Rescue workers in Nigeria dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slight injury, a government spokesman said.

'Loud crack' heard as helicopter plunges into sea off UK coast

A helicopter has crashed into the sea in East Yorkshire in England, police have said.

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Man 'forced to work without pay' washed himself in feeding trough

A vulnerable missing man was forced to work 15-hour days with no pay for 13 years, a trial in the UK has heard.

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Number of Ebola cases 'could double every three weeks'

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could double every three weeks, the World Health Organisation has warned.

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Student jailed after claiming explosive was on board plane

A UK student who caused chaos to air passengers’ travel plans by claiming an explosive was on a Turkish-bound flight is now behind bars.

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'Incurable' rapist granted right to die

A convicted rapist and murderer who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition ...

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One dead after gunfire inside Copenhagen courthouse

A person opened fire inside a court building in the Danish capital Copenhagen, killing one man and seriously wounding another.

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Police chief quits over Rotherham sex abuse scandal

South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner has stepped down from the role after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal.

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Nigerian soldiers fighting IS sentenced to firing squad for mutiny

Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.

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Police in Thailand hunt for killer of British tourists

Police on the resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand stepped up their hunt for the killer of two British tourists whose bodies were found on a beach.

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Sudanese woman sentenced to death was determined to keep Christian faith

The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity has said she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death.

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Taliban suicide bomber kills 13 in Kabul convoy attack

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade in Kabul, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people.

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Six dead in shelling at Ukraine rebel city

Shelling has killed six people and wounded 15 others in the Ukraine rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said.

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Boa constrictor found after two-day escape from US city

A nine-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped from its cage in the US has been found after two days on the loose.

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Obama sending US troops to combat Ebola

The Obama administration is preparing to send 3,000 US troops to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis that has overwhelmed local health care systems.

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US launches airstrikes against Islamic State

The United States has taken the first step in its expanded fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who ...

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Research suggests online readers of news forget what they've read more easily

People are more likely to forget the news if they read it online rather than in a newspaper, new research has found.

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Backpacker hunted for beach deaths in Thailand

Police in Thailand are continuing to search for a backpacker linked to the brutal murders of a British man and a woman on one its idyllic islands, according to reports. ...

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