Terror attack on UK ‘highly likely’ as threat level is raised to ‘severe’
The UK terror threat level has been raised from substantial to severe, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.
Iceland lowers volcano alert, says eruption no threat to aviation
Iceland reduced its aviation warning level to orange today after concluding that a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that triggered a hours-long...
Army draft expected in Ukraine to counter Russian ‘responsibility’
Ukraine announced on Thursday that it will return to mandatory conscription in the coming months as its troops battle pro-Russian insurgents in the east.
Ukraine: Russian troops have ‘entered’ their country to support separatists
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian troops have entered the country in support of pro-Moscow separatists.
Ukraine asks the world to retweet #RussiaInvadedUkraine
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday night launched a Twitter hashtag campaign #UkraineUnderAttack and #RussiaInvadedUkraine urging others to...
On Ukraine’s ‘other side’ to the west, fears of familiar crisis brew in tiny Moldova
The world may not be ready for another crisis on Ukraine’s borders, but one may be brewing — this time on the west, in the obscure Moldovan province...
Ukraine asks NATO for help as rebels take new ground; Russia presence seen
Rebels in east Ukraine on Wednesday appeared to have seized swathes of territory from retreating government forces, while Western intelligence said Russian...
Lonely and vulnerable: What led UK filmmaker’s kin to Muslim extremism
News this week of the death of Douglas McCain, an American who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and was killed in Syria, has hit...
'1,400 children abused' in English town: Pressure on police chief to quit
Pressure is growing on South Yorkshire’s Police Commissioner to resign in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal, after it emerged he was once a...
More than 1,400 children suffered ‘appalling’ abuse in Rotherham for 16 years
More than 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has concluded.
Ukraine, Russia leaders meeting falls short of hopes; some peace progress made
The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday on the need to “de-escalate” the conflict in eastern Ukraine but fundamental differences...
'Accidental' invasion: Ukraine captures Russian troops who crossed border
Ukraine has captured 10 Russian soldiers near the Russian-Ukrainian border, military officials are saying.
Scotland’s pro-independence leader steamrolls final TV debate
Scotland’s pro-independence leader Alex Salmond won a final TV debate on Monday just over three weeks before a historic breakaway referendum.
Ukraine government dissolved as Poroshenko announces snap elections
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved parliament and will hold elections Oct.
Ukraine accuses Russian forces of opening new front in separatist war
A column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles has crossed into Ukraine in the far southeast, a Ukrainian official says.
French government resigns amid feud over direction of the economy
French President Francois Hollande is dissolving the government after an open feud in Cabinet over the country’s economy.
Briton with Ebola flown from Sierra Leone to London
A Briton who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being evacuated to the UK, the African country’s Health Ministry has said.
An ode to 1944: Paris celebrates 70 years since end of Nazi rule
Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge...
As Russian aid trucks leave Ukraine, Merkel arrives for ceasefire talks
Trucks from a Russian aid convoy began crossing back into Russia on Saturday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the Ukraine for ceasefire talks...
BBC accused of ‘cover up’ over Sir Cliff Richard raid
The row over the investigation into Sir Cliff Richard escalated on Friday with police accusing the BBC of a “cover up” over its role in the...
Jailed: The British Fast & Furious film pirate who cost Hollywood $3.8m
A computer programmer who filmed Fast & Furious 6 from the back of a cinema and then uploaded it to the internet has been jailed for almost three years.
Ukraine says Russian aid convoy crossing into country is ‘direct invasion’
Ukraine has claimed 90 trucks from a Russian aid convoy have crossed into the country without permission in a “direct invasion”.
British Muslims blame ‘jihadi-cool’ subculture after Foley beheading video
A British Muslim leader is calling for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S.
Germany and Italy prepared to arm Iraq’s Kurds
Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern...
Austria arrests nine on their way out of the country to join jihadists’ fight
Nine people suspected of intending to join Islamic militants fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors said on...
In UK, bullying your partner could get you five years in jail
People in a relationship who consistently emotionally and psychologically bully their partner could face jail under government plans.
UK police arrest man on murder charges after shipping container death
A man was arrested in Northern Ireland on Tuesday on suspicion of murder after the death of an Afghan Sikh who was among 35 suspected stowaways found in...
Migrants from Eritrea, India, found dehydrated in back of lorry at UK service station
Fifteen young migrants suffering from dehydration have been found in the back of a lorry at a service station in Somerset.
Gunmen steal $335,000 and ‘sensitive’ documents from Saudi prince
Armed robbers attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in the north of Paris and escaped with US$335,000 (€250,000), police have said.
13 children among Afghan Sikhs found in container at British port
The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port at the weekend are Sikhs from Afghanistan and include 13 children, police said...

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