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Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq fuels violence fears

A controversial independence referendum is being held in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, defying objections from international allies and raising fears of violence.

NASA's OSIRIS spacecraft slingshots around Earth bound for asteroid Bennu

NASA scientists used a slingshot manoeuvre around the Earth in their mission to land a spacecraft on an asteroid.

Meghan Markle attends Invictus Games opening but does not sit with Prince Harry

Prince Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle, appeared at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games but did not sit with the Prince. 

Hurricane-hit Dominica to get £5m in UK aid to assist recovery

The hurricane-hit island of Dominica is to receive £5m in UK aid to help the recovery effort, it has been announced.

Sky's Stuart Ramsay on the terror of being woken by an earthquake alert

Sky's Stuart Ramsay on the terror of being woken by an earthquake alert

I had woken really early, about 4.00 am, and I mean I was REALLY awake. I pulled my laptop towards me.

Unrepentant Trump stands by NFL players anthem rebuke

Unrepentant Trump stands by NFL players anthem rebuke

Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, declaring: "Tell them to stand!"

German elections: Polls open as Merkel seeks fourth term

German elections: Polls open as Merkel seeks fourth term

Germans are going to the polls today in a national election which could deliver Angela Merkel a fourth term as Chancellor.

Trump hits back after North Korea brands him 'a mentally deranged megalomaniac'

Trump hits back after North Korea brands him 'a mentally deranged megalomaniac'

Donald Trump has made fresh threats against the North Korean regime after it branded him a "mentally deranged megalomaniac".

US bombers and fighter jets fly off North Korea coast

US bombers and fighter jets fly off North Korea coast

US Air Force bombers and fighter jets have flown off North Korea's coast in what the Pentagon has called a "clear message".

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Trump hits back after North Korea brands him 'a mentally deranged megalomaniac'

Trump hits back after North Korea brands him 'a mentally deranged megalomaniac'

Donald Trump has made fresh threats against the North Korean regime after it branded him a "mentally deranged megalomaniac".

Great white shark sightings force council to cut up humpback whale carcass

Great white shark sightings force council to cut up humpback whale carcass

An 18-ton whale carcass is being exhumed, cut up and moved after it attracted sharks to a popular Australian beach.

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