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U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect…

Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in…

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump’s…

Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of weapons testing to allow the two…

‘Congratulations’: EU moves to Brexit phase two but warns will be tough

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of…

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, wound scores in protests over Jerusalem

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians and wounded 150 others on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem…

Trump says U.S. wants Russia’s help on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Washington hoped to receive more help from Russian President Vladimir Putin in efforts to convince North Korea…

News

Austria far right: Freedom Party wins key posts in new government

Austria far right: Freedom Party wins key posts in new government

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (R) has agreed a coalition deal with far-right…

Austria far right: ‘Nobody has anything to fear’ says new minister

Austria far right: ‘Nobody has anything to fear’ says new minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (R) has agreed a coalition deal with far-right…

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising…

ANC: Zuma pleads for unity as party picks new leader

ANC: Zuma pleads for unity as party picks new leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Zuma said his ANC party was at a “crossroads”…

ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine

ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adm Srur (right) is seen here with President Macri last…

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz has promised a pro-EU government with the Eurosceptic…

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising…

ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption The leading candidates are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa South…

Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (r) and the Freedom Party’s Heinz-Christian Strache reached…

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising…

US News

Winds fuel California wildfire, state’s third-largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state’s third-largest on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that…

Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again

Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again

Image copyright AFP Image caption Firefighters are dropping red flame retardant to try to quench the flames Authorities in California have issued new evacuation orders as a huge…

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home…

Pentagon’s secret UFO programme revealed

Pentagon’s secret UFO programme revealed

Image copyright AFP The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials…

Weinstein ‘derailed my career’ Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Weinstein ‘derailed my career’ Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Jackson said he was “fed false information” about “talented women” Actress Mira Sorvino said she is “heartsick” after learning she may…

Winds fuel California wildfire, state’s third largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state’s third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh…

California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state’s third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh…

California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in state

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state’s third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of…

Turkish banker on trial denies helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An executive at Turkey’s majority state-owned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated…

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Politics

Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As prime minister, David Cameron said the UK and China were in a “golden era” of trade relations David Cameron is…

Brexit: UK must not be EU ‘colony’ after Brexit

Media captionConservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Newsnight the EU’s terms for a transition period are unacceptable. A leading Brexiteer has said the UK cannot become a “colony”…

Brexit: Move to head off another Tory rebellion

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Tory rebels defeated the government on Wednesday The government looks likely to avoid another potential Commons defeat on Brexit, the…

What Question Time made of Brexit vote defeat

The last Question Time of the year saw Conservative Nicky Morgan and Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey joined on the panel by Professor Robert Winston, comedian Geoff Norcott and…

Brexit: EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to…

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Media captionMay: We’ve won 35 out of 36 votes Theresa May has said the UK is “on course to deliver on Brexit” as she arrived in Brussels,…

All Sports

Workaholic Wray aims to keep Saracens up to the job

(Photo: Getty Images) By Nick Cain JACKSON Wray is the selfless grafter that no club aspiring to greatness can do without. The European champions…

Williams column: Ospreys would be the best fit for George North

(Photo: Getty Images) By Shane Williams AS WE approach Christmas, George North has a big decision to make. His move to leave Northampton Saints…

Jono Ross relishing new life in fast lane with Sale Sharks

By Jon Newcombe STAND-IN Sale skipper Jono Ross admits the pace of Premiership rugby caught him by surprise after swapping Paris for Manchester. The…

Jackson column: Wales Euro challenge undermined by the Union

By Peter Jackson No Welsh team have reached the knock-out stages of the Champions’ Cup in six of the last seven seasons. In a…

Gary Graham glad to resume family affair with Newcastle Falcons

(Photo: Getty Images) By Jon Newcombe If for no other reason than to put his dad’s well-aired, title-winning stories to bed, Newcastle flanker Gary…

Guscott column: Springboks need to pick best XV on ability alone

Selected on merit: South African back rower has been a rock for the Boks (photo: Getty Images) By Jeremy Guscott EVER since South Africa…

All Sports

Kingston: ‘It’s time Danny Care showed he can be the world’s best scrum-half’

(Photo: Getty Images) By Neale Harvey Danny Care is ready to determine his place in history by embracing the challenge thrown down by Quins’…

All-action Gloucester back row Ludlow flying high in top tackler race

(Photo: Getty Images) By Neale Harvey Eye-catching Gloucester openside Lewis Ludlow believes his voracious appetite for tackling can propel him into England’s reckoning. Red…

Scots back in pole for takeover of Worcester

By Neale Harvey Worcester are set to agree a takeover by the Scottish Rugby Union after a bid from former Swindon Town FC chairman…

Matt O’Connor reveals extent of injury to Leicester’s Veainu

By Adam Ellis Leicester Tigers fullback Telusa Veainu will undergo surgery this week on a double fracture sustained to his jaw during the defeat…

Leinster defeat shows we’re still learning our lesson in Europe – Rob Baxter

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has stressed that his side still have plenty of work to…

Varsity: Who was the dashing Cambridge wing in Sherlock mystery?

By Brendan Gallagher The lead up to the Varsity match is always a tad fraught, but hopefully whatever happens in the coming days, it…

Sport UK

Man City thump Tottenham for 16th consecutive league win

Kevin de Bruyne has now been involved in 14 goals (six goals, eight assists) in his 15 Premier League appearances since the start of September Manchester City…

The best since Bradman? How does Smith do it?

Steve Smith averages 75 in Tests as captain of Australia The scale of the damage done to England by Steve Smith’s double century in the third Ashes…

‘England need to show guts & determination to keep Ashes alive’

Media playback is not supported on this device Pint-sized Ashes: Australia pile on the punishment on day three England need to show “guts and determination” to keep…

Benteke vowed to atone for penalty miss – Hodgson after Palace beat Leicester

Crystal Palace’s last away goals came in a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield under Sam Allardyce in April Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson said Christian Benteke…

Mackay-Steven hat-trick as Aberdeen see off Hibs

Mackay-Steven shoots Aberdeen into a 2-0 lead at Pittodrie Gary Mackay-Steven scored a hat-trick as Aberdeen swept hapless Hibernian aside at Pittodrie. Graeme Shinnie swept in the…

Ashes slipping away from England as Smith hits double century for Australia

Steve Smith surpassed his previous career best of 215 Australia captain Steve Smith struck a magnificent double century and Mitchell Marsh a huge hundred of his own…

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…

Travel Advice

Panama

Most visits to Panama are trouble-free. UK health authorities have classified Panama as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks…

French Polynesia

French Polynesia is a French Overseas Territory. There is no British diplomatic representation. The British High Commission in Wellington can provide routine consular assistance. In an emergency…

Singapore

Haze can affect air quality in Singapore. You should monitor the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) updates and health advisories from the Singapore government. See Health Drunk and…

British Indian Ocean Territory

The British Indian Ocean Territory is a UK Overseas Territory. It is administered from London and there is no British diplomatic or consular representation there. The British…

Sweden

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…

Moldova

You should be alert to the possibility of political protests and demonstrations. While these are generally peaceful, the situation could quickly change. Be alert to the latest…

Health

The family that doesn’t feel pain

Image copyright Letizia Marsili Image caption Letizia Marsili and five other members of her family rarely feel pain Letizia Marsili, 52, first realised she was different when…

The family that doesn’t feel pain

Image copyright Letizia Marsili Image caption Letizia Marsili and five other members of her family rarely feel pain Letizia Marsili, 52, first realised she was different when…

The family that doesn’t feel pain

Image copyright Letizia Marsili Image caption Letizia Marsili and five other members of her family rarely feel pain Letizia Marsili, 52, first realised she was different when…

The family that doesn’t feel pain

Image copyright Letizia Marsili Image caption Letizia Marsili and five other members of her family rarely feel pain Letizia Marsili, 52, first realised she was different when…

The family that doesn’t feel pain

Image copyright Letizia Marsili Image caption Letizia Marsili and five other members of her family rarely feel pain Letizia Marsili, 52, first realised she was different when…

The family which doesn’t feel pain

Image copyright Letizia Marsili Image caption Letizia Marsili and five other members of her family rarely feel pain Letizia Marsili, 52, first realised she was different when…