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Yorkshire Ripper writes letter to TV show saying: 'I did not murder any males'

The Yorkshire Ripper has said he never attacked or murdered any men in a letter about two unsolved cases.

Pensioner in hospital after suffering heart attack as burglar took her handbag

A 77-year-old woman in England suffered a heart attack after a burglar pushed her to the floor and kicked her before he fled.

Train was going 'super-fast' before hitting second train parked at US station

A train was going "super-fast" just before it crashed into another service parked at a suburban Philadelphia station, injuring dozens of people, a passenger has said.

Judge agrees to delay Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial

A judge has agreed to delay the start of Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial to allow his new lawyers to get up to speed on the case.

Spanish police investigating Barcelona van attack question four suspects

Four alleged members of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Spain are being interrogated in court, a day after the last missing member of the group was shot dead by police near Barcelona.

These popular searches show Donald Trump wasn't the only one who ignored advice about the eclipse

The search trends reveal what people might not admit - their eyes hurt after looking at the sun.

International Space Station photobombs eclipse

The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times.

Donald Trump 'spouts rubbish' on Twitter, says North Korea

North Korea has condemned US President Donald Trump as a leader who frequently tweets "weird articles of his ego-driven thoughts" and "spouts rubbish" to give his assistants a hard time.

The best reactions to Donald Trump looking directly at the Sun during the eclipse

The US president ignored warnings about protecting his sight.

Four to appear in court in connection with Barcelona attacks

Four alleged members of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Barcelona and a Spanish resort were due in court today, a day after the last missing member of the cell was shot dead down by police.

Brexit position paper to outline UK position on cross-border legal disputes

The UK government's position on cross-border legal disputes after Brexit are being outlined later.

Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby wants a judge to approve a swap that will give him a fresh legal team, which includes the high-profile lawyer who won an acquittal in pop superstar Michael Jackson's child molestation case, before his sexual assault retrial.

Afghan ambassador gives Donald Trump '10 out of 10' for strategy speech

Afghanistan's government has applauded US president Donald Trump's strategy, praising its focus on needs and conditions instead of timelines.

At least one dead as earthquake hits Italy island resort

At least one person has died and six others are trapped under the rubble of their homes after an earthquake hit the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of its tourist season.

In how many different ways did people view the 2017 solar eclipse?

Solar eclipses are a thing of wonder, but how to enjoy it while protecting your eyes?

Danish police find body of woman after submarine sinking

The body of a woman has been found in the Baltic Sea near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine, police in Denmark said.

Madeleine McCann investigators to request more money for 'final line of inquiry'

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are to ask for more funds to extend their search, it has been reported.

Girl, 17, sexually assaulted twice on train journey from UK festival

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted twice, by two different men, as she made her way home from a festival in England.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman $417m in talcum powder cancer claim case

A US jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417m to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Texas University removes Confederate statues calling them 'symbols of modern white supremacy'

The University of Texas has quickly removed statues of Robert E Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from the main area of its Austin campus, just hours after the school's president ordered they be taken down.

Watch the first total solar eclipse to cross the US in 99 years

Millions of Americans are looking to the skies for the country's first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years.

US Navy orders probe into Pacific fleet after 10 sailors go missing in second major collision in months

The US Navy has ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker.

Mother charged with sexually abusing daughter while father admits rape

A mother in Wales will face trial accused of sexually abusing her daughter after the girl's father pleaded guilty to raping the youngster on a number of occasions.

Senator apologises for posting 'I hope Trump is assassinated', but refuses to resign

A US politician who said on Facebook she hoped Donald Trump would be assassinated has apologised publicly to the president and his family, calling the online posting "a mistake".

Vladimir Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

Vladimir Putin has appointed a former deputy defence minister as Russia's new ambassador to the United States.

Huge section of 'Boaty McBoatface' research ship to be moved by barge

Moving Block 10, which is part of the stern of the RRS Sir David Attenborough, could take up to five days.

Missing journalist died in accident on submarine, owner says

The Danish owner of a home-built submarine said a missing Swedish journalist died onboard in an accident and he buried her at sea in an unspecified location, according to police.

Another reason avocados are the best: the seed husks are full of useful chemicals

The humble avocado has yet another use.

US embassy in Russia suspends issuing non-immigrant visas

The US Embassy in Russia has announced it will suspend issuing non-immigrant visas in Moscow for eight days from Wednesday and stop issuing visas at its consulates elsewhere in Russia in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.

Nigeria's president vows to take the fight to 'Boko Haram and mischief makers'

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, in an address to the nation after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment, said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency in the country's northeast.

Police step up Spanish terror attack manhunt amid fears suspect fled into France

Police investigating the Spanish terror attacks are continuing to hunt for a key suspect amid reports he may have fled over the border into France.

South Korea and US troops start drills amid Pyongyang nuclear war threat

South Korean and US troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

10 sailors missing after US warship collides with tanker near Singapore

The navy said five others were hurt.

Donald Trump to address nation on Afghanistan strategy

US President Donald Trump is planning to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. DONALD TRUMP TO ADDRESS NATION ON AFGHANISTAN STRATEGY

British man who went to aid of Finland attack victims heard 'heart breaking scream'

A British man who said he was not a hero after being stabbed in a suspected terror attack in Finland has told how he tried to save a woman's life after hearing a "heart-breaking scream".'

Brexit talks will not move on to trade by October, Slovenian warns

Brexit negotiations will not proceed to haggling over a future UK-EU trading relationship by October as previously planned, the Slovenian prime minister has warned.

Catalan police having difficulty identifying bodies say three terror suspects could be on the run

Catalan Police say up to three terror suspects could be on the run, as they can not identify the remains of bodies recovered in an explosion at a house, south of Barcelona.

Spain terror attacks: Who are the victims?

At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the terror attacks in Spain, with those affected hailing from all over the world.

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake town from Islamic State

US-backed Iraqi forces have launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war against Islamic State.

Death toll from Sierra Leone mudslides nears 500

Churches across Sierra Leone have held special services in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the death toll had risen to nearly 500.

Finland honours stabbing victims as wounded suspect is questioned

Finland has observed a minute's silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured.

Angela Merkel stands by her 2015 decision to open German borders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday stood by her decision to open Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago.

Latest: Family release statement after missing seven-year-old boy confirmed to have died in Barcelona attack

Latest: In a statement, released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia, his family said: "Julian was a much loved and adored member of our family.

39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin

Thirty-nine people were detained in Berlin on Saturday in connection with a far-right march commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess.

Spanish police link three rental vans to Moroccan man sought after terror attacks

Police in Spain have linked three rental vans to the fugitive at the centre of a manhunt following terror attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort.

German writer released after arrest in Spain on Turkish warrant

Update 2.15pm: A German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant has been released from jail, according to a German news agency.

Barcelona attack: Police raid imam's flat as manhunt for suspected van driver continues

Spanish police have raided the flat of a man they think may by the ringleader of the group behind the terror attacks.

5 ways to watch the solar eclipse without risking eye damage

Whatever you do, don't look directly at the sun without appropriate filters.

Grace Mugabe returns home despite South Africa assault claim

The wife of Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa.

Trump to skip Kennedy honours ceremony to avoid 'distraction'

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will not take part in events for this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards, so those taking part can celebrate "without any political distraction", the White House said.