UKIP leader given vote of ‘no confidence’
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UKIP leader given vote of ‘no confidence’

UKIP's ruling national executive committee (NEC) has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton.Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive…

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German SPD backs Merkel coalition talks
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German SPD backs Merkel coalition talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Schulz (C) had initially ruled out a new "grand coalition" Germany's Social Democrats (SDP) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela…

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Climbers rescued from mountain ridge
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Climbers rescued from mountain ridge

Two men were airlifted to safety after a night without shelter in sub-zero temperatures.

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Ethiopian police kill five at festival
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Ethiopian police kill five at festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans.Many more…

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Iraq sentences German IS woman to death
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Iraq sentences German IS woman to death

Image copyright AFP Image caption The woman was captured during the battle for Mosul last year A court in Iraq has sentenced a German woman to death after…

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Gunmen ‘shot Afghan hotel diners’
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Gunmen ‘shot Afghan hotel diners’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of…

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DR Congo police clash with protesters
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DR Congo police clash with protesters

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at protesters in the capital, Kinshasa At least one person has been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic…

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Turkey says ground troops entered Syria
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Turkey says ground troops entered Syria

Image copyright AFP Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara's campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey's PM says.Binali Yildirim…

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Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge
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Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe climbers were winched to safety by a Coastguard helicopter Two climbers were airlifted to safety after being discovered in…

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N Korea girl band leader in Olympic visit
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N Korea girl band leader in Olympic visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hyon Song-wol, pictured centre, was the star attraction during the visit to South Korea A North Korean delegation has arrived in South…

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