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France wildfires force mass evacuation

France wildfires force mass evacuation

France wildfires force mass evacuation 26 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Some 4,000 hectares (15.4 sq miles) of land have burned along the Mediterranean coast Wildfires in southern France have forced the evacuation of...
EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers

EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers

EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers By Bethany Bell BBC News, Vienna 26 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2015, hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees crossed from Hungary into Austria The future of...
Cardinal Pell hearing to begin in Melbourne

Cardinal Pell hearing to begin in Melbourne

Cardinal Pell hearing to begin in Melbourne 26 July 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cardinal George Pell has denied any wrongdoing Cardinal George Pell has arrived at an Australian court, amid a large media scrum, to face charges...

Google parent Alphabet's profit hit by EU fine

Profits at Google’s parent company Alphabet have taken a hit by the record fine imposed by the European Commission on the search giant last month for breaching competition rules. Alphabet, which also owns YouTube, said it made $ 3.5bn (£2.7bn) in net income on...
Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault 24 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright EPA Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken to the security guard involved The staff of the Israeli embassy in Jordan have returned to...
Israel scraps controversial metal detectors

Israel scraps controversial metal detectors

Israel will replace controversial metal detectors at the entrance to a holy site with less obtrusive surveillance. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet held two lengthy meetings on Monday about the gates’ future – concluding with a...
Froome wants to ride Tour five more times

Froome wants to ride Tour five more times

Chris Froome says he wants to ride in the Tour de France at least five more times after winning his fourth title. “I can’t say how long I’m going to be able to do this for, but, personally, I’d love to be there for the next five years, giving...
Microsoft signals end of Paint program

Microsoft signals end of Paint program

Microsoft signals end of Paint program By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 24 July 2017 From the section Technology Microsoft’s graphics program Paint has been included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer...
Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial

Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial

Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial By Selin Girit BBC News, Istanbul 24 July 2017 From the section Europe Image caption Elif Gunay (C) says she struggles to understand why her father, who ran the paper’s books section, has been jailed A Turkish...

'Jordanian dies in shooting at Israeli embassy'

A Jordanian man has been killed in a shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman, according to security sources. An Israeli man is in a serious condition after being wounded in the incident which also included a stabbing, it is reported. The shooting happened in the...
India police investigate crude oil theft gang

India police investigate crude oil theft gang

India police investigate crude oil theft gang 23 July 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Image caption Cairn India’s oilfield in Rajasthan Police in India have broken up a criminal network accused of using water tankers to steal millions of litres...
Eight bodies found in truck outside Walmart

Eight bodies found in truck outside Walmart

Eight people have been found dead inside a truck parked outside a supermarket in Texas. Police discovered dozens of people inside the tractor-trailer in the early hours of Sunday, and 20 of them have serious injuries. Detectives have described the “horrific...

Two aftershocks hit Greek island of Kos

Two strong aftershocks have struck the Greek island of Kos a day after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Greece and Turkey. A 4.4 magnitude tremor struck on Saturday evening followed by a 4.6 magnitude shock about 16 minutes later. Worried residents and tourists gathered...
Froome set to win fourth Tour de France

Froome set to win fourth Tour de France

Chris Froome is set to win his fourth Tour de France title as he retained the yellow jersey on the penultimate day of the race. The British cyclist, who previously triumphed in 2013, 2015 and 2016, all but secured victory again by finishing third in Saturday’s...
John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71 22 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star played Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died...

Trump hits out against Russia investigation

President Trump has lashed out on Twitter again to complain about the special counsel investigating possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia. Mr Trump, who beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election, questioned why his attorney...
Linkin Park cancel US tour after Bennington's death

Linkin Park cancel US tour after Bennington's death

Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington. Promoters Live Nation promised refunds to all ticket-holders as they made the announcement via Twitter on Friday night, a day after news broke that Bennington...

Trump threatens Iran over detained Americans

Donald Trump has warned that Iran will face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly imprisoned US citizens are released. A White House statement said the US President and his administration were “redoubling efforts” to bring back all...
US defence boss: Islamic State leader 'alive'

US defence boss: Islamic State leader 'alive'

Donald Trump’s defence chief believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive – despite recent reports he is dead. Russia’s military claimed to have killed the jihadist during an airstrike in May, after targeting a meeting of top IS...
Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture 21 July 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Siemens will withdraw from a Russian joint venture after discovering that four of its gas turbines were illegally shipped to Crimea. The German industrial...
Ilie Nastase banned over Serena comments

Ilie Nastase banned over Serena comments

Tennis legend Ilie Nastase has been banned by the International Tennis Federation over derogatory comments about Serena Williams. He has also been fined $ 10,000 (£7,690) and will be denied accreditation to all ITF events until 2018. The Romania Fed Cup captain made...
Johnson tells Japan: We're with you on N Korea

Johnson tells Japan: We're with you on N Korea

Britain stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to end North Korea’s “reckless” missile programme, Boris Johnson has said. The Foreign Secretary, speaking in Tokyo, also called on China to help bring the country back to the...
Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from holy site

Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from holy site

Israeli police have banned men under the age of 50 from entering Jerusalem’s Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions continue to rise over the installation of metal detectors outside the al Aqsa/Temple Mount compound. There have now been almost daily...
Russia backs Trump denial of 'secret' meeting

Russia backs Trump denial of 'secret' meeting

Russia has denied claims Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a “secret” meeting at the G20. The Kremlin said both leaders only talked informally over dinner and it was “absolutely absurd” to suggest otherwise. It comes following reports that...
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