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European spy chiefs in joint plea for post-Brexit co-operation

Image copyright Bnd Image caption The spy chiefs, L-R: Bernard Emie (DGSE), Bruno Kahl (BND), Alex Younger (MI6) The heads of the British, French and German intelligence agencies have called for continued security co-operation after the UK leaves the EU, in an unprecedented joint statement. Meeting in Munich, they said …

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Florida school shooting: Students share tales of heroism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students attend a memorial service for the victims of the school shooting Tales of heroism are emerging after a mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead. Staff at the school have been praised for protecting students as they were …

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Six Turkish journalists jailed for life for ‘coup links’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many journalists have been targeted in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in jail for alleged links to the July 2016 coup plotters. The judgement came as another Turkish court decided to release German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who has …

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Mitt Romney launches Utah Senate campaign with dig at Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mitt Romney lost his race to oust President Barack Obama in 2012 Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he is running for a US Senate seat in Utah, while taking a dig at President Donald Trump. In a Facebook campaign video, he lamented …

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New York ex-teacher and twin arrested for bomb-making

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (l) said there was no imminent threat to the city New York police have arrested a former teacher and his twin brother after stockpiles of explosive materials were found at their home. Christian Toro, 27, is accused of …

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Uzbek nurses, firefighters told to get on their bikes

Image copyright Uzbekistan National News Agency Image caption Bikes, still in their protective bubble wrap, ready to hit the streets Nurses and firefighters in Uzbekistan are being issued with bicycles to provide “more efficient” services, it’s reported. A health authority in the capital city Tashkent has established a service called …

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Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel freed from Turkey jail

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Deniz Yucel had been reporting on leaked emails Die Welt journalist Deniz Yucel has been freed from jail in Turkey after a year in detention accused of spreading propaganda, German officials say. His case was an irritant in German-Turkish relations, and on Thursday Chancellor Angela …

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