All on board Iranian aeroplane feared dead following crash

Officials fear all on board an Iranian commercial aeroplane that crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran have died.

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Latvia's top banker detained amid bribery and money-laundering claims

Latvia's top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, has been detained after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid ...

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'Christianity is Europe's last hope,' Hungary's prime minister says

Hungary's prime minister says "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favouring migration have "opened the way to ...

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Survivors of the Florida school shooting are planning to march in cities across the US

“March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country.”

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Father and daughter killed in avalanche while skiing in French Alps

A man and his 11-year-old daughter have been killed in an avalanche while skiing in the French Alps.

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Ten hikers reported missing after avalanche in Swiss Alps

Ten hikers are reported missing after an avalanche in the Swiss Alps.

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Four killed as gunman open fires at church in Russia's Dagestan

A gunman has opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others.

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Trump launches Twitter attack over payment to Iran

President Donald Trump has launched another attack on Twitter, this time over an Obama-era payment to Iran.

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Polish PM draws criticism over Holocaust remarks

A spokeswoman for Poland's prime minister has sought to downplay his words equating Polish collaborators in the Holocaust to alleged "Jewish perpetrators".

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Boy, 2, and woman die as car collides with lorry

A woman and a two-year-old boy have died after the car they were travelling in was involved in a crash in England.

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Benjamin Netanyahu tells Iran not to test Israel's resolve

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned an international agreement with Iran, saying it has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly ...

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66 feared dead after plane crashes in southern Iran

A spokesman for Aseman Airlines has told state TV that the plane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people on board.

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Jo Cox family to support her widowed husband after he is accused of 'inappropriate' behaviour

Latest: In a statement, Kim Leadbeater, Jo Cox's sister, said: "This is another very difficult day for our family. The last 20 months have been a constant rollercoaster ...

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Donald Trump urges FBI to 'get back to the basics' after mishandling Florida shooting tip

Donald Trump has lashed out at the FBI saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are ...

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Thousands take to streets in guns protest after Florida school shooting

Thousands of angry students, parents and residents have demanded stricter gun control laws, as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of killing 17 ...

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Child welfare agency investigated Florida school shooting suspect

Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video, but found him to be stable, according ...

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The Opportunity Mars rover has taken its first ever selfie

Opportunity took the picture to celebrate 5,000 days on Mars.

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Ukip members vote to oust party leader Henry Bolton

Henry Bolton has been ousted as Ukip leader after party members backed a motion of no confidence in him.

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13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexico earthquake

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake has crashed in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them ...

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Earthquake shakes parts of UK

An earthquake which shook parts of the UK on Saturday is the sort of event which happens only once "every two or three years", experts have said.

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Latest: London building site inferno 'under control'

A dramatic blaze which tore through a building site in London's West End, prompting fears of an explosion, has been brought under control by firefighters.

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Hidden details uncovered in Picasso’s oil painting

La Misereuse accroupie was painted by the Spanish artist during the Blue Period.

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Death toll climbs after triple suicide bombing at Nigerian market

A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, police said Saturday.

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Pope revives sex abuse commission amid sceptisism

Pope Francis has revived a sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean ...

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May: UK will not wait to take back control of defence and foreign policy

Britain will pull out of a major foreign policy arrangement as soon as possible after Brexit, Theresa May has announced.

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Theresa May: Do whatever it takes to protect the security of Europe post-Brexit

Theresa May will urge Brussels to ignore the rule book and do whatever it takes to ensure the security of Europe is protected after Brexit.

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Russian indicted in election probe says US justice is 'one-sided'

One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the US justice system is unfair.

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Pakistan court sentences serial killer to death

A Pakistan court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a seven-year-old girl whose rape and murder ...

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Donald Trump accused of second affair while married to his third wife

Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year, according to her account of the relationship obtained by a US magazine. ...

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Thirteen Russian nationals charged in US election probe

A US grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller has said.

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Florida governor calls for FBI director to resign after school shooting

Florida governor Rick Scott has called on FBI director Christopher Wray to resign after learning that the bureau failed to investigate a tip-off that the Florida ...

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Donald Trump meets school shooting victims during visit to Florida hospital

US president Donald Trump came face-to-face with hospitalised victims from the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who ...

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FBI was warned Florida school shooting suspect could be planning attack

The FBI has admitted it was told last month that the Florida school suspect could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate.

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7.2-magnitude earthquake hits south and central Mexico

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake has struck south and central Mexico, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where ...

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Florida governor calls for FBI director to resign after school shooting

Florida governor Rick Scott has called on FBI director Christopher Wray to resign after learning that the bureau failed to investigate a tip-off that the Florida ...

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What the US papers are saying about the most recent mass shooting

This is how prominent US papers are covering the shooting in Florida, two days after the attack.

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Humans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life, scientists believe

The work represents some of the first detailed research on how humans would react to finding out about the existence of extraterrestrial life.

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South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa calls for end to 'negativity'

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has given his first state of the nation address, saying it is time for South Africans to put discord behind them.

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Thirteen Russian nationals charged in US election probe

A US grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller has said.

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Trump expected to meet parents of Florida shooting victims

Donald Trump has said he is travelling to Florida "to meet with some of the bravest people on earth".

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Cancer vaccine can ‘train immune system to stop tumours developing’

Stanford University researchers hope the study results on mice can be replicated in human trials.

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Cleaning products and perfumes are big source of air pollution, study finds

Scientists have warned the impact of emissions from everyday chemical products may have been underestimated.

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Grandfather first person in Wales to have 3D-printed chest wall

The 71-year-old had a tennis-ball sized tumour removed from his chest.

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Memory creation in ageing brains could be restored by lifting ‘brake pad’

Neurobiologists at the University of California – Irvine found new insights into improving memory formation as we age.

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Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting data

A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply, according to reports.

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Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws anger

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on state television's Lunar New Year variety show.

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First British astronaut ‘delighted’ to be a role model

Helen Sharman became the first Briton in space when she visited the Mir space station in 1991.

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Woman charged with murder of her seven-month-old baby

A woman has appeared in court charged with the neglect and murder of a seven-month-old baby.

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Why scientists are annoyed about a flaw in the new DNA emoji

Can you spot what’s wrong?

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Identities of victims of Florida school shooting emerge

The names of the victims of the shooting massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday have begun to emerge.

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