FBI chief 'rejects' Trump's Obama claim

FBI chief James Comey has rejected President Trump’s claim that Barack Obama tapped his phone, US media report. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News ...

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Brexit: Ending free movement will not reduce immigration, peers warn

Ending the free movement of people from EU countries after Brexit may not result in lower overall migration, a committee of peers has warned. No details on a new immigration system for EU nationals has been released, but the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee says net migration to the UK from outside the EU remains significantly higher than ...

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Drivers warned over smoke from 2,000-tonne rubbish fire

Drivers have been warned to take care as smoke from a 2,000-tonne rubbish fire near Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan is being blown over roads. The B4270 and other local roads are affected, Vale of Glamorgan council has said. The blaze at Llandow Industrial Estate started on Thursday, and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews are still on ...

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Australian man dies on return from Everest base camp

An Australian man has died while trekking back from Everest base camp in Nepal. The man became ill at the 5,380m (17,600ft) camp on Thursday night before experiencing breathing difficulties while descending the next day, Australian media reported. The father of two had not attempted to reach the summit and was travelling with local Sherpa guides. Australian consular officials are ...

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North Korea launches missile – report

North Korea has launched an unidentified missile which fell into the Sea of Japan, South Korea says. The missile was fired on Monday from the Tongchang-ri region, near the North’s border with China, the South Korean military said. Last month North Korea said it had successfully test-fired a new kind of ballistic missile in a launch supervised by leader Kim ...

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Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Mental health services for the most seriously ill patients are in “crisis”, experts have warned, with increasing numbers of people being sent hundreds of miles away from home to receive treatment despite government promises to end the practice. An analysis of official statistics shows mental health patients in England were sent for “out-of-area” treatment on 2,037 occasions in the four ...

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