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'Children killed' as Syrian planes bomb Homs neighbourhood

Syrian activists say government war planes have attacked a besieged area in the central city of Homs with incendiary bombs that killed two children and left one ...

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Man confesses to killing two nuns in their home - but gives no reason why

They were committed to improving health care for the poor.

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Success as the Juno spacecraft comes the closest to Jupiter we've ever got

Scientists can’t wait for the wealth of information the probe will gather about the planet.

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Meet the fattest cat of New York...and he's no banker

Samson is plus-sized and totally working it.

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Video: Mourners pay tribute to the victims of the Italian earthquake

The state funeral took place today.

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Felix the cat is truly an inspiration to us all

After getting a promotion at work, this adorable feline is now giving back to charity.

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Several dead in Moscow factory fire

Seventeen people have been killed in a factory fire in Moscow today.

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Barrel bombs kill at least 15 during wake for children killed by previous airstrike

At least 15 civilians have been killed in a barrel bomb attack on a wake being held for children who died in earlier air strikes in the rebel-held Syrian city of ...

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Barack Obama reassures Americans after more Zika cases reported in Florida

Barack Obama has tried to reassure Americans after more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Florida.

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Funeral service held for quake victims as Italy mourns dead

A funeral service has taken place for some of the 290 people killed in a powerful earthquake in central Italy, as the nation observed a day of mourning for the victims. ...

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UK M20 closed after lorry crash causes footbridge to collapse

Update 2.45pm: A motorcyclist in their 50s has been taken to hospital with suspected broken ribs.

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'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of sailors stranded on island

Two sailors have been rescued from an uninhabited island after search teams spotted their "SOS" in the sand.

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UN condemns North Korean missile launches as 'grave violation'

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August, calling them "grave violations" of a ...

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New Islamic State video appears to show a 'British boy executing a prisoner'

The boy’s identity has not been verified.

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No deal: Talks between Russia and US fail to reach agreement to end violence in Syria

Talks between the US and Russia have failed to find an agreement to end the violence in Syria

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National day of mourning in Italy as aftershocks continue to rattle residents

Residents of towns in central Italy devastated by an earthquake were rattled by a series of aftershocks overnight, as the nation began a day of mourning.

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Photograph of separated elderly Canadian couple draws worldwide attention

A photograph of a wheelchair-bound, crying elderly Canadian couple separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage has drawn international attention. ...

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Burkini ban violates basic freedoms, top French court rules

France's top administrative court has overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the ...

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Bystanders save six children by holding up collapsing rollercoaster

Bystanders held up a children's rollercoaster that had begun to collapse, allowing six children and one adult to escape, officials in Georgia, in the US, said.

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Turkey opens third Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia

Turkey has opened one of the world's largest bridges, designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease congestion in Istanbul. ...

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Five arrested in terrorism probe in UK

Five men have been arrested in the West Midlands on suspicion of terrorism offences.

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Meet ReCorgi: Xbox hands control of its Twitter account to a Corgi on National Dog Day

With ReCore coming soon to the console, ReCorgi took over Xbox’s social media for the day.

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Nasa spacecraft Juno set for record-breaking close approach to Jupiter

The spacecraft will have its instruments activated as approached the planet’s swirling cloud.

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Scientists have created nanobots that can release drugs into the body using mind control

Scientists believe the bots could be used to dispense drugs in people.

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Italy declares state of emergency for area affected by earthquake

Italy's Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency in the area affected by the earthquake which killed at least 267 people.

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Quake-damaged roads threaten access to Italian town

Strong aftershocks have damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice, threatening to isolate the tiny Italian hilltop town as hopes fade that firefighters ...

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Burkini ban overturned by France's top administrative court

France's top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing ...

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SpaceX Dragon heads back to Earth with 12 mice and 3,000 pounds of research and equipment

The craft and its cargo are aiming for a splashdown in the Pacific.

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Zimbabwe police clash with anti-Mugabe protestors in Harare

Zimbabwe police have used batons, tear gas and water cannons against anti-government protesters, despite a court order that police should not interfere with the ...

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Striking Bolivian miners 'kill deputy minister'

Striking miners in Bolivia have kidnapped and beaten to death the country's deputy interior minister after he travelled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict, ...

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Italy earthquake zone rattled by aftershocks

Strong aftershocks have rattled central Italy and shut down a key route into the hard-hit town of Amatrice as hopes faded that firefighters would find any more survivors ...

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11 police officers killed after militants attack Turkish checkpoint

At least 11 police officers have died and 78 other people are injured after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in south-east Turkey with an explosives-laden ...

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Motion to extend Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence rejected

A South African judge has dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence against Oscar Pistorius, who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend ...

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Hillary Clinton blasts Nigel Farage after former Ukip leader's attack at Donald Trump rally

Clinton responded to Farage’s comments “if I was an American citizen I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me”.

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Police probe reports of abduction of boy in England

An urgent appeal has been launched in the UK following reports a boy was bundled into a van and abducted in Surrey.

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At least nine dead in Turkey car bomb

At least nine people have been killed in a car bomb attack on a police station in southeast Turkey.

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France court to decide today whether burkini bans are legal

A court in France will decide today whether to overturn the ban on women wearing a burkini.

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Quake-devastated Amatrice hit by new aftershock

Another strong aftershock has rattled quake-ravaged central Italy, reportedly causing more damage to crumbled buildings in hard-hit Amatrice.

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Three British people reportedly among those killed in Italy earthquake

But the Foreign Office refused to comment on reports of the deaths.

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Ceasefire agreed in rebel-held suburb of Syrian capital

A ceasefire has been agreed between government forces and rebel factions in a key rebel-held Damascus suburb, Syrian state TV and opposition activists said.

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Apple issues iPhone security update after spyware found in Middle East

Apple is issuing a security update after powerful spyware was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East.

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A massive 'ghost' galaxy made of 99.99% dark matter has been discovered by astronomers

Dark matter is one of the great unsolved mysteries of the universe.

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Aftershocks hamper Italy quake rescuers as death toll reaches 250

Aftershocks in central Italy have rattled residents and rescue workers trying to find more earthquake survivors.

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Court jails headteacher, obsessed with 'urination porn', who filmed pupils using disabled toilet

A primary school headteacher in England who used a spy pen to film youngsters and adults using the toilet has been jailed for more than two years.

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Drug dealer who used his three-year-old daughter as 'smokescreen' gets eight years

A drug dealer who was caught carrying £185,000 of cocaine while on a day out with his daughter in England has been jailed, police there have said.

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Airlander 10 crashed due to attached rope hitting power line

A rope attached to the world's largest aircraft made contact with a power line before it crashed, manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) said.

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Meet the 'octobot' - a super cute marvel of science which could pave the way for life-saving technology

Eight cheers for a robot that’s the first of its kind.

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India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners and unmarried couples

The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India's surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor ...

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