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Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strike

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are staging two 24-hour walkouts in October.

Liverpool City Council boss Ged Fitzgerald suspended amid fraud probe

The suspension of Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald is a "neutral act", the authority says.

White Helmets' motorbike riders perform final display

The Royal Signals White Helmets have been disbanded after performing at public events since 1927.

D-Day hero Dennis Oldland died after 'inadequate' care

The 94-year-old was left slumped half-naked in a chair inches from his fire, an inquest hears.

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Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital with many feared trapped in the rubble.

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

"Evacuate," Puerto Rico's safety commissioner warned residents. "Otherwise, you're going to die."

Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.

Catalonia referendum: Spanish raid on Unipost deals blow to vote

Police discover a mass of documents directly related to the banned independence referendum.