Rage at abandonment by the state as Egypt's Christians dig graves after bombing

By Amina Ismail | TANTA, Egypt TANTA, Egypt Egyptian Christians wept with rage on Monday as they recovered the bodies of loved ones killed in twin church bombings, furious at a state they believe will no longer protect them from neighbours bent on their murder. Forty-four people were killed in the attacks on Palm Sunday, a joyous festival a week ...

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Glum EU braces for Turkey vote on Erdogan's powers

By Robin Emmott and Gabriela Baczynska | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS A referendum in Turkey on granting President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers is unlikely to ease strained relations with the EU and risks killing off Ankara’s stalled bid for membership of the bloc, officials in Brussels say. Even if voters do not give Erdogan the executive presidency he seeks on Sunday, ...

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Twenty-one countries vie to host EU drug agency after Brexit

By Ben Hirschler | LONDON LONDON The European Medicines Agency has had expressions of interest to host the London-based regulator from 21 of the 27 countries that will form the European Union once Britain leaves, revealing rivalry from Amsterdam to Zagreb for a prized institution. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), Europe’s equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is ...

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Police officer ‘strangled son, 1, and shot girlfriend dead then led search for killer’

Daniel has been arrested on suspicion of killing his son and girlfriend (Picture: CEN) A police officer who led a search for his son and wife’s killer is now being treated as a suspect. It is believed that the officer strangled his own son and shot his girlfriend dead in Vienna in October. British expat dies after being electrocuted while gardening Claudia Konstantinovics ...

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Selena Gomez gets matching semicolon tattoo with 13 Reasons Why cast just days after founder of mental health organisation tragically died

Selena Gomez and her 13 Reasons Why cast got matching semicolon tattoos just weeks after the founder of the movement tragically died at the age of 31. Mel B’s ex Stephen Belafonte to drag nanny into divorce despite ‘£5m settlement’ offer The 24-year-old singer, who executive produced the new Netflix series based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel of the same ...

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Andrea Belotti and Romelu Lukaku targeted by Manchester United as potential Zlatan Ibrahimovic replacements

Andrea Belotti is on Mancester United’s radar. (Getty Images) Torino striker Andrea Belotti and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku are on Jose Mourinho’s shortlist of candidates to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, according to reports. The Manchester Evening News claims that Mourinho is in the market for the new striker but in the event that the Swede ends his time at Old ...

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Missing girl, 9, in need of urgent medical attention

The sick nine-year-old girl who went missing after being taken to hospital (Picture; PA) Fears are growing for a sick nine-year-old girl who went missing after being taken to hospital in need of urgent medical care. Mashael Aldosari was accompanied by her parent and younger brother to St Mary;s Hospital after falling ill yesterday evening but left before she could receive ...

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Maggie Smith laments ‘awful’ fame since Downton Abbey and suggests film should start with the Dowager Countess’ funeral

Dame Maggie Smith was rather frank as she discussed a Downton Abbey movie (Picture: Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images) Much like her character in Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith isn’t a lady to mince her words. When is Peter Kay’s Car Share series 2? And, in no uncertain terms, the 82-year-old actress who played the Dowager Countess of Grantham in the ITV drama, ...

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Pompeii’s famous ‘two maidens’ were actually men (and might have been gay lovers)

Splash News Two bodies known as the ‘Two Maidens’ who were frozen in an embrace by volcanic ash from the eruption at Pompeii in 79AD were actually men. Boyfriend forced to watch as refugee raped his girlfriend What’s more, they may have been gay lovers, according to the director of the archaeological site. Researchers used CAT scans to work out ...

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People are now dumping their partners on Spotify and here’s how you can too

(Picture: Miranda Larbi/Spotify) Some people go to great creative lengths to ensnare a partner. When it comes to getting rid of them, however, most of us are dreadfully unoriginal. A golden £10,000 vibrator is now on sale in the UK We tell them it’s not them, it’s us. We ghost them. We say we’re not ready to settle down before ...

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