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Actor Colin Firth becomes Italian citizen

Image copyright Reuters British actor Colin Firth has become an Italian citizen, the country’s authorities have confirmed. His wife – film producer Livia Giuggioli – is Italian, making the Bridget Jones star eligible for citizenship. The Italian interior ministry confirmed the Oscar winner had been granted a passport. …

Catalonia referendum: Madrid takes over local policing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy some Catalans want independence A Spanish official has taken command of local policing in Catalonia to stop the disputed independence referendum, the public prosecutor’s office says. Diego PĂ©rez de los Cobos, a colonel in the Guardia Civil, will direct …

Two hurricanes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At least six people died in Puerto Rico and ten died in Cuba from Hurricanes Maria and Irma If Hurricane Irma hitting Cuba and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico had one thing in common it was that – despite ample warning – …

'PM should have sacked Boris over Brexit essay'

Tory grandee Michael Heseltine has told Sky News Theresa May should have sacked the Foreign Secretary over his Brexit intervention. Boris Johnson set out his own vision for leaving the European Union in a 4,000-word essay, sparking claims he was once again working closely with Michael Gove and …

Trapped man licked cave walls to stay alive

A university student licked moisture from the walls of a cave to survive after getting trapped for nearly three days. Lukas Cavar, 19, has told how he feared for his life after becoming separated from the rest of his college caving or spelunking club while on beginner’s expedition …

Anas Sarwar relinquishes shares in family firm

Image caption Mr Sarwar said he had taken the step to “demonstrate his commitment to public service” Scottish Labour leadership candidate Anas Sarwar has announced that he has relinquished all his shares in his family’s wholesale business. The move follows criticism that United Wholesale (Scotland) did not pay …

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

A popular spiritual guru has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman, Indian media report. Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping the law student at his ashram in Alwar, a village in Rajasthan state. The self-styled “godman” faces 10 years in prison if …

Mexico hit by new 6.2 magnitude earthquake

A new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Mexico, just days after another devastating tremor left 295 people dead. The US Geological Survey said it was centre in the southern state of Oaxaca. More follows… Source link

Iran tests missile with 1,200 mile range

Iran has tested a new ballistic missile capable of hitting targets 1,200 miles away, according to state media. Images of the “successful” launch were carried by broadcaster IRIB, including video from an on-board camera. The rocket, which Tehran said could carry several warheads, was shown off by the …