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Train derails as it departs London Paddington station

Passengers had to be evacuated from a train after it derailed while leaving Paddington station in London. The rear power car of the Great Western Railway train partially left the track as it departed for Penzance in Cornwall shortly before midday. A spokesperson for the rail firm said it was “travelling at extremely low speed” and no injuries were reported. ...

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Hong Kong protest: Thousands march for jailed activists

Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest at the jailing of three pro-democracy activists last week. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were initially given non-custodial sentences for their involvement in mass protests in 2014. But on Thursday the court of appeal gave the activists jail terms of between six and eight months. ...

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Syria war: Rocket 'hits Damascus trade fair'

A rocket has struck close to the entrance of a trade fair in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syrian media say. The Damascus International Fair is being held for the first time since the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011. Syrian TV said the rocket had caused casualties. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said five people had died. ...

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Police hunt driver after M42 crash death in Warwickshire

A driver is being sought by police following a crash in which an 83-year-old man died. Warwickshire Police said a Peugeot 307 carrying the man, from Coventry and a woman, was in collision with a gold Vauxhall Agila on the M42 in the county on Saturday. Police are looking for the male driver of the Agila who is reported to ...

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Round-the-world race starts in Liverpool

Twelve yachts that will travel around the globe have set sail from Liverpool. More than 700 amateur sailors – led by professional skippers – are involved in the 11th edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. They are expected to finish in Liverpool on 28 July next year. Race co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who was the first person ...

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Man raped and robbed in Great Yarmouth attack

A man has been raped and robbed in the early hours. He was assaulted and had his phone stolen near Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Officers were called shortly after 03:30 BST and the scene has been cordoned off while inquiries were being carried out. The force said the man was being supported by specially-trained officers. Police appealed for anyone ...

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British boy killed in Barcelona attack

Julian Cadman, a seven-year-old dual British-Australian national, was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed. His family had appealed for information on the missing boy after he apparently became separated from his mother. He is one of 13 people to have been killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. His family ...

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Philippines drug campaign condemned by senior Catholics

The head of the Philippines Catholic Church has criticised the government’s bloody campaign against drugs. Manila Cardinal Luis Tagle condemned “those who kill even the helpless”. Police say that since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a campaign against drug dealers 14 months ago, 3,500 people have been killed. But rights groups say the number is much higher, and that many of ...

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Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats

Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack. The concert was held amid tight security at the heavily protected Intercontinental Hotel. It was a rare music concert in the city. Kabul has witnessed a series of suicide attacks and explosions ...

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Tour of Britain race in Mansfield where cyclists banned

A council has been accused of double standards for allowing a stage of a major cycle race to start in a town centre where cyclists have been banned. Mansfield District Council stopped people riding around the market place to combat “anti-social” cycling. However, it said “responsible” cyclists were welcome in the same place for the Tour of Britain on 6 ...

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