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British-built satellite launches from Russia

British-built satellite launches from Russia

A British-built pollution monitoring satellite was launched into orbit on Friday. It broke free of Earth’s gravity well while riding a modified Russian rocket designed to deliver a nuclear payload from near Moscow to the US mainland during the Cold War. As part...
Trump puts Puerto Rico on notice over hurricane aid

Trump puts Puerto Rico on notice over hurricane aid

Trump puts Puerto Rico on notice over hurricane aid 12 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption A householder in the storm-hit ruins of her home in Aibonito, Puerto Rico US President Donald Trump has griped about emergency relief...
Nigeria seizes 56 homes linked to ex-oil minister

Nigeria seizes 56 homes linked to ex-oil minister

A Nigerian court has ordered the seizure of 56 properties linked to the country’s former oil minister, who is facing corruption allegations. Local media and agency reports said the houses, penthouses and flats in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt were worth between...
Harvey Weinstein 'hopes for second chance'

Harvey Weinstein 'hopes for second chance'

12 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Harvey Weinstein has said “we all make mistakes – second chance I hope”, as more women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. He told TMZ:...

Pilot killed as Eurofighter crashes near base

A pilot has been killed after a Spanish Eurofighter jet crashed following a military display in Madrid. The aircraft went down near a military base at Albacete, 180 miles southeast of the capital, the country’s defence ministry said. Emergency services were...
Data on Australian fighter jets stolen by hacker

Data on Australian fighter jets stolen by hacker

Sensitive information about Australia’s F-35 stealth fighter and other military hardware was stolen during a cyberattack last year, it has emerged. About 30 gigabytes of data was stolen – including details of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and P-8...
Prosecutors defend Weinstein recording decision

Prosecutors defend Weinstein recording decision

Prosecutors have defended their decision not to press charges against Harvey Weinstein after an Italian model claimed she was sexually assaulted by the Hollywood producer. In March 2015, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez told police that Weinstein invited to her to his New...
Figures reveal 'lopsided' freedom of movement

Figures reveal 'lopsided' freedom of movement

The number of Romanians and Bulgarians in the UK is more than 60 times the amount of British ex-pats in the eastern European nations, new figures have revealed. There were 413,000 Romanian and Bulgarian citizens living in Britain last year, compared with the 6,200...
Qatar says World Cup 'not up for discussion'

Qatar says World Cup 'not up for discussion'

Qatar has fired back against claims from rival Arab countries that it should give up the 2022 World Cup. The region has been engulfed in a crisis since June, when Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt launched a boycott against Qatar for its links to...
Weinstein left by wife as sex scandal deepens

Weinstein left by wife as sex scandal deepens

Harvey Weinstein’s wife has announced she is leaving him following a series of sexual harassment claims made against the Hollywood mogul. British fashion designer Georgina Chapman described her husband’s behaviour as “unforgivable” and said...

Kenya opposition leader withdraws candidacy

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga has withdrawn his candidacy in the fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court. His party – the National Super Alliance (NASA) – had vowed not to take part in the poll re-run unless the election commission...
Spain Catalonia: France snubs independence bid

Spain Catalonia: France snubs independence bid

Spain Catalonia: France snubs independence bid 9 October 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of independence have been urging the EU to intervene The French government has said it will not recognise Catalonia if it declares...
Palace guards killed in Saudi shooting in Jeddah

Palace guards killed in Saudi shooting in Jeddah

Palace guards killed in Saudi shooting in Jeddah 7 October 2017 From the section Middle East A shooting at a royal palace in Saudi Arabia has left two security guards dead and three others injured, according to state media. A statement from the Saudi interior ministry...

Decapitated head of journalist Kim Wall found

The decapitated head, legs and missing clothes of Swedish journalist Kim Wall have been found, say Danish police. Ms Wall went missing in suspicious circumstances after interviewing Danish inventor Peter Madsen on his 60ft homemade submarine on 10 August. Her...
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