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Shopping in Barcelona: A fashion stylist’s guide

Shopping in Barcelona: A fashion stylist’s guide

Nicola Sturgeon to ‘reset’ independence referendum plan

Nicola Sturgeon to ‘reset’ independence referendum plan

Media captionMs Sturgeon said legislation for a second referendum would not now be introduced until at least the autumn of next year Nicola Sturgeon is to “reset” her timetable for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or the […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for cladding investigation

Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for cladding investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearby residents are scrutinising the response in the aftermath of the fire There should be a “major national investigation” into the use of cladding on high-rise towers, Theresa May says. It comes as it was revealed cladding from 95 towers in 32 local authority areas in England had failed […]

Pair jailed for ‘Dark Ages’ murder of vulnerable man

Pair jailed for ‘Dark Ages’ murder of vulnerable man

Image copyright Facebook image/PA/Northumbria Police Image caption Jimmy Prout suffered months of physical abuse which included having his teeth knocked out Two people have been jailed for life for murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle. Jimmy Prout, 45, was found dead on wasteland near his […]

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Image copyright Borno State Image caption The trenches are designed to make it impossible for the militants to drive into the university Authorities in north-eastern Nigeria have begun digging a 27km (17 mile) trench around the University of Maiduguri to prevent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants. On Sunday three suicide bombers attacked the university […]

Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin ‘kills dozens’

Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin ‘kills dozens’

Image copyright US Air Force/SrA Jordan Castelan Image caption The US-led coalition against IS has conducted more than 21,000 air strikes in Syria and Iraq Almost 60 people have been killed in a suspected US-led coalition air strike on a prison run by so-called Islamic State in eastern Syria, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for […]

Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns

Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns

Media captionAbo Rabeea says he is still suffering from the suspected chemical weapons strike in Khan Sheikhoun The US says Syria’s government appears to be preparing for a chemical weapons attack and has warned that it will “pay a very heavy price” if one takes place. The White House said similar activities had been seen […]

Qatar facing indefinite isolation, UAE says

Qatar facing indefinite isolation, UAE says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The crisis shows no sign of being resolved With less than a week remaining for Qatar to comply with a tough set of 13 demands from its Gulf Arab neighbours, it is looking increasingly likely that this month’s economic and political sanctions imposed on Qatar will become permanent. Saudi Arabia, […]

Liu Xiaobo: China tells US not to interfere over jailed dissident

Liu Xiaobo: China tells US not to interfere over jailed dissident

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Beijing has hit back at Washington for “irresponsible remarks” after the US criticised its treatment of Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo. The political activist, who is serving an 11 year term on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy, has […]

Modi’s enthusiastic bear hug bests Trump’s handshake

Modi’s enthusiastic bear hug bests Trump’s handshake

Media captionModi’s bear hug – a master at work Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has responded to the infamous “Trump handshake” with his own diplomatic tool of choice – the bear hug. A series of awkward greetings and handshakes between Mr Trump and other world leaders has left many wondering who could “beat” his approach. […]