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Teen arrested in Hertfordshire on suspicion of terrorism offences

Teen arrested in Hertfordshire on suspicion of terrorism offences

Detention of man relates to earlier arrest in north London of 18-year-old by armed police, Met saysCounter-terror police have arrested a teenager in Hertfordshire on suspicion of preparing acts of
Woody Allen's son Moses Farrow defends father over sexual assault claims

Woody Allen's son Moses Farrow defends father over sexual assault claims

Farrow says he ‘can no longer stay silent’ about accusations made by his sister and claims she was coerced into making themWoody Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted son, Moses Farrow, on Wednesday defended
Iran's leader: US pullout from nuclear deal leaves Trump 'lost in history'

Iran's leader: US pullout from nuclear deal leaves Trump 'lost in history'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sets out six conditions for Europe if it wants Iran to remain in agreementIran’s supreme leader has said that American objections over the 2015 nuclear deal were a pretext for
Trump ramps up attacks on 'scandal' of Russia inquiry

Trump ramps up attacks on 'scandal' of Russia inquiry

President tries to rebrand Mueller investigation as ‘Spygate’ Top DoJ officials to meet Republican congressional leadersDonald Trump said the investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016
World weatherwatch: Spring brings wildfires, storms and ash plumes

World weatherwatch: Spring brings wildfires, storms and ash plumes

Thunderstorms have killed at least five in the mainland US, while fires plague eastern Russia and volcanic activity has been disrupting aviation in HawaiiEastern Russia has been experiencing
Uber shuts down self-driving operation in Arizona after fatal crash

Uber shuts down self-driving operation in Arizona after fatal crash

The company will focus research efforts on Pittsburgh and continue to test in San FranciscoUber is to shut down its self-driving car programme in Arizona after one of its cars killed a pedestrian
New York City to consider banning plastic straws

New York City to consider banning plastic straws

If the bill becomes law, restaurants that continue to use plastic straws would be warned, then face fines between $100 and $400A New York City council member announced on Wednesday his plan to ban
Yulia Skripal: 'We are so lucky to have survived assassination attempt'

Yulia Skripal: 'We are so lucky to have survived assassination attempt'

Daughter of double agent says she would like to return to Russia ‘in the longer term’Yulia Skripal has said she wishes to return to Russia “in the longer term” despite the nerve agent attack on her
'They throw mud': new PM facing up to messy world of Italian politics

'They throw mud': new PM facing up to messy world of Italian politics

Giuseppe Conte respected by friends and colleagues but his parents are a little worried The man nominated as Italy’s prime minister may be respected in the legal and academic realms but he is
Grenfell inquiry 'lacking sensitivity towards survivors'

Grenfell inquiry 'lacking sensitivity towards survivors'

Anger in community over curtailed tributes, plan to relocate inquiry and lack of clarity on new panel members Survivors, mourners and their supporters at the Grenfell Tower inquiry have expressed
Italy's president invites populist coalition to form government

Italy's president invites populist coalition to form government

Government formed by anti-establishment Five Star Movement and far-right League will be led by political novice Giuseppe ConteItaly’s president has given his blessing to the creation of a new populist
Guatemala: ex-military officers convicted of crimes against humanity

Guatemala: ex-military officers convicted of crimes against humanity

Four former high-ranking officers convicted of 1981 rape and torture of young woman and disappearance of her teenage brotherFour former high-ranking Guatemalan military officers once considered
Cyprus to step up security checks in cash-for-citizenship scheme

Cyprus to step up security checks in cash-for-citizenship scheme

After criticism of the scheme applicants will be subjected to more rigorous vetting processCyprus has sought to curb criticism of its golden visa scheme, saying it will tighten vetting procedures for
New NFL rules: teams face fines if players kneel during national anthem

New NFL rules: teams face fines if players kneel during national anthem

Players can choose to stay in locker room during anthemProtests caused chaos for league over last two seasonsPlayers union unhappy with league’s new policyNFL owners have issued new guidelines that
Las Vegas casino workers vote for first mass strike in more than 30 years

Las Vegas casino workers vote for first mass strike in more than 30 years

Culinary Union represents 25,000 members at 34 casino-resortsWide range of staff involved but not croupiers and poker dealersLas Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the
Hassan Hajjaj's best photograph: Kesh Angels, girl biker gang of Morocco

Hassan Hajjaj's best photograph: Kesh Angels, girl biker gang of Morocco

‘They worked among the snake-charmers and belly-dancers of Marrakech. I christened them Kesh Angels and gave them heart-shaped sunglasses’When I first met Karima, she was 14 years old and selling
Emmanuel Macron plans summit to push for Libyan elections

Emmanuel Macron plans summit to push for Libyan elections

French president aims to bring factions together to prevent disruption to proposed ballotEmmanuel Macron is planning to stage an international summit on Libya next week to push for presidential
Sajid Javid seeks to win over police with funding pledge

Sajid Javid seeks to win over police with funding pledge

Home secretary tells officers he wants to ‘reset’ relationship between ministers and policeThe home secretary has signalled a departure from the Conservatives’ past approach to the police, telling
Iowa: will America's strictest abortion law drive female voters to the left?

Iowa: will America's strictest abortion law drive female voters to the left?

Iowa passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the industrialized world – and some think the state has moved too far to the rightLinda Madison is exactly the sort of voter Donald Trump
Brussels' battered chip shacks to get revamp

Brussels' battered chip shacks to get revamp

Architect assures Belgian city that plan to rebuild frietkots with shiny facades will also preserve chip stall traditionsThe frite, or frieten, as they say in the Dutch-speaking north of Belgium, is a