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The man was airlifted to hospital in Fort William

Rescue teams took part in a near 12-hour operation to save a skier who had fallen 200 metres off a mountain. The alarm was raised at 11.42am on Sunday about a male casualty who had suffered a number of serious injuries after falling near the summit of Aonach Beag in the western Highlands.



US actors praise global spread of Time's Up movement as Bafta stars wear black

Celebrities from across the pond have hailed the spread of the Time's Up movement as stars in London wore black to the Baftas in solidarity with the campaign against sexual harassment and inequality. Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Allison Janney were among the actresses in black gowns on the red carpet following the all-black dress code adopted at the Golden Globes in January.



Britons in fatal New Zealand car crash named

Malcolm Lawrence Brierley and Margaret Anne Brierley, both 65 and from Croydon in South London, died on Thursday when they were caught up in the crash in Prebbleton, Christchurch. Senior Constable Andy Williamson said it appeared the car "slowed almost to a stop but clearly hadn't observed the truck coming".



Police say dynamite caused blasts that killed 12 in Bolivia's Carnival season

Both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations in Bolivia were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/police-say-dynamite-caused-blasts-that-killed-12-in-bolivias-carnival-season-36616842.html Both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations in Bolivia were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought.



The incident took place on Main Street in Largs

A man is a serious condition in hospital after being discovered unconscious outside a bar in Ayrshire following an attack. Police were called to a report of the man lying unconscious outside a bar in Largs, North Ayrshire, early on Sunday.



Vulnerable man escapes injury after petrol bomb attack on his home

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: "A vulnerable young man with severe learning difficulties was woken by the sound of his upstairs bedroom window smashing in as he lay in bed. "Thankfully, the disgusting creature who threw it missed, and it set alight against the outside of the window and the window sill below."



Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers south of the Iranian capital, Tehran.



Councils urged to waive road closure charges for Harry and Meghan's wedding

Local authorities are being asked to waive charges for road closures on May 19 - to make it cheaper for people to hold royal wedding street parties. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on the same date as the FA Cup final at Wembley.



Kosovo-born British singer Rita Ora headlined a concert to mark the...

Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two days of festivities that started on Saturday amid reminders of the obstacles to the country's full acceptance. President Hashim Thaci said during a panel at the Munich Security Conference that his country's decade-long history was "a story of success," but he lamented the European Union's lack of unity over Kosovo's status as a membership candidate.



Trump's top security adviser says Russian meddling is - incontrovertible'

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election was "now really incontrovertible" after indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three companies. Speaking at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, McMaster lent credence to a widening scandal that President Donald Trump has routinely dismissed as a hoax.



South-west and Wales shaken by - biggest earthquake in a decade'

The British Geological Survey said the epicentre was 20km north of Swansea, with a 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km . A BGS tweet added: "Around 3,000 event of this size in the world every year Biggest onshore UK event in 10 years, since 27 Feb 2008 Market Rasen eq 5.2 ml 16X bigger than today's event" Biggest onshore UK event in 10 years, since 27 Feb 2008 Market Rasen eq 5.2 ml 16X bigger than todays event Mark Wyatt, a third-year student at Cardiff University, was entering his house in the city centre when he heard a "weird, deep rumbling sound" at around 2.30pm.



Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards . Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse.



Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Theresa May will urge Brussels to ignore the rule book and do whatever it takes to ensure the security of Europe is protected after Brexit. In a speech in Munich, the Prime Minister will warn that "rigid institutional restrictions" and "deep-seated ideology" must not be allowed to jeopardise the safety of citizens.



Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu discussed the prospect of -...

Up to 100 Islamic State fighters could in theory attempt to return to Britain, a senior counter-terror officer has disclosed. But he played down the prospect of all those who are technically eligible to re-enter the country doing so.



Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico, no deaths reported new

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City's central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state's capital, nearer the quake's epicenter.



Clashes between police and protesters in Bologna, Italy

Italian police have turned water cannon on anti-fascist protesters who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova in Bologna. Clashes broke out on Friday afternoon when police intervened to prevent anti-fascist demonstrators from occupying a square in the traditionally left-wing city of Bologna where the Forza Nuova leader was scheduled to speak.



Brazil's military to take control of Rio police as drug violence spirals

Brazil's federal government has issued a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence. The move is significant, symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's largest nation, where many still remember the brutal 1964-1985 military dictatorship.





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