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Arrests over deadly Tunisia attack

Arrests over deadly Tunisia attack

Tunisian authorities have arrested a group of suspects associated with the gunman who killed 39 people, mainly British tourists, in a beach hotel attack claimed by Islamic State, the interior minister says.

Homes destroyed by Washington wildfire

Homes destroyed by Washington wildfire

A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three commercial buildings near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, state police and emergency management officials say.

Ferry workers renew blockade of Calais

Employees of a ferry service recently sold by Eurotunnel renewed a blockade of the northern French port of Calais after a court rejected their bid to extend the service's charter contract with Eurotunnel.

New York prison escapee shot, hospitalised

New York prison escapee shot, hospitalised

David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, has been rushed to a local hospital after being shot by police near the Canadian border, two days after his accomplice was killed, according to media reports.

Capital controls as Greek crisis deepens

Capital controls as Greek crisis deepens

Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed today after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff to a dangerous new level.

Armed cops swarm streets of Tunisia tourist towns

Armed cops swarm streets of Tunisia tourist towns

Hundreds of armed police patrolled the streets of Tunisia's beach resorts and the government said it would deploy hundreds more inside hotels after the Islamist militant attack in Sousse that killed 39 foreigners, mostly Britons.

Space station rocket explodes after launch

Space station rocket explodes after launch

An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost.

Thousands evacuated after Tunisia attack

Thousands evacuated after Tunisia attack

Tour companies are evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach hotel in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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