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France may hit its highest-ever recorded temperature on Friday in a heatwave that has swept across Europe this week. The current record is 44.1C (111.4F) - measured during a heatwave in 2003 which killed thousands of people. In response, France's national weather service has issued an unprecedented red alert warning for four...
Demolition experts are set to blow up what remains of the Morandi bridge in the Italian city of Genoa nearly a year after the structure collapsed. Thousands of people are being evacuated ahead of explosions to bring down two large towers consisting of about 4,500 tonnes of concrete and steel. Water...
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Edgbaston, BirminghamNew Zealand 237-6 (50 overs): Neesham 97*, Shaheen 3-28Pakistan 241-4 (49.1 overs): Babar 101*, Haris 68Pakistan win by six wicketsScorecard; Table; Schedule. Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand.
A spirited turn at the mic by a first-time female MP in India's parliament, in which she listed the "signs of early fascism", has been hailed as the "speech of the year" on social media. Mahua Moitra, of the opposition Trinamool Congress Party (TMC), said she had seen a list of the early warning...
US regulators have uncovered a possible new flaw in Boeing's troubled 737 Max aircraft that is likely to push back test flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it identified the "potential risk" during simulator tests, but did not reveal specific details. Boeing's top-selling aircraft was grounded in March after two...
A day after the MH17 plane crash inquiry team announced murder charges against four men, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has condemned the decision as "ridiculous". The three Russians and a Ukrainian are accused of bringing a missile into eastern Ukraine which shot the Malaysian Airlines plane down. All 298 people...
Protesters have attempted to storm Georgia's parliament during a mass rally against a speech inside the chamber by a Russian lawmaker. Riot police stopped them from entering the building, reportedly using tear gas and rubber bullets. Tensions flared up when Sergei Gavrilov addressed an assembly of MPs from Orthodox Christian countries...
A former top Indian policeman critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alleged role in deadly anti-Muslim riots in 2002 has been jailed for life. Sanjiv Bhatt was convicted of murder in a case dating back 30 years. He alleged that Mr Modi, chief minister at the time of the violence in...
South Korea plans to send 50,000 tonnes of rice to drought-stricken North Korea, its first food donation to the isolated nation in a decade. A severe drought, compounded by economic sanctions, has led to chronic food shortages in North Korea. South Korea's unification ministry said the rice will be delivered "as...
Keith Raniere, a self-help guru accused of leading a sex cult that enslaved women, has been found guilty of all charges against him. Raniere, 58, was convicted by a jury after a six-week trial in Brooklyn, New York. He allegedly oversaw a "slave and master" system in his group, called Nxivm.

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