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Spain government expected to impose direct rule over Catalonia

Prime minister meeting cabinet to set out specific powers to be removed from region after independence referendumThe Spanish government is holding a special cabinet meeting to approve the withdrawal of devolved powers from Catalonias separatist government in the wake of the regions efforts to unilaterally declare independence. The prime minister,

Trump links UK crime rise to ‘spread of Islamic terror’

In latest Twitter outburst US president makes terrorism link even though annual figures cover all police-recorded offencesDonald Trump has erroneously linked a rise in recorded crime in England and Wales to the spread of radical Islamic terror in his latest outburst on Twitter. Just out report: United Kingdom crime rises

‘It is a dangerous moment’: Madagascar plague death toll reaches 74

Health officials struggle to contain spread of disease after virulent pneumonic strain infects 800 people across island since AugustThe first fatality of Madagascars deadly plague outbreak which has now claimed at least 74 lives initially went unnoticed. In late August, according to researchers with the World Health Organization

Czechs tipped to join populist surge in Europe by electing billionaire

Party of Andrej Babi, countrys second-richest man, is favourite to win election despite fraud charges and democracy fearsCzech Republic is poised to join Europes lurch towards anti-establishment populism by electing as its prime minister a controversial billionaire who faces criminal fraud charges and accusations of communist-era secret police links. Andrej

Emotional John Kelly lashes out at Trump critics over military deaths

Chief of staff appears at White House podium to denounce politicization of military deaths but fails to acknowledge that Trump started controversyWhite House chief of staff John Kelly has delivered an extraordinary rebuke to critics of Donald Trumps handling of the families of fallen US military heroes. Kelly made an

Rohingya crisis: Amnesty accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity

Evidence, including testimony from 120 Rohingya, reveals systematic, organised and ruthless campaignAmnesty International has accused Myanmars security forces of committing My World Is Finished, and Amnesty also referred to satellite imagery, as well as on-the-ground video footage. Q&A Who are the Rohingya?