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Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy.

IS 'blows up' landmark mosque in Iraq

Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

So-called Islamic State (IS) has blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The historic landmark was where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a "caliphate" in 2014.

#SocialMediaBlackout: South Africans tweet despite boycott call

Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

A call for South Africans to boycott social media for a day to protest against high data costs has ironically seen #SocialMediaBlackout trend.

Uber chief executive Kalanick 'resigns'

Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders, according to media reports.

Macron 'set for parliamentary majority'

Monday, 19 June 2017 00:00

French President Emmanuel Macron's party is on track for a parliamentary majority, exit polls suggest, weeks after his presidential victory.

London: Man dies as van hits mosque crowd

Monday, 19 June 2017 00:00

A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque.

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May tells Tory MPs: 'I got us into this mess and I'm going to get us out of it'

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 00:00

Theresa May has told a meeting of her Conservative backbenchers: “I got us into this mess, and I’m going to get us out of it.”

Britain, France to join forces to combat online extremism

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 00:00

Britain and France will join forces to press companies to do more to tackle online extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, her first foreign trip since her Conservative Party lost its majority in a parliamentary election.

Britain's May brings back foe, aiming to unite party before Brexit

Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival into government to try to unite her Conservatives after a disastrous election sapped her authority, days before Brexit talks begin.

DR Congo jailbreak frees 900 inmates

Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

Eleven people were killed when militants attacked a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo and freed more than 900 inmates, officials say.