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Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing around 22 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. Video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the bridge collapsing in stormy weather. Vehicles and debris fell 90m (295ft) on to rail tracks and […]

Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

A car crashed into barriers outside the U.K. Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning in a suspected terrorist attack, injuring several people just yards away from the site of an attack last year. Police said the driver, in his late 20s, was detained at the scene and later arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses. The […]

Woman charged for wearing niqab in Denmark

Woman charged for wearing niqab in Denmark

A woman has become the first person in Denmark to be charged with wearing a face veil in public, after a ban came into effect on Wednesday. Local media report a 28-year-old woman was fined after getting into a scuffle with a woman trying to remove her veil. Police say they were called and when […]

Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

The US, UK and France have bombed three government sites in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons facilities, they say. The move is a response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma last week, which killed dozens. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “condemns the attack in the […]

Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. It is said to be the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history. Prime Minister Theresa May said 18 countries have aligned with the UK, […]

Russian shopping mall fire kills 64

Russian shopping mall fire kills 64

MOSCOW — At least 64 people, many believed to be children, perished in the Siberian city of Kemerovo as a massive fire swept through a crowded shopping center where fire exits had been blocked, officials said Monday. About 40 people were treated at the site, and at least 10 others were hospitalized, according to Russia’s […]

Russia expels 23 British diplomats over nerve toxin attack

Russia expels 23 British diplomats over nerve toxin attack

Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. Escalating a crisis in relations, Russia said it was also shutting down the activities of the British […]

Syria war: The world must act now says United Nations

Syria war: The world must act now says United Nations

Fighting continued in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area of Syria during the first daily five-hour “pause” ordered by the government’s ally Russia. Activists said there were government air and artillery strikes, while Russia said rebels had shelled a “humanitarian corridor” meant to let civilians leave. As a result, there were no UN aid deliveries or […]

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