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Egypt hits ‘jihadist camps’ after attack on Coptic Christians

Image copyright EPA Image caption The funeral of some victims killed in the attack took place later in the day Egyptian forces have struck “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says. State media say six strikes hit the town of Derna …

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Manchester attack: Ariana Grande plans benefit gig

Image copyright PA Image caption The singer said she wanted to spend time with her fans Ariana Grande is to return to Manchester to play a benefit gig for the victims of the attack at her concert on Monday. The American star said her “heart, prayers and deepest condolences” were …

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Teacher disciplined over ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award

Image copyright Twitter Teachers at a school in Texas are being disciplined after handing out an “award” declaring one student “most likely to become a terrorist”. Lizeth Villanueva, 13, was handed the award by her teacher during a mock ceremony at the school near Houston. A local education official described …

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Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

Image copyright Barthazar Ndwayezu Image caption Rashamba Debola, 96, says she does not want to leave the forest Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government’s plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest. The Ogiek were entitled to live on their …

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‘Progress’ in Manchester bomb inquiry

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said more arrests are likely to be made Police have made “significant arrests and finds” in their inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing, according to the UK’s top counter-terrorism officer. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said they had “got hold of a …

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What’s the French for ‘bromance’?

The internet has hailed the dawn of a new “political bromance” after France’s newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron was filmed strolling through a garden with Canada’s Justin Trudeau. The photogenic pair caught up at the G7 summit in Sicily. Mr Macron, who can be seen picking a flower at one point, …

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Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to ‘moralise society’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries and some say they cannot afford to marry Cohabiting couples in Burundi have until the end of the year to get married or face legal consequences. The government order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a …

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Wimbledon fire: Blaze at All England Club tennis courts

Image copyright @MarcInners Image caption Crews from Tooting, Wandsworth, Fulham and New Malden fire stations were at the scene A fire has erupted at Wimbledon’s famous tennis courts in London. London Fire Brigade said up to 21 firefighters were called after an area of shrubbery caught fire at the All …

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UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

Image copyright Getty Images A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level …

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Sri Lanka floods: Scores die as monsoon triggers mudslides

Image copyright AFP Image caption Torrents of mud swept into villages in Kalutara district, burying houses Flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains have left at least 91 people dead and more than 100 missing in Sri Lanka, officials say. About 20,000 have been forced from their homes in the …

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