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pakistan, bomb, islamic state

Two suicide bombers have attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the south-western Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. He said the attackers clashed with security forces, with...

Michel Barnier, Brexit, Referendum

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has dealt a blow to Theresa May's hopes of a bespoke trade deal with Brussels. The British Prime Minister has said her plans for Brexit will not be "derailed" and will result in a "deep and special partnership" with the EU. Mrs May has insisted the UK does not want a Norway-style relationship with the...

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, CIA, FBI

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip-off that helped thwart a series of bombings in St Petersburg. The Kremlin said Mr Putin told Mr Trump during the call on Sunday that the information provided by the CIA was sufficient to track down and detain a group of suspects that...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is on course to fulfil its box office destiny after opening with more than $450m around the world. The sci-fi blockbuster was released on December 14 and is set to take a hefty sum in its first few days in cinemas. The latest instalment in the much-loved space saga also went down a storm in...

Ed Sheeran has thanked fans for their support during “the best professional year” of his life. The singer-songwriter’s third album Divide debuted at number one this year and his singles Shape Of You and Perfect also topped the chart. As he wrapped up work ahead of Christmas, Sheeran wrote on Instagram: “Final day of work for the year today. “Been the...

Director and artist Steve McQueen is filming an artwork as a “lasting memorial” to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. The 12 Years A Slave director will start work on the project on Monday, The Sunday Times reports. A website on the planned memorial said that the film would be “a straight recording of the Tower as it is now” before it...

Theresa May looks set to avoid a humiliating second Commons defeat after a compromise deal was reached within Tory ranks over plans to write the Brexit date in law. Behind-the-scenes efforts to prevent a revolt appear to have resulted in a situation which will see March 29, 2019 written into the British government's Brexit legislation as the Prime Minister promised,...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip-off that helped thwart a series of bombings in St Petersburg. The Kremlin said Mr Putin told Mr Trump during the call on Sunday that the information provided by the CIA was sufficient to track down and detain a group of suspects that...