Tag Archives: BBC

Teenager stabbed to death in Battersea

A 17-year-old has been stabbed to death in south London. The Met said he was attacked in Ingrave Street at about 01:25 BST on Sunday. He was taken by paramedics to a south London hospital but he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards at 02:50. Although formal identification has not yet taken place, officers believe they know his identity and next ...

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Italy migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers

An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved in rescue operations have rejected accusations of collusion, saying their only concern is to save lives. Italy is the main ...

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Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

A group of aurora enthusiasts have found a new type of light in the night sky and named it Steve. Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary in Canada spotted the feature in photos shared on a Facebook group. He did not recognise it as a catalogued phenomenon and although the group were calling it a proton arc, he knew ...

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London Marathon runner from Swansea stops for 'guy in need'

Media playback is unsupported on your device A London Marathon runner who helped a competitor finish said he was just lending a hand to a “guy in need”. Crowds – including Prince William – cheered on Matthew Rees as he stopped 300 metres from the end to help David Wyeth. Swansea Harriers runner Mr Rees told the Chorlton Runners athlete: ...

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North Korea 'ready to sink' US aircraft carrier Vinson

North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be sunk “with a single strike”. A battle group headed by the Vinson is expected off the peninsula this week. It was despatched by President Donald Trump amid ...

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Man struck by rock in Williamson Park, Lancaster 'critical'

A man is critically ill in hospital after apparently being struck by a falling rock in a park. The 50-year-old man was with his family near the duck pond in Williamson Park, Lancaster when it happened, at about 18:00 BST on Saturday. Police said he suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Lancaster ...

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Germany AfD: Right-wing party picks election leaders

Germany’s right-wing, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has picked a new team to lead it into September’s general election. AfD co-founder Alexander Gauland, 76, and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel will jointly head the campaign. The party’s current co-leader and public face of the party, Frauke Petry, has announced she will not take part. She suffered a blow on Saturday ...

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Arson probe at young farmers' hotel in Devon

A fire at a hotel where more than 100 young farmers were staying is being treated as arson with intent to endanger life, police said. The blaze broke out in the basement of the Bancourt Hotel in Torquay, Devon, in the early hours of Sunday. Three people were injured, including a staff member, and taken to Torbay District Hospital. Police ...

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Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned

A girl of eight who survived when the car she was in sank in Australia, killing three family members, has described her desperate struggle to raise the alarm. Chloe Kabealo said she had unbuckled her seatbelt and tried to “go up for air”, then “just kept floating up out”. She said of her lost family members: “They were all loved ...

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Sack of salt dropped from M4 bridge on to van

A bag of rock salt has been dropped through the windscreen of a moving van from a motorway bridge. It was being driven by a 40-year-old man between junctions 5 and 6 on the M4, near Langley, Berkshire, on Tuesday when the 5kg sack was hurled down. A group of teenagers was seen on the footbridge before one of them ...

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