Security services are reporting that up to 13 people have been killed and several others injured in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in Sinai Province.

Man with gun interupts Dutch TV News - demands airtime

An armed man entered the building of Dutch national broadcaster - NOS - earlier, and demanded airtime on television.

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EU extends sanctions against Russia

The European Union has decided to extend a first set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russian separatist officials which were due to expire in March by six months ...

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Nigerian president convoy stoned by angry youths

Youths angry at the Nigerian government’s failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones at President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, ...

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EU foreign ministers begin talks on Russia sanctions

Tough negotiations are underway in Brussels with the new Greek government over fears that they would destroy the delicate EU unity against Russia’s actions in Ukraine. ...

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Four die as explosion flattens Mexico children's hospital

Rescuers are searching for survivors of a powerful gas explosion that shattered a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City, killing at least three adults ...

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Lollipop man, 82, left shaken after 'senseless attack'

An 82-year-old lollipop man had his stick wrenched from his grasp in what detectives have called a “senseless” attack.

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A powerful fuel truck explosion has shattered a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City, killing at least two people and injuring dozens.

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16 killed in funeral suicide bomb

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39.

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EU rules will allow passport seizure in 'terror travel' suspects

The European Union has introduced new measures to help member nations seize the travel documents of people suspected of trying to join terrorist organisations outside ...

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Terror suspect in Hebdo case extradited from Bulgaria to France

A French man wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing charges of links to terrorism, ...

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Japanese prisoners of IS under threat as deadline approaches

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Greek crew tried to eject from crashing fighter jet

The crash of a Nato jet in Spain that left 11 people dead came after the Greek crew tried to eject from the plane during a failed take-off, French officials say.

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Focus now on ending Ebola, not containing it

Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the spread of the deadly virus, the World Health Organisation ...

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AirAsia co-pilot was in control of place as it crashed

The co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control of the plane when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded, Indonesian investigators ...

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Malaysia plane crash declared an accident

The MH370 plane crash has been officially declared an accident by Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority.

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Number of new Ebola cases falls below 100 per week

The weekly total of new Ebola cases has fallen below 100 for the first time in 7 months.

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Eight-year-old boy detained by police after defending Charlie Hebdo attack

An eight-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has been detained and questioned by police ...

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Number of children involved in Rotherham sex exploitation 'closer to 2,000'

The number of victims in the Rotherham sex exploitation scandal may be even more than the 1,400 children identified in a damning report, according to the town's ...

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Japan examining latest 'hostage deadline message'

Experts are examining a recorded message said to have been from hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan's prisoner-swap release of an Iraqi would-be ...

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Kim Jong Il 'wanted $10bn before agreeing to summit'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks before his death in 2011 - but demanded US$10bn and huge shipments of food and fertiliser in return, ...

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Sydney café hostage was killed by fragments of police bullet, inquest told

A hostage who died during the Sydney cafe siege was killed by fragments of a police bullet as armed officers moved to end the 16-hour stand-off, an inquest has been ...

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