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British IS 'suicide bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee'

A British Islamic State fighter who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to reports.

Man who smashed Donald Trump's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame avoids jail

A man who smashed up Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has avoided jail.

Bull that led New York police on chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a chase through the streets of New York has died.

Marine Le Pen refuses to don headscarf for meeting with Lebanon’s grand mufti

France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance.

Death of Russian ambassador needs to be studied further, says medical examiner

The cause and manner of death of Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, New York’s medical examiner said.

Singer Chris Brown ordered to stay away from ex-girlfriend

A US judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of repeatedly threatening her.

Two charged in Croatia over 'racial slur' against Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx

Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant.

Toxicologists baffled as Kim Jong Nam post-mortem proves inconclusive

Malaysian officials trying to determine whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport have said post-mortem tests are so far inconclusive.

Ukrainian president urges more sanctions against Russia

Ukraine's president has called for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognise passports issued by separatist authorities in the east.

Helen Bailey murder trial jury starts deliberations

The jury has started deliberations in the trial of Helen Bailey's fiance, who is accused of murdering the children's author and dumping her body in a cesspit.

US to increase number of immigrants targeted for deportation

The Homeland Security Department is greatly expanding the number of people living in the US illegally who are considered a deportation priority.

Italian taxi drivers clash with riot police during strike over Uber

Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting against legislation they say will favour Uber have clashed with riot police during a week-long strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin.

Leading US bankruptcy lawyer among passengers killed in Melbourne plane crash

A US law firm has confirmed that one of five men killed in a plane crash in Australia was a founding partner who litigated some of the most prominent bankruptcy cases in the US.

Donald Trump condemns 'horrible' threats against Jewish community centres

Donald Trump has denounced recent threats against Jewish community centres in the US as "horrible" and "painful".

Everything you need to know about dementia

After David Cassidy's announcement, we take a look at the condition, its symptoms and the possible preventions.

This insanely dangerous manoeuvre on the motorway really needs to be seen to be believed

It's very lucky there wasn't a crash.

Malaysia pledges impartial probe into Kim Jong Nam's death

The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un is being carried out in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang has said.

US tourists and pilot killed in Melbourne shopping mall plane crash

An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing holiday have been killed after their charter plane crashed into a shopping mall in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, shortly after take-off.

More than 100 injured as trains collide in South Africa

Two trains have collided in the South African capital Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people, paramedics said.

Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne, Australia

An official says a light plane, with five people aboard, has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne.

Q&A: Here's what's happening with the Brexit Bill debate at the House of Lords

The Bill is expected to complete its passage by March 7, unless peers request amendments.

Trump chooses military strategist as national security adviser

He's "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," said Trump.

See the scenes in London as thousands gather to protest against Donald Trump's state visit

MPs were debating a petition, signed by more than 1.85 million people, on whether the state visit should be downgraded.

Costume shops running out of Donald Trump wigs in Austria

"You have to do a lot of back-combing. But you can get it done."

Russian ambassador to United Nations Vitaly Churkin dies

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York aged 64, officials said.

Mike Pence insists US has 'strong commitment' to Europe

"Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above all the same purpose."

Five South Koreans convicted in fatal German exorcism case

The court concluded that the defendants had genuinely believed they were driving a demon out of the woman's body.

A woman in a wheelchair has become the first to compete in Miss World

I really hope it sends a message that no matter what your race, size or disability you are beautiful.'

Britain enjoys warmest day of the year so far

Banjo the dog is having plenty of fun while cooling off!

Helen Bailey murder trial jury to begin deliberations on Tuesday

The Electra Brown writer was found submerged in human sewage alongside her faithful companion, Boris the dog.

Donald Trump reiterates criticism of Sweden's immigration policies

People in Sweden have been scratching their heads since Trump suggested that some sort of incident had occurred in their country.

'Spiderman' thief among three convicted over art heist in Paris

An agile thief nicknamed "Spiderman", an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison.

Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.

Footage has emerged of Kim Jong Nam's 'assassination' in Malaysia

Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother died in Malaysia last week.

Towie star's boyfriend allegedly 'took in £500,000 a week dispatching cocaine on mopeds', court hears

Towie star Cara Kilbey went from fine dining at Nobu and The Ivy to hunting "buy one get one free" bargains after meeting her alleged drug dealer boyfriend, her father has said.

Four Russian soldiers die in Syria roadside bombing

Four Russian servicemen were killed in Syria when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, officials have said.

At least 14 die after brakes fail on bus carrying students in the Philippines

At least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed when their bus had a braking failure on a downhill road in the Philippines and slammed into a post.

Internet boss Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, New Zealand judge rules

Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the US to face criminal charges, a New Zealand judge has ruled.

Our gift of the day: Sir David Attenborough is set to return with Blue Planet II

The new series will delight audiences with new technology and never-before-filmed animals.

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea as tensions grow over 'assassination'

Malaysia's ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang amid rising tensions over the suspected assassination of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur.

Donald Trump tells baffled Swedes his 'terror' comments referred to US TV show

Donald Trump has explained remarks that suggested Sweden had suffered a terrorist attack by saying they referred to something he saw on television.

Police officer dies after home-made bomb explodes near Bogota bullring

A Colombian police officer has been killed and up to 31 people injured after a home-made bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring today.

Donald Trump steps up search for new national security adviser

President Donald Trump has been stepping up his search for a national security adviser as well as focusing on healthcare in talks with his health and budget chiefs.

The delayed SpaceX launch has finally gone off without a hitch

Elon Musk's rocket successfully took off from the same launchpad as Apollo 11.

Body of two-year-old boy recovered from river in Scotland

A two-year-old boy has died after being recovered from a river in Scotland.

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

Space exploration company SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket from Nasa's historic moon pad.

Police at Thai temple step up hunt for monk wanted for money laundering

Police in Thailand sent fresh forces to a Buddhist temple on Sunday hunting for a monk accused of money laundering.

Mayor 'may ban highest polluting cars from London streets'

Certain cars could be entirely banned from London's streets in an effort to combat the city's "toxic" air, mayor Sadiq Khan has hinted.

John McCain warns Donald Trump to lay off the Press

A former Republican presidential candidate has lashed out at Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the media and suggested for democracy to thrive you need a free and adversarial press.

Contractor killed and three injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak

A contractor was killed and three other workers injured in a pipeline leak in Saudi Arabia, oil giant Saudi Aramco said.