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Palestinian rivals sign reconciliation deal

Palestinian rivals sign reconciliation deal

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas have signed a preliminary reconciliation deal, potentially ending a decade of division.  The agreement, signed in Cairo on Thursday after mediation talks, states that the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority will resume...
US quits Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'

US quits Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'

12 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Unesco head Irina Bokova expressed “profound regret” over the withdrawal The US is pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, accusing it of...
Fireworks set off at 'vulnerable' nuclear plant

Fireworks set off at 'vulnerable' nuclear plant

Greenpeace activists have broken into a French nuclear power station and set off fireworks to show the site’s vulnerability to attacks. The environmentalist group said its campaigners breached two security barriers before setting off the fireworks next to a...

Italian granted sick pay to care for ill dog

An Italian woman has won a court battle to be granted sick pay for time off spent looking after her poorly dog. The unnamed academic from Rome successfully argued her university should count her two days off under an allowance for absences related to “serious or...
Delevingne felt 'awful' after Weinstein meeting

Delevingne felt 'awful' after Weinstein meeting

British model and actress Cara Delevingne is the latest celebrity to claim she received unwanted advances from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In a post on Instagram, she said she was invited up to his room where he asked her to kiss another woman, before later trying...
People smuggler rails against EU intervention

People smuggler rails against EU intervention

A Libyan people smuggler – responsible for helping transport thousands of migrants to Italy – has told Sky News that Europe can do nothing to stop the flow of human traffic across the Mediterranean. In an exclusive interview the smuggler revealed that he...
Israel 'spotted Russia spying on US hackers'

Israel 'spotted Russia spying on US hackers'

Israeli intelligence officers were behind a tip-off to US agencies that the Kremlin was using Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus software to steal American hacking tools, US media has reported. Kaspersky, which is a Russian business, had been held in high regards by the...

Google Home Mini was eavesdropping on consumers

A software bug in Google’s Home Mini smart speaker left the device recording everything, almost constantly, and transmitting those recordings to Google’s servers. In order to avoid consumer fears of introducing eavesdropping devices into their homes, most...
Eminem's rap attack on 'racist, orange' Trump

Eminem's rap attack on 'racist, orange' Trump

Rap superstar Eminem has launched another fierce attack on Donald Trump at an awards ceremony, accusing him of being a racist, a “kamikaze” and of having an “orange… sick tan”. The top-selling artist savaged the US President in an...
US Navy sacks officers over 'preventable' crash

US Navy sacks officers over 'preventable' crash

The US Navy has sacked two senior commanders from a warship that was involved in a fatal crash with an oil tanker near Singapore. It cited a “loss of confidence” in the pair after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain hit a tanker on 21 August,...
Spanish govt meets for crisis talks over Catalonia

Spanish govt meets for crisis talks over Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will hold an emergency cabinet meeting this morning as ministers discuss how to respond to Catalan separatists signing an independence declaration. In a much anticipated address, the region’s leader Carles Puigdemont insisted...
Officer sacked for dragging nurse in blood row

Officer sacked for dragging nurse in blood row

A police officer has been sacked for handcuffing and forcefully dragging a screaming nurse out of a Utah hospital. Officers attempted to take blood from an unconscious patient at Salt Lake City University Hospital as he had been in a fatal car incident and they wanted...
Paltrow and Jolie in fresh Weinstein claims

Paltrow and Jolie in fresh Weinstein claims

Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars have condemned Harvey Weinstein after a recording emerged of him in which the New Yorker alleges he admitted groping a model and amid claims he raped three women. Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have released statements...
Harvey Weinstein denies rape accusations

Harvey Weinstein denies rape accusations

10 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning film producer, has been accused of sexually assaulting three women Film producer Harvey Weinstein has denied raping three women...
Trump challenges Tillerson to compare IQs

Trump challenges Tillerson to compare IQs

Donald Trump has said he and Rex Tillerson should “compare IQ tests” if the Secretary of State called him a “moron”. Speaking to Forbes magazine, the US President said: “I think it’s fake news. But if he did that, I guess...
Weinstein claims 'indefensible' – Clooney

Weinstein claims 'indefensible' – Clooney

Harvey Weinstein: George Clooney says alleged behaviour is ‘indefensible’ 10 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption George Clooney has called the alleged actions of Weinstein...
Harvey Weinstein 'sent plea ahead of firing'

Harvey Weinstein 'sent plea ahead of firing'

Harvey Weinstein ‘sent plea ahead of firing’ 10 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Harvey Weinstein has said he is the victim of “false and defamatory statements” Film producer Harvey Weinstein...
Afghan conflict: Red Cross forced to scale down

Afghan conflict: Red Cross forced to scale down

Afghan conflict: Red Cross forced to scale down 9 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption The most recent ICRC tragedy in Afghanistan saw a Spanish aid worker killed The International Red Cross is to drastically reduce its presence in...
Meryl Streep 'appalled' by Weinstein

Meryl Streep 'appalled' by Weinstein

Meryl Streep speaks out about Harvey Weinstein 9 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Streep and Weinstein have worked together on such films as The Iron Lady Meryl Streep has spoken out against producer...
Vegas killer's 'deadly game of hide-and-seek'

Vegas killer's 'deadly game of hide-and-seek'

The police officers who stormed the hotel room of Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock have revealed details of the “deadly game of hide-and-seek” that led them to the gunman’s lair. Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others as he opened...
Harvey Weinstein fired over harassment claims

Harvey Weinstein fired over harassment claims

Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein has lost his job as a result of sexual harassment allegations against him. Film production company The Weinstein Co said in a emailed statement that its co-chairman was no longer employed, effective immediately. The board of directors made...
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