One pilot has died and another has suffered “major injury” after Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, Californian authorities said.

US judge rejects restrictions on nurse ignoring Ebola quarantine

A judge has rejected a bid by health officials in Maine to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated ...

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Man in court over murder of South African soccer captain

A suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge over the death of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

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Residents fear new mudslides

Sri Lankan authorities have warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents say there ...

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US Court bids to limit movements of nurse after she defies quarantine

Health officials in Maine have asked a court to limit the movements of American nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have ...

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Rolf Harris loses first appeal bid

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has lost the first round of his bid to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.

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Burkina Faso’s leader steps down after protests

Burkina Faso’s leader of 27 years has stepped down following a wave of violent protests against his bid to seek a fifth term in power.

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Nissan recall over air bag problem

Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the US over an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

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Paris radio HQ on fire

A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio has left huge columns of thick black smoke rising above the city.

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Second pilot arrested on suspicion of exceeding alcohol limit

A second pilot in three days has been arrested by British police over concerns about alcohol levels in his body, it has emerged.

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Young child killed in China knife attack

A young school child has been killed and two others were badly injured in a knife attack in south-eastern China.

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Man arrested after blaze at fireworks warehouse

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a blaze in a fireworks warehouse in the UK.

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Hungary shelves plan to tax internet use

Hungary’s prime minister has said the government will suspend a planned tax on internet use and reconsider the matter next year.

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Survivalist accused of ambushing state troopers captured by US marshals

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured by US marshals near an abandoned aeroplane hangar. ...

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Authorities warn of more deadly mudslides in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week.

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Teenagers to sue Malaysia Airlines over loss of father

Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was carrying him mysteriously ...

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Burkina Faso leader vows to stay after protesters storm parliament

Burkina Faso’s veteran leader refused to resign in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule.

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