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Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Alan Turing, the scientist known for helping crack the Enigma code during World War II and pioneering the modern computer, has been chosen to appear on the new £50 note.

Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey remembers 2016 coup bid

Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey remembers 2016 coup bid

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed the delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, as Turkey marked the third anniversary of a bloody coup attempt.

Spanish PM accuses far-left of ending talks to form government

Spanish PM accuses far-left of ending talks to form government

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez called an end to power-sharing talks with the only major political party offering to govern with him, magnifying the risk that Spaniards will be asked to vote again in the autumn.

German defence minister to resign

German defence minister to resign

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee for European Commission president, announced yesterday that she will resign as defence minister in the coming days, irrespective of her success at clinching the top EU job.

Missile, guns seized in Italy raids on neo-Nazis

Missile, guns seized in Italy raids on neo-Nazis

Italian police said yesterday that they had seized weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups.

Northern India reels as rains wreak havoc

Northern India reels as rains wreak havoc

Heavy rains affected normal life in various north and northeastern states, cut road and rail links and forced evacuation of thousands of people from their inundated houses to safer areas, particularly in Assam and Bihar, officials said yesterday.

Aftershocks hit Indonesia after earthquake kills two

Aftershocks hit Indonesia after earthquake kills two

Indonesia’s Maluku islands were hit by scores of aftershocks yesterday after an earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee their homes. Rescue teams were struggling to reach parts of the area hit by the quake in eastern Indonesia on Sunday due to its remote location

HK leader slams ‘rioters’ after violent mall clash

HK leader slams ‘rioters’ after violent mall clash

Anti-government protesters who fought police inside a Hong Kong shopping mall were “rioters”, the finance hub’s pro-Beijing leader said yesterday, as she threw her support behind the city’s beleaguered police force following another weekend of clashes.

Remnants of Barry dump more rain in the US southeast

Remnants of Barry dump more rain in the US southeast

The remnants of the once-mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, yesterday dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend.

Imran orders inquiry into $5.84bn penalty

Imran orders inquiry into $5.84bn penalty

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered investigations into the $5.84bn penalty imposed on Pakistan by the international arbitration tribunal of the World Bank following the denial of a mining lease in 2011.

Hopes fade for 10 trapped miners

Hopes fade for 10 trapped miners

At least 10 miners are trapped more than 1km underground after a fire started by an electrical short circuit in a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan, officials said yesterday.

At least 24 missing after floods

At least 24 missing after floods

At least 24 people are feared dead due to flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in Pakistan-administered Kashmir yesterday, officials said.

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