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Two more die after explosion at Ukraine protest

The death toll from violent protests in Ukraine has risen to three after two more National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion.

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'Main suspect' arrested in Bangkok bomb probe

Authorities in Thailand have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.

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Spanish fireworks factory blast death toll rises to six

The number of people killed in a huge fireworks factory explosion in north-eastern Spain has risen to six after the body of a missing man was found.

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Everything you need to know about the new meningitis B jab

The meningitis B jab is being offered on the NHS for infants aged two months.

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Hungary shuts down rail traffic in effort to prevent migrants departing

Hungarian authorities are stopping all trains from leaving Budapest’s main train terminal in an effort to prevent migrants from using it to leave for Austria and ...

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Man convicted of killing three at Jewish sites gives Nazi salute to jury

A man who admitted killing three people at two US Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute after they convicted him of murder.

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Islamic militants destroy 2,000-year-old temple in Syria

A satellite image shows the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said.

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Barack Obama will join Bear Grylls in Alaskan wilderness

Barack Obama is to venture into the Alaskan wilderness with British adventurer Bear Grylls for a television programme, it has been announced.

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Angela Merkel urges EU countries to share burden of migrant crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed fellow European nations to share the burden of the influx of migrants.

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Over 215 people arrested at Notting Hill Carnival

Hundreds of thousands of revellers have partied at the soggy finale of the Notting Hill Carnival.

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Not getting enough sleep? You're more likely to catch a cold

People who sleep less than six hours a night are four times more likely to catch a cold, according to research.

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Dominica to receive humanitarian supplies

A British ship is taking humanitarian supplies to the storm-hit island of Dominica.

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Two killed in Spanish fireworks factory blast

An explosion at a fireworks factory in north-eastern Spain has killed at least two people, wounded six and left four others missing.

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Police officer killed and dozens hurt in Ukraine protest

One police officer has been killed and about 100 others injured in clashes outside Ukraine’s parliament, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

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Police arrest man for 'throwing' dog from Birmingham tower block

A man has been arrested in England after a dog was apparently thrown from a tower block window.

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Thai police award themselves bonus for Bangkok bomb arrest

Thai police have awarded themselves a three million baht (€74,568) reward for making an arrest in the Bangkok bombing investigation.

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Mother missing with baby found 'safe and well'

A mother who sparked a police search in Wales when she disappeared with her 10-week-old baby has been found.

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Craving junk food? Obese people may be mentally wired to find unhealthy food irresistible

Scientists looking at eating patterns in obese people have found their relationship to food could be similar to addiction.

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Study: Sex-change women think more like men after testosterone treatment

Women given testosterone while undergoing a sex change start to think more like men after the treatment, research suggests.

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Sex change hormone finally proves men are better at parking, but women can multi-task

Research into hormone treatment during sex changes shows that there are natural differences between thought processes between men and women.

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Boko Haram kill 56 villagers

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area of Nigeria, the governor of Borno State said today.

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Calais blockade leaves thousands of ferry passengers stranded

Cross-channel ferry services have reopened following a fresh blockade at the Port of Calais which disrupted the bank holiday journeys of thousands of passengers.

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MPs may grill Tony Blair over Gaddafi claims

Tony Blair could be summoned before MPs over allegations he was part of an effort to save Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 military intervention.

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Hundreds of migrants rescued off Greek islands

More than 2,500 migrants have been plucked from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations off the Greek islands over the weekend.

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Austria to impose stricter border controls after migrant deaths

Austria says it is tightening controls on its borders, after 71 migrants were found dead in a lorry last week.

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Update: Mother missing with 10-week-old baby found 'safe and well'

Police in Wales are hunting for a mother who has disappeared with her 10-week-old baby.

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Police hunt for woman in connection with Bangkok bombing

Thai police are seeking two new suspects – a Thai woman and a foreign man – in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago.

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Barack Obama renaming America's tallest mountain

US President Barack Obama is changing the name of North America's tallest mountain.

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Obese people's appetites 'may be hard-wired in brain'

Obese people may have brains that are hard-wired to find food irresistible, a study has found.

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EU to hold extraordinary general meeting on migrant crisis

European Union ministers have been called to an extraordinary EU meeting to discuss a huge surge in irregular immigration.

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Stay calm: Slow-melting ice-cream might actually become a thing

The new ice cream will also have fewer calories. WE’LL TAKE FIVE.

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Egypt rejects 'any foreign criticism' of three-year jail sentences for Al-Jazeera journalists

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador in Cairo to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to ...

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Two policemen, and one of their sons, shot dead in Portugal barking-dog row

Three people, including two police officers, have been shot dead and another wounded after a domestic row in Portugal.

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A look at the life of neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks

The author and practising neurologist has died at the age of 82.

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Afghan forces 'retake Helmand district from Taliban'

Afghan government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized.

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Egypt summons British Ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador over comments he made in court after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three ...

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Businessman arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case

Authorities have arrested a businessman who is accused of enslavement and pillaging “blood diamonds” during Sierra Leone’s civil war.

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This new biological Velcro could help repair damaged heart muscle

The material allows the assembly of several layers of heart cells and can be easily dismantled with no damage.

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Why regularly binge-watching your favourite TV shows might be killing you

Being a couch potato could increase the risk of fatal blood clots.

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Children among 26 migrants rescued by Austrian police

Three children are recovering in hospital after Austrian police stopped a truck near Braunau, on the German border, with 26 people from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh ...

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Four arrested in connection with Austria truck migrant deaths

A Hungarian court has ordered the preliminary arrests of four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.

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European countries to increase ID checks on trains after terror attack

European countries will increase ID and baggage checks on trains after passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior ...

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Fancy getting a new dog? Battersea is holding a matchmaking event for some cute homeless pooches

This is the animal charity’s first ‘dog matchmaking’ event.

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Turkish jets join US-led bombing campaign against IS

Turkey has announced that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group ...

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38 girls and women killed on way to Swaziland music festival

A total of 38 girls and young women have been killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group has claimed.

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Bangkok shrine bombing: Police arrest foreign suspect

A foreign suspect has been arrested in the investigation into a deadly shrine bombing in Bangkok, according to Thai police.

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Amal Clooney warns of 'dangerous message' as three journalists sentenced

Human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney has criticised the three-year sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera English journalists.

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Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in jail

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised worldwide by press ...

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Missing mother and four children 'feared to be travelling to Syria'

A missing mother from London and her four children are feared to be travelling to war-torn Syria, Scotland Yard has said.

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