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Air France flight escorted after threat

 Air France flight escorted after threat

An Air France flight has been escorted by two United States F-15 fighter jets to New York after an anonymous threat was made against the flight,  military officials say.

Cameron says Europe must change

Cameron says Europe must change

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told the president of the European Commission that the country needed a new deal on Europe, before he presses his case for reforms to the bloc with other national leaders this week.

Volcano erupts in Galapagos Islands

A volcano perched atop one of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands has erupted, potentially threatening a unique species of pink iguanas.

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq

Islamic State have poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled to reassure Baghdad after a US official's sharp criticism of Iraqi forces.

Fatal Texas flood 'biggest ever'

Fatal Texas flood 'biggest ever'

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.

Cricket: NZ lose, but game 'one of the greats'

Cricket: NZ lose, but game 'one of the greats'

England's 124-run victory over New Zealand in the first test at Lord's has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest matches in the history of the game.

Tennis: Sharapova, Murray advance in France

Tennis: Sharapova, Murray advance in France

Maria Sharapova got back in the groove at her happiest hunting ground, while Andy Murray's growing love of clay blossomed as both posted easy first-round wins at the French Open.

Cricket: England fire to down NZ

Cricket: England fire to down NZ

Ben Stokes took two wickets in two balls to inspire England to victory over New Zealand by 124 runs on a pulsating final day of the first test at Lord's.

Football: Norwich back in Premier League

Football: Norwich back in Premier League

Norwich City's return to the Premier League at the first attempt via the playoffs owes much to their young Scottish manager Alex Neil, who was virtually unknown south of the border when he was appointed in January.

Tornado tears through Mexican city

Tornado tears through Mexican city

At least 13 people have died and dozens more are injured after a freak tornado ripped through the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuna, flipping over cars and tearing down homes.

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