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Paris 'Spider-Man' joins fire brigade after citizenship fast-tracked

Paris 'Spider-Man' joins fire brigade after citizenship fast-tracked

Mamoudou Gassama granted legal status and signs up for €600-a-month internshipMamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian hailed as a hero in France for saving a child hanging from a balcony, has been
Smoke and fire: Tuesday's best photographs

Smoke and fire: Tuesday's best photographs

Our picture editors choose the best images from the past 24 hours Continue reading...
Cuba calls on US and Canada to investigate 'sonic attack' claims

Cuba calls on US and Canada to investigate 'sonic attack' claims

Luis Velázquez, Cuba’s most senior scientist, says joint inquiry needed to find truth behind alleged attacks on diplomatsThe most senior scientist in Cuba has called on his opposite numbers in the US
Supreme court rejects challenge to controversial Arkansas abortion law

Supreme court rejects challenge to controversial Arkansas abortion law

Critics of the law, which restricts how abortion pills are administered, say it could end medication abortions in the state The supreme court is allowing the state of Arkansas to put in effect
Soros-backed campaign to push for new Brexit vote within a year

Soros-backed campaign to push for new Brexit vote within a year

Billionaire says holding fresh referendum soon could save UK from ‘immense damage’A campaign to secure a second Brexit referendum within a year and save the UK from “immense damage” is to be launched
Abramovich cannot work in UK if he arrives on Israeli passport, No 10 says

Abramovich cannot work in UK if he arrives on Israeli passport, No 10 says

Chelsea FC owner’s previous tier-1 visa was granted before regulations were tightenedRoman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea football club, who has faced difficulties obtaining a new UK visa, will not
Libyan factions agree to hold elections on 10 December

Libyan factions agree to hold elections on 10 December

Key leaders agree at Paris summit to stage ‘credible, peaceful’ pollsThe four key leaders in war-torn Libya have agreed at a summit in Paris to an ambitious, and potentially unrealistic, plan to stage
Liège shooting: gunman kills two police officers and passerby in Belgium – video report

Liège shooting: gunman kills two police officers and passerby in Belgium – video report

A man shot dead two police officers and a passerby in Liège, eastern Belgium, on Tuesday. Witnesses ran for cover on Boulevard d’Avroy in the city centre before police killed the attacker in a
Italy at risk of new financial crisis in wake of coalition's collapse

Italy at risk of new financial crisis in wake of coalition's collapse

Shares in New York and Asia fall sharply as investors and EU politicians take fright at strengthening mood against euroItaly risks careening into a new financial crisis after the Bank of Italy said
Putin more dangerous weak​​ than strong, says top UK military figure

Putin more dangerous weak​​ than strong, says top UK military figure

Russian president would be greater risk to world peace ‘if faced with existential threat’A weak Vladimir Putin would be a bigger threat to world peace than the strongman he is, according to one of the
Malaysian convicted murderer wants to settle in Australia

Malaysian convicted murderer wants to settle in Australia

Ex-bodyguard of PM Najib Razak still detained in Sydney three years after arrest A Malaysian former prime ministerial bodyguard who was convicted of the murder of a Mongolian translator involved in a
Belgians' anger grows over status of parents of girl killed by police

Belgians' anger grows over status of parents of girl killed by police

Former PM criticises fact that parents of Iraqi Kurd are yet to receive right to stay in BelgiumBelgium’s failure to offer the parents of a two-year-old girl shot dead by police the right to stay in
Grenfell Tower fire inquiry: tributes continue on day six – As it happened

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry: tributes continue on day six – As it happened

Commemorations continue to be paid to the 72 people who lost their lives in the fire last June 4.57pm BST Abuback concludes his tribute by saying: “it’s like having a clear vision of where we are

Gay, black and HIV positive: America's hidden epidemic – video

If you are a black, gay man in America, your risk of contracting HIV is one in two. Leah Green travels to Atlanta, Georgia, which has the largest gay and black community in the country. She finds out
Shots and sirens heard in Belgian city of Liège  – video

Shots and sirens heard in Belgian city of Liège – video

Amateur footage captures sound of sirens and then shots being fired in Liège. It has been reported that a gunman killed two police officers and a passerby before being shot dead in the city centre.
Belgium shooting: man kills passerby and two police officers in Liège

Belgium shooting: man kills passerby and two police officers in Liège

Terrorism inquiry into attack by prisoner on day release who was later shot dead by policeBelgian investigators have opened a terrorism inquiry after a prisoner on day release shot dead two police
Sophie Mirabella defamation case costs Victorian newspaper almost $300,000

Sophie Mirabella defamation case costs Victorian newspaper almost $300,000

Former Liberal MP’s legal costs amounted to more than $118,000 on top of $175,000 in damages An article that defamed former federal MP Sophie Mirabella while she was campaigning for her old seat
Is Russia killing stray dogs ahead of the World Cup?

Is Russia killing stray dogs ahead of the World Cup?

After the mass culls before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, animal rights activists in the World Cup cities of Sochi and Yekaterinburg fear history could be repeating itselfEarlier this year, Russia’s
The political battle for Arizona tells a story of America's changing demographics

The political battle for Arizona tells a story of America's changing demographics

With a key Senate seat in play, progressive engagement is surging. Latino turnout, though, is still the great imponderableEvery Tuesday morning, Mary Santy joins a small group of protesters outside
Cold front to bring wintry chill to Sydney and Melbourne

Cold front to bring wintry chill to Sydney and Melbourne

Gale warnings in place for parts of NSW and Victoria as temperatures plungeSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Sydney and Melbourne will endure a week of wintry