Avengers actor Patrick Macnee dies

    Actor Patrick Macnee, who was best known for playing the urbane intelligence agent John Steed in the 1960s TV series The Avengers, has died at the age of 93. He died of natural causes at his home in California yesterday with his family at his...