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Hurricane-hit Dominica to get £5m in UK aid

Hurricane-hit Dominica to get £5m in UK aid

The hurricane-hit island of Dominica is to receive £5m in UK aid to help the recovery effort, it has been announced. The move brings the UK Government’s financial support for the Caribbean region ravaged by two tropical storms to £62m. Image: Some 98% of the...
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis 24 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeavy rainfall from Hurricane Maria put stress on the Guajataca Dam Puerto Rico is facing a growing crisis in the...
US backed forces seize major Syrian gas field

US backed forces seize major Syrian gas field

The Syrian Democratic Forces have seized Syria’s largest gas field from Islamic State militants, a senior commander has said. Ahmed Abu Khawla of the Syrian Democratic Forces said the Conoco gas field and plant came under full control of the group on Saturday...
Iran tests missile with 1,200 mile range

Iran tests missile with 1,200 mile range

Iran has tested a new ballistic missile capable of hitting targets 1,200 miles away, according to state media. Images of the “successful” launch were carried by broadcaster IRIB, including video from an on-board camera. The rocket, which Tehran said could...
May’s Brexit speech: How did Europe react?

May’s Brexit speech: How did Europe react?

Theresa May’s keynote Brexit speech in Florence failed to make front page headlines on the continent. The Prime Minister addressed leaders on Friday to urge creativity on exit from the EU and sought to offer reassurance on EU citizens’ rights and future...
North Korea quake a suspected explosion

North Korea quake a suspected explosion

North Korea has been struck by a 3.4 scale earthquake that China says may have been caused by an explosion. South Korea’s weather agency, however, said it was examining the quake and took the view that it was a naturally occurring phenomenon. Chinese seismic...
Red faces as Kalashnikov statue shows Nazi gun

Red faces as Kalashnikov statue shows Nazi gun

A new monument dedicated to the Russian inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle has been altered after it was found to carry the image of a gun used by Nazis during the Second World War. Just three days after the statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, arms...
People trapped in '10' Mexico City buildings

People trapped in '10' Mexico City buildings

People could be alive in 10 collapsed buildings in Mexico City following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, the country’s president has said. Emergency services said the total number of dead had risen to 273. The capital’s mayor, Miguel Angel Mancera,...

Facebook to hand over Russia ads to Congress

Facebook will hand over contents of 3,000 adverts to congressional investigators looking at claims of interference in the US presidential election. Mark Zuckerberg said he had told his team to provide details of the ads, which are believed to have originated from fake...
US police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

US police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

US police shoot deaf man ‘ignoring commands’ 21 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Family handout A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers...

Trump mocked for non-existent 'Nambia' gaffe

Donald Trump has added to his list of “unpresidented” achievements – by appearing to invent a new African country in a speech at the United Nations. At a working lunch with African leaders, the President said: “In Guinea and Nigeria you fought...
DiCaprio pledges $20m to tackle climate change

DiCaprio pledges $20m to tackle climate change

Leonardo DiCaprio has announced his foundation will give out $ 20m (£15m) to tackle the effects of climate change. The huge sum will be spread between more than 100 organisations supporting wildlife protection, marine conservation and climate change programmes. It...
Why are there so many earthquakes in Mexico?

Why are there so many earthquakes in Mexico?

Mexico has a deadly and unlucky history with earthquakes. It is frequently hit, the latest rupture coming on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 disaster that killed more than 5,000 people, and less than two weeks after an 8.1 magnitude hit the southern coast. The...
Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

20 September 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Christopher Furlong India’s Tata Steel and German rival, Thyssenkrupp, have taken the first step towards merging their European steel operations. The tie-up will lead to job losses, to be shared between...

British adventurer dies on kayak trip in Brazil

A British woman who disappeared during a solo kayaking expedition in the Brazilian Amazon has died. Fears had been growing for Emma Kelty, who was last heard from on Wednesday 13 September. Days before her disappearance, the 43-year-old had tweeted about her fears of...
German hackers step in to fix voting machines

German hackers step in to fix voting machines

German hackers have stepped in to close security holes affecting vote counting machines, just five days before the national elections. A fortnight after disclosing problems affecting vote tallying machines to be used in the preliminary rounds of the elections, the...

Britain to end training for Myanmar military

The Government is to end its training of Myanmar’s military amid the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, according to Sky sources. Violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state has forced more than 420,000 Rohingya to flee and cross into neighbouring...
Maria an 'extremely dangerous' hurricane

Maria an 'extremely dangerous' hurricane

Hurricane Maria becomes an ‘extremely dangerous’ storm 18 September 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Hurricane Maria has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” category four hurricane, US forecasters say, as it heads...
US monuments under threat after Trump review

US monuments under threat after Trump review

Several US national monuments could be reduced in size or changed under proposals submitted to Donald Trump. A leaked report written by US interior secretary Ryan Zinke recommends that six of the 27 sites should be cut in size and changes made to around four others....
Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

18 September 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s...
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