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A top security officer for French president Emmanuel Macron has been detained and is being questioned by authorities after he was caught on camera beating a protester.
One of two children bitten in the leg off New York’s Fire Island was attacked by a shark, officials have confirmed.
A university lecturer who was the victim of a violent attack has lost a High Court challenge against a decision to close more than half of London’s police stations.
Russia’s ambassador the the US said Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after a surprise invitation from US leader Donald Trump.
Sky is expected to report a rebound in full-year profits next week, helping to maintain its appeal as a takeover target as 21st Century Fox and Comcast continue their bidding war.
Thailand’s military government wants to control how the movie industry portrays the ordeal of the young footballers rescued from a flooded cave.
Economists have said Philip Hammond may have room to manoeuvre in his Autumn Budget after figures showed public sector borrowing fell in June.
The Queen’s income from her private Duchy of Lancaster estate has increased by almost a million pounds to just over £20 million, new accounts have revealed.
Tributes have been paid to the youngest surviving Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot following his death aged 96.
A deadly heatwave in Japan has many residents in Tokyo questioning the wisdom of staging the 2020 Olympics in July and August.
A Cabinet minister has sidestepped questions on whether the Chief Whip should resign over a voting pact row.
An unexpected flurry of tornadoes has swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.
The competition watchdog has threatened to launch an in-depth investigation into Experian’s £275 million takeover of ClearScore over concerns that it could lead to consumers paying more for credit cards and loans.
A biker who filmed himself speeding at up to 189mph has been handed a 21-month jail sentence.
A suspect has been detained over the killing of Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten, and another has been identified, according to media in Kazakhstan.
A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former president Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws.
Donald Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House this autumn for a second get-together in a move that appeared to catch even the US president’s top intelligence official by surprise.
Shares in Beazley fell more than 11% after the insurer blamed lower investment returns for sending profits down 64% in the first half of the year
The US, Britain and Canada are finalising plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defence workers and their families from south-west Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area, officials said.
Watching nature provides “precious breathing space” from the stress of modern life, Sir David Attenborough said, as he urged people to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly count.