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French fires force evacuation of 10,000 people

French fires force evacuation of 10,000 people

At least 10,000 people have been forced to flee campsites and homes after a new fire broke out along the French Riviera. Wildfires have already consumed swathes of forest in the region as well as on the island of Corsica in recent days. The new blaze is raging near...
Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas 25 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption Muslim worshippers are being asked to continue their boycott of the site in East Jerusalem Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will...

US navy fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

The US navy has fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel when it brushed within 150 yards of them in the Gulf. The Iranian vessel sped towards the US patrol boat named Thunderbolt, ignoring radio calls, flares and the ship’s whistle, according to an unnamed US...
Trump praises son-in-law and hints at sacking

Trump praises son-in-law and hints at sacking

Donald Trump has praised his son-in-law’s denial of links with Russia, as he also ratcheted up pressure on the government’s top lawyer, Jeff Sessions. In a series of quick-fire tweets, the US President tackled the major issues facing his administration,...
France migrants: Protesters build wall around shelter

France migrants: Protesters build wall around shelter

France migrants: Protesters build wall around shelter 25 July 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright AFP PHOTO/COLLECTIF SEMEAC Image caption Protesters say the town will simply be unable to cope with the newcomers Protesters...
Bloodless bullfights for Spanish islands

Bloodless bullfights for Spanish islands

A crackdown on bullfights in Spain’s Balearic Islands will see them made shorter, bloodless and only for adults. Anti-doping tests will also be brought in for both matadors and bulls, and alcohol banned at the traditional Spanish contest. The new restrictions...
Melted nuclear fuel spotted in Fukushima reactor

Melted nuclear fuel spotted in Fukushima reactor

An underwater robot has spotted lava-like rocks which are believed to be missing melted nuclear fuel from the Fukushima power plant. The findings were announced at the end of a three-day inspection by the remote-controlled marine vessel, nicknamed the Little Sunfish,...

Trump son-in-law: I did not collude with Russia

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has denied colluding with Russia or having “improper contacts” ahead of a hearing. In a written statement before his appearance at a closed-door meeting of a congressional meeting, the senior aide to the US...
IMF downgrades US and UK growth

IMF downgrades US and UK growth

IMF downgrades US and UK growth 24 July 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The IMF’s forecast for UK growth in 2018 is unchanged The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecasts for US and UK economic growth...
Donald Trump to 'dial back' his Twitter use

Donald Trump to 'dial back' his Twitter use

Donald Trump will “dial back” on posting provocative tweets, his new director of communications has suggested. Anthony Scaramucci, who joined the US President’s team last week, wants a “reset” in relations between the White House and the...
Nigeria's President Buhari seen in London

Nigeria's President Buhari seen in London

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London 24 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch in Abuja House in London Nigeria’s president has been pictured in London...

Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

Chris Froome has crossed the finish line in Paris to become Britain’s first four-time winner of the Tour de France. The Team Sky rider, who previously triumphed in 2013, 2015 and 2016, had a largely processional end to the tour after he all but secured victory...
Venezuelan violinist injured in clashes

Venezuelan violinist injured in clashes

Venezuela’s protesting violinist has been taken to hospital after being injured during an opposition march. Wuilly Arteaga was seen with blood pouring from cuts on the left side of his face during Saturday’s protest in the capital Caracas. He later said he...
Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga hurt in protest

Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga hurt in protest

Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga hurt in protest 23 July 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionViolinist Wuilly Arteaga playing the Venezuelan national anthem amid the protests in May A...
State of emergency in New Zealand cities

State of emergency in New Zealand cities

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of New Zealand after a severe storm caused widespread flooding on the South Island. Hundreds of homes have been evacuated, highways cut and the army called in to help deal with rising floodwaters. Image: Flooded areas in...
Sessions to stay on after Trump's rebuke

Sessions to stay on after Trump's rebuke

Jeff Sessions has said he will not quit as US attorney general despite being criticised by Donald Trump for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. “We love this job, we love this department and I plan to...
OJ Simpson granted parole after botched robbery

OJ Simpson granted parole after botched robbery

OJ Simpson is expected to be released from prison in October after nine years in jail for armed robbery. A Nevada parole board decided on Thursday that the former American football and movie star could be freed after serving the minimum sentence for armed robbery and...
OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison 20 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimpson: “I did my time” Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years...
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