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Sleepless nights for holidaymakers as fires rage in southern France

For a second night thousands of people in the Var region of south eastern France had to bed down in in makeshift accommodation, after major fires forced them from their properties, hotels and campsites.

One dead and several hurt in fairground accident in Ohio, US

At least one person has died and seven others have been injured after passengers were hurled from a spinning ride in the US state of Ohio.

Mediterranean Sea 'trashed' by plastic waste

The Mediterranean - Europe's summer playground - is being trashed by accumulating plastic waste.

Trump transgender ban is 'policy-making in reverse'

It appeared to come out of nowhere: three decisively worded tweets that left the future of thousands of active US service members hanging in the balance.

Britons no longer advised to avoid travelling to Tunisia

Britons no longer advised to avoid travelling to Tunisia

Britain is no longer advising against travel to most of Tunisia, including Tunis and other major tourist destinations, the Foreign Office has said.

Trump bans 'expensive and disruptive' transgender people from the military

Trump bans 'expensive and disruptive' transgender people from the military

Donald Trump is banning transgender people from the military because they are "expensive and disruptive" - but it has been a "very difficult decision", the White House has said.

Wonder Woman sequel gets 2019 release date

Wonder Woman sequel gets 2019 release date

A Wonder Woman sequel has been confirmed by Warner Bros, just months after the first became the most successful film of the DC Extended Universe.

Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy makes embarrassing court appearance

Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy makes embarrassing court appearance

Spain's Prime Minister has taken the stand as a witness in a corruption trial involving former members of his political party.

'Virtual kidnapping' scam dupes dozens into paying ransom money

'Virtual kidnapping' scam dupes dozens into paying ransom money

Police in Los Angeles say they are tackling a rise in "virtual kidnappings", where people are terrorised into giving money to con artists.

MTV announces Video Music Awards nominations

MTV announces Video Music Awards nominations

MTV has scrapped the gender categories of best female video and best male video as it announced nominations for this year's VMAs.

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French fires force evacuation of 12,000 people

French fires force evacuation of 12,000 people

At least 12,000 people have been forced to flee campsites and homes as a new fire broke out along the French Riviera.

US votes for new sanctions on Russia, Iran and N Korea

US votes for new sanctions on Russia, Iran and N Korea

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly for new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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