The big three US airlines have all banned the shipment of hunting trophies following the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

43 hurt in fire at former air raid shelter

A fire and a subsequent explosion at a former air-raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg where plant oils were being stored have left 43 people injured. ...

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Russia submits its claim to Arctic seabed

Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations.

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Toronto nightclub shooting leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub and then spilled onto the streets outside has left at least two people dead and three others wounded.

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Channel tunnel closes for inspection

There is another delay for passengers hoping to get to France using the channel tunnel, because of an ongoing inspection.

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Over 2,000 migrants have died crossing the Med

The number of people who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has now passed 2,000.

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VIDEO: Another escalator accident in China sees a man lose his foot

A cleaner in Shanghai had his foot amputated yesterday after another escalator malfunctioned.

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Firefighters battle raging wildfires in California

Firefighters in California have been battling a raging wildfire which jumped a highway serving as a containment line for the massive blaze – one of 20 burning in ...

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27 hurt in fire and explosion at former German air raid shelter

A total of 27 people have been injured in a fire and subsequent explosion at a former air raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg.

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Chinese police save newborn baby girl from toilet pipe

Chinese police have rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face down in a public toilet in Beijing.

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Pakistan executes man who, aged 14, killed another child

A Pakistani man has been executed for killing a seven-year-old boy in 2004, when he himself was 14 years old.

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Mumbai building collapse kills 12

Twelve people have died after a building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed following days of heavy rain.

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Circus tent collapses in US, killing two

A circus tent collapsed when a severe storm hit a New Hampshire fairground, killing two people and injuring 15 others.

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Airline bans hunting trophies following 'Cecil the Lion' outcry

US airline Delta has had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and ...

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Hungary installs border fence to stop migrants

Hungarian soldiers have started building a fence on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.

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Messages for Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro 'hidden on farms'

Fugitive Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in soil or hidden under rocks on sheep farms, investigators said. ...

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Judge gives Justin Bieber more time to complete vandalism sentence

A US judge says Justin Bieber is complying with the terms of his probation in a vandalism case and has given the singer until later this year to complete community ...

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Survivor pulled from rubble after Dutch crane collapse

Rescuers have pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops that were flattened after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge toppled ...

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Defendant shot dead outside Mississippi court

A defendant has been shot dead outside a court in Mississippi.

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Netherlands crane collapse injures 20

Up to 20 people are believed to have been injured after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in the Netherlands fell on to a row of buildings.

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Moroccan man suffocates while being smuggled to Spain inside suitcase

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.

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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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