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  • Judge orders Trump administration to allow entry to immigrant visa holders

    A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled President Donald Trump's administration must allow immigrants with initial clearance for legal residency to enter the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations, despite an executive order ban. The...

  • UK MPs back motion to trigger EU exit clause

    UK MPs back motion to trigger EU exit clause

    Brexit moved a step closer after British MPs this evening voted for the first time in favour of legislation to pave the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger the formal process of leaving the EU. The European Union (Notification Of...

  • Germany arrests Tunisian asylum-seeker linked to Tunis museum attack

    Germany arrests Tunisian asylum-seeker linked to Tunis museum attack

    A 36-year-old Tunisian asylum-seeker arrested today on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack in Germany is also wanted in his homeland over a deadly 2015 assault on a Tunis museum favoured by Western tourists, German officials said. The...

  • Eastern Libya forces fly wounded to Russia in growing cooperation

    Eastern Libya forces fly wounded to Russia in growing cooperation

    Around 70 soldiers from the forces of powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have been sent to Russia for treatment, in one of the first overt signs of cooperation between Moscow and one of Libya's armed factions, an official and a military...

  • Six-storey building collapses in India, killing 5 and trapping 50 more

    Six-storey building collapses in India, killing 5 and trapping 50 more

    At least five workers have died and up to 50 others are trapped after a six-storey building under construction in northern India collapsed, a government official has said. District administrator Kaushal Raj Sharma said the army has been asked to...

  • UK police investigating 255 sexual abuse claims involving 77 clubs

    Officers investigating non-recent sexual abuse at football clubs in London have said they are looking into 255 allegations involving 77 clubs or teams, including the capital’s five Premier League clubs, the Metropolitan Police said. The...

  • Vatican worried about Trump immigration order

    Vatican worried about Trump immigration order

    The Vatican said today it was worried about US President Donald Trump's moves on immigration, in the Holy See's first comment since his executive order banning travel into the United States by citizens of seven majority-Muslim...

  • Armed policeman creates Istanbul hospital panic amid 'hostages' report

    Armed policeman creates Istanbul hospital panic amid 'hostages' report

    An armed police officer receiving psychiatric treatment has barricaded himself into a room at an Istanbul hospital and attempted to commit suicide, causing panic, a hospital official said. Earlier, Turkish media reports claimed the man had taken...

  • Tunisian IS suspect arrested over attack plot in Germany

    Tunisian IS suspect arrested over attack plot in Germany

    Police have raided dozens of properties in Germany and arrested a Tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for Islamic State and rounding up supporters to carry out an attack. Frankfurt prosecutors said 54 flats, business premises and mosques...

  • Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee faces challenge from Democrats

    Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee faces challenge from Democrats

    President Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge, to the Supreme Court, setting up a clash with Democrats. At 49, he is the youngest nominee in 25 years and could help shape America's legal landscape for decades...

  • White House defends detaining five-year-old boy

    White House defends detaining five-year-old boy

    The White House is defending the actions that led to a five-year-old boy being detained at a US airport for hours following President Donald Trump's immigration ban. In a White House news briefing, spokesman Sean Spicer said, "to assume that just...

  • British parliament to debate petition for Trump visit to be cancelled

    British parliament to debate petition for Trump visit to be cancelled

    British lawmakers will hold a debate on February 20 on a petition signed by more than 1.6 million people calling for a planned state visit by US President Donald Trump to be cancelled to avoid embarrassing Queen Elizabeth. The debate was called by...

  • Morocco rejoins African Union after 33-year absence

    Morocco rejoins African Union after 33-year absence

    Morocco rejoined the club of African states , 33 years after quitting over recognition of Western Sahara, bringing one of Africa's largest economies into the fold and raising hopes of a softening of one of its thorniest territorial...

  • Clashes in eastern Ukraine leave at least eight people dead

    Clashes in eastern Ukraine leave at least eight people dead

    At least eight people have been killed as fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine escalated. The fighting briefly trapped more than 200 coal miners underground, the warring sides reported. Rebels...

  • EU chief calls on Europe to rally against Donald Trump threat

    EU chief calls on Europe to rally against Donald Trump threat

    European Council President Donald Tusk said that US President Donald Trump has joined Russia, China and radical Islam among threats to Europe and called on Europeans to stick together to avoid domination by three other continental powers. In a...

  • Suspect in mosque massacre was supporter of Le Pen, Trump

    Suspect in mosque massacre was supporter of Le Pen, Trump

    The university student charged with killing six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque in Canada was known for far-right, nationalist views and his support of the French rightist party led by Marine Le Pen. Alexandre Bissonnette was...

  • US boy scouts to begin accepting transgender children

    US boy scouts to begin accepting transgender children

    The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enrol in its boys only programmes. The organisation said it has made the decision to base enrolment in boys only programmes on the gender a child or...

  • Donald Trump fires US Justice head over refugee ban order

    Donald Trump fires US Justice head over refugee ban order

    Donald Trump has fired acting US Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending the president's refugee ban. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the president had named Dana Boente, US Attorney for...

  • Obama speaks out on Trump immigration order

    Obama speaks out on Trump immigration order

    Former President Barack Obama has praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration orders, breaking his silence on political issues for the first time since leaving office. "The president...

  • Iran tests medium-range ballistic missile

    Iran tests medium-range ballistic missile

    Iran carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday which exploded after 630 miles, a US official said today. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test launch was carried out from a site near...