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Qatar camels caught up in Gulf crisis Qatar camels caught up in Gulf crisis
Saudi Arabia has said all camels and sheep owned by Qataris must leave its pastureland, in a growing row between Qatar and other Gulf states. Qatari officials say that about 15,000 camels and 10,000 sheep have already crossed the border. An emergency makeshift shelter with water tanks and fodder has been set up in Qatar. Many Qataris keep their cattle in Saudi Arabia, because the tiny Gul...
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Portugal forest fire: 12 survive by hiding in a water tank Portugal forest fire: 12 survive by hiding in a water tank
Twelve people survived one of Portugal's deadliest fires by seeking refuge in a water tank after access to their village was cut off by the blaze. The residents, including a disabled 95-year-old woman, spent more than six hours in the tank as the fire prevented them from being rescued. "If it wasn't for this, we would all have died," one of the survivors said. The fires, which police beli...
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London fire: Queen and Prince William visit Grenfell Tower centre London fire: Queen and Prince William visit Grenfell Tower centre
The Queen and Prince William visited a relief centre for Grenfell Tower fire victims, while the missing could number as many as 76, the BBC understands. Their visit to the Westway Sports Centre comes after police say some of those killed may never be identified. Police have confirmed that at least 30 people have died as a result of the blaze at the west London flats. Metropolitan Police C...
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London fire: Death toll rises to 17 but 'no more survivors' London fire: Death toll rises to 17 but 'no more survivors'
At least 17 people died in a massive fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, police said, as they warned that figure could rise further. Earlier, the fire service said rescuers did not expect to find any more survivors in the smouldering ruins of Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington. Specialist dogs are to be sent in to search for evidence and identification of people still inside. ...
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Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower
Several people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, a fire chief says. Eyewitnesses said they saw people trapped inside the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help, and shouting for their children to be saved. More than 50 people are being treated in hospital, says London Ambulance. The BBC's Andy Moore said the whole 24...
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France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win
The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. Projections show La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The final outcome will be decided at a run-off next Sunday. Mr Macron's party was established ...
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Myanmar plane: Debris and bodies found after search Myanmar plane: Debris and bodies found after search
The Burmese army says debris and bodies have been found after a military plane went missing with 122 people on board. Dispersed wreckage was found in the Andaman Sea, the military said in a statement on its Facebook page. The aircraft, a Y-8 transporter made in China, was carrying 14 crew. Most of the passengers were military personnel and family members, including children. The plane was...
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Kabul blast: Deadly explosions at protest victim's funeral Kabul blast: Deadly explosions at protest victim's funeral
Suicide bombers have killed at least seven people at the funeral in Kabul of a man who died during a protest on Friday, Afghan officials say. More than 100 were wounded in the attack, which hit the funeral of one of five people killed when police fired on a march against deteriorating security. The chief executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, survived the attack. The latest violence...
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Kabul bomb: Afghan leader condemns 'cowardly' attack Kabul bomb: Afghan leader condemns 'cowardly' attack
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has condemned a massive bomb attack in the capital Kabul, which killed at least 90 people, as "cowardly". A suicide attacker detonated a bomb hidden inside a tanker truck close to the heavily protected diplomatic area during the morning rush hour. Some 400 people were injured by the blast, which left a deep crater. No group has said it carried out the...
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Police in Germany 'foil asylum seeker suicide attack' Police in Germany 'foil asylum seeker suicide attack'
German police have arrested a teenage asylum seeker suspected of planning a suicide attack in Berlin, Brandenburg state officials say. The suspect, 17, was arrested in the Uckermark district, Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schröter announced. But Brandenburg police say they have not confirmed reports that the teen, who entered Germany in 2015, is Syrian and was definitely planning an attack. ...
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