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Six dead, 11-year-old boy missing, in Texas floods

Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from severe weather in the state to six.

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Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre given life term for crimes against humanity

A judge has declared Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.

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Flights stopped at Cologne-Bonn Airport over security breach

All flights from Cologne-Bonn Airport have been stopped after a man reportedly managed to evade security, according to reports in German media.

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IS claims responsibility as Iraq bombings kill at least 24 people

A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group targeting commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday have killed at least 24 people.

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Noise generated in intensive care units 'breaks WHO guidelines'

Tests showed noise levels as high as 101.1 decibels – equivalent to the sound of a pneumatic drill – were recorded in a hospital ICU.

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Cyclists left reeling after being jumped by kangaroo

A woman says she and a friend were injured when they were jumped by a kangaroo while cycling in an Australian wine region.

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Cincinnati Zoo: 'The zoo family is going through a painful time' after gorilla killing

Harambe was shot and killed at Cincinnati Zoo after a response team decided the boy was in “a life-threatening situation”.

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Floods in Germany leave at least three dead

Three people are thought to have died after floods struck south-west Germany.

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Rescue teams search for boy abandoned in woods two days ago as punishment by parents

A seven-year-old boy is missing in a Japanese forest after his parents reportedly made him get out of the car as punishment.

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Mass bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef

Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists say.

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Sugar tax 'has nothing to do with sugar content' and will 'hit poorest hardest'

The UK's sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have warned.

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Iraqi government forces enter Fallujah to retake city from ISIS

Iraqi government forces have started a new phase of the operation to recapture the city of Fallujah, which is held by Islamic State.

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British pair remanded after 18 Albanians rescued in English Channel

Latest: Two British men have been remanded in custody charged with immigration offences after 18 Albanians were rescued from a sinking boat in the English Channel.

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Donald Trump: Illegal immigrants treated better than veterans

Donald Trump says people in the United States illegally are cared for better than the nation's military veterans.

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Shooting of gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo sparks outrage

In the US, the killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a four-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure, has triggered outrage.

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Woman missing after friend tries to save her from crocodile attack

A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws during a late night swim off an Australian beach.

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Basketball star shot dead following misunderstanding in Texas

US basketball star Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot dead on his daughter's first birthday after mistakenly going to the wrong flat in Texas.

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Battle of Verdun marked by Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel 100 years on

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun.

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Gunman among at least two dead in Houston shooting

A gunman and at least one other person are dead after a shooting in Houston, Texas.

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Israeli police 'recommend indicting Sara Netanyahu in funds inquiry'

A police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending, ...

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Iraqi forces surround Fallujah in battle against Islamic State

Iraq's special forces troops have surrounded Fallujah ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad.

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Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist advert

But it has blamed foreign media for the “over-amplification” of the ad, which first appeared on Chinese social media in March.

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Con artist poses as water company worker to trick pensioner out of £20,000

And now Hampshire Police have released this e-fit photo of a man they would like to speak to.

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Parents admit leaving missing 7-year-old boy alone in woods as a punishment

They left him there as a punishment.

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Child remains critically ill after Paris lightning strike

A child remains in critical condition after a lightning strike disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park.

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Gorilla shot dead after grabbing boy, 4, who fell into zoo enclosure

A special zoo response team has shot and killed a gorilla that grabbed a four-year-old boy who fell into an exhibit moat at a US zoo.

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Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist advert

A Chinese detergent maker has apologised to black people hurt by an advert in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian ...

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700 migrants believed drowned in Mediterranean

More than 700 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy in the past few days as they tried to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said.

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Three children left fighting for their lives after lightning bolt hits Paris park

Meanwhile, another group of people was also hit by lightning on Saturday at a children’s football match in Germany.

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Lightning strike puts 35 people, 30 of them children, into hospital

Police in Germany said 35 people were taken to hospital after lightning struck a children's football match.

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Man charged with slavery offences

A 51-year-old man has been charged in England under modern slavery laws with keeping a person in servitude and arranging the travel of another person.

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Three children fighting for their lives after lightning strike in Paris

Three children were fighting for their lives after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt of lightning crashing down on a birthday party in a Paris park.

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Man extradited from Ireland charged with attempted murder in the UK

A man from Bristol has been charged with attempted murder after being extradited from Ireland.

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Afghan migrant dies after being hit by truck in Calais

An Afghan migrant has died after being hit by a truck near the French coastal city of Calais.

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Everything you need to know about the Zika virus

Key facts about the mosquito-borne virus.

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7 arrested over €25m Francis Bacon art heist

Seven people have been arrested by Spanish police on suspicion of involvement in stealing five paintings by Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth €25m (£19m).

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104 IS millitants killed in air and land strikes in Syria, claims Turkey

US-led coalition air strikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants, Turkey's state-run news agency has said. ...

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British woman killed in Thailand speedboat accident 'was on honeymoon'

A search operation has resumed for a missing British man – 46-year-old Jason Parnell – who was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.

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North Korea threatens South's warships after sea border chase

North Korea threatened to fire without warning at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, as tensions between the two neighbours increased.

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Kim Jong Un's Aunt lives in New York and runs a dry cleaning business

It has emerged that the aunt of the unpredictable North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un runs a dry cleaning business in New York.

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Dozens arrested at Donald Trump rally in California

Police officers in riot gear declared a protest against Donald Trump unlawful as they made around dozen arrests outside a rally in California.

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Model shot millionaire ex-boyfriend in the head after break-up

A Slovakian model who shot her British millionaire ex-boyfriend twice in the head has been found guilty of his murder at a court in Spain.

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Rosetta probe discovers evidence of life's building blocks on comet

Rosetta reached Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014 after a four-billion-mile journey through space that took 10 years.

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Hairdresser wanted to 'help out' policeman accused in shoplifting case

The partner of a police officer accused of assaulting a security guard after shoplifting from a supermarket hatched a plan with her hairdresser to provide a false ...

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Earth-like planet 1,200 light years away 'could be habitable'

Computer simulations suggest Kepler 62f might even possess surface oceans…

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Brazil police issue warrants in gang rape of teenage girl

Brazilian police say they have identified and issued arrest warrants for four of the more than 30 men being investigated in the gang rape of a teenage girl.

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These hilarious illustrations imagine what animals would say if they could talk like humans

“Is he dead?” We better walk on his face and find out.”

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Islamic State militants seize villages close to Turkish border

Militants from the Islamic State group have seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border.

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French protesters disrupt airport as fuel shortages ease

French union activists have disrupted Marseille airport and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to the labour system.

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