Several hurt by lightning in W Europe

More than 40 people, most of them children, have been injured by lightning strikes, at a park in Paris and a football match in Germany. Lightning struck a birthday party in Parc Monceau in Paris, injuring 11 people, mostly children. Three victims are in a life-threatening condition. They were struck after seeking shelter under a…

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Miliband 'call to arms' for young voters

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has issued a “call to arms”, urging young people to register to vote in next month’s EU referendum. The absence of millions of young voters from the electoral register could lead to a victory for the Leave camp in the EU referendum, he warned. Mr Miliband said their “optimistic generation”…

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Lawyers Say Weight Loss Class Action Against NBC Would Be a Big Loser

A former contestant on ‘The Biggest Loser’ claims the reality show ruined her life and her health and has threatened to file a class action lawsuit against the show. After a recent study suggested participating in The Biggest Loser may have permanently lowered contestants’ metabolisms one woman is threatening a class action lawsuit — but…

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NI boss O'Neill names Euro 2016 squad

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has announced his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, with Will Grigg and Lee Hodson included as expected. It emerged on Friday that Wigan striker Grigg and MK full-back Hodson would get the nod for the trip to France. O’Neill has cut his squad from 28 players with Liam Boyce,…

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WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) has played down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed. The WHO’s Bruce Aylward told the BBC risk assessment plans were in place. He admitted that the WHO could “do a better job” at communicating what was being done, but…

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Spurs to play at Wembley next season

Tottenham have reached a deal to play their Champions League home games at Wembley next season. The Premier League club also has the option to play all home league and cup matches, as well as any European games, at the national stadium during the 2017-18 campaign. Spurs are having a new £400m stadium built next…

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Clashes at Trump San Diego rally

Supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have clashed in the city of San Diego in California. Police declared a gathering outside the city’s convention centre unlawful and made 35 arrests, as stones and water bottles were thrown. Mr Trump was in the city near the Mexican border to hold a rally ahead…

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Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated

TOKYO (AP) – An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said. Google Alert – news

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Anglo Appoints Cleaver as De Beers CEO as Mellier Steps Down

Anglo American Plc appointed Strategy Director Bruce Cleaver as chief executive officer of De Beers, the world's biggest diamond producer, replacing Philippe Mellier, who was in the role for five years. Google Alert – news

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Blair warns against Corbyn 'experiment'

It would be a “very dangerous experiment” for the UK to give Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn power, Tony Blair has told the BBC’s This Week’s World. The former Labour prime minister said the centre ground needed to work out how to recover and get “its mojo back”. He also said he had “real humility” about…

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