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Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters (5 hours old)

The US president urges European allies to repatriate 800 Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse (4 hours old)

A group of protesters in Paris directed insults and anti-Jewish taunts at a prominent philosopher.

Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment (2 hours old)

Mateusz Morawiecki will not now visit Israel, after PM Benjamin Netanyahu said "Poles co-operated".

Near-naked men scramble for sticks in Japan (5 hours old)

About 10,000 men took part in the Saidaiji-eyo festival at a Buddhist temple in Okayama.

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó sets up possible confrontation over US aid (8 hours old)

The self-declared interim leader calls for a "humanitarian avalanche" on 23 February.

Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy's sister dies aged 85 (12 hours old)

The former US first lady's younger sister, who married a prince and became a fashion icon, dies at 85.

Flybmi collapse strands passengers (5 hours old)

Travellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration.

Basketball Africa League: Professional competition to launch in 2020 (3 hours old)

The National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation are to launch a professional league in Africa in 2020.

Liberia gold mine collapse: Dozens arrested at 'lawless' rescue site (1 hour 31 minutes old)

More than 60 are held as Liberian authorities seek to restore order at a mine where dozens are trapped.

Jussie Smollett had no role in own attack, lawyers say (4 hours old)

The denial by the US actor's lawyers comes amid allegations he may have staged the assault.

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Trump: EU must take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria (8 hours old)

US doesn’t want to watch ‘fighters permeate Europe’ with caliphate ‘ready to fall’, says presidentDonald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial.The president’s call came as he prepared to claim the end of the caliphate in north-west Syria with the fall of the final Isis-held town. Continue reading...

Brexit: May risks fresh confrontation with ERG over backstop (20 minutes old)

Eurosceptics react angrily to culture secretary’s suggestion backstop may not be removed Theresa May is facing a fresh showdown with Eurosceptic Conservative MPs after a cabinet minister suggested she may put her Brexit deal to parliament again without having secured a change to the withdrawal text.Before talks between May and EU leaders, the culture secretary, Jeremy Wright, said the prime minister’s aim was to solve the Northern Ireland backstop issue but the “mechanism” of the change did not matter. Continue reading...

Russian flag appears on Salisbury Cathedral year on from novichok attack (3 hours old)

Staff remove flag found on scaffolding just before anniversary of poisoning of SkripalsA Russian flag was hung briefly from scaffolding on Salisbury Cathedral, almost a year after the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with novichok in the city.The flag was taken down on Sunday after cathedral staff were made aware of it. It is thought someone climbed the scaffolding and put it there overnight. Continue reading...

Trump ally Graham will subpoena McCabe and Rosenstein over 'coup' (16 minutes old)

Senate judiciary chair furious over 25th amendment claimsThe Threat: McCabe FBI memoir aims at ‘mob boss’ TrumpTrump ally Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation into claims senior justice department officials discussed invoking the 25th amendment and removing the president from power. Related: Andrew McCabe says officials discussed removing Trump after Comey firing Continue reading...

Arab world's first female interior minister hails 'point of pride for women' (2 hours old)

Raya al-Hassan is one of four women taking cabinet jobs in new Lebanese governmentThe Arab world’s first female interior minister has hailed her appointment as a “point of pride for all women”.Raya al-Hassan is one of four women to take cabinet jobs in the new Lebanese government, a record for the country and three more than in the last government, in which even the minister for women was a man. Continue reading...

India enacts reprisals against Pakistan after Kashmir bombing (6 hours old)

Government places tariff on imports while revenge attacks against Kashmiris have been reportedIndia has announced reprisals against Pakistan for a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 paramilitaries in the disputed region of Kashmir.India’s finance minister, Arun Jaitley, has placed a 200% tariff on Pakistani imports and the home ministry announced on Sunday it was withdrawing the security details of a several Kashmiri separatist leaders. Continue reading...

Iran's foreign minister says public are losing faith in nuclear deal (4 hours old)

Javad Zarif urges EU to defend agreement and accuses Israel of seeking war with IranThe Iranian public are on the brink of abandoning faith in the nuclear deal signed with Europe and other world powers in 2015, putting pressure on the regime to pull out of the deal, Iran’s foreign minister has said.Speaking at the Munich security conference, Javad Zarif also accused Israel of seeking war with Iran and said Europe needed to be prepared to “get wet if it wants to swim against the dangerous tide of US unilateralism”. Continue reading...

Return of wolves to Germany pits farmers against environmentalists (2 hours old)

EU regulations outlaw killing of wolves unless people are in danger or there is ‘no satisfactory alternative’More than a century ago, wolves were hunted to extinction in Germany. These days, they’re back – and their presence is a source of political strife.Wolf attacks on livestock increased drastically in 2017, according to government statistics released at the weekend: they carried out 472 attacks, an increase of 66% over the previous year. The number of killed, injured or missing livestock – mostly sheep and goats – rose 55%, to 1,667. Continue reading...

Cooking Sunday roast causes indoor pollution ‘worse than Delhi’ (4 hours old)

Scientists say roast meal can make household air dirtier than in sixth most polluted cityCooking a Sunday roast can drive indoor air pollution far above the levels found in the most polluted cities on Earth, scientists have said.Researchers found that roasting meat and vegetables, and using a gas hob, released a surge of fine particles that could make household air dirtier than that in Delhi. Continue reading...

'A shambles': hundreds demand refunds from Fortnite Live festival (3 hours old)

Computer game-themed event near Norwich underwhelming and understaffed, visitors sayHundreds of people have demanded refunds after a Fortnite computer game-themed festival was branded a shambles.The two-day Fortnite Live event at Norfolk showground near Norwich had visitors queueing for hours to enter the site and collect wristbands on Saturday. Attendees complained that the attractions were underwhelming and understaffed. Continue reading...

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