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Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The building collapsed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, the Saudi interior ministry said Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a “terrorist action” against the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. A suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces …

Canada community hit by suicide crisis

Image caption Like Wapekeka Fist Nation, Attawapiskat has also struggled with suicide A Canadian aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency following the suicide of three teenage girls. Chief Brennan Sainnawap of the remote Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario made the declaration this week. On 13 …

Vote Leave boss criticises Cameron's referendum

The co-chair of Vote Leave, Gisela Stuart, has criticised David Cameron’s decision to call a referendum on the EU. In an interview for my new book How To Lose A Referendum, Ms Stuart argues that Cameron should never have put a Yes/No referendum to the British people, which …

Colombia conflict: Two Dutch journalists ''freed by rebels'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protests have been held across Colombia this week to demand the release of the two Dutch journalists Two Dutch journalists who were abducted in Colombia last weekend have been released, ELN rebels have said. They say that Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender have …

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Doha has been caught in the height of a diplomatic crisis for more than two weeks The US government has called the growing crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours a “family issue”. White House press spokesman Sean Spicer made the comments during …

Messy start to Brexit a sign of things to come

This was supposed to be the easy bit. Theresa May opened up the negotiations on an upbeat note by promising to protect the rights of 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK. It seemed like an olive branch held out for the EU to take hold of. …

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp apologises for Trump comment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnny Depp: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Actor Johnny Depp has apologised for remarks he made about US President Donald Trump in a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. Depp told People magazine it was in …

Families plead with IS to leave bloody Mosul

It is hard to appreciate how dreadful Mosul’s old city has become. Families are being torn apart here and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. They are being murdered for just trying to live. On the edge of the old city a disused shop …

Top marathon runner robbed of shoes at gunpoint

A top South African athlete has been mugged at gunpoint while out on his morning run. Nine-time Comrades Marathon winner Bruce Fordyce was robbed of his trainers and watch by two men who pulled up in a car near his home in Parktown, Johannesburg. The Times newspaper quoted …

Trump won't fire 'bothersome' Robert Mueller

The White House has said Donald Trump does not intend to fire the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian involvement with the President’s electoral campaign. Mr Trump had earlier questioned Robert Mueller’s integrity in an interview with Fox News. He described the special counsel, who is a …