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  • 34 injured after New York city subway train derails

    34 injured after New York city subway train derails

    Thirty-four people have suffered non-life-threatening-injuries after a New York City subway train derailed in Harlem, frightening passengers and resulting in systemwide delays, officials said. The chairman of New York's Metropolitan...

  • German high-rise evacuated over insulation concerns in wake of Grenfell disaster

    German high-rise evacuated over insulation concerns in wake of Grenfell disaster

    A western German city has decided to evacuate an 11-storey apartment block because of concerns over exterior insulation similar to that of Grenfell Tower. City authorities in Wuppertal said the fire risk at the building had been reassessed...

  • New cyberattack causes mass disruption across Europe

    New cyberattack causes mass disruption across Europe

    A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power...

  • Syrian Observatory: dozens killed in air strike in Islamic State-held town

    Syrian Observatory: dozens killed in air strike in Islamic State-held town

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today dozens of people were killed in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition on an Islamic State prison in eastern Syria. The US-led coalition said it would look into...

  • UK royals to receive massive tax funding boost

    UK royals to receive massive tax funding boost

    Queen Elizabeth and the British royal family are set to nearly double the funding they receive in government handouts, after the government agreed to increase pay into a £369 million refurbishment of Buckingham Palace. Official estimates showing...

  • Merkel raises prospect of gay marriage in Germany

    Merkel raises prospect of gay marriage in Germany

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has opened the door to a law allowing gay marriage in Germany, softening her stance before a September 24 election on an issue potential coalition partners have made a condition for sharing power. Merkel said at an event...

  • Ukrainian colonel killed by car bomb in Kiev

    Ukrainian colonel killed by car bomb in Kiev

    A colonel in Ukraine's military intelligence was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev today, the defence ministry said, describing the incident as a "terrorist act". Police said an explosive device in the vehicle blew up at 0516 GMT while the car...

  • Britain's first aircraft carrier in a generation leaves harbour

    Britain's first aircraft carrier in a generation leaves harbour

    Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has set out on sea trials from the Rosyth dockyard in eastern Scotland. The ship, which measures 280 metres and can move 500 miles a day, took 11 tugs...

  • Dramatic sinking of Colombian boat caught on camera

    Dramatic sinking of Colombian boat caught on camera

    Scuba divers have continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers capsized, leaving at least seven people dead and 13 missing. After suspending their...

  • US Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order

    US Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order

    The US Supreme Court today handed a victory to President Donald Trump by narrowing the scope of lower court rulings that blocked his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and agreeing to hear his appeals in the cases. The court...

  • Germany demands costly recall of 12m diesel cars – sources

    Germany demands costly recall of 12m diesel cars – sources

    Germany's Transport Ministry is pushing carmakers to update the engine management software in up to 12 million diesel vehicles in the country, people familiar with the talks told Reuters today. The move shows how German lawmakers are flexing their...

  • N.Ireland's DUP to back UK PM May on Brexit legislation

    N.Ireland's DUP to back UK PM May on Brexit legislation

    Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said today it would support Prime Minister Theresa May's government on legislation concerning Britain's exit from the European Union, securing her a slender majority in parliament. May struck a...

  • UN to make new bid to resolve Cyprus conflict, but odds stack up

    UN to make new bid to resolve Cyprus conflict, but odds stack up

    Rival Cypriot leaders meet in the Swiss Alps this week in a make or break summit to find a peace deal ending decades of division for the partitioned island. The omens are not good. The United Nations has called estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot...

  • More than 200 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, two dead

    More than 200 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, two dead

    Two people were found dead as more than 200 migrants adrift in two dinghies off the Libyan coast were rescued by the Spanish navy on Sunday, the Spanish Defence Ministry said today. In total, 229 people were picked up after a Spanish navy ship was...

  • Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said today in messages seen by Reuters. Liu, 61, was jailed for...

  • DUP leader returns to London to try sew up deal with PM May

    DUP leader returns to London to try sew up deal with PM May

    The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Arlene Foster, has returned to London and hopes to finalise a deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, she told Sky News today. After May lost her majority...

  • Nine dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

    Nine dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

    Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir yesterday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Officials did not disclose the...

  • Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued

    Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued

    A pine tree fell onto a cable car in a ski resort in Indian Kashmir, sending the car plunging to earth and killing seven people, most of them tourists, police said. About 150 people were stranded in other cable cars on the mountain in Gulmarg in...

  • Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

    Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

    An overturned oil tanker exploded and killed at least 123 people in Pakistan today. Most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said. The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn...

  • Saudis foil attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque

    Saudis foil attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque

    A suicide bomber who was planning an attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca blew himself up when security forces surrounded a house where he was hiding, security services in Saudi Arabia have said.  Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said both sides...