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  • Manning 'not receiving gender help'

    National security leaker Chelsea Manning is not receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition, it has been claimed. The American Civil Liberties Union and Manning's civilian lawyer, David Coombs, have told the US Disciplinary...

  • Bieber in 'street race' plea deal

    Justin Bieber is to plead guilty to lesser charges following his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. Two people directly involved in the case said the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty...

  • Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dies

    Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dies

    Lauren Bacall, the award-winning actress and Humphrey Bogart's partner off and on screen, has died at 89. Robbert JF de Klerk, managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, said Bacall died yesterday at her home in New York. A family member told...

  • America says it is ready to help new Iraqi leader

    America says it is ready to help new Iraqi leader

    Iraq’s new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran yesterday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider...

  • Helicopter crash in north Iraq kills pilot and injures Yazidi lawmaker

    Helicopter crash in north Iraq kills pilot and injures Yazidi lawmaker

    An Iraqi army helicopter carrying aid and evacuating displaced members of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq crashed yesterday, in an accident that killed the pilot and wounded passengers, a government spokesman said. A Yazidi member of...

  • Talks on ending Gaza war ‘tough’ ...but truce holds

    Talks on ending Gaza war ‘tough’ ...but truce holds

    Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are “difficult”, Palestinian delegates said yesterday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume. As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a...

  • Libyan Parliament agrees to a vote for new President

    Libyan Parliament agrees to a vote for new President

    Libya’s new Parliament agreed yesterday that the next President would be elected by popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions. Western partners hope the new Parliament will open space for negotiations...

  • Call for UN inquiry into ‘systematic’ Egypt killings

    The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said yesterday, calling for a UN inquiry. In a 188-page...

  • Riots in Missouri after police shoot teenager

    Riots in Missouri after police shoot teenager

    An uneasy calm settled over Ferguson, Missouri, early yesterday after a second night of violent clashes between law enforcement and residents protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, with another demonstration planned for...

  • Untested Ebola drug given WHO go-ahead

    People infected in the West Africa Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organisation said yesterday, but scarce supplies raise questions about who gets priority in the epidemic of the virus, which has no proven...

  • Ukraine says it may block Russian aid at the border

    Ukraine says it may block Russian aid at the border

    A Russian convoy of trucks carrying tonnes of humanitarian aid left yesterday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels, but Kiev said it would not allow the vehicles to cross into its territory. Kiev and...

  • Farewell to wit that wooed millions

    Farewell to wit that wooed millions

    He was the goofy, comic genius whose racing mouth and mind left audiences breathless as they tried to keep up with oddball jokes, impersonations and cultural quips. Robin Williams, star of films as varied as Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire and...

  • Game of Thrones actor dies at 86

    Game of Thrones actor dies at 86

    Belfast actor J.J. Murphy has died days after starting his new role on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. The 86-year-old was cast to portray Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night’s Watch military order, and began filming scenes...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Hangdog does not quite do justice to the mournful expression that seems to have put off potential owners from adopting Rottweiler-cross Bless. The six-year-old has been waiting for someone to take her in for five months – making her the longest...

  • Europe's last cargo ship reaches space station

    A European resupply line to the International Space Station closed today with the arrival of a fifth and final freighter to the orbital outpost. Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle 5, known as ATV-5, blasted off two weeks ago with more than seven...

  • WHO hopes for more Ebola drug doses, vaccine progress by end of year

    WHO hopes for more Ebola drug doses, vaccine progress by end of year

    World Health Organization experts fighting the world's worst outbreak of Ebola hope for improved supplies of experimental treatments and progress with a vaccine by the end of the year. That may come too late to put an end to the current epidemic,...

  • Minutes from tragedy

    Minutes from tragedy

    London Police have released dramatic video of the rescue of a baby strapped into a pram that rolled onto the train tracks of a London Underground station. 

  • Robin Williams - Malta's Popeye - remembered by Hollywood

    Robin Williams - Malta's Popeye - remembered by Hollywood

    Hollywood has been paying tribute to comic legend Robin Williams, who died last night.  His death shocked colleagues and fans around the world. While remembered for his blockbuster comedies, he is also remembered in Malta as having starred in...

  • Group bids to breach Gaza blockade

    A group of human rights organisations says it is organising a flotilla of vessels that will attempt to breach Israel's blockade of Gaza later this year. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) said it plans to sail to Gaza "during 2014". It did not...

  • Ukraine to reject Russia aid convoy

    Ukraine to reject Russia aid convoy

    A humanitarian convoy being sent to eastern Ukraine by Russia will not be admitted into the country, a Ukrainian security spokesman says. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, said the convoy is not...