At least 10 people hit by Swiss avalanche

At least ten hikers have been swept away by an avalanche in Switzerland, according to local police in the Valais canton. It happened at an altitude of 2,500 metres in an area called the Col de Fenestral, the spokesperson said. A search is currently under way but there are no further details, he added. The Alpine region is in the ...

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All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) – All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not reach the ...

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Deadline to return old paper £10 notes fast approaching

Image caption Old paper £10 notes will cease to be legal tender from 1 March 2018 At least £2.1bn worth of old £10 notes need to be spent or exchanged before they cease to be legal tender, the Bank of England says. The deadline to spend or exchange old £10 notes – featuring naturalist Charles Darwin – is 1 March. ...

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Exclusive: For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal

WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) – The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for U.S. President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May. The approach, outlined in a State Department cable obtained by Reuters and ...

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Six things to expect at the 2018 Bafta Film Awards

Image copyright Getty Images The Bafta Film awards take place later at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads this year with 12 nominations in total – including best film and best director. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour are close behind, with nine nominations each. Joanna Lumley is hosting this year’s ceremony ...

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All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) – All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. Operated by Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines, the plane crashed near the town of Semirom after taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu tells Iran to not test ‘Israel’s resolve’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran to not test “Israel’s resolve”. Speaking at the Munich security conference, a high-profile annual gathering of world leaders, he held up what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down by Israel earlier this month. His words were directed at the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, seated in ...

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Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) – A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey’s delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards. Cem Ozdemir, co-leader of Germany’s ecologist Greens until late last month and a critic of Turkish President ...

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