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UK may double troops in Afghanistan after Donald Trump decision

The number of British troops in Afghanistan could be almost doubled, after the defence secretary wrote to the prime minister asking for more boots on the ground.

'Very high' Ebola risk in Democratic Republic of the Congo, says WHO

There is a "very high" public health risk from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organisation has said. 

Plastic pollution reaches world's remotest spot

Plastic pollution has reached the remotest spot in the world, according to new data.

Ireland abortion referendum: 'Unborn babies are human beings'

We are a week away until the Republic of Ireland's referendum on abortion is held, with campaigners on both sides of the argument continuing to make their voices heard.

Trump questions whether Kim wants North Korea summit - but US still preparing

Donald Trump has said "perhaps Kim Jong Un doesn't want a summit" as he refused to back down from military drills in the Korean peninsula.

Syrian President Assad tells Putin: 'Door open to political process'

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has had talks in Russia with Vladimir Putin.

18 people acquitted of £31m diamond heist at Brussels airport

A group of 18 people suspected of being behind a multi-million pound diamond heist has been acquitted of the crime.

Oldest US gunmaker Remington completes rescue deal

The future of the oldest gunmaker in the US has been secured after it completed a debt-cutting deal with creditors.

Two dead as school bus crashes with truck in New Jersey

One child and one teacher have been killed in a crash between a school bus and a truck in New Jersey.

Row develops over Mark Zuckerberg's closed evidence session to EU

A row has developed over the appearance at the European Parliament next week of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Lorry fire closes the A1(M) northbound near Ripon

Lorry and car transporter collide on the A1(M) near Ripon

Motorway expected to stay closed northbound for much of the day.

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