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Pope apologises for offensive remarks

Franics was defending a Chilean bishop.

Princess Eugenie to marry this Autumn

The Duke and Duchess of York have announced Princess Eugenie is to marry Jack Brooksbank in the Autumn of this year..

Sellafield firefighters take strike action

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility are holding 12-hour strikes as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. .

Three prizes for Three Billboards at SAG awards

Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild awards..

Eight year old stab victim named

West Midlands Police have named a girl who died after being found with knife wounds at a house in Walsall. .

Agreement not reached over US Government closure

Thousands of federal workers faced anxiety about their jobs and paychecks after U.S. Senate leaders failed to reach agreement to end a federal government shutdown .

Gracia appointed new Watford head coach

Watford have appointed Spaniard Javi Gracia as manager on Sunday, hours after sacking Marco Silva and blaming a rival Premier League club for their recent slump..

Germanys SPD party to decide on coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives

The move would bring Germany one step closer to a stable government..

Gerry Adams successor is named

Mary Lou McDonald will succeed him as Sinn Fein leader.

Trapped holidaymakers rescued in Australia

200 people were evacuated by firefighters as a heatwave struck the eastern seaboard on Saturday..

Rocker Tom Petty died from accidental drug overdose

His family say he was over-using pain medication.

Khan extremely disappointing that government was not challenging Worboys release

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the release from jail of a former black-cab driver is disappointing.

UK retail sales dip in December

Sales for retailers in the UK saw a dip in sales despite the build-up to Christmas.

England take 2 0 lead in one day international series against Australia

England gained a four-wicket victory over Australia at Brisbane..

Edmund reach fourth round of Australian Open

Kyle Edmund fought back to beat Georgias Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets..

Teenager denies attempted murder charge following train blast

A teenager accused of planting an improvised bomb on a London commuter train which injured 30 people pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

All clear given after suspect package is discovered at Kings Cross

Police investigating a package which briefly sparked a security alert near Londons Kings Cross railway station say the item was non-suspicious..

New Zealand PM confirms shes expecting her first child

Its prompted an outpouring of support from womens rights groups and labour activists as she declared "Ill be a prime minister and a mum"..

Parents deny more than a dozen charges after siblings found shackled

The 13 children allegedly imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved a court hears.

Britains tourism boom since Brexit vote faded in the three months to September

It comes as growth in the number of visitors slid to a one-year low.

Californian couple in court accused of keeping their children captive

Authorities discovered 13 malnourished children at their home..

Konta suffers shock defeat in Melbourne

Lucky loser Bernarda Pera sent ninth seed Johanna Konta tumbling out of the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 7-5 upset..

Court date to clash with Stokes return

Ben Stokes return to international cricket was thrown into fresh doubt when he was instructed to appear in court on the same day as his potential England comeback..

Sanchez heading to United Wenger

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to join Manchester United, his manager Arsene Wenger..

Do not travel warning issued for parts of Scotland

As more snow falls across parts of Scotland emergency teams say theyre braced.

Cocaine discovered in fresh pineapples in Spain Portugal

Police in Portugal and Spain have seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples..

Britain to increase security ties with France

Britain and France will agree to deepen security cooperation later on Thursday. .

Walcott leaves Arsenal for Everton

Everton have signed Theo Walcott from Premier League rivals Arsenal with the forward saying he wants to take the Merseyside club to the next level..

North and South Korea to carry one Olympic flag

The two Koreas will field a combined womens ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next months Winter Olympics in the South..

Carillion public sector employees urged to keep going to work

Prime Minister Theresa May urged workers employed by failed services and Carillion for public service contracts to keep going to work confident that they will be paid..

Stokes cleared to play for England

England cricketer Ben Stokes can be selected for next months tour of New Zealand after being charged with affray this week, the ECB has said..

Jones signs new England deal

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him in the role until 2021, the Rugby Football Union has confirmed..

Heathrow begins consultation on airport expansion

Heathrow Airport has launched a 10-week public consultation on its proposed expansion saying it would ask locals for their views .

Back Brexit or risk chaos warns PM ahead of vote

The Prime Minister has urged MPs to back the governments Brexit legislation at a vote in parliament later on Wednesday.

Weather warnings across the UK for snow and ice

Hundreds of motorists spend the night stuck in their cars in Scotland because of snow .

Japan false alarm over North Korea missile launch

Japan public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii..

Two new faces in Wales Six Nations squad

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named uncapped flanker James Davies and winger Josh Adams in his 39-man squad for the Six Nations championship..

Boris reignites Brexit NHS cash debate

The Foreign Secretary has said the £350 million figure was too low.

US gymnast Simone Biles reveals abuse

She accused disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar .

Konta breezes into Australian Open second round

She skipped past Madison Brengle.

Manchester United close gap on City

The Reds are now within 12 points of the leaders.

Sanchez poised for United move after City pull out

Its reported Peps side have dropped out of talks .

Macron to call on UK to take more migrants

The French President is visiting Calais .

Fears for thousands of small businesses after Carillion collapse

The firm paid £1bn to subcontractors and local firms .

13 children found chained in California home

Parents have been charged with torture.

Cranberries lead singer Delores ORiordan dies

Dolores ORiordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, has died suddenly in London at the age of 46..

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