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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited to US

34 min 5 sec ago
Mexico's government has extradited drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to the US, where is wanted on drug trafficking charges.

Hopes fade for survivors of Italian avalanche

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:04
Two bodies have been pulled from under snow and rubble after an avalanche at a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy.

Julian Assange 'ready to go to US'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:11
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has feared extradition to the United States, says he stands by his offer to go to America.

Julian Assange 'ready to go to US'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:11
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has feared extradition to the United States, says he stands by his offer to go to America.

Senegal invades as new Gambia leader sworn in

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:56
Senegalese troops have invaded The Gambia after Adama Barrow was sworn in as the country's new president.

Ex-Argos guard sworn in as Gambia President

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:56
Adama Barrow has been sworn in as the President of The Gambia at the country's embassy in Senegal.

Six Britons die in road crash in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:03
Six Britons have died and several others have been injured in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office has said.

Reward offered for missing Malaysia flight MH370

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:56
Malaysia has offered a reward to help find missing flight MH370 - just days after abandoning its three-year search.

Psychic spoon-bender Geller 'convinced' CIA

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:06
Self-proclaimed psychic Uri Geller's telepathic abilities were tested by the CIA, according to newly published documents.

Families text loved ones in avalanche hotel

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:25
Footage has emerged of relatives exchanging phone messages with someone trapped inside the hotel buried by an avalanche in Italy.

Dozens hurt as high-rise building collapses

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:52
Dozens of people have been injured after a high-rise building collapsed in the Iranian capital Tehran.

'Many dead' after avalanche hits Italy hotel

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 08:52
Up to 30 people are feared to have died after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake hit a hotel in Italy.

British paedophile, 70, jailed in US after sting

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 06:29
A British man has been jailed for 13 years in the US after admitting travelling there to have sex with boys.

Gambia crisis: Ex-Argos employee to be sworn in

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 04:17
Gambia's President-elect has said he will be inaugurated later despite his predecessor refusing to cede power.

Gambian crisis continues as Britons arrive home

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 04:17
British tourists have started to arrive back in the UK from The Gambia amid that country's worsening political crisis.

Man United back on top of football's rich list

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 02:05
They may be struggling to rediscover past glories on the pitch - but Manchester United are back on top of football's money league for the first time in 12 years.

PM to tell Davos: 'Listen to those left behind'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 23:51
Theresa May will warn world leaders in Davos today that they must listen to those who feel left behind by globalisation.

Obama's parting message: 'We're going to be okay'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 22:37
Barack Obama has ended his last news conference as President with an optimistic message: "I think we're going to be okay".

Obama told Trump: 'You can't do it by yourself'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:23
Barack Obama has revealed in his last news conference as President that he advised Donald Trump not to make decisions on his own.

2016 was the hottest year on record - again

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:35
Earth has experienced its third-straight hottest year on record, scientists have said.

Obamacare family scared for the future

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:27
One of Barack Obama's signature achievements as president could suffer a high-profile dismemberment by his successor in the White House.

Brits flee as Gambia neighbours threaten invasion

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:57
Britons are leaving The Gambia as Senegal says troops will take action at midnight unless a solution is found to the crisis there.

Troops threaten midnight action in Gambia crisis

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:57
Britons are leaving The Gambia as Senegal says troops will take action at midnight unless a solution is found to the crisis there.

RAF in 'utterly shocking' unauthorised landing

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:47
A diplomatic spat has broken out between the UK and Ireland after a RAF aircraft landed at Shannon Airport without permission in a "serious" incident.

More than 50 killed in military base suicide bomb

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:23
More than 50 people have been killed after a suicide bombing at a military camp in northern Mali.

Trump warned over threat to 'Chinese islands'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:55
China would use military force if the United States tries to block its access to artificial islands in the South China Sea, a Communist Party-controlled newspaper has warned.

'Army of police would have scared Tunisia tourists'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:55
Tour operators wanted to increase security in Sousse a month before a gunman opened fire on a beach in the Tunisian city but did not want tourists to be "scared by seeing an army of police", an inquest has heard.

Trump claims he 'doesn't like' using Twitter

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:59
Donald Trump, who has made headlines with his rants at critics on Twitter, has said he does not like using the social media platform.

Tiffany blames Trump for Xmas lacking sparkle

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:56
Tiffany & Co has blamed a sharp fall in New York sales on Donald Trump.

Bollywood actor cleared of gun charge

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:26
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been cleared of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbuck antelopes 18 years ago.

Boris dismisses 'WWII' punishment over Brexit

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:15
Boris Johnson has warned the French president not to hit the UK with a "punishment beating" for Brexit.

'Strong' earthquake in Rome, central Italy

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:30
A strong earthquake has been felt in central Italy, with people in Rome saying they experienced the tremor, local media say.

Second shooting in two days in Cancun resort

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:02
Two shootings in as many days have left nine people dead in a major Mexico tourist destination and triggered a warning to visitors from the US government.

Assange 'stands by' extradition deal pledge

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:48
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is under pressure to turn himself in following Barack Obama's decision to free a former soldier who was jailed for leaking classified documents to his website.

China 'orders forecasters to stop smog alerts'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:36
Local weather bureaus in China have been ordered to stop issuing smog alerts.

More people killed by horses than snakes in Oz

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:08
More people are killed by horses in Australia than all venomous animals combined, according to research.

Former US president George HW Bush in hospital

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 08:27
Former US president George HW Bush has been taken to hospital, according to local media reports.

Nigerian airstrike kills dozens in refugee camp

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 04:46
A Nigerian airstrike meant for Boko Haram militants has killed at least 52 people and injured dozens more in a refugee camp.

UK tourists set to be flown out of The Gambia

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:00
Nearly 1,000 UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest.

Foreign Office defends Tunisia travel advice

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:37
The Foreign Office has defended its advice to tourists in Tunisia after being criticised for not warning British travellers of the terror risk before a gunman opened fire on a beach in Sousse.

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:24
President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of Chelsea Manning, the soldier jailed for leaking information to Wikileaks.

Oldest gorilla in captivity dies after 60 years

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:28
A gorilla who spent her whole life in a zoo has died in her sleep less than a month after her 60th birthday.

Migrants fear deportation as Trump takes office

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:24
Millions of undocumented migrants face deportation from the US if Donald Trump sticks to his hard-line campaign promise on immigration.

Trump inauguration: Who will and won't perform

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:05
Donald Trump will be sworn in as America's 45th President on Friday, but finding the right soundtrack has not been easy.

Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter gaffe

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:50
A Twitter user from Brighton awoke this morning to find she had received praise from an unlikely source - the next leader of the free world.

Libyan dissident wins right to sue Jack Straw

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:50
A Libyan dissident who claims the UK participated in his abduction and rendition under the Gaddafi regime has won the right to sue former foreign secretary Jack Straw.

EU Parliament demands role in Brexit talks

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:29
The European Parliament will demand full participation in Brexit negotiations as part of a deal struck to secure the Presidency for the Italian MEP Antonio Tajani.

Amsterdam blackout leaves 365,000 in the dark

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:01
A major power failure brought trams, trains and websites to a halt across Amsterdam and nearby towns.

British spy behind Trump dossier a 'charlatan'

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:59
The British spy behind a dossier alleging Russia has compromising information on Donald Trump has been labelled a "charlatan".

Actor criticised for Martin Luther King tweet

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:52
Actor Rob Schneider has come under fire on social media after trying to explain Martin Luther King's legacy to a civil rights leader.

Has Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:34
Lindsay Lohan has deleted all her posts and photos from Instagram and replaced them with an Arabic message, fuelling speculation she has converted to Islam.

Severed heads found in Mexico amid cartel war

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:26
Authorities in Mexico have found the severed heads of six men on the roof of a truck and six headless bodies inside.

BAT in Reynolds deal to create tobacco giant

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:10
British American Tobabbo has reached a deal to pay $49.4bn (£41bn) for the shares it does not already own in US rival Reynolds.

Hunt for missing flight MH370 called off

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 07:08
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been called off.

Will Obama's closure of Russian 'spy nest' last?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:43
On the eastern shore of Maryland, just 60 miles from Washington DC, there's a fascinating tale of alleged espionage. 

Why European Parliament vote matters for Brexit

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:26
For Eurosceptics, the European Parliament is the institution which represents all that's wrong with the European Union: unrepresentative, expensive and ineffective, they say. 

MEPs to elect new European Parliament president

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 00:09
The European Parliament will elect a new president later to replace Martin Schulz, in what is expected to be a divisive and unpredictable vote.

Five reasons why you should care about Davos

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 00:05
After Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, it has been suggested that the World Economic Forum has become an irrelevance.

How Trump ripped up the foreign policy playbook

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:25
A grim realisation is dawning in the chancelleries of Europe.

Istanbul nightclub massacre gunman 'arrested'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:19
The man suspected of carrying out the New Year's Day shooting at an Istanbul nightclub has been arrested, according to local media.

Nightclub attacker 'arrested in Istanbul'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:19
The man suspected of carrying out the New Year's Day shooting at an Istanbul nightclub has been arrested, according to local media.

Istanbul nightclub attacker 'arrested'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:19
The man suspected of carrying out the New Year's Day shooting at an Istanbul nightclub has been arrested, according to local media.

Last man to walk on the moon dies aged 82

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:38
Astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died aged 82, NASA has announced.

UK polar base to shut over ice crack worries

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 20:07
A research base in Antarctica is being shut down for eight months because it is perched on an ice shelf which is cracking.

Cowboy Church heads to DC for Trump's big day

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:11
Thousands of voters who propelled Donald Trump to the White House are heading to Washington this week to witness his inauguration.

Rolls-Royce £671m corruption probe settlement

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:02
Engine maker Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671m to UK, US and Brazilian authorities to settle bribery and corruption claims.

Video shows beach-goers fleeing Tunisia attacker

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:57
A video showing holidaymakers running for their lives as the Tunisia beach attacker began shooting has been shown at an inquest into the 2015 attack.

Video shows Tunisia attacker's 1.8-mile rampage

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:57
A video showing the route a gunman took as he shot dead 38 people on a Tunisian beach and in a hotel has been played at an inquest.

How the White House ages those who serve

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:35
It is said to be toughest job in the world.

Rape suspect admits attacks on 100 schoolgirls

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:38
A man arrested by Indian police has admitted sexually assaulting more than 100 young girls, preying on them as they left school at the end of the day.

Tour guide mauled to death by crocodiles

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:51
A tour guide has been mauled to death by crocodiles at a farm in South Africa, police have said.

Several feared dead in Mexico festival shooting

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:19
At least four people have reportedly been shot dead after a gunman opened fire at the BPM Music Festival in Mexico.

Several feared dead in Mexico festival shooting

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:19
At least four people have reportedly been shot dead after a gunman opened fire at the BPM Music Festival in Mexico.

Several dead after shooting at Mexico music festival

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:19
Five people have been reported dead after shooting broke out at the BPM Music Festival in Mexico.

Germany: Trump causing 'anxiety' in NATO

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:54
Donald Trump's claim that NATO is "obsolete" has caused "anxiety" among members of the military alliance, says Germany.

Russia: Trump is right that NATO is 'obsolete'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:54
Russia says it agrees with Donald Trump's comment that the NATO military alliance is "obsolete".

Samsung face arrest over bribery claims

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:35
Jay Y.Lee, the acting head of Samsung Electronics, has been formally accused of paying bribes in a corruption scandal that has engulfed South Korea.

BBC investigates if Russians leaked Sherlock

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:31
The BBC is investigating whether an online leak of the final episode of the TV series Sherlock was the work of Russian hackers.

Guantanamo inmates moved as Obama departs

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:31
Ten Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Oman as part of President Barack Obama's final efforts to shrink the facility.

The Obama years: What will his legacy be?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:04
Legacy is sought by presidents but hard to evaluate for years to come. Not least because much depends on how the country and next president handle their inheritance.

House Hunting for Team Trump's millionaires

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 05:37
The wealthy neighbourhood of Kalorama in Washington DC is getting ready for an influx of wealthy buyers.

Dozens killed as cargo jet smashes into village

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 04:22
A Turkish cargo jet has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least four pilots and dozens of people on the ground.

Turkish Airlines cargo jet crash kills 20

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 04:22
A Turkish Airlines cargo jet has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing a pilot and at least 19 people on the ground.

Turkish Airlines cargo jet crash kills 16

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 04:22
A Turkish Airlines cargo jet has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing a pilot and at least 15 people on the ground.

UK 'steps up fight against IS' as millions freed

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 02:44
Two million people were freed from Islamic State rule in 2016, the Defence Secretary has said.

Wrestling star Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 01:03
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka - one of the biggest stars of professional wrestling in the 1980s - has died less than two weeks after homicide charges against him were dropped.

Two-state solution reaffirmed at Paris talks

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 23:45
A two-state solution remains the only way to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict, a peace conference in Paris has concluded.

Eight billionaires 'own same as half the world'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 16:35
Inequality is so stark that a small group of men own the same wealth as half the world, say campaigners ahead of the high-profile World Economic Forum in Davos.

Kerry meets comrade of soldier he shot dead

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:51
The outgoing US Secretary of State has visited the spot where he shot dead a Viet Cong soldier during the Vietnam War.

CIA boss: Trump does not understand Russia

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:48
Outgoing CIA director John Brennan has lambasted Donald Trump, saying he does not understand Russia's intentions. 

Inquests into Britons killed in Tunisia attack begin

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:17
Many of the relatives of the 30 British tourists who were killed in the 2015 terrorist attack in Tunisia are planning to attend the inquests into their deaths, which get under way today.

Social media firms face 'fake news' grilling

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 13:26
Social media bosses could be questioned by MPs on whether they are doing enough to stop "fake news".

'Greatest Show On Earth' circus to close

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 11:54
One of the world's best-known and oldest circus companies has been forced to close, partly because of declining ticket sales.

British tourists hurt in New Zealand bus crash

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:52
Fifteen people have been hurt, four seriously, in a bus crash in New Zealand.

Three inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riot

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:25
Three inmates have been beheaded and another seven killed in fighting between rival gangs in a Brazilian prison.

Girl stolen at birth: Dad 'never gave up hope'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 06:14
The biological father of a baby girl who was tracked down after being taken from a Florida hospital in 1998 has said he never gave up hope of finding her.

Up to 100 feared dead as migrant boat sinks

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:52
About 100 migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized off Libya's coast.

Protesters march against Trump 'hate'

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 23:55
Protesters fearful of a Trump presidency have taken to the streets of Washington DC in defence of minority and immigrant rights.

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