UK to extend Afghanistan troops’ stay, says Fallon

The UK is to extend the stay of its troops in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told MPs. There are currently 450 British soldiers in Afghanistan, a level which will be

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Delhi ‘beef raid’ on Kerala government canteen causes outrage

The canteen of a Delhi guesthouse belonging to the southern Indian state of Kerala was visited by police after a rightwing Hindu group complained it had beef on its menu. Staff told

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EU parliament set to vote on net neutrality rules

The European parliament will take a key vote on Tuesday on rules affecting how internet traffic is managed. MEPs are considering a new set of rules for telecoms companies inside the EU.

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IS ‘blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives’

Islamic State militants have killed three captives in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to columns and blowing them up, activists say. The identities of those reportedly killed on Sunday

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Afghanistan-Pakistan quake: Rescue efforts expanded

Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the magnitude-7.5 earthquake which hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday. More than 360 people are known to have

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China says US warship’s Spratly islands passage ‘illegal’

Chinese officials have condemned a US ship’s passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea as “illegal”. The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached the 12-nautical mile zone China claims around Subi

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