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Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal – sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under…

Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with smart surveillance

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel decided on Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City and replace them…

Israeli embassy staff in Jordan returned to Israel

Israeli embassy staff in Jordan returned to Israel

JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) – The staff of Israel’s embassy in Jordan, including a security guard involved in a shooting incident in which two Jordanians were killed, returned to Israel…

Israel cites self-defense in Amman embassy shooting

Israel cites self-defense in Amman embassy shooting

JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) – An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who stabbed him with a screwdriver in the Amman mission compound in an incident in which…

Chainsaw attacker targets insurer in Swiss rampage, still on run

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – A chainsaw-wielding loner who mostly lived in the woods stormed into an insurance office in a Swiss town on Monday, wounding two members of…

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea over the weekend, with one coming within about 300 feet…

Israel cites immunity for guard in deadly Amman embassy shooting

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver at Israel’s embassy compound in Amman and a second Jordanian…

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Israel removes flashpoint holy site metal detectors

Israel removes flashpoint holy site metal detectors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The metal detectors were removed after a late-night cabinet meeting…

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli security forces started removing the metal detectors overnight Israel…

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Image copyright European photopress agency US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican…

Scientist describes life on the ice in Greenland

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US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (second right) meets servicemen during a…

Charlie Gard parents end legal fight as time runs out for ‘beautiful’ baby

Charlie Gard parents end legal fight as time runs out for ‘beautiful’ baby

Media captionChris Gard: “We are so sorry we could not save you” The parents of…

Charlie Gard: Parents pay tribute to son as legal fight ends

The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him…

Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

Media captionCrowds chanted “constitution, constitution” during a candlelit protest in Warsaw on Sunday Polish President…

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around…

US-Russia probe: Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Senate

US-Russia probe: Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Senate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kushner will appear before the Senate on Monday and…

US News

Winston Blackmore and James Oler found guilty of polygamy

Winston Blackmore and James Oler found guilty of polygamy

Image copyright Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Image caption Winston Blackmore arrives at his trial in Cranbrook, British Columbia Two Canadian religious leaders have been found guilty of practicing…

U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

DETROIT (Reuters) – A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for…

Trucker in Texas denies knowing immigrants were in stifling tractor trailer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – The truck driver accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was…

Durst kicked man in face at party before wife disappeared: testimony

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in the HBO series “The Jinx,” kicked a man in the face…

California teen driver arrested after fatal crash she reportedly livestreamed

(Please be advised that this story contains language in paragraphs 6, 7, 8 that may be offensive to readers) By Chris Kenning (Reuters) – A California teen driver…

Tearful parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

LONDON (Reuters) – The parents of Charlie Gard tearfully gave up their legal battle to keep their terminally ill baby alive on Monday, saying his condition had deteriorated…

U.S. charges driver after dead discovered in stifling truck in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A truck driver was charged on Monday in Texas with illegally transporting dozens of illegal immigrants in his tractor-trailer in sweltering heat that led…

U.S. allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

(Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Monday it would resume fast processing of H-1B visas requested by institutions of higher education and nonprofit and governmental research organizations,…

Driver due in court in Texas after deaths of 10 smuggled in truck

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A truck driver was due in federal court on Monday, accused in a suspected human smuggling operation in which 10 people died and dozens…

Politics

Plans to ban leaseholds on new-build houses in England

Image copyright Getty Images “Unfair charges” levied on buyers of new-build houses could be banned in England under a proposed crackdown. Leaseholds on new-build houses would be…

Brexit: UK ‘overwhelmingly reliant’ on EU vets and abattoir workers

Image copyright Reuters The UK is “overwhelmingly reliant” on EU workers to uphold animal welfare standards, a group of peers has warned. The Lords EU Environment Committee…

Plans to ban leaseholds on new-build homes in England

Image copyright Getty Images “Unfair charges” levied on buyers of new-build homes could be banned in England under a proposed crackdown. Leaseholds on new-builds would be outlawed,…

Brexit: UK ‘overwhelmingly reliant’ on EU vets and abattoir workers

Image copyright Reuters The UK is “overwhelmingly reliant” on EU workers to uphold animal welfare standards, a group of peers has warned. The Lords EU Environment Committee…

Brexit: UK ‘overwhelmingly reliant’ on EU vets and abattoir workers

Image copyright Reuters The UK is “overwhelmingly reliant” on EU workers to uphold animal welfare standards, a group of peers has warned. The Lords EU Environment Committee…

Crossrail 2: City mayors criticise government backing

Image copyright AFP Two city mayors have criticised the government’s decision to back Crossrail 2, days after it scrapped rail electrification plans in Wales, the Midlands and…

All Sports

Tonga Qualifies for Rugby World Cup After Fiji Victory

Fiji braved the rain to see off Samoa and take home the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2017. The defending champions remain unbeaten in…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Ezspk opinion

Loss making social media and insane investment.

Loss making social media and insane investment. My message to investors and advertisers in social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat is: Don’t waste your money. The…

The monster that is the World Wide Web.

The monster that is the World Wide Web. In one hundred years or so Tim Berners- Lee, who at present is lauded as the ’inventor’ of the…

Brexit, the big decision. Written in March 2016

A European ‘Brexit’ (The UK leaving the European Union)  In the run up to the 2015 election, it was impossible to follow the political campaigns of all…

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Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

(Photo: Getty Images) Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that…

I was left out in 2015 and I’ll risk missing 2019 to prove my class in Europe, says Exeter signing White

(Photo: Getty Images) Revved-up Aussie maestro Nic White has revealed why he rejected the chance to fight for a place at the 2019 World…

Wales must start planning for life after Gatland now

(Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) By Wales and Lions legend Shane Williams The Lions tour told us many things about Northern Hemisphere rugby. It…

Sport UK

Britain’s Peaty & Proud win world titles – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold Great Britain’s Adam Peaty set a World Championship record as he successfully defended his…

Britain’s Peaty & Proud win world titles – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold Great Britain’s Adam Peaty set a World Championship record as he successfully defended his…

Britain’s Peaty & Proud win world titles – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold Great Britain’s Adam Peaty set a World Championship record as he successfully defended his…

West Ham sign Mexico striker Hernandez for £16m

Javier Hernandez is Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer West Ham have completed the £16m signing of striker Javier Hernandez from German club Bayer Leverkusen. The former Manchester United…

Lukaku wants to create Old Trafford legacy

Romelu Lukaku has scored twice since joining Manchester United Romelu Lukaku says he wants to create his “own history” at Manchester United. The Belgium striker, 24, joined…

World champions… but no new 15-a-side contracts for England’s women

England won the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the first time in 20 years in 2014 The decision not to renew contracts for world champions England’s 15-a-side…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Wade to miss third straight game for Bulls

Chicago (AFP) – Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade will miss his third consecutive NBA game Thursday against the Boston Celtics, this time with an illness after…

Time to shake up golf, head of European Tour says

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Professional golf has long consisted of 72-hole tournaments played over four days – something that will have to change if the…

Travel Advice

Netherlands

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK…

Congo

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: the Boko, Kindamba, Kinkala, Mayama and Mindouli districts of Pool region the Mouyondzi district of Bouenza…

Norway

Norway has extended the temporary border controls on its internal Schengen border until 11 November 2017. These border controls take place at ports with ferry traffic from…

Central African Republic

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR). British nationals who remain or visit against our advice should be…

Togo

Terrorist attacks in Togo can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism. If you’re abroad…

Sierra Leone

If you travel outside the Freetown peninsula, try to complete your travel during the hours of daylight, inform your employers of your whereabouts and make sure they…

Health

Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

Image copyright Getty Images More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late,…

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Image copyright Getty Images Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used…

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has…

Woman dies from tick disease caught from infected cat

Image copyright Thinkstock A Japanese woman has died of a tick-borne disease caught from a cat, in what is thought to be the first such mammal to…

Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

Image copyright Getty Images More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late,…

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Image copyright Getty Images Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used…