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Missing schoolgirl, 16, feared to be on the run with Turkish waiter she met on holiday

    Faye Jones, from Cramlington, Northumberland, disappeared three days ago in popular holiday resort Marmaris     Single mother Rhonda, 39, has been searching for her day and night     Faye met bar worker Murat Can Ertani, 22, in same resort last year     The pair fled together after Faye argued with her mother about him     Turkish police say Ertani has a criminal record and has spent time in jail […]

Bus sliced in half after lorry drives across the road at speed killing 18 and leaving dozens injured

Bus was believed to have been carrying 60 people at time of horrific crash Emergency Services Ministry has confirmed 18 people died in incident Youngest victim was a six-year-old girl, according to reports Eighteen people have been killed and dozens injured after a truck crashed into a bus in a Moscow suburb. Russia’s Emergency Services Ministry has confirmed the youngest victim was a six-year-old girl. According to reports the green […]

China evacuations as Typhoon Soulik hits

Some 300,000 people in eastern China have fled their homes as Typhoon Soulik moves inland amid warnings of floods and landslides, state media report. Winds of 119 km/hour (74 mph) lashed the coastal Fujian Province, said China’s National Meteorological Centre. Emergency response plans were being implemented, said Xinhua state media, after recent torrential rain reportedly left 200 people dead or missing. The typhoon earlier led to extensive flooding on the […]

Europe birth rates 'have fallen' since economic crisis

Fewer babies have been born in Europe since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, a new study shows. The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany found that the birth rate in 28 European countries dropped as unemployment rose. People under 25 have been particularly affected, along with those living in southern European countries like Spain. The relationship between the economy and fertility has long been discussed, […]

China Sichuan landslide 'buries up to 40 people'

A landslide has buried between 30 and 40 people in China’s Sichuan province following heavy rain, state media say. Rescue workers with search dogs are at the scene in the city of Djiangyan, Xinhua news agency reports. On Tuesday a bridge collapsed in the nearby city of Jiangyou, leaving at least 12 people missing. Days of heavy rain and floods have damaged hundreds of homes and forced the evacuation of […]

Car bomb rocks south Beirut suburbs

A car bomb has wounded dozens of people in a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia militant group Hezbollah in Beirut. Lebanon’s Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil says 53 people were hurt in the blast, in the Beir el-Abed area. No group has said it was behind the attack. Rebels in neighbouring Syria have threatened to target Hezbollah in Lebanon, which intervened in the fighting over the border to support President Bashar […]

About 40 still missing after runaway train crashes, explodes in Canadian town

STORY HIGHLIGHTS An engine shutdown and air brake release may have led to the derailment The train hauling crude oil rolled downhill, derailed and exploded At least five people are dead and about 40 are unaccounted for Quebec police are investigating whether there was any criminal intent The search continues for about 40 people still missing after a runaway train plowed into a Canadian town, setting off massive explosions when […]

San Francisco crash Boeing 'tried to abort landing'

  The Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco airport was “significantly below” its target speed near the runway and the pilot tried to abort the landing, US investigators say. The pilot of the Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul requested a “go around” 1.5 seconds before the crash, they say. The plane with 307 people came down short of runway on Saturday, killing two people and injuring dozens. The aircraft […]

Hikikomori: Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms?

As many as a million young people in Japan are thought to remain holed up in their homes – sometimes for decades at a time. Why? For Hide, the problems started when he gave up school. “I started to blame myself and my parents also blamed me for not going to school. The pressure started to build up,” he says. “Then, gradually, I became afraid to go out and fearful […]

Positive US jobs numbers add to rate rise speculation

The US economy added a net 195,000 new jobs in June, official figures show. The figure was well above economists’ expectations of 165,000. Revisions to data for April and May added a further 70,000 jobs to previous estimates. The jobless rate remained steady at 7.6% of the workforce, according to the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The dollar and US bond yields jumped as markets expectations rose that […]