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Princess Eugenie to marry boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie to marry boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

Image copyright The Royal Family Princess Eugenie is to marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Duke and Duchess of York said their younger daughter and Mr Brooksbank became engaged while in Nicaragua earlier this month. The wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in the autumn. The […]

Australia police in fresh search for missing Beaumont children

Australia police in fresh search for missing Beaumont children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The children were on their way back from Glenelg beach when they went missing in 1966 Australian police say they are investigating new leads in the case of three children who went missing more than 50 years ago. The disappearance of the Beaumont children has been one of Australia’s […]

Syria offensive: Turkish troops ‘capture villages’ in Afrin

Syria offensive: Turkish troops ‘capture villages’ in Afrin

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an offensive targeting Kurdish fighters Turkish forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Turkish troops, accompanied by allied Syrian rebels, reportedly seized control of several […]

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition pledges $1.5bn in new aid

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition pledges $1.5bn in new aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 1.8 million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished in Yemen A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has pledged $1.5bn (£2bn) in new humanitarian aid for the country. It will also increase the capacities of Yemeni ports to receive aid and cargo shipments, and set up 17 […]

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Image copyright University of Haifa Image caption The fragments of Dead Sea Scroll took a year to piece together One of the last remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered by researchers in Israel. Sixty tiny fragments were pieced together over a period of a year, identifying the name of a […]

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia’s Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia’s Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrives at Copenhagen airport Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Denmark, triggering a new attempt by Spain’s prosecutor to have him arrested. An hour later the speaker of the Catalan parliament nominated him to head the regional government. Mr Puigdemont fled to […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by multiple resignations

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by multiple resignations

Image caption Henry Bolton is under pressure over offensive text messages sent by his former girlfriend UKIP leader Henry Bolton is facing a wave of resignations from key positions as pressure mounts on him to quit. The local government, education, trade and immigration spokesmen have all resigned, along with the deputy leader and assistant deputy […]

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia's Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia's Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrives at Copenhagen airport Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Denmark, triggering a new attempt by Spain’s prosecutor to have him arrested. An hour later the speaker of the Catalan parliament nominated him to head the regional government. Mr Puigdemont fled to […]

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an offensive targeting Kurdish fighters Turkey says it has captured a number of villages in northern Syria, on the third day of its offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Turkish troops, accompanied by pro-Turkey rebels, reportedly seized control of several […]

Iceland's high court upholds 76% tax on imported chips

Iceland's high court upholds 76% tax on imported chips

Iceland’s high court upholds 76% tax on imported chips By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image caption With potatoes selling at 270kr per kilo ($2.60; £1.90) in Iceland, it’s probably cheaper to make your own chips The highest court in Iceland has upheld a ruling that the government can charge a 76% […]