Darayya siege: Evacuation of Syrian town begins

Civilians and rebel fighters have begun leaving the Syrian town of Darayya after a deal was reached ending a four-year government siege. The first buses left the town, near the capital Damascus, accompanied by ambulances and Red Crescent vehicles. Rebel … Continue reading


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Vincent Barker death: Optometrist Honey Rose given two-year suspended sentence

An optometrist who failed to spot an eye condition in a boy who later died has been given a suspended jail term. Vincent Barker, eight, known as Vinnie, died in July 2012 after fluid built up on his brain. Honey … Continue reading


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U.S. second-quarter growth trimmed to 1.1 percent; consumer spending raised

U.S. economic growth was a bit more sluggish than initially thought in the second quarter as businesses aggressively ran down stocks of unsold goods, offsetting a spurt in consumer spending. Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.1 percent annual rate, … Continue reading


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Europa League draw: Man Utd face reunion with Robin van Persie

Manchester United will face Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk in the… Continue Reading »


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Turkey signals no quick end to Syria incursion as truck bomb kills 11

By Nick Tattersall and Humeyra Pamuk | ISTANBUL/KARKAMIS, Turkey Turkish forces will remain in Syria for as long as it takes to cleanse the border of Islamic State and other militants, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday,… Continue Reading … Continue reading


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Italy earthquake: Boy, 14, among three UK deaths

A 14-year-old boy from London was among three Britons killed in Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy. Marcos Burnett was on holiday with his parents and sister when the quake hit. Will Henniker-Gotley, 55, and his wife Maria, 51, from Stockwell … Continue reading


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UN blames UK politicians for Brexit hate crime spike

“Divisive” and “anti-immigrant” rhetoric by UK politicians during the EU referendum helped to fuel a spike in race hate crimes in the weeks before and after the vote, a UN body has said. It said prominent political figures had “failed … Continue reading


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Israeli troops kill Palestinian who ran toward them, army says

Israeli soldiers on Friday shot and killed an apparently unarmed Palestinian who ran toward their position in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, and the incident was under review, a military spokeswoman said. A Palestinian official said the … Continue reading


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Bullard agnostic on timing of Fed hike; cites tech stocks: CNBC

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Inside a Philippines prison drugs raid

The BBC witnesses a raid in one of Manila’s biggest prisons – the latest offensive in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. It is a battle that is, so far, mainly fighting the foot soldiers rather than the generals … Continue reading


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Norway man rescued after climbing into public toilet

Firefighters in Norway have pulled a man from the inside of a toilet after he dived in to rescue a friend’s phone and became stuck in the tank below. Cato Berntsen Larsen climbed feet-first into the facility after his friend … Continue reading


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Israeli troops kill suspected assailant in W.Bank: army

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli troops shot dead a suspected Palestinian assailant at the entrance to the West Bank village of Silwad on Friday, the army said. “Forces identified a suspect running towards an (army) post in Silwad, northeast of Ramallah,” … Continue reading


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