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  • Spain heading for more deadlock as Socialists reject backing PM Rajoy

    Spain heading for more deadlock as Socialists reject backing PM Rajoy

    Spain's Socialist party will oppose a government led by acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whose party won the most votes in last month's election, increasing the odds that an almost seven-month political stalemate will trundle on. Spanish...

  • Corbyn to face Labour leadership challenge from Eagle after peace talks collapse

    Corbyn to face Labour leadership challenge from Eagle after peace talks collapse

    Angela Eagle, a senior lawmaker from Britain's main opposition Labour Party, said she would make a bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. Labour has been engulfed in a deep crisis since Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union on...

  • North Korea 'test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile'

    North Korea has test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, the US and South Korea said. The missile was fired from a location near the North Korean coastal town of Sinpo, where analysts have...

  • Dallas shooting gunman had bomb-making materials and rifles at his home

    Dallas shooting gunman had bomb-making materials and rifles at his home

    An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after he fatally shot five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics. The man identified as...

  • Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station

    Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station

    A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has docked with the International Space Station after a two-day voyage. The docking took place smoothly early on Saturday at a height of 254 miles above the Earth.

  • Obama says America is horrified over Dallas attack

    Obama says America is horrified over Dallas attack

    President Barack Obama expressed Americans' horror and outrage over the targeted shootings of police officers, describing the fatal attack in Dallas as "despicable" and declaring there was no justification for the violence. "I believe that I speak...

  • Dallas shooter had no ties to terrorist organisations: White House

    Dallas shooter had no ties to terrorist organisations: White House

    Investigators have determined that the shooter in Dallas who killed five police officers did not have any connection to terrorist organisations, the White House has said. "It is my understanding that investigators have now publicly ruled out the...

  • Suicide bomber kills 6 in Nigerian mosque

    Suicide bomber kills 6 in Nigerian mosque

    A suicide bomber killed six people inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state at dawn today, an army spokesman said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the town of Damboa but it bore the hallmarks of...

  • Hate crimes in Britain surge by 42% since Brexit - police

    Hate crimes in Britain surge by 42% since Brexit - police

    The number of hate crimes reported to British police in the run up to and aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union has surged by 42 per cent, police chiefs said today. There were 3,076 incidents reported to forces nationally in the two...

  • 37 killed, 62 injured in suicide bomb and gun attack on Shiite shrine in Iraq

    37 killed, 62 injured in suicide bomb and gun attack on Shiite shrine in Iraq

    The death toll from an attack on a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad has risen to 37, with 62 other people injured, Iraqi officials have said. Police said the attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad, 80km north of the Iraqi capital, began with...

  • Six gored in tense Pamplona bull run

    Six gored in tense Pamplona bull run

    Fighting bulls gored six people in a hair-raising second running of the bulls at Pamplona's San Fermin festival on Friday, the Spanish Red Cross said. Several of the six bulls used in the run got separated from the pack moments into the 8am run...

  • US State Department reopens Hillary Clinton emails probe

    US State Department reopens Hillary Clinton emails probe

    The US State Department has reopened an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and senior aides. Spokesman John Kirby said the emails probe is restarting now that the Justice Department is not...

  • Dallas gunman 'wanted to kill white people', police chief says

    Dallas gunman 'wanted to kill white people', police chief says

    Updated 8.45pm A US Army reservist who served in the Afghan war and said he wanted to "kill white people" took part in an attack in which five police officers were shot dead at a protest decrying police shootings of black men, officials said...

  • Court issues first convictions in Cologne mob sex attacks

    A German court has convicted two men of sexual assault in a New Year's eve mob attack on women in Cologne which sparked outrage and hardened public opinion against Berlin's decision to allow in more than one million migrants. The District Court...

  • Italian journalists cleared in Vatican leaks trial

    A Vatican court has cleared two Italian journalists charged with publishing leaked documents that claimed the Church was riddled with graft, ruling that the Holy See had no jurisdiction over them. The court found two other defendants, Italian...

  • Britain set to have first woman as PM since Margaret Thatcher

    Britain set to have first woman as PM since Margaret Thatcher

    Britain will have a woman as prime minister in September after Conservative MPs today selected Home Secretary Theresa May and Junior Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom to face off in an election for the leadership of the Conservative Party. The MPs,...

  • Police investigating suspect package at British parliament

    Police investigating suspect package at British parliament

    A suspect package triggered a security alert at the British parliament today but there were no reports of illness or injury, police said. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said a suspect package had been received in parliament at around...

  • German MPs debate 'no means no' rape law

    German MPs debate 'no means no' rape law

    Updated German MPs have debated a bill that will make it easier for victims of sex crimes to file criminal complaints if they rejected their attacker's advances with a clear "no". The law currently requires victims to show that they physically...

  • 217 bodies recovered from sunken migrant ship raised by Italian navy

    Navy officials in Italy have recovered 217 bodies from the hull of a migrant ship that sank off Libya last year in a tragedy which led to the EU beefing up Mediterranean rescue operations. Italian authorities raised the ship from the seabed last...

  • Four injured in opening Pamplona bull run

    Four injured in opening Pamplona bull run

    Four people have been injured as more than 1,000 thrill-seekers tested their agility and courage by racing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona in the first run of this year's San Fermin festival. Navarra Hospital said three...