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Spain domestic violence: Trail of death shocks society Spain domestic violence: Trail of death shocks society
A man convicted of killing his wife is now believed to have murdered his defence lawyer, with whom he had been having an affair, before taking his own life on Friday. Jose Javier Salvador Calvo, 50, jumped from a bridge in the eastern town of Teruel when police confronted him. The case has shocked Spain, prompting debate about domestic violence laws. Reacting to the deaths, Prime Minister...
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Aiia Maasarwe: Arrest over killing of Israeli student in Melbourne Aiia Maasarwe: Arrest over killing of Israeli student in Melbourne
A man has been arrested over the killing of a 21-year-old Israeli student in Melbourne, Australian police say. The body of Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found near La Trobe University in the city's north. She had taken a tram home late on Tuesday after a comedy show. She was attacked while speaking on the phone to her sister, authorities said. A 20-year-old man was arrested in a nearby suburb on...
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Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege
At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya's government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced to flee the bloodshed at the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday. Some 28 injured people have been admitted to hospital, and Kenya's Red Cross said 19 are still missing. Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab said it was behind t...
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Blasts and gunfire around Nairobi hotel Blasts and gunfire around Nairobi hotel
Explosions and gunfire are being reported around a hotel complex in Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Local television showed smoke rising from the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the Dusit hotel as well as offices. "We are under attack," a person inside the complex told Reuters news agency. Several vehicles are on fire in the car park. Police have been sent to the area...
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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada
A Saudi teenager who fled her family and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room, attracting international attention. ...
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Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill
Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree. The front of a Swiss hotel was hit by an avalanche and a winter storm made roads impassable in Sweden and Norway. Austria...
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Yellow vests knock out 60% of all speed cameras in France Yellow vests knock out 60% of all speed cameras in France
Members of the "yellow vests" protest movement have vandalised almost 60% of France's entire speed camera network, the interior minister has said. Christophe Castaner said the wilful damage was a threat to road safety and put lives in danger. The protest movement began over fuel tax increases, and saw motorists block roads and motorway toll booths. Some protesters feel speed cameras are s...
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Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours
Rebel Conservative MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May's government in a Commons Brexit vote. It means the government will have to come up with fresh plans within three days if Mrs May's EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. It could also open the door to alternatives, such as a referendum. No 10 said Mrs May's deal was in the national inte...
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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman pleads for asylum Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman pleads for asylum
An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has reiterated her plea for asylum in Canada, the United States, Australia or the UK. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to board a flight from Bangkok to Kuwait on Monday and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room. She said she feared her family would kill her as she had renounced Islam and is under the care of the UN in Ban...
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Egypt opens Middle East's biggest cathedral near Cairo Egypt opens Middle East's biggest cathedral near Cairo
President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated Egypt's largest cathedral in the new administrative capital east of Cairo, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a Coptic church. The newly built Cathedral of Nativity had its first Mass under heavy security on Sunday, the eve of Coptic Christmas. On Saturday, a policeman died trying to defuse an explosive device hidden on a roof in Nasr City out...
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