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Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal - should be freed'

A Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan should now be freed, leading judges have heard. The plea for the release of Sergeant Alexander Blackman was made by his QC at the start of a sentencing hearing in London on Friday.

Corrie McKeague search continues at landfill site

A search team trawling a landfill site in the investigation into missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has been through more than 845 tonnes of waste. Suffolk Police said that officers from the Health and Safety Executive were now working with the force, as the search nears the end of its third week.

Drug lord Paul Monk jailed for 18 years

"Career criminal" Paul Monk, 56, oversaw the importation of 997 kilograms of cocaine into the UK having evaded justice for years after fleeing overseas, the Metropolitan Police said. He was snared by authorities in Spain when they searched a house in Javea, near Alicante, last April, finding piles of cash hidden in pot plants and paperwork outlining his illicit operations.

UN report: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North Korea

International sanctions on North Korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a United Nations-led report. The report issued this week by the U.N.'s senior resident official in Pyongyang said sanctions are inadvertently hindering legitimate operations on the ground and have indirectly contributed to a "radical decline" in donations it said are badly needed by millions of North Korean women and children.

IS claims UK attack; police say man wasn't on terror radar

Kurt W. Cochran and his wife Melissa were on an anniversary trip to London. Kurt was killed in the terror attack on March 22. .

In pictures: Trafalgar Square vigil for victims of Westminster attack

Defiance and quiet dignity were shown at a vigil to the victims of the Westminster attack where crowds were told that the "evil and twisted acts of terrorism will be defeated". Multi-faith leaders, residents, tourists, police and politicians gathered at the candlelit vigil in London's Trafalgar Square, which was led by mayor Sadiq Khan.

Finish the peace building of Martin McGuinness, Clinton urges leaders

Former US president Bill Clinton has made an impassioned plea for people to finish the peace building of Martin McGuinness. Thousands of people thronged the streets of Londonderry's Bogside as the veteran Sinn Fein figure's funeral took place in St Columba's Church.

Thousands line the streets for funeral of Martin McGuinness

Thousands packed the city as the body of the former Stormont deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander was brought through the streets around his home for the final time. Former US president Bill Clinton and ex-Democratic Unionist Stormont first ministers Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster were attending Thursday's requiem mass in Derry for the Sinn Fein veteran.

Police criticised as stalker jailed for murder of - stereotyped' ex-girlfriend

A judge criticised police as he jailed a stalker who murdered his ex-girlfriend five months after officers gave her a fixed penalty notice for wasting their time over him. Mr Justice Green said police "jumped to conclusions" and "stereotyped" Shana Grice as he jailed her jilted ex-boyfriend Michael Lane for life with a minimum term of 25 years.

Business as usual after Westminster terror attack as eight are held in raids

The Westminster attacker was a British citizen who was known to the police and security services and had been investigated some years ago over violent extremism, the Prime Minister has revealed. Delivering a defiant message to a packed House of Commons, Mrs May said: "We will never waver in the face of terrorism."

Sunken S.Korean ferry raised from seabed

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry that capsized and sank in a storm three years ago was partially raised from the water on Thursday, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever. More than 300 people - most of them students on a high school trip - died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.

Budget 2017: Ottawa's housing strategy offers $1 billion a year

The Justin Trudeau government's new national housing plan promises about $1 billion a year for the next decade to help bring housing costs into reach for more Canadians. Finance Minister Bill Morneau's second budget , revealed Wednesday, promises a "renewed partnership" with provinces, and an additional $11.2 billion over 11 years to increase housing affordability.

Donald Trump offers - full co-operation and support' over Westminster attack

Donald Trump has offered the "full co-operation and support" of the United States in responding to the Westminster terror attack and "bringing those responsible to justice". The White House said the US president offered his condolences to Theresa May in a phone call following the bloody events in London.

Reports: Woman dies in attack near U.K. Parliament; police treating as - terror'

Reports: Woman dies in attack near U.K. Parliament; police treating as 'terror' One woman was killed and other victims suffered "catastrophic" injuries, the Press Association news agency reported. Check out this story on A police officer was stabbed and several people were mowed down by a car near Britain's Parliament, according to media reports.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House...

Get Boston Globe's Political Happy Hour newsletter , your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, AP learns .

Not my laptop! Airline passengers hit the device doldrums

As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on som... A Louisiana man says he never heard warnings from the officers before they opened fire on his car, killing his 6-year-old son. A Louisiana man says he never heard warnings from the officers before they opened fire on his car, killing his 6-year-old son.

North Korea's latest missile launch reportedly ends in failure

A latest missile launch by North Korea on Wednesday appeared to have ended in a failure, South Korean defense officials said, three days after the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development program. The reported launch failure come as U.S. and South Korean troops were conducting their annual military drills that the North calls an invasion rehearsal.

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