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Italy may stop ships unloading migrants  👤211

2017-06-29 10:47:20

Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to its ports.

The warning came as Italy's EU representative, Maurizio Massari, warned in a letter to the bloc the situation had become "unsustainable".

US-India accord never stronger - Trump  👤2117

2017-06-27 15:10:01

President Donald Trump says the relationship between the US and India "has never been stronger", following talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Trump declines to host Ramadan dinner  👤1553

2017-06-26 11:31:45

Donald Trump has declined to host a dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, ending a tradition that has been observed at the White House for more than 20 years. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also declined to host a reception to mark the holiday

Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing  👤1513

2017-06-26 11:10:38

At least six people died when a passenger boat sank on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, officials say.

Qatar asked to shut down Al Jazeera  👤1740

2017-06-26 10:08:08

Four Arab States have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are asking the Gulf State to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera.

Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan  👤486

2017-06-25 10:29:03

At least 100 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, local media report.

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan  👤1317

2017-06-24 13:40:49

More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say.
About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday).

Venezuela sacks top soldiers over unrest  👤1281

2017-06-21 14:47:43

Meanwhile Venezuela faced accusations of human rights abuses, at a meeting of the Organization of American States.

The military reshuffle includes the removal of Gen Antonio Benavides Torres, the head of the National Guard, who protesters accuse of being behind many of the attacks against them.

Brussels suicide bomb suspect shot dead  👤1908

2017-06-21 09:46:22

Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say.

He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured.

US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa  👤1425

2017-06-19 14:43:39

The US-led coalition in Syria has shot down a Syrian military jet in Raqqa province.

The Syrian army said its warplane was on a mission against the Islamic State (IS) group when it came under fire on Sunday, according to state television.

Champions Trophy defeat breaks hearts, televisions in India  👤2100

2017-06-19 12:33:29

It appears that some Indian citizens have taken their national cricket team's defeat against Pakistan a little too hard.

Shocked silence reverberated across New Delhi on Sunday night following the historic upset by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval in London.

Finsbury Park Mosque: Man dies as van hits pedestrians  👤2504

2017-06-19 09:52:32

A vehicle has struck pedestrians "leaving a number of casualties" in north London, police said.

Portugal forest fires kill 43 near Coimbra  👤1197

2017-06-18 14:13:47

A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 43 lives, officials say. Many died while trying to flee the Pedrógão Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government.

Seven US Navy crew missing after collision off Japan  👤987

2017-06-17 10:10:05

Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan.
Among the injured is the ship's commanding officer who has been taken to hospital by helicopter.

Eight dead in blast at Chinese nursery  👤1319

2017-06-16 14:50:43

At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a nursery in China.
State news agency Xinhua said the blast took place just outside the kindergarten in the town of Xuzhou in Jiangsu province on Thursday afternoon.

Australia announces national gun amnesty  👤1697

2017-06-16 11:56:45

Australia is bringing in its first national gun amnesty since 1996 because of the growing terrorism threat and an influx of illegal arms in the country.

Large earthquake strikes Guatemala Mexico border  👤1570

2017-06-14 15:37:17

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 has struck Guatemala, close to the country's border with Mexico. The quake hit around 97 miles west of Guatemala City in the San Marcos district, close to the border with Mexico's Chiapas state.

London tower block fire: Flames engulf Grenfell Tower  👤2021

2017-06-14 10:20:56

A huge fire has raged through the night at a tower block in Latimer Road, west London, with eyewitnesses claiming people are trapped in their homes.

Bangladesh landslides kill at least 42 after heavy downpour  👤1350

2017-06-13 14:33:42

At least 42 people were killed in landslides triggered by rains in Bangladesh, news agency PTI, quoting authorities, reported on Tuesday. A depression in the Bay of Bengal saw rains batter the hilly parts in the south. According to The Daily Star, 10 were killed in Rangamati, seven in Bandarban and eight in Chittagong. Among the deceased, several of them were women and children, the report added. Images from the region show rescue workers clearing the sludge. Several homes were destroyed in the landslides.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan for China  👤1412

2017-06-13 13:34:36

Panama has cut long-standing diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established relations with China instead.

The government said it recognised there was "only one China" and that it considers Taiwan part of it.

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