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BBC to stream election debate on Twitter

Mrs May chose to stick to her decision not to take part, even though Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced earlier on Wednesday that he would be there. Rudd herself sometimes gave the impression of wishing to be somewhere else. She also highlighted "success in cutting the deficit, stabilising the economy and getting more people into work", accused Mr Corbyn of relying on a " magic money tree " to fund his policies and being "very good at defending the terrorists" over his voting ...


Mom calls experts after giant spider found in toddler's room

Mom calls experts after giant spider found in toddler's room

She said her dad's reaction frightened her even more. She called her husband and her parents for help before dropping a heavy stack of books on it. The good news is, despite the size, the spider is harmless. Huntsman spiders, which are considered to be one of the largest spiders in the world, aren't a threat to humans, outside of a possible allergic reaction to its venom.


Over 40 migrants reported dead in Sahara after truck breakdown

Over 40 migrants reported dead in Sahara after truck breakdown

Six survivors walked to a remote village where they said that 44 people, mostly from Ghana and Nigeria and including three babies and two other children, died of thirst, said Lawal Taher, the department head for the Red Cross in the Bilma region.



Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike: minister

Twenty four more Maute group militants have been killed in the ongoing clashes, bringing to 89 the total number of killed militants since the attack broke out May 23. "We secured the bridges and we're pushing toward to the lair of the enemy", said Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the south through mid-July, but lawmakers yesterday asked for a public session of Congress to determine whether it is still necessary.


Manila casino attack: 34 bodies recovered

Manila casino attack: 34 bodies recovered

Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde also insisted it was not a terrorist attack. Police and fire authority officials have told various news outlets that many people appeared to have suffocated from thick smoke caused by the fire. "We have been informed of several casualties, the number and identities of whom have yet to be determined", it said in a statement . Jay Dones, a witness on the scene, said the incident started around midnight Thursday (noon ET) and that some employees said ...


Casualties reported after gunshots and explosions at Philippines hotel and casino

Casualties reported after gunshots and explosions at Philippines hotel and casino

The violence unfolded as government forces were engaged in a second week of fighting against Islamic State group-aligned militants in the southern city of Marawi. "We're closely monitoring the situation...it is really very sad as to what is gong on throughout the world with terror", the president said. The so-called Islamic State said "lone wolf soldiers" from its group had carried out the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group that monitors terrorist organisations.