101239872 046667926 - Gina Haspel hearing: 9/11 'mastermind' asks to share information
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Gina Haspel hearing: 9/11 'mastermind' asks to share information

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gina Haspel is facing a tough hearing before the Senate intelligence committee The self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks has asked for permission to share information about Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director, at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is held at Guantanamo Bay, has asked […]

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Israel expels Human Rights Watch official

Image copyright AFP Image caption Omar Shakir said he had not called for a boycott of Israel during his time at Human Rights Watch Israel has ordered the senior representative of Human Rights Watch in the country to leave within 14 days. The interior ministry said it had terminated the residency permit of Omar Shakir, […]

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Turkish social media row over Erdogan 'enough' comment

By George Pierpoint, BBC UGC and Social News Serter Akyol and Dilay Yalcin, BBC Monitoring Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan A campaign calling for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down has flooded social media. The campaign comes after Mr Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey for 15 […]

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Iran warns Trump: 'You've made a mistake' over nuclear deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnalysis: What’s next for the Iran deal? Barbara Plett Usher explainsIran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has addressed US President Donald Trump directly, telling him he “made a mistake” in deciding to leave a multi-country nuclear deal. Mr Khamenei said: “I said from the first day: don’t […]

101237416 gettyimages 484777664 - France Thalys train attack gunman was 'unable to kill'
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France Thalys train attack gunman was 'unable to kill'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Passengers on the train were able to overpower the gunman, who was carrying a Kalashnikov, a pistol and ammunition when he was arrested Ayoub El-Khazzani has already admitted his role in a 2015 attack plot aimed at targeting Americans on a train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris. Now he […]

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Trump says North Korea released three US detainees

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Mike Pompeo, the top US diplomat, met with the North Korean leader during his visitNorth Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. The move is viewed as goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim […]

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Korean Air: Chair's wife in travel ban over abuse claims

Image copyright AFP Image caption His wife, Lee Myung-hee, is the latest of the family of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho (pictured) to face damaging claims of abusive behaviour Police have banned the wife of the chair of Korean Air from leaving South Korea as they investigate claims she verbally and physically abused staff. Lee […]

101236516 51527dfd 7bf5 46d5 ae4c 77cf4dea019b - India police parade 'Nasa conmen' in space suits
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India police parade 'Nasa conmen' in space suits

Image copyright Courtesy: Delhi Police Image caption Dressed in “space suits”, the two men were arrested by police for conning a businessman Indian police paraded a man and his son in “space suits” before arresting them for allegedly defrauding a businessman by pretending to work for Nasa. The duo allegedly convinced the businessman to buy […]

101234131 gettyimages 693042774 - Outrage over death of young French mother after ambulance call mocked
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Outrage over death of young French mother after ambulance call mocked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman had initially called Strasbourg’s ambulance service A recording of an emergency service operator mocking a young mother, who died hours after her call was ignored, has sparked outrage in France. Naomi Musenga, 22, called Strasbourg’s ambulance service complaining of strong stomach pain, and said: “I’ll die”. “You’ll […]