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French student sets himself on fire over financial problems

French student sets himself on fire over financial problems

A 22-year-old French student is in a critical condition after setting himself on fire. The man posted on Facebook about his financial difficulties just hours before self-immolating in front of a university restaurant in Lyon. He blamed President...

Saturday, 19:52 in World News
 
Welsh Assembly protestors want it renamed Senedd

Welsh Assembly protestors want it renamed Senedd

About 100 people have joined a protest calling for the Welsh Assembly to be renamed Senedd. Last month assembly members voted to replace the title with a bilingual name, calling it both Senedd Cymru and the Welsh Parliament. The idea of the Welsh-only...

Saturday, 17:43 in Regional
 
Omoyele Sowore: Anger over detention of Nigerian journalist

Omoyele Sowore: Anger over detention of Nigerian journalist

Nigeria's state security service says it is still detaining journalist Omoyele Sowore - who is facing treason charges - despite him being granted bail, because nobody came to claim him. But Sahara Reporters, the news website Mr Sowore founded,...

Saturday, 17:27 in World News
 
UK's credit rating could be downgraded, says Moody's

UK's credit rating could be downgraded, says Moody's

The UK's credit rating could be downgraded, according to ratings agency Moody's, which says Brexit has caused "paralysis in policy-making". It has changed the outlook on the UK's current rating - which is a marker of how likely it is to pay...

Saturday, 17:09 in Regional
 
Dan Carden: Labour shadow minister denies anti-Semitic lyric

Dan Carden: Labour shadow minister denies anti-Semitic lyric

A member of Labour's shadow cabinet has denied singing "Hey Jews" to The Beatles' song Hey Jude on a coach trip last year. Shadow international development secretary Dan Carden was accused of singing an altered version of the song on a...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional
 
Berlin Wall anniversary: Merkel warns democracy is not 'self-evident'

Berlin Wall anniversary: Merkel warns democracy is not 'self-evident'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against taking democracy for granted, at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall. "No wall that keeps people out and restricts freedom is so high... that it cannot be broken...

Saturday, 16:28 in World News
 
General election 2019: Tory peer accuses Hancock of 'whitesplaining'

General election 2019: Tory peer accuses Hancock of 'whitesplaining'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been accused of "whitesplaining" by Tory peer Sayeeda Warsi after he said others in the party took a "more balanced approach" on Islamophobia than her. Baroness Warsi has repeatedly criticised the...

Saturday, 16:15 in Regional
 
Bolivian police join protests against President Morales

Bolivian police join protests against President Morales

Police have joined protests in several Bolivian cities over the disputed re-election of President Evo Morales. Mr Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, accuses opponents of trying to depose him. But the country's defence minister said there...

Saturday, 14:40 in World News
 
Mossmorran: Shell limits North Sea gas to reduce flaring

Mossmorran: Shell limits North Sea gas to reduce flaring

A raft of measures have been put in place to reduce the amount of ethane Shell is being forced to flare while the Mossmorran plant in Fife is shut. Shell has been left with a surplus of ethane since its customer Exxonmobil temporarily closed the plant...

Saturday, 14:06 in Regional
 
Woman killed in floods was former Derbyshire High Sheriff Annie Hall

Woman killed in floods was former Derbyshire High Sheriff Annie Hall

A woman killed by flooding in Derbyshire has been named as the county's former High Sheriff Annie Hall. She was swept away by the River Derwent in Darley Dale, close to Matlock, in the early hours of Friday, and her body was recovered downstream....

Saturday, 13:16 in Regional
 

Brexit deal: NI firms must declare goods heading to rest of the UK

Firms in Northern Ireland will have to submit declaration forms for goods heading to the rest of the UK, under the government's Brexit deal. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay was forced to make the admission after initially denying it was the case. This...

Saturday, 12:41 in Regional
 
North Korea 'facing poor harvest' amid food shortages

North Korea 'facing poor harvest' amid food shortages

North Korea's harvest is predicted to be worse than usual, exacerbating already severe food shortages in the country, a monitoring group says. Using satellite images, Swiss-based Geoglam said drought had affected crops in an area known as the...

Saturday, 12:23 in World News
 
Killer claims his life sentence is served because he briefly died

Killer claims his life sentence is served because he briefly died

A court in the US has refused to release a convict who argued that he had completed his life sentence when he briefly "died". Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was sentenced to life without parole in Iowa for bludgeoning a man to death in 1996. He...

Saturday, 12:23 in World News
 
Fall of Berlin Wall remembered at Imjin Barracks, near Gloucester

Fall of Berlin Wall remembered at Imjin Barracks, near Gloucester

Soldiers at an army barracks in Britain that boasts its own section of the Berlin Wall are marking 30 years since the structure began to come down. The 3m (9ft) piece was gifted to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) by the German government in...

Saturday, 12:20 in Regional
 
General election 2019: 'Absolute clarity' on Brexit deal Irish Sea trade

General election 2019: 'Absolute clarity' on Brexit deal Irish Sea trade

There is "absolute clarity" on how NI-GB trade will work under the Brexit deal, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said, despite Boris Johnson appearing to contradict earlier outlined plans. Mr Hancock said the details would be worked out in...

Saturday, 12:17 in Regional
 


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