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France Will 'Intensify' IS Bombing In Syria

Francois Hollande has warned that France plans to "intensify" its campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. The French President was speaking several hours after his military jets dropped…


Paris Terror Attacks: 103 Victims Identified

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said authorities have identified 103 of the 129 victims of the Paris terror attacks. Some of the the victims' names have been made public,…


Obama heads to G-20 with new urgency following Paris attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The global anxiety sparked by a series of deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State group has given new urgency to President Barack Obama's upcoming talks…


Indian PM Addresses Packed Wembley Rally

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been given a raucous welcome by tens of thousands of fans at Wembley Stadium. He was introduced on stage by British Prime Minister David…


Prince Harry hailed as king of banter at Royal Variety Performance

Prince Harry has been hailed the king of banter at the Royal Variety Performance. He was at the star-studded show for the first time & watched performances by One Direction,…


'Regional disaster' warning as S.Africa suffers drought

Five of South Africa's nine provinces have been declared drought disaster areas for agriculture following one of the driest rainy seasons in decades, the government said Friday, warning of a…


Lenders To Give Verdict On 999 Network Sale

The future of the company which manages the communications network of Britain's emergency services is to be decided within weeks as Motorola moves to clinch Government approval for a takeover….


U.N. wants clarification of report UAE broke Libya arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The outgoing United Nations envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon of Spain, on Thursday said he would seek a "full clarification" of a newspaper report that the…


Palestinian dead in undercover Israeli hospital raid

Undercover Israeli agents killed a Palestinian in a West Bank hospital while arresting his cousin wanted for a knife attack, in what Amnesty condemned Thursday as an apparent "extrajudicial killing"….


Report highlights impact of 'poor neighbourhoods' on white boys' academic paths

White working-class boys from poor neighbourhoods face a "double disadvantage" of low family income & poverty linked to their wider community, which makes them far less likely to continue academic…