Macron announces tax cuts in response to yellow vest protests

French President Emmanuel Macron also warned that France and Europe must better fight illegal immigration.

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Far-right activist Tommy Robinson to stand in UK's European elections

The former English Defence League leader will be an independent candidate in the North West region.

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Sri Lanka terror attack suspects could have explosives, PM warns

Approximately 250 people were killed in the string of suicide bombings.

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Climber found alive near summit of Annapurna after going missing for two days

One of three helicopters sent to find the mountaineer saw him waving his hands.

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Libya government appeals for UN mission to investigate violence

It comes as forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter launch an offensive in the capital, Tripoli.

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Israel to attend World Expo in Dubai amid warming ties with Gulf nations

The country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it marked Israel’s rising status.

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Woman accused of being a neo-Nazi tells court Swastika-covered shawl was ‘pagan’ item

Alice Cutter also claimed she bought a set of Swastika earrings from a religious store on a trip to Lithuania

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Sri Lanka’s prime minister says some Muslims have been attacked since bombings

Ranil Wickremesinghe said security forces were trying to assist Ahmadi Muslims, who are refugees from Pakistan.

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Joe Biden says he is fighting for ‘soul of the nation’ in White House race

The former vice-president has entered a crowded Democratic field in the race for the party’s nomination to face Donald Trump in 2020.

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Russia says North Korea needs security guarantee if it is to denuclearise

Vladimir Putin said he intended to share the outcome of his talks with Kim Jong Un with Donald Trump.

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How runners shape up in race to be Democratic nominee for president

There are 20 candidates in the field including some big names and some relative newcomers vying for the right to face Donald Trump in 2020.

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Sudan protesters shelve government announcement amid talks with military

It had been planned to announce a transitional government on Thursday.

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Joe Biden enters 2020 race to challenge Donald Trump

Joe Biden has formally entered the 2020 race for president.

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Tiger will not be put down after it attacked founder of animal rescue charity

A Bengal tiger has attacked an animal rescue's founder in north-western Arizona, but the big cat will not be put down after the man said it was his fault.

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Police remove Extinction Rebellion activists from London Stock Exchange

Protesters also climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station.

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Father of Sri Lanka Easter bombers arrested

Authorities have blamed a local group, National Towheed Jamaat, for the attack.

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Macron set to offer solutions to French yellow vest concerns

The protesters see the centrist president as favouring the rich and want more income equality.

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French police experts start Notre Dame checks following fire

The Paris prosecutor’s office says all potential leads are being pursued.

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Concerns raised over Antarctic emperor penguin breeding ground

Normally about 8% of the world’s emperor penguin population breeds at Halley Bay, Mr Trathan said.

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LGBT rights an import that threatens nation, Polish leader says

The Catholic Church has long been revered in Poland as the institution that kept the language and spirit alive during a long period of foreign rule.

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Millions of children miss measles vaccine leading to outbreaks worldwide

169 million children worldwide have missed out on the measles vaccine in the last eight years.

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Pressure on Theresa May to name date for departure as PM

An influential backbench committee has demanded ‘clarity’ on how long the Prime Minister will stay if her Brexit deal fails.

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‘Long-term antibiotic use increases heart risk for older women’

The findings can be explained by the effect of antibiotics on gut bacteria, say scientists.

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Unseasonal fleas and flies blamed on global warming

Inquiries to pest controllers Rentokil soared during this year’s mild winter, reflecting a continuing trend.

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Migrant boy, 3, found alone on US-Mexico border

US Customs and Border Protection said that the boy’s name and a phone number were written on his shoes when agents found him.

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Neo-Nazi accused tells UK jury she was pestered into Miss Hitler pageant entry

Alice Cutter claimed to have been left ‘panicking’ when her face ended up in national newspapers when the story broke.

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Robot catheter achieves medical first by navigating itself through living heart

Scientists tested the experimental device, guided by artificial intelligence, in pigs with leaky heart valves.

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Strange Chimera crab sheds new light on crustacean evolution

‘Unusual and cute’ creature from the dinosaur era looked nothing like a modern-day crab.

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Sri Lanka bomber who studied in UK named

The identity of Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed was reported after officials in Sri Lanka claimed one of the suicide bombers may have studied in the UK.

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Lawyers for Bill Cosby hit out at judge as they seek bail while he appeals

The veteran comedian is serving a prison sentence for sex assault.

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Sea creatures hit twice as hard by global warming, experts say

Scientists compared the vulnerability of fish and other non-mammalian ocean dwellers, and cold-blooded land animals.

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Brain interface may restore power of speech to paralysed patients

Scientists have found a way to generate synthesised speech from brain signals involved in vocal movement.

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Indigenous Brazilians pitch tents near Congress in annual protest

This year tensions have risen with the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

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1922 committee rejects rule change to allow MPs to challenge PM leadership

The executive of the 1922 committee has rejected a rule change to allow MPs to challenge the UK Prime Minister's leadership.

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Japan apologies to citizens who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics law

Japan's government has apologised to tens of thousands of people who were forcibly sterilised under a now-defunct eugenics law, designed to "prevent the birth of ...

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At least 51 killed in South Africa floods

At least 51 people are confirmed dead following severe flooding in the region of Durban in South Africa .

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Boeing says it will cost $1 billion dollars to fix 737 Max plane

The aircraft remains grounded after two deadly crashes.

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Fire destroys huts and mosque at Rohingya refugee site

More than 700,000 Muslims have fled Burma to neighbouring Bangladesh.

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Second man arrested over death of Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

The man has been released pending further inquiries into the murder last week in Edinburgh’s west end.

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Trump sparks new row over UK spying allegations

GCHQ said the claim that British intelligence spied on the president’s 2016 election campaign was ‘utterly ridiculous’

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Key aide to Kim Jong Un removed from post, claims South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser has been removed from one of his posts, according to a politician in South Korea.

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UN urges Security Council to protect women's rights 'before, during and after' conflict

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council to protect women and children's rights 'before, during and after conflict' as the ...

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At least 5,000 migrants attempting to cross to Saudi Arabia detained in Yemen

Police in Yemen have detained at least 5,000 migrants over the last 10 days who were attempting to cross to Saudi Arabia.

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Brexit deadlock may delay spending review, Hammond warns

The UK Chancellor told MPs it may be ‘unwise’ to go ahead with the three-year review amid uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU.

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First ‘Marsquake’ recorded by US probe fitted with British seismic sensors

Key technology on Nasa’s InSight lander was developed with £4m government funding from the UK Space Agency.

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Yemen Report: 860 children and pregnant women 'left to die without medical access'

Pregnant women who experience complications in childbirth and sick children are unable to reach medical care in Yemen in a safe and timely manner according to a ...

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Theresa May to attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

Ms McKee will be laid to rest in Carnmoney cemetery after a service at St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast.

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Sri Lankan President calls for resignation of Defence Secretary and National Police Chief

Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the country’s defence secretary and national police chief after the Easter bombings

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Sri Lanka attackers ‘highly educated’ with some thought to have studied in UK and Australia

A junior minister said the bombers were part of a breakaway group from two Muslim movements.

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Turkey's president urges study of Ottoman archives to dispel genocide claims

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has challenged nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect ...

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