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Man held for ‘driving at crowd’ in Antwerp, Belgium

A French national of North African origin has been arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd, officials say. A car was driven “at high speed” on De Meir, the northern city’s main shopping…

Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against…

Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking “innovative methods” to…

Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump wiretap claim

There are “no indications” that Trump Tower was under surveillance by the US government before or after the election, a Senate committee has said. The statement from Republican Senator Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence Committee…

Francois Fillon placed under formal investigation

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been placed under formal investigation over an alleged diversion of public funds, prosecutors say. The centre-right contender is suspected of paying hundreds of thousands of euros to his…

Sean Spicer, Trump press secretary, confronted in Apple store

An American woman of Indian descent has accused White House press secretary Sean Spicer of racism after an exchange in an Apple store in Washington. Shree Chauhan, 33, challenged Mr Spicer as he was shopping, asking: “How does it feel…

Kim Jong-nam death: Mystery video of son emerges

A video has emerged of the son of Kim Jong-nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In the short and censored clip, the man says: “My name is Kim Han-sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family.” Read…

Trump travel ban: Targeted nations condemn new US order

Countries targeted under a new US travel ban passed by President Donald Trump have attacked the move, along with the United Nations. On Monday, President Trump signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly…

Mosul battle: Troops retake main government office

Iraqi forces say they have retaken the main government offices in Mosul as the offensive continues to oust the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The advance could pave the way for an attack on the heavily-populated old city, where the…

Trump signs new travel-ban directive

President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq – which was covered in the previous seven-nation order – has been removed from the new one after…