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Hundreds of thousands flee ISIS in Philippines

With echoes of ISIS’ impact on communities across Iraq and Syria, thousands have left everything they knew to escape the militants’ clutches. While most have found shelter with friends and family in the surrounding towns and villages, thousands have been classed as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and remain homeless, confined to hot and uncomfortable displacement camps. Here are some of their stories. For 70-year-old Gute Umpa, the sight of the

Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard to intervene in his case Chris Gard and Connie Yates lost their final legal bid to take their son to the US for treatment. The court concluded that undergoing experimental treatment with “no prospects of success” would “continue to cause Charlie significant harm”. Charlie’s parents had previously seen a Supreme

Warren Gatland: Henderson and Lawes’ performances have given me ‘food for thought’

Top Stories England 0-0 Germany: European U21 semi – radio & text Read more on England 0-0 Germany: European U21 semi – radio & text Gatland did not want to ‘devalue’ Lions shirt by bringing on replacements Read more on Gatland did not want to ‘devalue’ Lions shirt by bringing on replacements England women post record World Cup total before rain Read more on England women post record World Cup

Cult TV series Raven to be made in Cairngorms

Image copyright Alan Peebles Image caption River City’s Aisha Toussaint is the new Raven A cult children’s television show is to return to CBBC with a new format and star. Raven was first aired in 2002 and last shown in 2010. The fantasy adventure children’s game show involves contestants being guided on a quest by “an immortal shape-shifting Scottish warrior”. The revamped show, which is filming in the Cairngorms National

Singer Paolo Nutini on trial accused of drink driving

Singer Paolo Nutini has gone on trial accused of driving under the influence of alcohol while more than twice the legal limit in Paisley. The 30-year-old was arrested in February after being spotted driving a Mini Cooper S in Maxwellton Street, Canal Street and High Road. The court heard from a witness who said he saw Mr Nutini order vodka in a Paisley bar before driving off. Mr Nutini denies

‘Indefinite isolation’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The crisis shows no sign of being resolved With less than a week remaining for Qatar to comply with a tough set of 13 demands from its Gulf Arab neighbours, it is looking increasingly likely that this month’s economic and political sanctions imposed on Qatar will become permanent. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have demanded, inter alia, that Qatar stop funding terrorism – which

David Davis: Brexit ‘as complicated as moon landing’

Image copyright PA The minister in charge of the UK’s exit from the EU says elements of his job make landing on the moon look simple. Brexit Secretary David Davis made the remark to business leaders as he discussed the interim arrangements that will be in place after the UK leaves. He suggested the UK would no longer be in the EU’s customs union and single market during this period.

Britain’s best and worst shopping districts ranked

Image copyright Harper Dennis Hobbs Image caption Shields Road, Byker, is Britain’s least vibrant shopping district, according to new rankings Shields Road in Byker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the least attractive location to open a shop, according to a list ranking Britain’s retail centres. Property advisors, Harper Dennis Hobbs judged 1,000 shopping districts on how well the store mix suited local needs. They also looked at vacancy rates and the numbers of

Pregnant Serena Williams poses naked on the cover of Vanity Fair

Pregnant Serena Williams has posed naked on the cover of August’s Vanity Fair magazine. The tennis star found out she was expecting her first child with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian just before the Australian Open in January. She told the magazine that she hadn’t suspected anything until she was sick at the side of the court while practising. But her friend suspected she might be pregnant and suggested taking a

US deportations of Iraqis halted by Michigan judge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters rally outside a federal court hearing in Michigan over the removal of some Iraqi nationals A federal court in Michigan has blocked the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis living in the US who have been targeted in recent immigration raids. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith expanded an order he issued last week, initially halting the removal of 114 Iraqi nationals from the Detroit