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Boris Johnson rebuked by PM video

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appeared to criticise Saudi Arabia and Iran at a conference in Rome, Italy.

UK foreign secretary Boris Jonhson in trouble after remarks appearing to criticise the country's ally Saudi Arabia.

Santa 'drops in' on Amatrice

Professional skydiver Enrico Marcucci dressed as Santa Clause and handed out gifts and sweets to the children.

A parachuting Santa Claus delivers gifts to children affected by an earthquake that hit the Italian town of Amatrice in August.

Eiffel Tower disappears in thick smog

A small-particle haze hangs above the Eiffel Tower.

When viewed from Paris' tallest skyscraper, the city's worst winter pollution in a decade is clearly visible.

$9.7m Ferrari boosts quake fund

Ferrari has released just the one photo of the special LaFerrari it donated for auction for Italian earthquake relief fund.

A prized one-off Ferrari LaFerrari has become the most valuable car ever made in the 21st Century.

Shooting at migrant boats?

Danish People's Party MP Kenneth Berth.

Security forces should shoot at boats of migrants trying to reach Europe illegally, a Danish MP says.

'Dead' Polish man wakes up in morgue

A Polish man cheated death after waking up alive in a morgue.

A security guard had the fright of his life, after opening the freezer door, and being asked for a blanket by the naked man lying inside.

Assange releases statement

Jennifer Robinson, the lawyer of  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reads a statement to media outside Ecuador's embassy ...

WikiLeaks founder asserts he did not commit any crimes when he had sex with a woman in Sweden.

City centre drug test plan

Ecstasy tablets. Clubbers in the UK may be able to test illegal drugs in public.

A charity in the UK hopes to let clubbers test illegal drugs in public.

Merkel backs burqa ban video

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wanted Germany to be tolerant, diverse country, but has called for ban on burqas.

Chancellors calls for burqa ban in Germany and pledges to protect country against influx of refugees.

'No one eats alone'

The signs placed in the window of Shish Restaurant.

Muslim-owned restaurant offers free meal to elderly and homeless so they don't have to spend the holiday alone.

UK may need new law for Brexit

The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union is still a matter on conjecture as it hinges on a Supreme Court ruling.

If it loses a Supreme Court fight, British government will need parliamentary bill to trigger EU divorce.

New French Prime Minister named

Bernard Cazeneuve will be France's new PM.

Currently Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve has been described as "a strong personality, with experience of state affairs."

Posh London homes wrecked by flood video

The burst water main caused massive damage to buildings and roads.

Burst water main leaves houses under water in UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's upmarket neighbourhood.

Asteroid activities a concern

An artist's depiction of the ExoMars rover.

Space agency sending a rover to Mars, but warns we actually need to figure out how to save Earth from asteroids.

Wrong way driver hands in licence video

An elderly woman driver heads the wrong way along a motorway in the UK.

An elderly driver has handed in her licence after being filmed driving the wrong way on a motorway in the UK.

Dispatcher jailed over deadly crash

Rescuers stand in front of a carriage at the site of the two crashed trains near Bad Aibling.

A train dispatcher has been convicted and jailed for 3 years over his role in the collision of two commuter trains that killed 12 people.

Italy's Brexit? PM resigns

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will resign.

Italian Prime Minister staked his political future on a referendum. He lost.

Oxford grad sues 'boring' uni

Oxford University. A graduate of the top ranked institution is suing his former college.

Modern history graduate sues Oxford University for $1.8m claiming the boring tuition cost him high-flying career.

Stumped Boris flees 'pub quiz' video

When pressed to name the South Korean president, Boris Johnson appeared to be stumped.

Who's the president of South Korea? A flummoxed Boris Johnson flees cameras mid-interview.

Drunk passenger attacks flight attendant

The man was arrested in Manchester when the Turkish Airlines flight landed on December 1,

Businessman avoids prison sentence after trying to punch a flight attendant in a drunken rage.

'Trump bump' fails in Austria video

Presidential candidate Norbert Hofer casts his vote in presidential election re-run.

Fake news, alleged dirty tricks and a Trump-like campaign fails as former Greens leader wins Austrian presidency.

Gunman kills politician, journalists

Police guard the area were three women were shot dead.

Police believe shooting in small Finland town was random, despite the victims' high profiles.

Travellers disgusted by airport mess

The strike by airport cleaners ended on Friday.

Holiday hell: Mounds of rubbish pile up as cleaners in a Spanish airport go on strike.

A stark warning for Earth video

Physicist Stephen Hawking has issued a dire proclamation about the need to take proactive political measures to prevent ...

Physicist Stephen Hawking says we are all doomed; here's why.

Bizarre 'fog dome' spotted

Some are calling it a camouflaged UFO while weather forecasters have other explanations.

Some are calling it a camouflaged UFO while weather forecasters have other explanations.

Pilot has heart attack on runway

KLM aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Schipol airport near Amsterdam.

The pilot became unwell as he taxied to the runway with 128 on board.

Stephen Hawking hospitalised

Physicist Stephen Hawking.

The renowned physicist became ill during his visit to the Vatican.

Space cargo ship blows up video

The Russian Progress cargo spacecraft was destroyed six minutes after lift off.

The ship, loaded with more than 2.5 tonnes of food and supplies, broke apart six minutes after lift off.

Alcoholic opts to get euthanised

A man in the Netherlands chose to die surrounded by family, rather than continue living as an alcoholic.

Dutch man who couldn't go on living with addiction "laughed, drank, smoked, ate sandwiches" before dying at his parents' home.

Kiwi nun dies in car crash in France

Sister Maureen McBride was killed in a car crash days after this photo was taken.

Sister Maureen McBride died after suffering a "medical event" while driving.

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