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Policeman shoots dead two relatives before turning gun on himself

Policeman shoots dead two relatives before turning gun on himselfA Dutch police officer has shot and killed two family members before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Hong Kong children form human chains in support of protesters

Hong Kong children form human chains in support of protestersSchoolchildren in Hong Kong have formed human chains to show their support for the pro-democracy movement after violent clashes between police and protesters at the weekend.

Putin’s local election losses are a sign of his worsening reputation

Putin’s local election losses are a sign of his worsening reputationIt will come as no surprise that the Kremlin should be putting the most positive of spins on what, in Moscow at least, was a poor electoral outcome for the ruling party.

Two killed in South Africa in latest xenophobic unrest

Two killed in South Africa in latest xenophobic unrestTwo people have died in South Africa in the latest xenophobic violence to hit the country.

Newly engaged Britons ‘disgusted’ after two-day ordeal in French jail

Newly engaged Britons ‘disgusted’ after two-day ordeal in French jailA newly engaged British couple holidaying in France claim they were held in a police cell for two days after being wrongly accused of trying to smuggle a migrant in the boot of their car.

Nissan crisis: CEO quits after admitting he was improperly overpaid

Nissan crisis: CEO quits after admitting he was improperly overpaidThe boss of scandal-hit Nissan is to quit – days after he admitted being improperly overpaid and violating internal procedures.

Iran ‘closer to enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges’

Iran ‘closer to enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges’Iran has started installing advanced centrifuges, moving it a step closer to producing enriched uranium with them, the UN’s nuclear watchdog has warned.

Deadly algae on beaches ‘releasing toxic fumes that can kill in seconds’

Deadly algae on beaches ‘releasing toxic fumes that can kill in seconds’Fears over toxic algae – which experts say can kill within seconds – have led to the closure of six French beaches over the summer.

Bahamas death toll ‘staggering’ as Hurricane Dorian hits US

Bahamas death toll ‘staggering’ as Hurricane Dorian hits USHurricane Dorian, which has already devastated large parts of the Bahamas this week, has made landfall in the United States for the first time with winds of up to 90mph.

Mystery as vanished underwater observatory vanishes

Mystery as vanished underwater observatory vanishesScientists in Germany are baffled after a large underwater observatory apparently vanished from the seabed.