A Moroccan man has died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the boot of a car on a ferry crossing.

Former British prime minister named in child sex allegations

Child sex allegations involving a former British prime minister Edward Heath are at the centre of a police corruption investigation.

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India blocks hundreds of porn websites in 'morality and decency' above

India has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to more than 850 adult websites in what the government has described as a way to protect social ...

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EU pledges aid for France during Calais migrant Calais

The European Union is offering funds and aid to help France cope with growing numbers of migrants near the northern city of Calais.

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John Kerry visits Qatar to sell Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry has taken the Obama administration’s case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar.

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Fatal bin lorry crash preceded by 'significant shortcomings' in hiring process

An inquiry in to a bin lorry crash which claimed the lives of six people has heard claims there were “significant shortcomings” in the council’s recruitment procedures ...

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Germany's immigrant population reaches new peak

The number of immigrants living in Germany reached 10.9 million last year – a million more than three years earlier and the highest figure since officials started ...

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Death of healthy woman at Swiss suicide clinic labelled 'deeply troubling'

The death of a healthy and active retired nurse who ended her life at a Swiss suicide clinic to avoid deteriorating in old age is a “deeply troubling” case that ...

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Investigators meet in Paris about MH370 plane fragment

French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight ...

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Dozens killed after Syrian war plane crashes in residential area

Dozens of people have been killed and others wounded after a Syrian war plane crashed in a residential area in Syria during air strikes on rebel fighters, according ...

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Barack Obama orders 'unprecedented' greenhouse gas controls in power plants

Barack Obama has moved ahead with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, aiming to jolt the rest of the world into action.

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AC/DC's Rudd in court for drinking while on bail

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has denied breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol.

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178 rescued from Boko Haram camps

Nigerian troops have rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several of the Islamic extremist group’s camps in the north east, according to ...

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Manhunt for armed cop killer in Memphis

Police have launched a massive manhunt following the killing of an officer who interrupted a drug deal.

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Second American accused of killing lion in Zimbabwe

Another American illegally hunted and killed a lion in Zimbabwe several months ago, officials say amid an international outcry over the US hunter accused of illegally ...

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Calais migrants: What beefed-up security measures has Cameron promised?

More fences, more guards, more police, more CCTV. And somewhere to park those lorries other than the M20…

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MH370: New debris not a plane part

An object found on the French island of Reunion has been confirmed as “a domestic ladder” and is not a plane part, amid reports that a new piece of plane debris ...

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Riot police use chemical spray on migrants in Calais

French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel.

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Another piece of wreckage found in search for MH370

Another piece of aircraft wreckage has been found washed up on an Indian Island.

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Security beefed up at Channel Tunnel

Security measures around the Channel Tunnel are to be stepped up after Britain and France agreed a package including extra private security guards, French police ...

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Mixed claims over Cecil the Lion's brother Jericho being 'killed by poachers'

Cecil the Lion’s story was given a further twist following conflicting reports that his brother Jericho had been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe suspends lion hunting after 'Cecil the Lion' outcry

Zimbabwean wildlife authorities have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favoured by hunters following the killing of a lion popular ...

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Suspected Mh370 wing arrives in France for tests

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analysed by experts.

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Woman trampled to death by cows in Switzerland

A 77-year-old German woman has been trampled to death by a herd of cows in the Alps near the resort town of Laax, Swiss authorities said.

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Desmond Tutu in hospital with infection

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a “small investigative procedure” in hospital to assess an infection he has had for several weeks, according to a South ...

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Pilot dead in plane crash at event created by Chris Evans

The pilot who was killed when his aircraft plummeted from the sky during an aerial display has been named as Kevin Whyman.

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Bin Laden's sister and stepmother die in UK private jet crash

The sister and stepmother of Osama bin Laden are thought to be among those killed after a private jet crashed in the UK yesterday.

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Labour wants France to pay compensation for Calais chaos

The British Labour Party is calling on David Cameron to demand compensation from France for truckers, businesses and holidaymakers affected by chaos at the port ...

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Pride parade in UK rerouted over 'suspect package'

A major gay pride event in England has been rerouted following the discovery of a “suspect package”, Sussex Police said.

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New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban has called for unity among his fighters, promising to continue insurgency in his first message.

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Mark Zuckerberg and wife expecting new baby

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has used his own network to announce he and his wife are expecting a baby.

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Firefighter dies battling California wildfire

American news channel NBC is reporting that a firefighter has died battling a wildfire in California.

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Rocker Ted Nugent backs dentist who killed Cecil the lion

Rocker Ted Nugent has defended a dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe, as the country seeks his extradition from the US.

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Alert as hackers send bogus Windows 10 emails

Hackers are exploiting Microsoft’s offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system, researchers have said.

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Four members of bin Laden family die in private jet crash in UK

Members of the bin Laden family are reported to be among four people killed when a private jet crashed in the UK yesterday.

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Cameron and Hollande meet as critics slam 'sticking plaster' Calais measures

British Prim Minister David Cameron has called the President of France Francois Hollande to discuss the crisis at the port of Calais, which he has warned he expects ...

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Four dead after private jet crash-lands in UK car auction site

Four people have died after a private jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames as it approached the runway, British police have said.

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Judge enters not guilty pleas for Charleston shooting accused Dylann Roof

A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine could be 'gamechanger'

A successful trial of a vaccine against Ebola could be "a game-changer", according to the World Health Organisation.

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Probation for Florida woman who drowned pup in airport toilet

A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a three-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet.

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Wreckage is from Boeing 777, says Malaysia government official

A piece of wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777, according to Malaysia's deputy transport minister.

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French court backs law against cockfighting

France’s top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by supporters of the tradition.

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Executives to face trial for Fukushima nuclear disaster

Three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese judicial ...

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