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Yellow vests banned from Champs-Élysées after riots

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters in Paris lit fires and vandalised buildings as violence flared last weekend. French police have banned “yellow vest” protesters from the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Saturday after rioters destroyed businesses last week. The government has warned that it intends to react severely against any new outbreak […]


Police probe ‘inappropriate pupil restraint’ at school

Image caption The video shows a child being restrained by two adults A school for children with additional needs is being investigated by police after footage emerged of staff using “inappropriate restraint techniques,” the BBC has learned. North Lanarkshire Council alerted police after discovering video evidence from Clydeview School in Motherwell. The BBC understands a […]

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Abusive wife jailed for life for husband’s murder

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption Hannegret Donnelly showed no emotion when she was sentenced to life in prison A woman who killed her husband after “systematically” abusing him and hitting him with a rolling pin has been jailed. Hannegret Donnelly, 55, controlled husband Christopher’s life “through threats and beatings”, police said. He had […]

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Australians evacuate homes as cyclones Trevor and Veronica approach

Image copyright EPA Image caption Satellite imagery shows Cyclone Trevor approaching the northeast state of Queensland Thousands of Australians have been forced to evacuate their homes in preparation for two potentially devastating cyclones. Over the weekend, Cyclone Trevor will hit the north while Cyclone Veronica will strike the country’s west coast. Destructive winds are expected, […]