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Japanese airline forces disabled man to crawl aboard

Japan's Vanilla Air has apologised after a wheelchair user was forced to crawl up a set of stairs to the plane.Hideto Kijima had boarded with the help of friends on his outbound flight.But on the return leg from the island of Amami, airline employees

Brexit ‘will blow hole in budget’, EU commissioner warns

The UK's departure from the EU will leave a budget shortfall of at least €10bn (£8.8bn; $11.4bn), the budget commissioner has warned.Günther Oettinger said the bloc must either spend less or find new money to fill the gap, equivalent to an estima

Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out a helicopter attack on the country's Supreme Court.Oscar Pérez posted Instagram videos admitting the attack and

Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.The amount is the regulator's largest penalt

Global ransomware attack causes chaos

Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack.British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence.Ukrainian firms, including the state power

French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner but spared jail

A woman put on trial in France for helping her romantic partner cross the border from the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais to the UK has escaped a jail sentence.Béatrice Huret, a former supporter of the far-right National Front, was found guilty of a

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban.America's highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect.The justices said th

Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years

Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says.Mr Gustafsson, 42, is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement on Monday. He wa

Painter Salvador Dali’s body ‘to be exhumed’

A judge in Madrid has ordered the exhumation of Spanish artist Salvador Dalí's body to get samples for a paternity suit, local media report.A Spanish woman, Pilar Abel, says the painter is her father. She says he had an affair with a maid in 1955.In

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

US President Donald Trump has broken a nearly 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.The White House event had been held every year since President Clinton's tenure.The Eid al-Fitr feast

Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident after cancer diagnosis

Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democr

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul's Old City.IS deployed large numbers of suicide bombers in different parts of the no

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Japanese car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan.It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities over its defective airbags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide.Some of the airbags contained f

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message.It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for "every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countrie

Several killed as Colombia boat sinks

At least three people died when a passenger boat sank on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, police say.Dozens of people are missing after the four-deck vessel went down on the Penol reservoir near the tourist town of Guatapé, 45km (28 miles) eas