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Trudeau fires Canadian ambassador to China after controversy

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption PM Trudeau (R) appointed John McCallum (L) ambassador to China in 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada's ambassador to China, in the wake of controversy over a high-profile extradition case.Mr Trudeau said in a statement he had asked John McCallum to step down, but did not offer a reason.Last month, Canada arrested a top official at the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, on
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Londonderry bomb: Police issue fresh appeal

[ad_1] Image copyright PSNI Image caption The device exploded a short time after a group of teenagers had walked past the vehicle The PSNI have carried out a reconstruction of last Saturday's bomb attack in Londonderry. The explosion occurred in Bishop Street at about 20:15 GMT shortly after police received a warning.Police believe the attack may have been carried out by a dissident republican group, known as the New IRA,
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Birmingham gridlock: Drivers stuck in traffic for hours

[ad_1] Image caption Traffic in parts of the city centre has been at a standstill since Saturday afternoon Motorists in Birmingham city centre have reported being stuck in gridlocked traffic for more than two hours.Suffolk Street Queensway, Navigation Street, and Hill Street have been heavily congested since 15:00 GMT.Drivers leaving car parks said they had not moved for hours and some opted to abandon their vehicles overnight.West Midlands Police said
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French bulldog causes fire after jumping on cooker

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire service said a pet French bulldog like the one pictured started the kitchen fire Two dogs were rescued from a house fire after one of the French bulldogs started it by jumping on a cooker.The incident happened in Caerau, Cardiff, while the owners were out, and neighbours called emergency services after hearing the smoke alarm. Two fire crews attended at about
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Kurdish protesters storm Turkish military camp in Iraq

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians stormed a Turkish military camp near Dohuk, Iraq At least one person has died and 10 have been injured after an angry crowd stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq's Kurdish region.Residents set light to vehicles and buildings in protest against Turkish airstrikes in the area, which are said to have killed several people.Turkey conducts frequent raids against the militant group, the PKK,
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Alex Salmond to continue to host weekly RT programme

[ad_1] Image copyright RT Image caption Mr Salmond has hosted a weekly show on RT since November 2017 Alex Salmond will continue to host his own television programme despite being charged with attempted rape and sexual assault, BBC Scotland has learned. Russian broadcaster RT said it would continue to air The Alex Salmond Show. The former first minister faced 14 charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, also including breach of the
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Taliban talks: US envoy says significant progress made in Qatar

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan and is part of a Nato mission there The US and the Afghan Taliban have made "significant progress" in talks aimed at ending the 17-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, the US envoy has said.In a series of tweets, Zalmay Khalilzad did not give details but said the unprecedented six days of talks in Qatar were "more productive
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Police Scotland urge caution on the roads amid weather warnings

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Office Motorists have been urged to exercise caution on the roads amid warnings of snow and ice in parts of Scotland. Ferry passengers are also being alerted to disruption to west coast services as forecasters predict strong winds.The Met Office has issued a series of yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and high winds. Up to 15cm (6in) of fresh snow is expected on higher ground
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‘Migrants’ filmed climbing out of lorry on to M25

[ad_1] Image copyright Sam Hollamby Image caption The men climbed up an embankment after being let out the back of the lorry near the Dartford Crossing Eight suspected migrants were filmed climbing from a lorry after throwing glass bottles on to a motorway. The men climbed up an embankment after being let out the back of the lorry near the Dartford Crossing.HGV driver Sam Hollamby said he saw "arms coming
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Trump insists Mexico wall will be built despite deal to end shutdown

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump says a wall or fence along the Mexican border is vital for US security US President Donald Trump insists the US will still build a wall along its border with Mexico, despite ending the longest-ever US government shutdown without securing funds for the project.On Twitter, Mr Trump said the deal to temporarily reopen government was "in no way a concession" on the