The secret refugees trapped in Belgrade’s barracks

In central Belgrade, the ornate train station is bustling with life. Commuters are travelling to work and tourists and locals alike are grabbing a snack at one of the many kiosks lining the concourse.

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Immigration officers stopped Muhammad Ali's son Muhammad Ali junior at a Miami airport.

Muhammad Ali’s son ‘held at airport’ over Muslim name

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport who repeatedly asked him “where did you get your name from?” and “are you Muslim?”.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer briefs reporters (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House bans BBC and critical press from key briefing

Donald Trump’s press secretary has caused an international outcry after he barred severl critical news organisations including the BBC from a White House press briefing.

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Thomas L Friedman: Meet the five Trump administrations

Maybe the President’s regime will eventually surprise us. And maybe elephants can fly, says Thomas L Friedman

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The hunting season for birds such as grouse varies according to species in Scotland: Picture: Getty Images

Many countries ‘stricter on game hunting rules’ than Scotland

Many other European countries have more regulation of game bird hunting than Scotland, a report has found.

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Office workers of Tokyo  toast  "Premium Friday"  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Get yoursleves to the pub: Japan introduces half-day Fridays

They are known as the hardest working people on the planet.

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Video: Edinburgh-Amsterdam flight drama as landing gear collapses

A Flybe plane from Edinburgh has been evacuated after its landing gear collapsed.

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Kim Jong-nam in 2010: Picture: PA

Deadly nerve agent used in Kim Jong Un brother assassination

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill the outcast half brother of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un in a bizarre airport attack, police have confirmed,

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Smoke and dust rise as Iraqi forces attack Mosul airport during an offensive to retake it from Islamic State militants. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi troops in fierce battle with IS at Mosul airport

Backed by the international coalition, Iraqi forces yesterday fought their way into a sprawling military base outside Mosul and on to the grounds of the city’s airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.

A British man is accused of masterminding a cyber attack. Photo: File photo

British man accused of masterminding German cyber attack

A British man accused of being the “mastermind” of a major cyber attack on a German telecoms giant has been arrested.

In Zambia, there is only one anaesthetist per one million people. Picture: Getty Images

Niharika Lal: Only one third of the world’s population can access safe surgery

Having worked as a doctor for seven years, I have always had a keen awareness that not everyone has the luxury of a free, world-class healthcare system at their doorstep; that there were less fortunate people living in remote areas of the world where access to quality healthcare is woefully limited.

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The UK is the G20's largest investor in India. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

UK strengthens ties with India as investment soars

The UK has strengthened its position as the single largest G20 investor in India, supporting close to 800,000 jobs, according to a new report.

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Actor Alec Baldwin impersonates Donald Trump at a rally. Baldwin regularly impersonates Trump on TV show Saturday Night Live. Picture: Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: The proud tradition of satire is now a toothless irrelevance

At a time when US comedy is thriving on upheaval, why are Britain’s offerings so meek, asks Martyn McLaughlin

Opinion 4
Scotland's children's commissioner Tam Baillie has criticised the Home Office decision to cap the number of lone children brought to the UK. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Let Scotland take more child migrants, MPs to be told

Scottish local authorities want to take more unaccompanied child refugees from camps in Europe, the children’s commissioner for Scotland will tell MPs today.

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Donald Trumps policies could hit scientific work hard. Picture: Getty Images

Trump presidency could ‘disrupt flow of scientific ideas’

US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could “disrupt the flow of scientific ideas and knowledge”, according to an article in a leading medical journal.

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Israeli soldier Elor Azaria is embraced by his mother Oshra before his sentencing session at a Tel Aviv military court. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

An Israeli military court on sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a Palestinian attacker who lay wounded on the ground, capping a nearly year-long saga that has deeply divided the country.

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The city of Malmo - 'rape capital of the world' according to Nigel Farage. Picture: Contributed

Dominic Hinde: Beware the right-wing version of mythical Sweden

Under-researched clickbait is not just the vice of the far right, but what happens when journalists fill in the gaps, asks Dominic Hinde

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Kraft Heinz and Unilever have hundreds of household brands around the world. Picture: AP

Unilever looks inward again after Kraft diversion

The British food giant is likely to accelerate its own streamlining plan after rejecting an audacious takeover approach from its US rival, writes Martin Flanagan.

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Donald Trump at Turnberry, one of the courses on the Open Championship rota. Picture: John Devlin

Donald Trump has put R&A in ‘uncharted territory’

Donald Trump has put the R&A in “uncharted territory” since becoming US President but that will not stop Turnberry being considered for the Open Championship, the organisation’s chief executive has said.

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