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Brexit: Chief whip attacks cabinet’s post-election strategy

The government should have made clear after the 2017 election that it would "inevitably" have to accept a softer Brexit, the Tory chief whip has said. In a BBC documentary, Julian Smith is also strongly...

Conmen posed as French foreign minister to steal €8 million, police say

Israeli police have arrested three men accused of scamming €8 million (£6.8 million) from a businessman by impersonating the French foreign minister. The suspects, said to be French-Israelis, reportedly created a replica of Jean-Yves Le...

Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist is arrested again

Prominent Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been arrested at a Manila airport, allegedly for violating laws barring foreign ownership of media. Ms Ressa, the founder of news site Rappler, was also arrested last month over...

Duo in Liverpool band Her’s killed in US crash

Both members of the Liverpool band Her's and their tour manager have been killed in a crash in the US. Duo Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, as well as manager Trevor Engelbrektson, died while travelling...

Meng Hongwei: China to prosecute former Interpol chief

Meng Hongwei, the former Chinese head of Interpol, will be prosecuted in his home country for allegedly taking bribes, China's Communist Party says. He has also been expelled from the party and stripped of all...

Trump: Google is committed to US not the Chinese military

Google’s is “committed to the US Military, not the Chinese Military" President Trump said after meeting the firm's chief executive on Wednesday. In a tweet, the President said he and Sundar Pichai also discussed “political...

Rescued migrants hijack merchant ship near Libya – reports

Migrants have hijacked a merchant vessel that rescued them off Libya's coast, ordering the crew to head towards Malta, reports say. More than 100 migrants aboard the cargo ship are said to have acted after...

Yemen hospital strike: Seven killed at Kitaf facility

An air strike near a hospital in north-west Yemen that killed at least seven people, four of them children, has been condemned by Save the Children. The NGO, which helps fund the hospital, said two...

Jussie Smollett: Prosecutors drop all charges against actor

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against US actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack. The Empire star attended a court hearing in Chicago on Tuesday, where a judge sealed the case. Mr...

Road safety: EU plans vehicle speed limiters from 2022

Speed limiting technology looks set to become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from 2022, after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU. Campaigners welcomed the move, saying it would save thousands of...

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