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'Final' battle to oust IS fighters from Raqqa

'Final' battle to oust IS fighters from Raqqa

US-backed fighters say they are engaged in a “final” battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, the extremist group’s de facto capital in Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurds, say jihadists are still putting up...
Toxic fumes cause evacuation of new EU building

Toxic fumes cause evacuation of new EU building

Staff working in the kitchens of the European Union’s new building in Brussels have been taken ill after a ventilator malfunction filled the air with fumes. Several people were taken to hospital after breathing in the toxic gasses and some staff working in the...
Amazon boss suspended over Weinstein claims

Amazon boss suspended over Weinstein claims

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has been suspended amid claims he “ignored” allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan. In a series of posts on Twitter, McGowan claimed she warned Price about the Hollywood producer, who has been accused of...
Linkin Park star in posthumous Carpool Karaoke

Linkin Park star in posthumous Carpool Karaoke

Footage has emerged of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke – just six days before he killed himself. The American rock singer was found dead in the bedroom of his home in Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, on 20 July. In scenes...
Trump signs executive order to weaken Obamacare

Trump signs executive order to weaken Obamacare

Trump signs executive order to weaken Obamacare 12 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Obamacare...
Life inside Libya's 'horrific' migrant camps

Life inside Libya's 'horrific' migrant camps

Sky News has witnessed first-hand the horrific conditions that thousands of African migrants trying to get to Europe are facing in Libyan detention centres  – and at the hands of the smuggling gangs. Many claim they have been beaten and raped, and are desperate...

Austria sues Germany over motorway tolls

Germany is being accused of introducing road tolls that “discriminate” against foreign drivers. The Austrian government is taking Berlin to court over plans to charge up to €130 (£117) per year to use its autobahns (motorways) and bundesstrassen (federal...
Weinstein 'not doing OK' as he heads to rehab

Weinstein 'not doing OK' as he heads to rehab

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has said he is “not doing OK” as he left Los Angeles – reportedly for a stint in rehab. The Oscar-winning film producer spoke to photographers outside his daughter’s house, where police were called...
Kobe Steel: More data fabrication cases possible

Kobe Steel: More data fabrication cases possible

Kobe Steel: More data fabrication cases possible 12 October 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Kobe Steel has warned that there may be more cases of falsified product data, in a sign the unfolding scandal could worsen. The Japanese company has...
White Widow killed in drone strike – Sun reports

White Widow killed in drone strike – Sun reports

British jihadist Sally Jones has been killed in a US drone strike in Syria, The Sun has reported. The former punk rocker from Kent fled to Syria with her son in 2013 and became a leading recruitment officer for Islamic State. According to The Sun, the Government was...
Military enter Rio de Janeiro favela

Military enter Rio de Janeiro favela

Soldiers in armoured vehicles have swept through a Rio de Janeiro favela to back up a police raid after gun fights broke out. Around 500 soldiers arrived in the Rocinha favela on Tuesday, to support police raids that targeted drug traffickers and gangs in the area....
Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

By Helen Briggs BBC News 11 October 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Victor O Leshyk Image caption Lystrosaurus, an early relative of mammals Mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists. A...
NFL stars could be required to stand for anthem

NFL stars could be required to stand for anthem

NFL team owners are considering requiring players to stand for the national anthem in response to controversial protests that have been slammed by Donald Trump. Dozens of players have chosen not to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner in recent weeks to protest against...
Malawi curfew over ‘vampire' killings

Malawi curfew over ‘vampire' killings

Malawi curfew over ‘vampire’ killings 10 October 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption The killings have caused the president “grave concern” At least five people have been killed in southern Malawi after they were...
India national park: White tigers kill keeper

India national park: White tigers kill keeper

India national park: White tigers kill keeper 8 October 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Image caption White tigers are believed derive their colour from of a recessive gene An animal keeper at a national park in southern India has been attacked and...
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