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Many feared dead on Sierra Leone mudslide


Source: At least 179 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene says many people may ...

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French military head de Villiers quits over cuts


The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. Gen Pierre de Villiers said in a statement he could no longer “guarantee the durability of the army model” that he considered necessary to ensure France’s protection. France’s government last week ...

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Court sentences eight-week-old baby to death


Souce: European Human Rights Court has given its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die. The parents of the baby Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a long legal battle to save their baby who ...

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Dozens dead in ‘US-led strike’ in Syria’s al-Mayadeen


  Dozens dead in ‘US-led strike’ in Syria’s al-Mayadeen Monitor says suspected US-led raid killed dozens of people, mostly civilian inmates, at an ISIL-run jail in Deir Az Zor. The US is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters in their assault on ISIL in Syria [File: AFP] A ...

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Finsbury Park Mosque: Man dies as van hits pedestrians


  A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque. The van mounted the pavement and struck a group of people just after midnight near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road. A 48-year-old man has been arrested. ...

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Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case


Source: BBC   A US judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury remained deadlocked for days. The seven men and five women were unable to reach a unanimous decision after some 53 hours of deliberations in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Mr Cosby, 79, is ...

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USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan


Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. Among the injured is the USS Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, who was taken to hospital by helicopter. The destroyer collided with the container ship about 56 nautical miles (104km) south-west of ...

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