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France rail crash: Dozens hurt as train hits tree in hailstorm

France rail crash: Dozens hurt as train hits tree in hailstorm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the passengers was critically hurt and airlifted to hospital Dozens of people were hurt, eight of them seriously, when a regional train hit a tree uprooted during a hailstorm in the south of France. Witnesses said one passenger had been thrown out of the train by the force […]

Turkey fury over Islamism claims in leaked German report

Turkey fury over Islamism claims in leaked German report

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey has been incensed by a German document suggesting that under President Erdogan it has become a “platform of action for Islamist groups” The Turkish government has reacted angrily to a leaked German government document that suggested Turkey has become a platform for Islamist groups. The claims reflected a “distorted […]

EU migration: Eastern European workers in UK pass one million

EU migration: Eastern European workers in UK pass one million

Image copyright Getty Images The number of UK workers from eight eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 has passed one million for the first time. From April to June, workers from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia increased by 44,000 compared to the same period in 2015. […]

Reddit defends Suicide Squad ‘music leaker’

Reddit defends Suicide Squad ‘music leaker’

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Jared Leto stars as the Joker in Suicide Squad Reddit has rejected a request to hand over the personal details of an alleged music leaker to Atlantic Records. The record label claims the user uploaded the track Heathens, by band Twenty One Pilots, from Suicide Squad: The Album, months […]

Federal Reserve split on timing of next rate rise

Federal Reserve split on timing of next rate rise

Image copyright Getty Images Minutes from the US central bank’s last meeting show policy-makers divided over when the next rate rise should come. According to the minutes, some Federal Reserve members felt “economic conditions would soon warrant taking another step,” while others believed more data was needed. The US central bank is widely expected to […]

Groundhog Day musical gets five-star reception

>Groundhog Day musical gets five-star reception

Daisy Lowe becomes latest Strictly Come Dancing contestant

>Daisy Lowe becomes latest Strictly Come Dancing contestant

New Harry Potter e-books to be released

>New Harry Potter e-books to be released

Trott and Kenny top Olympic TV ratings

>Trott and Kenny top Olympic TV ratings

Actor Nate Parker’s ‘sorrow’ over rape accuser’s suicide

>Actor Nate Parker’s ‘sorrow’ over rape accuser’s suicide