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Homeless man who killed mother and son has sentence increased

Homeless man who killed mother and son has sentence increased

Aaron Barley killed Tracey and Pierce Wilkinson at their home in Stourbridge, West Midlands in March Three senior judges have increased the sentence handed down to a homeless man who turned on the

An 'evil act': Victorian premier on Melbourne crash – video

Victoria police acting commissioner, Shane Patton, and Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, speaking to media in Melbourne after a car ploughed into several pedestrians in Melbourne's CBD. Andrews dubs
Puppy farming to be targeted in UK government crackdown

Puppy farming to be targeted in UK government crackdown

Legislation to stop breeders keeping ‘battery dogs’ in appalling conditions will be unveiled in new yearUnethical puppy farming is to be targeted in a new government crackdown against unscrupulous
Catalan pro-independence parties keep their majority in snap poll

Catalan pro-independence parties keep their majority in snap poll

Result a severe blow to the Spanish government which had hoped the vote would halt the push for secessionCatalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections Catalan pro-independence
Congress passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown

Congress passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown

Senate passes legislation before deadlineImmigration and healthcare issues to remain unresolved until the new yearCongress has averted a shutdown of the federal government, narrowly passing a
Catalonia election: full results

Catalonia election: full results

On Thursday night pro-independence parties secured a renewed majority in the Catalan parliament. Although the pro-union centre-right Citizens were the largest party, the result is a blow to Spanish
Slender Man case: girl who stabbed classmate gets 25-year hospital sentence

Slender Man case: girl who stabbed classmate gets 25-year hospital sentence

Anissa Weier, 16, who said she was mentally ill when she and a friend attacked a fellow 12-year-old, is to be institutionalized until she is 37One of two US schoolgirls who tried to kill a classmate
Melbourne crash: driver in Flinders Street incident cited 'mistreatment of Muslims', police say

Melbourne crash: driver in Flinders Street incident cited 'mistreatment of Muslims', police say

Acting commander says the man who drove into pedestrians was known to have a mental illness but referred to Muslims in informal interview • What we know so far about the Flinder Street incidentThe
South Korea sports centre fire causes at least 29 deaths

South Korea sports centre fire causes at least 29 deaths

Fire department says number of casualties could rise after search of building that houses swimming pool and restaurantsAt least 29 people have died in a fire at a sports centre in the central South
Woman dies after being stabbed in Yorkshire Aldi

Woman dies after being stabbed in Yorkshire Aldi

Staff at Skipton supermarket tackled suspect, a man aged 44, who has been arrested on suspicion of murderA 30-year-old woman has died after she was stabbed in an Aldi supermarket in Skipton, North
'A travesty': Trump censured over UN Jerusalem vote comments

'A travesty': Trump censured over UN Jerusalem vote comments

As UN declares US attempt to have Jerusalem recognised as Israel’s capital void, experts warn Trump’s proposed aid cuts would have devastating consequencesDonald Trump’s threat to withhold US aid from

The moment the UN votes to reject Trump’s position on Jerusalem – video

The United Nations general assembly votes on a resolution denouncing Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution passes by a resounding majority, with just nine
How to settle Virginia's election tie? By drawing names from a bowl (or a hat)

How to settle Virginia's election tie? By drawing names from a bowl (or a hat)

Shelly Simonds and David Yancey received exactly the same number of votes on 7 November, and now the state is compelled to pick a winner by drawing lotsAn election in Virginia is set to be decided by
'We will remember this’: US slams UN Jerusalem vote – video

'We will remember this’: US slams UN Jerusalem vote – video

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, speaks at an emergency session of the general assembly ahead of a vote criticising Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Haley
Catalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections – live

Catalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections – live

Unionist Citizens party on course to become largest party but unable to form government‘I voted with my conscience’: Catalans more resigned than expectant All you need to know about the Catalonia
Priest who sexually abused boys at London school jailed for 18 years

Priest who sexually abused boys at London school jailed for 18 years

Andrew Soper had been convicted of 19 charges of rape and other sexual offences against 10 boys at St Benedict’s schoolA Roman Catholic priest who sexually abused boys at an abbey school in the 1970s
Barnsley and Doncaster vote for 'One Yorkshire' devolution deal

Barnsley and Doncaster vote for 'One Yorkshire' devolution deal

South Yorkshire towns reject government-backed proposals in favour of deal that could lead to mayor for whole countyPeople in Barnsley and Doncaster have voted in favour of a proposed devolution deal
UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital

UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital

The United Nations body’s debate and vote highlighted for a second time in a week the international isolation of the United States over the Jerusalem issueThe United Nations general assembly has
Trump gets go-ahead to build wall – at his Irish golf course

Trump gets go-ahead to build wall – at his Irish golf course

Course at Doonbeg in County Clare receives permission for two sea barriers Green party leader: ‘We should be altering the golf course, not the coastline’Ireland has given the green light for a company
Modern slavery laws must fully decriminalise sex work, advocates say

Modern slavery laws must fully decriminalise sex work, advocates say

Scarlet Alliance says criminalisation denies workers their basic rights and protections, and fosters exploitation New modern slavery laws will fail to stop exploitation of Australian sex workers