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  • Ashya King
    5 hours, 10 minutes ago

    Ashya parents to remain in custody

    A Spanish judge has ordered the detention for 72 hours of a British couple who took their critically ill five-year-old son abroad against doctors’ advice.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron
    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Terror suspects 'may lose UK passports'

    Police will be given temporary powers to seize passports at UK borders of Britons they suspect are travelling abroad to fight with terror groups, David Cameron has announced.

  • An RAF Hercules C-130J delivering aid into Iraq.
    4 hours, 7 minutes agolatest

    Aid arrives to Iraq town after IS siege broken

    Aid has begun to flow to a small northern Shiite town in Iraq, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and US airstrikes broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants.

  • Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.
    8 hours, 19 minutes ago

    Russia calls for Ukraine ceasefire deal

    Russia’s foreign minister has urged those holding a new round of talks on easing Ukraine’s crisis to push for a ceasefire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

  • 8 hours, 42 minutes ago

    Man kills two in China school attack

    A 40-year-old man has stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to his death, officials said.

  • 9 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Relatives slam 'cruel' arrest of Ashya King's parents

    Relatives of a five-year-old brain cancer patient taken from hospital in England without doctors’ consent have described the decision to arrest his parents as “cruel”.

  • 10 hours, 47 minutes agolatest

    Rebels 'fire on border guard boat' in Ukraine

    A border guard vessel has been attacked by land-based forces, Ukraine said, hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin called for immediate talks on a political solution to the crisis in the east of the country.

  • John Tully.
    11 hours, 7 minutes ago

    Police arrest man after two shot dead in New Zealand

    A man suspected of killing two unemployment office workers and critically injuring a third has been arrested following a manhunt that lasted seven hours and kept a town on edge.

  • 11 hours, 44 minutes ago

    Israeli land takeover raises tensions in West Bank

    Israel has laid claim to nearly a thousand acres of land in the West Bank, in defiance of a Palestinian demand for a halt on settlements.

  • 12 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Japan warns of toilet roll shortage if quake hits

    Japan is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40% of the nation’s supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

  • 13 hours, 8 minutes ago

    'Huge' numbers of children abused in the UK

    A child protection campaigner has warned that the sexual exploitation of youngsters in the UK is a much wider issue than had been acknowledged.

  • 13 hours, 22 minutes ago

    Ashya's parents await court ruling

    Legal proceedings against the parents of a five-year-old brain cancer patient who took him out of hospital without doctors’ consent are expected to continue in Spain today.

  • 13 hours, 29 minutes ago

    Islamic terrorists 'want to hit US'

    Cities in America and western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State (IS) militants’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two top politicians have warned.

  • 1 day, 19 minutes agolatest

    Ashya parents to face Spanish court tomorrow

    Spanish media have said a mother and father who took their child from an English hospital to Spain are due before a judge tomorrow accused of child cruelty.

  • Irish Defence Forces on a recent training exercise before their deployment to the Golan Heights. Picture: Collins
    1 day, 1 hour, 22 minutes agolatest

    Peacekeepers in Golan Heights 'greatest escape'

    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials have said.

  • A view of different bacteria growing in petri dishes (archive picture)
    1 day, 1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    Bacteria offers bowel cancer clue

    Bacteria in the gut could hold the key to a new way of tackling bowel cancer, research suggests.

  • 1 day, 4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Elderly woman and child die in Paris building collapse

    A four-story apartment building in a north-eastern Paris suburb has partially collapsed after an explosion, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said.

  • 1 day, 6 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Police 'make no apology' for Ashya search tactics

    Police have defended their decision to launch an international search after a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour was taken out of hospital by his family without doctors’ consent.

  • 1 day, 6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Iceland raises volcano alert as more lava flows

    Iceland’s authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.

  •  A French fireman and his dog search in the rubble of the building. Picture: AP
    1 day, 6 hours, 53 minutes ago

    Child killed in Paris building collapse

    A four-storey apartment building in a north-eastern Paris suburb has partially collapsed after an explosion, killing a child, according to French authorities.

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