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Migrant crisis: Paris’s ‘Stalingrad’ camp clearance begins

Migrant crisis: Paris’s ‘Stalingrad’ camp clearance begins

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The number of people sleeping at the Paris camp soared after the Calais ‘Jungle’ was closed French authorities have begun clearing a makeshift migrant camp housing more than 3,000 people in Paris. Several hundred men began queuing near the Stalingrad metro station before 06:00 local time (05:00 GMT) and the […]

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Image copyright Vera Twomey Image caption Ava Barry, 6, suffers from an extreme form of epilepsy known as Dravets Syndrome Very few parents would fail to appreciate the anxiety that comes with caring for a sick child in the middle of the night. But for Vera Twomey, whose daughter, Ava, has a severe form of […]

Hundreds of fake limbs dumped outside Russian embassy

Hundreds of fake limbs dumped outside Russian embassy

Image copyright PA Image caption Hundreds of fake limbs were placed outside the west London building The Russian embassy has expressed concern about the security of its diplomats after a protest against Russia’s bombing of Syria. Protesters blocked the entrance to the London embassy on Thursday with 800 mannequin limbs which they said was in […]

Turkey pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained

Turkey pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained

Image copyright AP/Reuters Image caption Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag have been detained as well as other MPs from their party The two co-leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party have been detained along with other MPs. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were detained at their respective homes as part of a counter-terrorism inquiry, security […]

Brexit case ‘bid to block UK voters’ will’

Brexit case ‘bid to block UK voters’ will’

A High Court case that could delay the Brexit process is “a clear attempt to frustrate the will of the British people”, says a cabinet minister. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid told BBC One’s Question Time the referendum result had been “very, very clear” and politicians should “get on with that”. But three judges ruled that […]

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Image copyright Vera Twomey Image caption Ava Barry, 6, suffers from an extreme form of epilepsy known as Dravets Syndrome Very few parents would fail to appreciate the anxiety that comes with caring for a sick child in the middle of the night. But for Vera Twomey, whose daughter, Ava, has a severe form of […]

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats, such as this one on the left, are often packed full of people More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UN refugee agency was told the news by survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of […]

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats, such as this one on the left, are often packed full of people More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UN refugee agency was told the news by survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of […]

UK ministers to fight Brexit court ruling

Media captionBrexit challenger Gina Miller: “This result is about all our futures” The government has said it will fight a High Court ruling that could frustrate its timetable for Brexit, claiming that voters want them to “get on with it”. Three judges ruled that Parliament, not the government alone, can trigger the formal process of […]

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Cork to Dublin: Mum’s walk sparks cannabis policy review plans

Image copyright Vera Twomey Image caption Ava Barry, 6, suffers from an extreme form of epilepsy known as Dravets Syndrome Very few parents would fail to appreciate the anxiety that comes with caring for a sick child in the middle of the night. But for Vera Twomey, whose daughter, Ava, has a severe form of […]