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Obama vows more strikes on ISIL in Syria

Barack Obama has said that the participation of five Arab nations in air raids against ISIL in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone".<p>The US president on Tuesday promised to continue the fight, which he said was vital to the security of his country, the Middle East …

Alice Gross suspect was accused of drugging and molesting a teenager five years ago

West London coroner Chinyere Inyama is believed to have accidentally discarded the 30-page sensitive document with rubbish<p>The coroner holding the inquest in to murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross is under investigation after he left a sensitive police file on a train.<p>West London coroner Chinyere Inyama …

Murdered Brit David Miller 'Was Trying To Help Fellow Victim' Hannah Witheridge When Both Were Killed In Thailand, Father Believes

The father of a British man murdered in Thailand believes his son had stepped in to help his fellow victim when they were both brutally killed on an …

Algerian Islamists threaten to execute hostage unless France halts Isis attacks

Algeria,Islamic State (Isis),France,François Hollande,World news,Middle East and North Africa,Africa,Europe<p>‘This armed group has asked me to demand you do not intervene in Iraq,’ Frenchman seized near Algiers says in video<p>A splinter group that claims links to the militant group Islamic State (Isis) …

Alice Gross: How European Union countries are fighting tighter criminal records checks at our border

Documents seen by The Telegraph disclose how a pan-Europe project launched by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is facing "significant barriers" from other EU member states<p>A British-led scheme to boost the amount of information shared about criminals who move across borders has faced widespread …

Pro-Russian separatists heading south in Ukraine towards Mariupol

Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, says any agreement to end the conflict in Ukraine, must include discussions on giving more autonomy to pro-Russians in the east.<p>His comments came after European leaders threatened to impose more sanctions, if the Kremlin doesn't change it's policy towards it's …

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Isil fanatics 'fear being killed by a woman will deprive them of virgins in paradise'

Women fighters joining ranks of Kurdish peshmerga forces hold particular power over male extremists promised 72 virgins if they die in battle<p>Violent jihadis know their reward will come in heaven, in the shape of 72 virgins - but not apparently if they are killed by women.<p>The increasing number of …

Alex Salmond: I feel sorry for tricked No voters

Scotland's First Minister says he "feels sorry" for No voters who were "tricked by Westminster into believing there will be an immediate offer of extra powers" after the referendum<p>Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other …

Isil fighters disperse within Syrian and Iraqi cities to evade US air attacks

Isil sends its wives and children to safety as residents flee Mosul and Raqqa, but Yazidi women among civilians lined up as "human shields"<p>Jihadist fighters have begun preparing defences against American air strikes and a feared land-based counter-offensive in <b>Iraq</b> and <b>Syria</b>, residents living under …

Scotland's Other Winners: Teenage Voters

The 16- and 17-year-olds who voted in Scotland's referendum didn't determine the outcome. The margin of victory for the "yes" vote was larger than …

Ukraine Rebel Describes Witnessing MH17 Being Shot Out Of The Sky

"We shot down a Kiev plane, our superiors told us," said the pro-Russian rebel, who worked locally as a miner before the uprising in eastern Ukraine. "We thought we were looking for bailed-out Ukrainian pilots but instead we found dead civilians ... All those poor people with baggage that certainly …

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Man self-immolates in Tokyo to protest expansion of Japan military options

A man in Japan set himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo on Sunday in an apparent protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to broaden Japan’s military capabilities, police and witnesses said.<p>Authorities hosed down the unidentified man and carried him away, according to witness …

Taxman has power to raid your bank accounts

Commons Treasury committee raises concerns about powers of HMRC to remove cash from bank accounts without a court order<p>Innocent people face having money taken straight out of their bank accounts under draconian powers to be used by the taxman, MPs warn on Friday.<p>A Treasury plan to allow HM Revenue …

#BringBackOurGirls: the power of a social media campaign

Three weeks ago, more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their boarding school by armed Islamist militants. The event has become an issue of international importance, with a $300,000 (£177,000) cash reward offered to anyone who can help locate and rescue the girls. But the global …

Stem cell treatment repairs damaged hearts in monkeys

Scientists have successfully repaired damaged monkey hearts by injecting new heart cells made from human stem cells, paving the way for a trial in humans before the end of the decade.<p>Researchers now hope that the treatment could give patients a new lease of life after massive heart attacks that …

Stop And Search 'Often Only Happens Because The Person Is Black', Home Secretary Theresa May Says

The Home Secretary has said that "a large number" of stop and searches by police only happen because the person being stopped is black.<p>In the most …

Ukip donor says women cannot be raped by their husbands

Nigel Farage faces fresh embarrassment over the controversial views of its supporters when a former Ukip donor said on television that a woman could not be raped by her husband.<p>Demetri Marchessini, the party's sixth-largest individual donor in 2013, also said that gay men experience "no love, only …

Government backs UK launch site plan for space tourism

<b>The government has backed plans for a four-fold expansion of the UK space industry to £40bn by 2030.</b><p>It is also considering developing the necessary legal framework to permit a spaceport to be set up in the UK.<p>It is hoped that this might see the growth of new space tourism companies to start …

Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

Common infections and minor scratches could soon kill because antibiotics are becoming useless against new superbugs, World Health Organisation warns<p>A child's scratched knee from falling off their bike, common bladder infections among the elderly in care homes and routine surgery to replace broken …

Aleppo school hit by deadly air raid

A Syrian school has been hit in a government airstrike in the opposition-held district of Aleppo, killing at least 19 people, including 10 children, activists have reported.<p>According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-government monitoring group, Wednesday’s attack hit the …

Murder trial hears of sex tapes, drugs and harpoon

A financial wizard who killed his former girlfriend’s brother had been begged by his ex to delete sex tapes they made together, a court heard.<p>Andrew …

Mother of Three Murdered by Husband who Claims he was 'Possessed by a Spirit'

A mother of three from Manchester was murdered by her husband for becoming "too westernised" a court has heard.<p>Syrian-born Ahmed Khatib, 33 claimed …

Boko Haram: Nigerian Terror Group Sells Girls Into Slavery

Mothers marched Wednesday in Nigeria to protest government inaction more than two weeks after 200 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram, a terror group operating with near impunity in the region — and which has reportedly sold many of the girls into slavery or marriage for as little as $12.<p>The …