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Merkel mulls troop move to Jordan following Turkey row

Merkel mulls troop move to Jordan following Turkey row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The base at Incirlik is used to carry out operations against so-called Islamic State German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that German troops stationed at Incirlik in Turkey may be relocated because of a row between the two countries over access to the base. Mrs Merkel described Turkey’s decision not […]

Indian teen builds world’s ‘lightest satellite’

Indian teen builds world’s ‘lightest satellite’

Image copyright Twitter/@Rifarh_Shaarook An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world’s lightest satellite, which will be put into orbit at a Nasa facility in the US in June. Rifath Shaarook’s 64-gram (0.14 lb) device was selected as the winner in a competition co-sponsored by Nasa. The 18-year-old says its main purpose […]

Aviation fuel sniffing prompts warning in Australia

Aviation fuel sniffing prompts warning in Australia

Image copyright ABC Image caption A child siphons fuel from a plane at a remote Northern Territory airport Australian health officials have warned of a “serious” incidence of children inhaling aviation fuel in the Northern Territory. Security camera footage shows children breaking into the remote Elcho Island Airport and siphoning fuel from planes. Petrol sniffing […]

Facebook misses Thai deadline to remove critical content

Facebook misses Thai deadline to remove critical content

Image copyright AFP Image caption The authorities are particularly sensitive of content about the new King Vajiralongkorn Facebook is still accessible in Thailand despite a deadline passing for it to remove material the authorities had deemed critical of the monarchy. The social media giant had been given until 10:00 local time (04:00 GMT) to remove […]

Manus refugees: Closure of Australian-run centre to begin ‘in weeks’

Manus refugees: Closure of Australian-run centre to begin ‘in weeks’

Image copyright Behrouz Boochani/Reuters Image caption Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea Asylum seekers at an Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have been told to “consider their options” before the facility closes. Australia detains asylum seekers who arrive by boat at the Manus Island centre and on the […]

India rape victim’s mother wants swift justice

India rape victim’s mother wants swift justice

Image copyright Manoj Dhaka Image caption The mother of the victim in Sonipat wants swift justice for her daughter The mother of an Indian woman who was gang raped and murdered in the northern state of Haryana has demanded swift justice. It took days for the mutilated body of the woman, 22, to be found. […]

General election 2017: Plaid Cymru to launch manifesto

General election 2017: Plaid Cymru to launch manifesto

Plaid Cymru is to launch its general election manifesto later, promising to “overcome threats and seize opportunities” from Brexit. The party will pledge to “protect, preserve and promote” Wales. Party leader Leanne Wood warned a divided Labour and an increased Tory mandate would see Westminster “do its worst” for the country. Her party’s “action plan” […]

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

Image copyright Science Photo Library Cuts to crucial services are jeopardising the health of England’s children, nursing leaders are warning. The Royal College of Nursing highlighted figures showing reductions in the numbers of school nurses and health visitors. The union said government cuts to public health budgets – held by local authorities – were to […]

JFK at 100: ‘His life was not as glamorous as you think’

US President John F Kennedy was born 100 years ago this month. A new photo exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, featuring 77 images of the nation’s 35th president, captures the dramatic rise and sudden passing of an American icon. JFK at 100: ‘His life was not as glamorous as you […]

General election 2017: Labour ‘plans water industry nationalisation’

General election 2017: Labour ‘plans water industry nationalisation’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Labour leader will launch his party’s manifesto on Tuesday Labour would nationalise the multi-billion pound water industry if elected, the BBC understands. Under proposals to be outlined in its manifesto on Tuesday, Labour would create nine new public bodies to run the water and sewage system in England. By […]