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Colombia election: Former Farc rebels face first ballot

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The vote is being viewed as a test ahead of presidential elections in May Polls have closed in Colombia's congressional elections that saw former members of the Farc guerilla group take part for the first time.The ex-rebels, now known as the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force (also Farc), were given 10 congressional seats as part of a historic peace deal signed in 2016.But opinion polls
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Pro-Kurdish demonstrators close London and Manchester stations

[ad_1] Image copyright @broseph_stalin Image caption A large crowd gathered outside the entrance to King's Cross Pro-Kurdish demonstrators have caused delays and disruption at major railway stations in London and Manchester.Police were forced to close Manchester Piccadilly after people stormed the station and climbed on to the tracks.Within hours, King's Cross was shut down to stop protesters getting on the tracks. Both stations have reopened.Demonstrators are protesting against Turkey's military
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Brexit: Backlash for Cable over ‘white nostalgia’ comment

[ad_1] Tory MPs have labelled as "wrong" and "unwise" comments made by Sir Vince Cable, that older Brexit voters were "driven by nostalgia".The Lib Dem leader said too many older people who voted Leave longed for a world where "faces were white"."(Sir Vince) should be trying to bring country together, not seeking to tear it apart," cabinet minister Sajid Javid said.Tory party chair Brandon Lewis said his comments were "rude"
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Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Putin is expected to win re-election later this month Russia's President Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he says in a new film.In the two-hour film, posted online, Mr Putin says he was told a plane from Ukraine to Turkey had been hijacked as
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Dog ‘hanging’ video appears on Facebook

[ad_1] Image caption Police said they were appealing for witnesses to come forward A video which appears to show a dog being hanged in Belfast has appeared on Facebook.The distressed animal can be heard struggling in the footage as a voice calls to those responsible to stop what they are doing.Police said they were appealing for witnesses to come forward.In a Facebook post, the PSNI North Belfast said the video
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Martin Selmayr: The man at the heart of a Brussels saga

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Martin Selmayr is the subject of cronyism allegations at the European Commission The European Commission has denied allegations of cronyism after a protégé of its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, was given one of the most powerful jobs in the EU civil service.Martin Selmayr has been appointed Secretary-General of the Commission, the organisation that monitors whether countries are sticking to EU rules, dreams up new
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Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive ‘by skin of their teeth’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elon Musk said he initially didn't think his companies were likely to succeed Elon Musk says his companies SpaceX and Tesla are both still alive only "by the skin of their teeth".The entrepreneur told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) conference that both companies almost went bankrupt in 2008."I gave both SpaceX and Tesla a probability of less than 10%
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Trump-North Korea meeting: US ‘knows the risks’, says spy chief

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKim Jong-un and Donald Trump: From enemies to frenemies? CIA director Mike Pompeo has defended Donald Trump's decision to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the president understands the risks.Mr Trump "isn't doing this for theatre, he is going there to solve a problem," the spy chief told Fox News Sunday.The president has said the summit could produce the "greatest
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Iran plane crash: All 11 people on Turkish jet killed

[ad_1] All 11 people on board a Turkish plane that crashed in western Iran have been killed, Iranian media report.The private jet crashed near the city of Shahr-e Kord in in the western province of Chahrmahal-Bakhtiyari, according to state broadcaster IRINN.An emergency services spokesman told the channel that the plane came down in a mountainous area and caught fire.It was reportedly travelling from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul when
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Russian spy: Salisbury diners told to wash possessions

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf Dame Sally Davies said the risk of harm was "low" Up to 500 Salisbury pub-goers and diners have been told to wash possessions as a precaution after nerve agent traces were found.Trace amounts of the substance used to poison ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found on and around a table where the pair ate at Zizzi restaurant,