U.N. rights office calls for independent probe into Mursi death

A man holds a picture of the former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi during a symbolic funeral prayer at the courtyard of Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer GENEVA (Reuters) -...

Swiss women stage mass strike demanding overdue equality

GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland held a strike on Friday to highlight their wealthy nation’s poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the last such walkout 28...

Thunderstorm warning in place as England braces for more bad weather

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of England, ending a brief interlude of sunny weather.Much of the South East, East Anglia and parts of the Midlands are covered...

Jeremy Kyle turns down request to appear before MPs after guest death

Jeremy Kyle has turned down a request to appear before a committee of MPs following the death of a guest.Senior executives involved in the daytime talk show will appear in front of MPs next...

Rail strike: Passengers hit by travel chaos with huge queues and rammed trains

Train passengers on some of the busiest routes in the country suffered rush hour chaos as rail staff walked out at the start of a five-day strike.Commuters in Surbiton were forced to wait in...

Public to have say on Heathrow’s expansion ‘masterplan’

A consultation has been launched on the "preferred masterplan" for Heathrow Airport's expansion.The airport's bosses plan to open a third runway by 2026 following years of debate. Over the next 12 weeks people will be...

Middle aged money mules unwittingly being used by criminals to launder cash

Middle aged people are increasingly and sometimes unwittingly being lured into laundering money for criminals, according to the fraud prevention service Cifas.In its annual report called Fraudscape, it revealed the number of so-called money...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ‘sorry’ and ‘should have done better’ after mass protests

Hong Kong's leader has appeared in public to offer her "sincere apology" following mass protests against a proposed extradition law, but has not said she will abandon the bill.Chief executive Carrie Lam had been...

Dramatic photo shows husky dogs walking on water in Greenland

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Man jailed for sharing footage of Christchurch mosque shooting

A man has been jailed in New Zealand for sharing footage of the Al Noor Mosque attack.Christchurch businessman Philip Neville Arps had admitted two charges of distributing an objectionable publication after the shootings. On Tuesday...

Scientists create super-strength ‘snail slime superglue’

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Trump cries foul as Draghi stimulus pledge knocks euro

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US boosts Middle East troops as photos ‘link Iran to tanker blasts’

The US is to send another 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to what it describes as "hostile behaviour" by Iranian forces. The move follows the Pentagon releasing new images it says...

Mohammed Morsi: Former Egyptian president buried after collapse and death in court

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has been quietly buried under heavy security in Cairo after his collapse and death in court, a lawyer said.Mr Morsi's family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo's...

Toronto Raptors: Four injured in shooting at victory parade for NBA champions

Four people have been injured in a shooting at a victory parade for the Toronto Raptors basketball team, police have said. Tweets from people attending the parade at Nathan Philips Square said they heard several...
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Philippines sends rotting exported waste back to Canada – BBC News

The Philippines is sending 69 container loads of waste back to Canada after it was imported into the country. The material was supposed to be recyclable but was found to contain items including soiled nappies. It's...
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Night shift on the malaria frontline – BBC News

It's night-time at Ola During Children's Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone and doctors Nehlama Barrie and Winstina Gbondo are on shift. Most nights here see children die of Malaria complications but a free health programme...
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12 killed in mass shooting in Virginia – BBC News

Witnesses to a mass shooting at a government building in Virginia Beach have described their experiences. At least 12 people were killed and several injured in the shooting at a government building, police said. Please subscribe...
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The truth behind Venezuela’s blackouts – BBC News

Frequent power cuts have affected millions across Venezuela in the last few months. The government says that the US is deliberately sabotaging the country's power grid. But the BBC's Guillermo Olmo found that the real reasons...
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The world’s tiniest survivor – BBC News

At 8.6 ounces or 245 grams, Saybie weighed little more than an apple at birth and is believed to be the world's smallest baby to survive according to the Tiniest Babies Registry. Her birth was...
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Adel al-Jubeir: ‘Saudi Arabia does not want a war with Iran’ – BBC News

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, has told the BBC that his country does not want war with Iran, but will not tolerate what it considers hostile Iranian activity in...

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Wilders says Twitter blocks his account

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival. Wilders, who cannot easily appear...

Pompeo to Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States may no longer share sensitive security information with nations that install next-generation networks, like those made by China’s Huawei, that it regards as insecure, U.S. Secretary of State...

Hungary, South Korea seek thorough probe into fatal Budapest boat accident

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he had asked for a thorough investigation into a boat accident on the Danube River in Budapest that killed at least seven South...

China, U.S. defense chiefs hold talks at Asia security summit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held talks on Friday at an Asia security summit in Singapore, amid heightened tensions between the two countries over...

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital, several casualties

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb attack on a U.S. convoy in the Afghan capital on Friday, wounded four U.S. service members and killed at least four Afghan civilians, officials said, in the second...

Assange suffering psychological torture, would face “show trial” in U.S.: U.N. expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered psychological torture from a defamation campaign and should not be extradited to the United States where he would face a “politicized show trial”, a U.N....

Modi surprises markets by naming Sitharaman as India’s finance minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised markets by naming Nirmala Sitharaman, formerly the country’s defence minister, as the next finance minister at a time when Asia’s third-largest economy is...

Chinese militarization of South China Sea “excessive”: acting Pentagon chief

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that China’s militarization of the disputed South China Sea had been “excessive.” Shanahan, speaking with reporters in Singapore on the sidelines of...

New Papua New Guinea leader a wildcard in Pacific power play

SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Papua New Guinea’s lawmakers started to shift their weight in their parliamentary seats in preparation for a tense vote on a new prime minister on Thursday, James Marape looked uninterested,...

Exclusive: India to see ‘big-bang’ reforms in Modi’s second term, says government think tank

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In the first 100 days of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term, a slew of ‘big-bang’ economic reforms that should please foreign investors are likely to be pursued, according...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian trying to cross border: officials

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager who was trying to climb a security fence and cross into Israel from the occupied West Bank on Friday, an Israeli...

Iranians, Iraqis march to back Palestinians, reject Trump Mideast plan

DUBAI/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual “Quds (Jerusalem) Day” in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as...

Replica Spitfire turns heads at London station, marking D-Day anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Commuters at a London station got up close and personal with a World War Two icon on Friday, when a replica Supermarine Spitfire went on display on the concourse. The full-scale...
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Malaysia to send back imported waste – BBC News

Malaysia has ordered several thousand tonnes of imported plastic waste to be sent back to the countries it came from. The country's government says it has become a dumping ground for wealthier nations and that...

China says hopes Canada understands consequences of siding with U.S.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes Canada understands the consequences of siding with the United States and doing its bidding, China’s foreign ministry said on Friday, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called for the...

Danish Muslims feel backlash as immigration becomes election issue

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Growing numbers of Danish Muslims say they have faced verbal abuse, exclusion and hate crimes since mainstream political parties began adopting anti-immigrant policies previously the preserve of the far right. The...

Hong Kong’s independence advocates fear reach of proposed extradition law

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some Hong Kong independence activists say they may be forced to leave the city if a proposed extradition law allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial is...

North Korea executes envoy in a purge after failed U.S. summit: media

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S....

U.S. checking reports of North Korean envoy’s execution: Pompeo

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States is attempting to check on reports that a senior North Korean official involved in Pyongyang’s non-proliferation talks with Washington has been executed, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said...

Turkey says no delay in delivery of S-400s from Russia

ANKARA (Reuters) - The delivery schedule for Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey is continuing as planned, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday, dismissing reports that Ankara was evaluating a...

Instant View: Modi names Sitharaman as India’s finance minister

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, previously the country’s defense minister, as the next finance minister, while the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party...
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Robert Mueller: Charging Trump was not option – BBC News

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reaffirmed the findings of his Russia investigation in his first public comments since the inquiry started in 2017. Speaking in Washington, Mr Mueller said charging President Donald Trump with...
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Do you really understand Einstein’s theory of relativity? – BBC News

Almost everyone has heard of Albert Einstein, the Nobel prize-winning genius whose theories overturned centuries of scientific thought. But how much do you understand the work that made him really famous – his theory...
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Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim – BBC News

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office...
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The UK teens sent to Africa to escape knife crime – BBC News

Hundreds of British teenagers are being sent by their parents to East Africa to avoid knife crime in the UK, representatives of the Somali community say. The Victoria Derbyshire programme looks at why some...
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The Yazidi family reunited after being IS slaves – BBC News

Since the fall of the Islamic State group’s attempted caliphate in Syria, hundreds of its prisoners have been freed. Few were brutalised more by IS than Yazidis, a religious minority who were captured and enslaved...

More than 1,000 Britons held abroad without being sentenced

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May: Labour and the Conservatives had “a bad set of results” at the EU...

In her first comments since announcing she will quit as PM, Theresa May says both Labour and the Conservatives had "a bad set of results" at the EU elections, and she hopes they will...

John Cleese under fire for ‘London not English’ comment

John Cleese has come under fire after posting a message on Twitter suggesting that London is "not really an English city". The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star faced a backlash from hundreds of people...

London Bridge attackers used pink knives from Lidl

The terrorists behind the London Bridge terror attack used 12-inch pink knives bought from a Lidl supermarket, an inquest heard. One of the three attackers, Rachid Redouane, 30, was captured on CCTV buying the...

Police hunt suspect after attempted child kidnap

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they suspect tried to kidnap a nine-year-old girl by promising her sweets on her way home from school. She left Wandsworth, southwest London, on 2 November...
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What does a $75 cup of coffee taste like? – BBC News

Klatch Coffee in San Francisco is offering a $75 cup of coffee made from award-winning beans grown in Panama. The beans - called Elida Geisha Natural - sold for $803 per pound and hold the...
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The killer queues of Ukraine – BBC News

Ukraine’s simmering war with Russia-backed fighters has claimed the lives of 13 thousand people for the 5 years. It is a war which the country's newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky - a former comedian with...

Mother ‘heartbroken’ after wrong fallopian tube removed

A woman has been left unable to have children naturally after a hospital removed the wrong fallopian tube during surgery. Healthcare worker Chelsie Thomas had her left fallopian tube removed despite "clear and unambiguous" test...

Arsenal fans wearing Mkhitaryan shirts stopped in Baku

Arsenal fans wearing Henrikh Mkhitaryan shirts have been filmed being stopped by Azerbaijan police in Baku ahead of the Europa League final. Supporters have also been subject to spot checks by the country's security forces...

Council funding ‘unsustainable’ as budgets cut by 20%

There must be a national conversation about how much people want from their councils and what they'll pay, amid "unsustainable funding", researchers have said. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) says funding for English councils...

Banksy mural cut from garage wall and moved to new home

A Banksy mural called "Seasons Greetings" has arrived at its new home after being painstakingly cut from a garage wall, winched onto a lorry and driven across Port Talbot. It drew plenty of attention when...

US like a ‘war zone’ after 500 tornadoes in 30 days

America has been hit with 500 tornadoes in the last 30 days, with Tuesday breaking a 40-year record by marking the 12th day in a row with at least eight tornado reports, according to...
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Blackpink: Meet the K-pop superstars backstage – BBC News

They’re one of the world’s biggest K-pop superbands, and their YouTube views currently stack up to more than 6 billion. Recently, Blackpink played at Coachella where they continued to break records as the first ever...

‘We exist to sell drinks’: Bar owner defends criticism of tap water drinkers

A bar owner criticised for saying too many people were only ordering tap water with their food has defended her comments, saying it can put a big strain on businesses. Sam Espensen, who owns Bristol...

Johnson to face court over £350m claim on Brexit bus

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied and misled the public by saying the UK sent the EU £350m a week. The former Mayor of London faces accusations of...

Hamilton and Schwarzenegger among stars at Lauda’s funeral

Stars of Formula 1 have joined thousands of mourners in Vienna to pay their last respects to motor racing legend Niki Lauda. Family, friends and fans gathered at the city's St Stephen's Cathedral to file...

World’s most charitable billionaires and millionaires

The soon to be ex-wife of one of the world's richest men has pledged to give away more than half of her new-found fortune. MacKenzie Bezos will divorce husband Jeff, who founded Amazon, and come...

Air passenger mauled by veteran’s support dog sues

A man mauled on a plane by a military veteran's emotional support dog is seeking damages from the airline and the animal's owner. Marlin Jackson was sitting in the window seat when he was savaged...

Row over £400m debt linked to Nazanin release ‘nonsense’, says husband

The husband of the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has said the MoD's argument for not paying its debt to Iran is "nonsense". Despite Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt saying this week the government will "keep...

Why reporter covered Trump event in her wedding dress

A New York Times reporter ended up covering a presidential event in her wedding dress thanks to a last minute dress code note. White House correspondent Annie Karni was due to travel to Japan with...

Huawei: Billions of customers could be harmed by US sanctions

Huawei has said billions of customers around the world could be harmed by US sanctions against the company - as it launched a legal challenge against some of the restrictions. The Chinese telecoms giant's chief...

British man jailed for eight years for wife’s boat death

A British man whose wife died after their catamaran sank during their honeymoon has been jailed for eight years in the US for her manslaughter. Lewis Bennett, 42, from Poole in Dorset, was originally charged...

Former king of Belgium agrees to take DNA paternity test

The former king of Belgium has agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his daughter. King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 due to health reasons, had been facing...

Brazil to send prison gang leaders to federal jails after massacre: justice minister

LISBON (Reuters) - Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will be moved to maximum...

No signs Brazil prison killings will spread: presidential spokesman

BRASILIA (Reuters) - There are no signs that a spate of deadly prison violence in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus will spread to other parts of the country, the presidential spokesman said on...

British Labour leader Corbyn set to back second Brexit referendum: report

(Reuters) - Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to back a second referendum on Brexit and it could be within days, the Mirror newspaper reported late on Tuesday, citing senior figures of...

Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit arms depots in Yemeni capital -TV report

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen raided an air base adjoining Sanaa’s airport, Al-Hadath TV said late on Tuesday. The coalition air strikes targeted arms depots in the al-Dulaimi Air...

New Zealand teachers hold country’s largest education strike day before ‘wellbeing’ budget

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of New Zealand teachers walked off the job on Wednesday, a day before the government announced its ‘wellbeing’ budget, calling for higher pay and shorter hours in the...

U.S. may suspend training Turkish pilots over Russia defense deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is seriously considering suspending training for Turkish pilots on advanced F-35 fighter jets as Ankara moves ahead with plans to purchase a Russian missile defense system despite objections...

Iran has sapped U.S. capacity for war: Revolutionary Guards chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran’s “absolute power” in its region has sapped the capacity of arch-enemy the United States to wage war against it, the commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday, according...

Merkel and Macron spar in hunt for ‘Mr or Ms Europe’

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders engaged in a first skirmish on Tuesday over who should become the next chief of the European Commission, giving themselves a short deadline to agree on the bloc’s...

France’s Macron wants ‘charismatic’ men and women for top EU jobs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he wanted two women and two men with strong personalities to lead the European Union in the next five years, although he refused to...

EU could slap 3 billion euro fine on Italy for excessive debt: Salvini

ROME (Reuters) - The European Commission could impose a 3 billion euro fine on Italy for breaking EU rules due to its rising debt and structural deficit levels, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo...

Isolated Italy excluded from EU top jobs race, faces pressure over debt

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy risks a rude awakening in the race for top European Union jobs as it faces growing isolation after eurosceptic nationalists in its ruling coalition won big in last week’s European...

Sudan’s opposition observes first day of strike, military says communication not suspended

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s alliance of opposition and protest groups held a general strike on Tuesday as tensions mounted with the country’s military rulers over the transition to democracy. Dozens of Sudanese crowded outside...

Satellite images show fields in northwest Syria on fire

BEIRUT (Reuters) - New satellite images show fields, orchards and olive groves burning in northwest Syria, where the army has waged an assault against rebels in their last major stronghold. Government air strikes, backed...

Pope says he would confront Trump directly on border wall

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said he was willing to tell U.S. President Donald Trump in person that it is wrong to build border walls and appeared to warn him not to resume...

Tusk says Brexit served as ‘vaccine’ against eurosceptic EU vote

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain’s Brexit paralysis served as a “vaccine” against the eurosceptic vote in the European Union’s parliamentary elections, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. Eurosceptic parties gained in the bloc-wide...

EU’s Tusk wants at least two women in top EU jobs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The chairman of European Union leaders Donald Tusk on Tuesday got a mandate to seek out the best candidates for the EU’s top jobs this year and said he aimed to...

EU leaders want to settle on EU Commission chief by June summit: Merkel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU leaders had agreed they would try to settle on a candidate to head the EU executive, the European Commission, by the next...

Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton arrives in UAE for talks

DOHA (Reuters) - Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday ahead of talks scheduled for Wednesday, he said in tweet, amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran....

U.S. says all North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction violate U.N. resolutions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea’s entire weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang. “I think...

France calls on Iraq to spare six of its citizens from death penalty

PARIS (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday said France was intensifying diplomatic efforts to prevent six of its citizens being executed in Iraq after they were sentenced to death for belonging...

Sky News to hold live Conservative leadership debate

Sky News is organising a live head-to-head debate as part of the Conservative leadership election contest. The two final candidates in the battle for Number 10 will take part in a live debate with a...

Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

The last male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia has died, as conservationists warn the news should be a "wake-up call" to protect wildlife. The critically-endangered Sumatran rhino, which is the smallest species of rhinoceros, was...

Stars support JLS singer Oritse Williams after he was cleared of rape

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