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Pope Francis met with - sparse crowds' and protests during Chile visit

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:43:20 GMT

Thousands of people lined streets in Chile's capital as Pope Francis visited the Latin American country for the first time. But crowds in Santiago were sparser than those seen during visits to neighbouring countries, with some protesting over sexual abuse by priests and others angry at a decision made to appoint a bishop close to another who abused minors.

GP shortages not to blame for high A&E attendances, new study claims

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:33:09 GMT

Long-term health conditions are driving increasing attendance at A&E departments rather than GP shortages, a new study has claimed. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London examined the records of nearly 820,000 patients registered across 136 practices in east London to find the reasons behind rising demand on hospitals.

Hawaii worker who pushed button reassigned after bungled missile alert

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:15:16 GMT

The 10-year employee has been reassigned, pending an investigation into the incident, to a job that 'does not provide access to the warning system.' A false alarm warning of a ballistic missile heading to Hawaii sent the islands into a panic.

20 killed as gun battle closes airport in Libyan capital

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:46:26 GMT

Heavily armed Libyan militias have clashed in Tripoli, killing at least 20 people and forcing the capital's only airport to close, officials said. The health ministry said another 63 people were wounded in the fighting between two militias that are ostensibly allied with the internationally-backed government.

People have also been warned of the risk of tsunamis as a result of seismic activity

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:46:25 GMT

Thousands of people are being evacuated in Papua New Guinea over the risk of a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific Island nation's north. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said he had directed all relevant state resources to support the evacuation of people at risk on Kadovar Island in the East Sepik region.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launches the research paper at the University of Edinburgh

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:24:03 GMT

Keeping the UK within the single market is the "only option that makes sense" if Brexit is to go ahead, Nicola Sturgeon said, as she published a new report which claimed leaving the European Union without a deal could wipe A 12.7 billion a year from Scotland's economy. If the UK were forced to revert to World Trade Organisation rules to govern relationships with Europe, Scotland's GDP would be 8.5% lower by 2030 - the equivalent of about A 2,300 for every person living north of the border, according to the research.

Toddler Poppi Worthington was abused before her death says coroner

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:24:02 GMT

The "fit and active" 13-month-old was in an "unsafe" sleeping environment and suffered injuries to her bottom caused by penetration, Cumbria's senior coroner David Roberts said. Mr Roberts gave his conclusions on Monday following a three-week inquest before Christmas at which Poppi's father Paul Worthington refused to answer questions about her death 252 times.

Turkey vows to - drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:24:01 GMT

Turkey's president has denounced US plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria, vowing to "drown this army of terror before it is born". Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan also warned US troops against coming between Turkish soldiers and Kurdish forces, which Ankara view as an extension of Turkey's own Kurdish insurgency.

Donald Trump has been lambasted for his reported remarks

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:06:23 GMT

South Africa has summoned the United States' senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. Mr Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with US senators last week.

The scene of a double suicide bombing in Baghdad

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:31:04 GMT

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has claimed many such attacks in the past.

Several injured as mezzanine collapses at Jakarta Stock Exchange tower

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:31:03 GMT

A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring more than two dozen people and forcing a chaotic evacuation. MetroTV footage showed the lobby strewn with debris and people being helped out of the building while others lay on the grass or steps outside the tower.

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:03:33 GMT

In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo provided by Earl Recamunda, an orange glow is seen at the cloud-shrouded crater of Mayon volcano at Legazpi city, Albay province, about 340 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano rumbled back to life Sunday with lava rising to its crater in a gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers.

Charles Bowman is Lord Mayor of the City of London

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:38:23 GMT

The Lord Mayor of London will travel to Scotland this week with hopes of forging a united front between the nations' financial services sectors on Brexit. The 690th Lord Mayor, Charles Bowman, is set to hold meetings with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and firms including Royal Bank of Scotland , Standard Life Aberdeen and Virgin Money, to communicate support for Scotland's financial and professional services "specifically in a post-Brexit context".

Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: a Shame on youa new

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:22:23 GMT

The Palestinian president railed at President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested would be an unacceptable peace plan. The speech by Mahmoud Abbas ratcheted up what has been more than a month of harsh rhetoric toward Trump since the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Magnitude 7.1 quake hits off Peru, killing at least 1

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:57:32 GMT

This photo released by Andina Agency shows residents in Chala, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after an earthquake struck the area. The powerful earthquake struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, officials said.

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:34:02 GMT

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 after skidding off the runway downhill towards the sea at the airport in Trabzon A jet that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. If it had stopped any further along the slope, the plane would have probably plunged into the Black Sea in the Turkish province of Trabzon.

Police probing corrosive liquid attack by pair on moped issue details of suspect

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:34:01 GMT

Police hunting moped attackers who sprayed a corrosive liquid on two car passengers have released details of a suspect wanted for questioning. The male victims, 41 and 24, were sitting in a vehicle when they were approached by two men on a moped on Waterford Road, Fulham, south-west London.