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  • US Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order

    US Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order

    The US Supreme Court today handed a victory to President Donald Trump by narrowing the scope of lower court rulings that blocked his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and agreeing to hear his appeals in the cases. The court...

  • Germany demands costly recall of 12m diesel cars – sources

    Germany demands costly recall of 12m diesel cars – sources

    Germany's Transport Ministry is pushing carmakers to update the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles in the country, people familiar with the talks told Reuters today. The move shows how German lawmakers are flexing their...

  • N.Ireland's DUP to back UK PM May on Brexit legislation

    N.Ireland's DUP to back UK PM May on Brexit legislation

    Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said today it would support Prime Minister Theresa May's government on legislation concerning Britain's exit from the European Union, securing her a slender majority in parliament. May struck a...

  • UN to make new bid to resolve Cyprus conflict, but odds stack up

    UN to make new bid to resolve Cyprus conflict, but odds stack up

    Rival Cypriot leaders meet in the Swiss Alps this week in a make or break summit to find a peace deal ending decades of division for the partitioned island. The omens are not good. The United Nations has called estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot...

  • More than 200 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, two dead

    More than 200 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, two dead

    Two people were found dead as more than 200 migrants adrift in two dinghies off the Libyan coast were rescued by the Spanish navy on Sunday, the Spanish Defence Ministry said today. In total, 229 people were picked up after a Spanish navy ship was...

  • Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said today in messages seen by Reuters. Liu, 61, was jailed for...

  • DUP leader returns to London to try sew up deal with PM May

    DUP leader returns to London to try sew up deal with PM May

    The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Arlene Foster, has returned to London and hopes to finalise a deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, she told Sky News today. After May lost her majority...

  • Nine dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

    Nine dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

    Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir yesterday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Officials did not disclose the...

  • Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued

    Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued

    A pine tree fell onto a cable car in a ski resort in Indian Kashmir, sending the car plunging to earth and killing seven people, most of them tourists, police said. About 150 people were stranded in other cable cars on the mountain in Gulmarg in...

  • Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

    Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

    An overturned oil tanker exploded and killed at least 123 people in Pakistan today. Most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said. The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn...

  • Saudis foil attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque

    Saudis foil attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque

    A suicide bomber who was planning an attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca blew himself up when security forces surrounded a house where he was hiding, security services in Saudi Arabia have said.  Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said both sides...

  • British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

    British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

    Britain's parliament was hit by a cyber attack in which hackers tried to access email accounts, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service. Chris Rennard, a member of the Liberal Democrat party in the...

  • Istanbul bans gay and transgender pride march for second year

    Istanbul bans gay and transgender pride march for second year

    Istanbul's governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group. It will be the second year running that Istanbul's LGBT...

  • Distraught MPs thought Corbyn would lead Labour to annihilation at election

    Distraught MPs thought Corbyn would lead Labour to annihilation at election

    Most Labour MPs thought Jeremy Corbyn would lead them to annihilation at the general election, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said. Addressing a conference of Labour's Blairite grouping Progress, Ms Abbott said the "distraught" predictions...

  • Watch: Show some patriotism, UK minister tells broadcasters over Brexit

    Watch: Show some patriotism, UK minister tells broadcasters over Brexit

      A prominent Brexit campaigner and leading member of Britain's government has scolded a BBC presenter for showing a lack of patriotism when asked why the country was in such political turmoil. Interviewed on the BBC Newsnight programme a year...

  • Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

    Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

    Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late yesterday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe. Amid chaotic...

  • Landslide buries mountain village in China, up to 100 missing

    Landslide buries mountain village in China, up to 100 missing

    A landslide this morning in China's southwestern Sichuan province has buried the homes of around 100 people, according to the official Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities. Xinhua did not give an estimate of the number killed or injured,...

  • Five electrocuted at water park in Turkey

    Five electrocuted at water park in Turkey

    Five people, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, have died after being electrocuted at a water park pool in north-west Turkey, media reports said. The three children were caught up in an electrical current in the pool in the town of...

  • Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel

    Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel

    A double-decker open-roof bus has hit the roof of a Paris tunnel, injuring four people, one of them seriously, a tour bus company said. Big Bus Tours said the vehicle had taken the tunnel because other routes were closed as Paris shows off its...

  • Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking

    Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking

    Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court today and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer...