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Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrested over 'misconduct' Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrested over 'misconduct'
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct, the carmaker has said. Mr Ghosn, a towering figure in the car industry, will be sacked from the Japanese firm after a board meeting on Thursday, its chief executive said. He has been accused of "significant acts of misconduct", including under-reporting his pay package and personal use of company assets. N...
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France fuel protest: One dead in 'yellow vest' blockades France fuel protest: One dead in 'yellow vest' blockades
One protester has died and dozens were injured as almost a quarter of a million people took to the streets of France, angry at rising fuel prices. The female protester who died was struck after a driver surrounded by demonstrators panicked and accelerated. The "yellow vests", so-called after the high-visibility jackets they are required to carry in their cars, blocked motorways and roundabou...
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Stephen Barclay named new Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay named new Brexit Secretary
Stephen Barclay has been confirmed as the new Brexit Secretary as Theresa May seeks to fill posts in her cabinet. The MP for North East Cambridgeshire and Leave supporter had been serving as a minister at the department for health and social care. He replaces Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday over Mrs May's withdrawal agreement for Brexit. A spokesman for No 10 indicated that Mr Barc...
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Jamal Khashoggi murder ordered by agent - Saudi prosecutor Jamal Khashoggi murder ordered by agent - Saudi prosecutor
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has concluded that an intelligence officer ordered Jamal Khashoggi's murder, and not Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The officer was tasked with persuading the dissident journalist to return to the Gulf kingdom, a spokesman said. Khashoggi was given a lethal injection after a struggle in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, he added. The public ...
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Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' amid currency crisis Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' amid currency crisis
Iran has executed a currency trader known as the "Sultan of Coins" for amassing some two tonnes of gold coins. Vahid Mazloumin and another member of his currency trading network received the death penalty for "spreading corruption on earth". According to the Iranian Students' News Agency, Mr Mazloumin and associates had hoarded the coins to manipulate prices. Rights group Amnesty Internat...
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Israel-Gaza: Deadly fire traded across border Israel-Gaza: Deadly fire traded across border
Eight people have been killed in a flare-up of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. More than 460 rockets have been fired into Israel by militants since Monday night, while Israeli aircraft have hit 160 militant targets in response. Seven Palestinians, several of them militants, died in the strikes on Gaza, while a Palestinian civilian was killed in a rocket attack in s...
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Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said the GPS signal in his country's northern airspace was disrupted during recent Nato war games in Scandinavia. He said he believed the signal had been jammed deliberately and that it was possible Russia was to blame because it had the means to do so. Finland is not a Nato member but joined the war games which began last month. Norway also reported...
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Jordan flash floods: Seven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra Jordan flash floods: Seven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra
Flash floods in Jordan have killed at least seven people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman. Downpours also triggered a state of emergency in the port city of Aqaba. It comes two weeks after 21 people, mostly childr...
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Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord
Norway has evacuated all 137 crew from one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Maltese oil tanker. Eight people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen. The KNM Helge Ingstad frigate has been listing dangerously. The warship had been returning from Nato military exercises. The tanker, the Sola TS, was slightly damaged and it appears that it did no...
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Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed
Schoolchildren kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon's North-West region have met the regional governor after being freed. The 78 boys and girls and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region's capital, Bamenda. A driver was also released, but the school's principal and a teacher are still being held. The government has accused separatists in the English-speaking region...
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