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Libya is hosting an international conference Thursday to help build stability in the deeply divided country ahead of crucial presidential elections in December. Some 30 delegations are travelling to the capital Tripoli. Among them are representatives from the United Nations, European Union, African Union and the Arab League.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will attend, including officials from regional powers including Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Algeria. Taking places under
Goodbye to Fran Kelly: the voice that sets up the day for millions of Australians. To do what she’s done for 17 years is an Olympic feat of intellectual, emotional and physical endurance. An impossible act to follow
Three people were killed as a massive gas explosion occurred at a restaurant in northern China. Video filmed in the city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province on October 21 shows a cat enjoying the sunshine in a flat being scared by a loud explosive noise and suddenly jumping up. Another dramatic dashcam captured a plume of smoke rising into the air as a restaurant exploded. Passersby were seen fleeing the scene. Nearby buildings and a bus were damaged. Three people were killed and over 30 were injured. Injured people were sent to hospital and the case is under investigation. The video was provided by local media with permission.
LONDON (Reuters) -A record proportion of the British public thinks inflation will accelerate over the next 12 months, according to data that could further boost expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month. Some 48% of people surveyed this month by consumer research firm GfK expected prices to increase more rapidly over the next 12 months, up from 34% in September, the figures seen exclusively by Reuters showed. It marked the highest share since records began in January 1985, when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister and more than a decade before the BoE became operationally independent.
Sir Archie Lamb, who has died a few days before his 100th birthday, joined the Foreign Office aged 17 as a filing clerk and retired from it 43 years later as Ambassador to Norway, the first of its clerical staff to reach such a height as the FO began basing promotion on talent rather than privilege.
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An in-depth look at Manchester United's Premier League clash against rivals Liverpool. Both sides had thrilling 3-2 wins in the Champions League in midweek.
When British pop band Duran Duran made their debut, they did not know how long they would last. Formed by Taylor and keyboardist Nick Rhodes in 1978, Duran Duran rose to fame with hits such as "Girls on Film" and "Rio". The band, with lead singer Simon Le Bon and drummer Roger Taylor, has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.
Retail sales volumes took a surprise dip last month to achieve their longest losing streak on record, according to official figures released as a measure of consumer confidence showed a slump to levels last seen in February.
Man charged with murder of Tory MP David Amess. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, also accused of preparation of terrorist acts after politician was stabbed
Angela Merkel faced down calls from Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders to punish Poland in her last summit as Chancellor.
Londoners react to the news that 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II has spent a night in hospital after undergoing "tests", as questions mount over her health.
The first of the 5,500 EU poultry workers given temporary visas are expected to arrive in the UK in early November.
The London borough where Emma Raducanu grew up has decided against bestowing its highest honour on the teenage tennis superstar because it does not want to "embarrass her". At a special meeting this week, Bromley council rejected a proposal to award the 18-year-old the Freedom of the Borough following her win at the US Open. Instead Conservative councillors voted to “monitor the ongoing dialogue between council officers, Emma and her family and agree a suitable celebration of her victory”.
The two nuclear-armed nations are gearing up for a hostile winter
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake was felt by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a press conference in Wellington, on Friday morning, October 22.Ardern was holding a press conference announcing a new COVID-19 framework in Wellington when the earthquake struck roughly 360 km away in Taumarunui on the country’s North Island, according to GeoNetIn footage streamed live on Facebook, Ardern can be seen reacting to the shaking and gripping her podium, before calmly turning back to the reporter and saying, “Ah, sorry, a slight distraction – would you mind repeating that question?” Credit: Jacinda Ardern via Storyful
Chile's Atacama desert is the driest in the world but every few years, at springtime, a little corner of it is covered in a carpet of blooming purple and yellow flowers -- a phenomenon that experts are studying to learn how plants adapt to climate change.