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  • US shoots down 'pro-Syrian' drone made by Iran

    US shoots down 'pro-Syrian' drone made by Iran

    A US fighter aircraft has shot down an Iranian-made drone in Syria, the latest in a series of incidents stoking tensions in the war torn country. The Pentagon said the pro-government drone "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition...

  • Explosion at Brussels train station, suspect shot

    Explosion at Brussels train station, suspect shot

    Belgian troops patrolling Brussels Central Station have shot and "neutralised" a person after a small explosion, a police spokesman said, adding that there were no other casualties and the situation was under control. He could not confirm media...

  • Merkel urges EU to stick together after Brexit talks launched

    Merkel urges EU to stick together after Brexit talks launched

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged the European Union's remaining 27 members to stick together during talks on Britain's exit from the bloc, which began yesterday. Merkel also said the talks were important for the future of European...

  • US student who died has 'completed journey home' from North Korea, says family

    US student who died has 'completed journey home' from North Korea, says family

    The family of a US college student who died days after being released in a coma from North Korea says the 22-year-old "has completed his journey home". Otto Warmbier died in Ohio on Monday, relatives said in a statement. They did not cite a cause...

  • Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

    Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

    Police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in Argentina's history, including a bust of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and a macabre medical device used to measure head size. Some...

  • NASA discovers 10 new Earth-like planets

    NASA discovers 10 new Earth-like planets

    The Kepler space telescope has discovered 219 new potential planets outside the solar system, 10 of which could be habitable, Nasa said today. Scientists at Nasa's Ames Research Center in California outlined the details of their findings on...

  • Watch: Car rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees

    Watch: Car rams police vehicle on Paris' Champs Elysees

    A driver deliberately rammed his car into a police van as it drove down Paris' Champs Elysees avenue and was probably killed, police said this afternoon, adding that no officers or bystanders were injured and the situation was under control. The...

  • Rookie firefighter April Cachia saved lives in London's towering inferno

    Rookie firefighter April Cachia saved lives in London's towering inferno

    A rookie firefighter just five days into the job has described how she helped save residents trying to escape the Grenfell Tower blaze. April Cachia, who lives in London with her mother and brother, told the Daily Telegraph that just after she...

  • Muslim teen assaulted outside US mosque, found murdered

    Muslim teen assaulted outside US mosque, found murdered

    A 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten and abducted after leaving a mosque in Virginia on Sunday by a man who police later arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond, authorities said. The attack spurred an...

  • Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79

    Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79

    The death toll in the fire that ravaged a London tower block last week has risen to 79, police said, and the government said it was working to get a public inquiry into the disaster up and running promptly. Fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell...

  • Watch: One person displaced every three seconds in 2016 - UNHCR

    Watch: One person displaced every three seconds in 2016 - UNHCR

    A record 65.6 million people worldwide were forced from their homes due to conflict or persecution by the end of 2016, the United Nations said today. The UN refugee agency's Global Trends Report, published ahead of World Refugee Day tomorrow,...

  • Britain and EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

    Britain and EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

    Brexit Secretary David Davis starts negotiations in Brussels today that will set the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union and determine its relationship with the continent for generations to come. Almost a year to the day since Britons...

  • Watch: Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

    Watch: Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

    President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France's parliamentary election on Sunday, sweeping aside traditional parties and securing a powerful mandate for pro-business reforms. The result, based on official figures and pollster...

  • Watch: Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque

    Watch: Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque

    Updated 10.35am A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque early in the morning, injuring 10 people in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. One man, who was already being given first aid at the scene before the...

  • Greenland tsunami leaves four people missing

    Greenland tsunami leaves four people missing

    Four people have been reported missing in Greenland after an earthquake off the Arctic island's west coast triggered a tsunami that flooded a village. The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said that an earthquake late on Saturday with a...

  • French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority

    French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority

    Updated at 8.15pm French polling agencies are projecting that President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party will have a large majority in the powerful lower house of parliament and a clear mandate to overhaul the way France works and does...

  • Watch: Dozens dead as forest fire rages in central Portugal

    Watch: Dozens dead as forest fire rages in central Portugal

    Updated 3.30pm A forest fire raging since yesterday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, a government official said today, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal. "It is the greatest tragedy of human...

  • Dozens killed in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

    Dozens killed in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

    Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan today, officials said. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began around 6.30am (0200 GMT) when one bomber detonated...

  • Bodies of missing sailors found in flooded compartments of US destroyer

    Bodies of missing sailors found in flooded compartments of US destroyer

    The bodies of a number of sailors who were missing after the US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container vessel were found in flooded compartments of the damaged ship, the US Seventh Fleet said today. Japanese media said all seven...

  • Spanish bullfighter gored to death in French ring

    Spanish bullfighter gored to death in French ring

    A Spanish bullfighter died after he tripped in the ring and was gored in the chest by the bull in southwestern France, according to media reports. Ivan Fandino, 36, was rushed to hospital, but later died from his injuries, Spanish news agency EFE...