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Seven people have been killed and several injured in a shooting at a synagogue in Jerusalem, according to Israeli police. The gunman was shot and killed and a large police presence was at the scene. Several others were injured in the shooting, including a 70-year-old woman in critical condition and a 14-year-old boy in serious
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has branded Russia’s Vladimir Putin a “nobody” and says he is not interested in talking to him. The comments, in an exclusive interview with Sky News’s Kay Burley, reinforce his government’s position on the subject of peace talks – they cannot happen while Mr Putin remains president. It is a strongly-held
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Microsoft is investigating an outage that has left thousands of users around the world unable to access the website’s services, including Teams and Outlook. Downdetector.com, which tracks outages through a range of sources including user reports, recorded thousands of people reporting problems with Teams, Outlook, Microsoft 365 and XBox Live. It showed there were around
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Ghislaine Maxwell has repeated claims that a photograph showing Prince Andrew with his arm around Virginia Giuffre is “fake”. The 61-year-old was speaking from a Florida prison, where she is serving a 20-year sentence after being found guilty of luring young girls to massage rooms for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to molest between 1994 and
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is resigning. Her final day in office will be on 7 February – and a general election has been called for 14 October. The 42-year-old, who became New Zealand’s prime minister in 2017, choked back tears during an emotional news conference. Image: Pic: AP “I know what this job
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A plane carrying 72 people has crashed in Nepal, killing at least 69, officials have said. Video on local media showed thick black smoke billowing from the crash site as rescue workers and crowds gathered around the wreckage of the aircraft. Footage on social media showed the plane flying low before beginning to spin. At
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British-Iranian national Alireza Akbari has been executed after being sentenced to death on charges of spying for Britain, Iran’s state media has said. The Iranian judiciary claimed Mr Akbari, who was deputy defence minister under former president Mohammad Khatami until 2001, was a “key spy” for the British government, according to the semi-official Tasnim news
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An explosion has hit a gas pipeline connecting Lithuania and Latvia. The blast happened in the Panevezys county, northern Lithuania, said the country’s gas transmission operator Amber Grid. Lithuania’s public broadcaster LRT showed footage of a fire in the area. Police were preparing to evacuate a nearby village, Baltic news agency BNS reported. There were
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