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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns (1 hour 6 minutes old)

The president's spokesman was reportedly unhappy with the hiring of a new communications director.

Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack (1 hour 39 minutes old)

The victims were stabbed to death in an attack on a house in a West Bank settlement.

China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana' (9 hours old)

Officials reportedly entered a hotel room where members of a travelling equestrian show were staying.

North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting (11 hours old)

The State Department says the ban, following the death of a US student, will be published next week.

Qatar emir calls for negotiations to ease Gulf boycott (7 hours old)

Sheikh Al Thani says "we are open to dialogue" in his first address since four neighbours cut ties.

Afghan soldiers killed in US friendly-fire air strike (9 hours old)

The US says it will investigate the incident in Helmand, where 10 policemen were reportedly killed.

Dali's moustache 'intact at 10 past 10', exhumation finds (12 hours old)

The comments by the painter's foundation come after his body was dug up to settle a paternity case.

Murdered girl's family beg for US visa to attend funeral (11 hours old)

AbbieGail Smith's loved ones fear they will not be allowed to attend her funeral on Sunday.

Erdogan says Germany cannot scare Turkey with threats (12 hours old)

Turkey's president says Germany should "sort itself out", as Berlin vows to review their arms deals.

Greece-Turkey earthquake: Two killed on island of Kos (14 hours old)

At least 100 are injured on the Greek island of Kos after the 6.7-magnitude quake in the Aegean Sea.

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Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected members of Isis suicide brigade (8 hours old)

Exclusive: Agency believes the fighters could have been trained to bomb Europe as revenge for military defeats in Middle EastInterpol has circulated a list of 173 Islamic State fighters it believes could have been trained to mount suicide attacks in Europe in revenge for the group’s military defeats in the Middle East.The global crime fighting agency’s list was drawn up by US intelligence from information captured during the assault on Isis territories in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading...

Six dead as Israeli-Palestinian tensions boil over (5 hours old)

Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank settlement after three Palestinians killed as row over highly sensitive holy site eruptsEscalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over a highly sensitive holy site have turned into violence that killed six people: three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.A Palestinian entered a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank after nightfall and stabbed three Israelis to death, the head of Israel’s rescue service said. Continue reading...

Sean Spicer resigns as Trump press secretary after six months (11 hours old)

The controversial spokesman was known for testy exchanges with reporters amid tumultuous tenure as administration’s public faceSean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, bringing to an end a tumultuous six months as the public face of Donald Trump’s administration.Spicer stepped down after the president tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier and longtime Trump supporter, as the new White House communications director. Continue reading...

Russian man at Trump Jr meeting had partner with Soviet intelligence ties (11 hours old)

Irakly Kaveladze’s partner Boris Goldstein was a Soviet-born banker whose ties to former KGB officials attracted interest from US investigators in the 1990sA Russian participant in the notorious meeting held by Donald Trump’s son at Trump Tower last year had a business partner who was linked by US authorities to former Soviet intelligence officials.Irakly Kaveladze was identified this week as the eighth attendee of the June 2016 meeting, which has become central to questions over Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. Continue reading...

Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police chief resigns at mayor's request (1 hour 4 minutes old)

Janeé Harteau has ‘lost the confidence of the people’ says Betsy Hodges, who in turn faces calls to resign at chaotic media conferenceThe chief of police in Minneapolis has resigned at the request of the city’s mayor, Betsy Hodges, after Hodges said she had “lost the confidence of the people”.Janeé Harteau has faced criticism for her handling of the shooting of unarmed Australian woman Justine Damond, as well as previous killings going back to 2013. Continue reading...

US friendly fire kills at least eight Afghan policemen in Helmand (8 hours old)

Sources say US gunship bombed checkpoint just 30 minutes after police unit retook it from TalibanA US gunship has killed at least eight Afghan policemen in a friendly fire airstrike in Helmand, according to local officials.The incident is a setback for the US-Afghan fight against the Taliban in the embattled province, and comes as the US administration and its Nato allies are preparing the deployment of several thousand additional troops to Afghanistan. Continue reading...

Coroner confirms Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died by hanging (6 hours old)

The 41-year-old’s death is being treated as a suspected suicide after he was found dead by an employee in his private residence Chester Bennington: Linkin Park’s singer soothed the angst of millionsLinkin Park singer Chester Bennington died by hanging, the Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed. Related: Chester Bennington: five of his best Linkin Park performances Continue reading...

Briton admits to cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom (9 hours old)

Liberian telecoms company commissioned attack but had not asked for German firm to be hacked, 29-year-old tells Cologne courtA 29-year-old British man has confessed to carrying out a cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom’s routers last year, claiming he had acted on behalf of a Liberian telecommunications company but that his mission had got out of hand.Speaking via a translator at a court in Cologne, the man, who was arrested under a European arrest warrant at Luton airport in February, described it as the “biggest mistake of my life”. Continue reading...

Rex Tillerson says Qatar's Gulf neighbours should lift blockade (11 hours old)

US secretary of state urges countries to take positive action and says efforts to isolate Qatar are negatively affecting its citizensThe US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has tried to push Qatar’s Gulf neighbours back to the negotiating table, saying it was time for them to take some positive action by lifting their economic blockade on the oil-rich state.Tillerson said Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar were having a negative effect on the Qatari people, adding: “I hope as a sign of good faith they will lift that blockade. That would be a positive development.” Continue reading...

Vladimir Putin: 'I may not leave Russian presidency' (10 hours old)

A question-and-answer session at a Sochi school was designed to make Putin seem youth-friendly after recent youth demonstrations Asked what he plans to do when he leaves the presidency, Vladimir Putin paused and smiled. “But I haven’t decided yet if I will leave the presidency,” the Russian leader replied, to laughter and applause from an audience made up almost entirely of Russians who were born after he first became president in 2000. Related: Russian courts sentence protesters arrested at anti-corruption rallies Continue reading...

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