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No happy ending unfortunately after an enormous fire gripped a west London building on Wednesday. Twelve people have died in the tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people but witnesses said people were trapped in the tower block, and that some jumped from […]

France is on high alert. Police have shot a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. The man shouted “this is for Syria” during the attack, the interior minister said. Prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation. The suspect was wounded in the chest when another policeman opened fire. […]

The situation is not improving for Qatar as Egypt is closing its airspace to Qatari planes in a growing diplomatic row, with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain expected to do the same on Tuesday. Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region. Airlines affected will include Qatar Airways, […]

Another deadly accident as a Turkish military helicopter with 13 soldiers and officers on board crashed on Wednesday near Turkey’s border with Iraq. All 13 individuals on board were killed as a result of the crash according to the Turkish military. The accident occurred after the helicopter was caught in a high voltage power line […]

A huge explosion has hit Kabul’s diplomatic area and the presidential palace. Several people were killed and at least 60 taken to hospitals after a powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital near the German and Iranian embassies, according to local sources. Eyewitnesses on social  media said the blast was so strong it blew off all […]

Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened on Monday evening following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. As concertgoers — many of them young fans of the singer — were beginning to leave, an explosion rocked the area. […]

  US President Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, as he continues his Middle East trip. He flies in from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, where he gave a speech to Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit. Mr Trump will hold talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the […]

The bodies of at least 21 miners trying to help colleagues trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran have been recovered, state media has reported. A local official in the area said that nearly 70 people were injured. The officials said that those killed were miners in a tunnel trying to […]

The Turkish government has sacked almost 4,000 more public officials in what appears to be the latest purge related to a failed coup last July. They include more than 1,000 justice ministry workers, a similar number of army staff and more than 100 air force pilots, officials said. In a separate decree, Turkey banned TV […]

Turkey’s police force has suspended more than 9,000 officers over alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security. President Tayyip Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of instigating a failed coup against him last July – a charge the cleric denies. The nationwide […]


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