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  • British football coach sentenced to 30 years

    British football coach sentenced to 30 years

    Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been branded "the devil incarnate" by a judge who jailed him for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached. The former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout was convicted at Liverpool Crown...

  • Five admit shooting and stabbing orangutan in Borneo

    Five admit shooting and stabbing orangutan in Borneo

    Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy have admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop. Villagers spotted the wounded orangutan in a lake in...

  • Southern Mexico hit by second earthquake in a week

    Southern Mexico hit by second earthquake in a week

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful tremor hit the same area, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre of the quake, which struck just before 0700 GMT on...

  • Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

    Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

    Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000m into the atmosphere and sent hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the...

  • Survivors of Florida's deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

    Survivors of Florida's deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

    Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with US president Donald Trump. Several of the students have criticised the president, whose...

  • Iranian rescue teams 'find site of plane crash'

    Iranian rescue teams 'find site of plane crash'

    Search and rescue teams have reached the site of the Iran plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, the country's Press TV has reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional...

  • Survivors in Grand Canyon helicopter crash remain in critical condition

    Survivors in Grand Canyon helicopter crash remain in critical condition

    Four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still in hospital in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on February 10 when the helicopter from Las Vegas went down on...

  • Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's "empire"

    Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's "empire"

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation. Iran mocked...

  • Latvian central bank governor detained in corruption probe

    Latvian central bank governor detained in corruption probe

    Latvian central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained by the country's anti-corruption agency, the prime minister's office said in a statement on Sunday. "The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has applied the status of...

  • 66 believed dead in Iran plane crash

    66 believed dead in Iran plane crash

    An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj in the southwest of the country, Iranian media reported. The ATR-made plane operated by Iranian carrier Aseman...

  • Trump lashes out as FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman

    Trump lashes out as FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman

    Donald Trump has lashed out at the FBI saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump...

  • Four Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border explosion

    Four Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border explosion

    An explosive device wounded four Israeli soldiers, two severely, near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, spurring Israeli air strikes later in the day against Palestinian militant targets. There was no immediate claim of...

  • Leader of Eurosceptic Ukip forced out

    Leader of Eurosceptic Ukip forced out

    Henry Bolton has been ousted as Ukip leader after party members backed a motion of no confidence in him. At a crisis meeting in Birmingham, activists voted by 867 to 500 to express their lack of faith in his ability to lead the party. The move...

  • Helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake in Mexico

    Helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake in Mexico

    At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on...

  • Public reports "clearly show" Assad used chemical weapons

    Public reports "clearly show" Assad used chemical weapons

    US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the...

  • Child killer, rapist sentenced to death in Pakistan

    Child killer, rapist sentenced to death in Pakistan

    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, a prosecutor said. The girl's murder ignited nationwide protests over allegations of government inaction,...

  • British PM rules out second Brexit referendum

    British PM rules out second Brexit referendum

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out a second vote on the country's membership of the European Union, saying there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote. "We are leaving the EU and there is no question of a second...

  • FBI admits failure to act on school massacre gunman, drawing anger

    FBI admits failure to act on school massacre gunman, drawing anger

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting. The...

  • Russians charged with 2016 US election tampering to boost Trump

    Russians charged with 2016 US election tampering to boost Trump

    A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in a multi-pronged effort to support Donald Trump and disparage rival Hillary Clinton, the US Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday. The...

  • FBI failed to act on tip accused Florida gunman wanted to kill

    FBI failed to act on tip accused Florida gunman wanted to kill

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the potential to carry out a school shooting. A person close to accused gunman Nikolas Cruz...