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Lib Dems seek end to pay cap for emergency services

Lib Dems seek end to pay cap for emergency services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have been stretched by attacks in London and Manchester The public sector pay cap should be scrapped in recognition of the work of the emergency services following recent disasters, says Tim Farron. The outgoing Lib Dem leader said firefighters, police and medical staff “deserve so much better”. The […]

John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli said that young mothers would be distracted in class Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the […]

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Image caption The message was posted on a number of Ohio sites A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” […]

Turkey LGBT: Police stifle Istanbul Gay Pride rally

Turkey LGBT: Police stifle Istanbul Gay Pride rally

Image copyright EPA Image caption Authorities in Istanbul had banned the rally for a third successive year Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have thwarted attempts by organisers to hold a banned Gay Pride march. The organisers of the annual event had vowed to press ahead despite the ban by the authorities, who had […]

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 150 people, local officials say. Villagers had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

Labour ‘would look to’ end household benefit cap

Labour ‘would look to’ end household benefit cap

Image copyright BBC/Jeff Overs Image caption Labour’s Debbie Abrahams says the benefit cap has huge implications for child poverty Labour would “look to” remove a cap on household benefits but has not yet costed the measure, the shadow work and pensions secretary has told the BBC. Last week a High Court judge said the curb […]

Crowded boat sinks on Colombia reservoir

Crowded boat sinks on Colombia reservoir

A boat carrying more than 150 people has sunk on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, officials say. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. The vessel went down on the Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatapé, about 45km (28 miles) east of Medellín. A rescue operation is under way. Many […]

Quick-thinking theme park rescuers save falling US teenager

Quick-thinking theme park rescuers save falling US teenager

Image copyright Loren Lent Image caption The teenager was hanging from the gondola for more than a minute, Mr Lent said Visitors to a New York theme park have dramatically rescued a terrified teenaged girl who spent more than a minute dangling 7.5m (25ft) in the air from a chair lift. Witness Loren Lent told […]

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