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Ousted Egypt leader Morsi in good health, says EU’s Ashton

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi is “well”, but that she does not know where he is being held. Baroness Ashton said she had two hours of “frank, in-depth” discussions with Mr Morsi on Monday, without giving further details of the conversation. Mr Morsi had access to news and followed developments, she added. She ...

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Spain train crash: Driver faces investigation

One of the drivers of a train which derailed in north-western Spain killing at least 80 passengers has been put under formal investigation, court officials have said. Security camera footage showed the Madrid to Ferrol train hurtling around a bend before flipping on to its side. More than 160 people were hurt, at least 30 seriously, in the incident near ...

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Royal baby: Kate and William visited by Middletons

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are receiving their first visitors after the birth of their son – the duchess’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. The couple earlier thanked hospital staff for their “tremendous” care. It is understood the family will leave hospital on Tuesday evening or on Wednesday morning. Gun salutes in Green Park and the Tower of London ...

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Egypt’s ousted President Morsi abducted by army

The family of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has accused the army of abducting him. His daughter Shaimaa told a news conference in Cairo that the family was taking legal measures against the army. Mr Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location, without charge, since he was removed from power on 3 July. The family said it held ...

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Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour. The former president and anti-apartheid leader has been critically ill with a recurring lung infection since 8 June. South African President Jacob Zuma, who visited Mr Mandela in hospital, said he was “encouraged” by his ...

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Trayvon Martin case: Los Angeles protest turns violent

Trayvon Martin case: Los Angeles Protest turns violent Los Angeles officials have appealed for calm after protests turned violent over the acquittal of a neighbourhood watchman who killed a black teenager. Thirteen people were arrested amid vandalism and assaults in the Californian city’s Crenshaw district. The city’s police chief said his officers would adopt a tougher approach to any further ...

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US attorney general says Trayvon Martin inquiry to continue

America’s top prosecutor, Eric Holder, has said an investigation into the “tragic, unnecessary” death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin will continue. The justice department last year opened an inquiry into the unarmed black teenager’s death, then stood aside to allow Florida’s prosecution to proceed. George Zimmerman, who said he opened fire in self-defence in February 2012, was cleared of murder on ...

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