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Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:51:00 GMT

The European Commission penalises the US tech giant for illegally favouring its own shopping service.

US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:39:56 GMT

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".

Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:33:43 GMT

The US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe", a survey says.

World food security risks growing, Chatham House says

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:36 GMT

More must be done to protect key transport routes like the Panama and Suez canals, researchers warn.

Queen Elizabeth to get $7.6m 'pay rise'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:23:45 GMT

It comes as the Crown Estate, whose profits fund her official work, posted a £24m profit rise.

Man walks away after being hit by bus

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:50:05 GMT

Simon Smith was knocked to the ground but amazingly suffered only minor injuries.

Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin 'kills dozens'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:31:34 GMT

Activists believe US-led coalition aircraft bombed the site and that prisoners are among the dead.

Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:24:53 GMT

German MPs press for a vote on legalising same-sex marriage before the September election.

Chimps' strength secrets explained

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:54:16 GMT

The greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists.

Serena Williams: John McEnroe believes she would struggle on men's circuit

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:37:40 GMT

Serena Williams disputes John McEnroe's claims that she would struggle to be in the world's top 700 if she was on the men's circuit.

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:53 GMT

The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.

Utah wildfires see 1,500 evacuated

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:27:43 GMT

More than 1,000 fire fighters are trying to put out wildfires spreading across Utah.

Philippines to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:24:40 GMT

A new bill passed by the House aims to make singing the anthem "with fervour" compulsory.

In pictures: The empty railways of America

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:43:22 GMT

Photographer John Sanderson captures the quiet moments between passing trains.

Modi's enthusiastic bear hug bests Trump's handshake

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:28:58 GMT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi responds to the infamous Trump handshake with his bear hug.

Crowd catches girl after ride fall

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:25:29 GMT

A father describes the moment it happened at a Six Flags theme park in New York.

Some magical numbers about Harry

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:43 GMT

Twenty years on, here's some magic numbers.

Cyclist 'repeatedly attacked' by Staffordshire bird of prey

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:35:04 GMT

He says he won't change his route despite being repeatedly dive-bombed by a buzzard.

The first cash machine came into use 50 years ago today

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:12:26 GMT

It is 50 years to the day that the first cash machine came into use. How has it changed over the years?

£100m from West to clean up Russian nuclear base

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:13:13 GMT

Western nations are giving Russia nearly £100m to clear up nuclear waste at Andreyeva Bay, a contaminated Cold War submarine base.

Skyscrapers and diamonds: Looking back at the Jazz Age

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:37:54 GMT

The 1920s in America are remembered for hot jazz, flapper girls and speakeasies. A new exhibit in New York is bringing that era to life.

India and America: A love affair

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:02:27 GMT

Indians share their fondness for US music, culture, fast food - and President Donald Trump.

How I saved big cats by introducing ‘magic dogs’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:27:37 GMT

Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.

Trump travel ban: Seven questions about the revised executive order

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:17:38 GMT

What is the Supreme Court allowing to go into effect, and what happens next?

Reality Check: Britain and EU at odds over citizens' rights

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:07:33 GMT

The EU argues that the rights of the bloc's citizens should not change as a result of Brexit.

HK handover predictions: Golden geese and democracy 'infections'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:41:42 GMT

Twenty years on, we review predictions for Hong Kong made when Britain handed the city over to China.

Ant power: Take a ride on a bus that runs on formic acid

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:15:03 GMT

The drive to find more sustainable transport fuels has been given a boost by some Dutch students.

Brexit couples react to deal: Anxiety put to rest or not?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:53:14 GMT

EU citizens in the UK and Brits in Europe want their post-Brexit futures sorted. Do Tory plans deliver?

British and Irish Lions draw with Hurricanes in final midweek game

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:45:58 GMT

Iain Henderson's yellow card proves costly as the Hurricanes claw back a 14-point deficit to draw with the British and Irish Lions in Wellington.

Andy Murray pulls out of Hurlingham exhibition match with a sore hip

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:29:22 GMT

British world number one Andy Murray pulls out of his first exhibition match at Hurlingham Club with a sore hip.

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I was in hospital after breakdown

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:08:13 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan says he was in hospital for four days while at the 2016 Snooker World Championships.

Sebastian Vettel crash 'like a massive headbutt in football', says Eddie Jordan

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:28:23 GMT

Sebastian Vettel's swerve into Lewis Hamilton in Azerbaijan was like an "instant red card" in football, says Eddie Jordan.

Australian cricketers 'facing unemployment' over payments row

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:00:29 GMT

Australian Cricketers' Association president Greg Dyer says more than "200 of Australia's most senior cricketers" are about to become unemployed