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A child is helped to disembark from the German navy vessel Schleswig Holstein in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy July 23, 2015.

Up to 40 migrants including several children feared drowned crossing the Mediterranean

Survivors told charity workers of their ordeal after being rescued

The bridge was closed for several hours while a crane hoisted the car out of the water.

Watch the moment a Dutch driver fails to jump a drawbridge and crashes into the water

CCTV footage shows the spectacular fail in which the driver miraculously escapes serious injury
A couple exchanges rings as they are wed during a group Valentine's day wedding at the National Croquet Center on February 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Spain raises minimum marriage age from 14 to 16 to stop forced unions and sexual exploitation

It comes months after the age of sexual consent was raised from 13

Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko (L) teaches French actor Gerard Depardieu how to scythe at his official residence Ozerny, outside Minsk

Gerard Depardieu calls in on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko as his world tour of political pariahs continues

Online video shows the actor driving a tractor and giving sugar lumps to a horse with the man sometimes dubbed 'Europe's last dictator'

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British student bungee jump death: Spanish company 'had been reported to police'

Instructors from different firms using the Tablate Bridge said they had been concerned about 'unsafe practices' and alcohol consumption

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage (L) and major donor Arron Banks leave the party's head office in central London on 15 May 2015.

EU referendum: Former Ukip backers launch £20m campaign to persuade voters to leave European Union

The millionaire businessmen heading the campaign deny they are front organisation for Ukip

A pro-euro rally in front of the Greek parliament, as hopes for a rescue deal rise

Greece debt crisis: Recession warning dampens hopes of a return to growth with negotiations set to begin over third bailout

Think-tank says capital controls imposed last month to stop pushing the financial system into collapse will exact a heavy toll across the economy

Image of restrained man from Youtube footage

Russian airline passengers leave 'unruly' traveller tied up with tape and seat belts

Video footage shows the man being forcibly restrained by at least four fellow passengers after an alleged drunken outburst

Refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos

Tourists are packing extra clothes to donate to refugees arriving in Greece

An initiative set up by travel agents allow holidaymakers an extra twenty kilos if they bring items to donate

Jessica Lawson's death: Family pays tribute to 'most beautiful and outgoing girl' on Facebook

Family of 12-year-old pay tribute to 'the most beautiful and outgoing girl'

Farmers used a tractor, burning hay and tyres to block the highway between Morlaix and Brest in north-western France

Striking French farmers blockade roads, tourist sites and bridges amid protest over low prices

Despite a €600m package of aid and other measures announced by the government, sporadic actions may continue for several more days

Cats and dogs in Trigueros del Valle now have similar rights to men and women

Human rights for cats and dogs: Spanish town council votes overwhelmingly in favour of defining pets as 'non-human residents'

Animal rights group hails decision as 'a great day for humans and non-human citizens alike'

The offensive graffiti appeared outside the family's Dublin home

Dublin neighbours scrub off racist graffiti painted outside family's home in touching show of solidarity

'It is important that migrants know that they are not alone. We need to show solidarity to face down racism'

Olga Kuzkova posted photos online of her posing next to neo-Nazi symbols

Woman crowned 'Miss Charming' by Russian football league stripped of title for neo-Nazism

Posts on Olga Kuzkova's VKontakte page called for the burning of Jews and appeared to compare black children to a chocolate bar

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Police seize €2bn of 'mafia assets' in huge operation across five countries

Italian police have seized €2bn (£1.4bn) of suspected mafia assets – in the shape of hundreds of betting shops, gambling websites, businesses and properties in five countries.

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Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... for the fourth time

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... again

I was once told that intelligence services declare their enemies dead to provoke them into popping up their heads and revealing their location, says Robert Fisk
Margaret Attwood on climate change: 'Time is running out for our fragile, Goldilocks planet'

Margaret Attwood on climate change

The author looks back on what she wrote about oil in 2009, and reflects on how the conversation has changed in a mere six years
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Oculus Rift and the lonely cartoon hedgehog who could become the first ever virtual reality movie star

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Ants have unique ability to switch between individual and collective action, says study

Secrets of ants' teamwork revealed

The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
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Donovan marks his 50th year in folk

The singer tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
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Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation' over plans to overhaul reverse-chronological timeline

Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation'

Facebook exasperates its users by deciding which posts they can and can’t see. So why has Twitter announced plans to do the same?
Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag - but what else could the fashion house call it?

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

The star was shocked by a Peta investigation into the exotic skins trade
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Whatever the weather: 10 best waterproof mascaras

We found lash-enhancing beauties that won’t budge no matter what you throw at them
Diego Costa biography: Chelsea striker's route to the top - from those who shared his journey

Diego Costa: I go to war. You come with me...

Chelsea's rampaging striker had to fight his way from a poor city in Brazil to life at the top of the Premier League. A new book speaks to those who shared his journey
Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

The biggest problem facing them in Birmingham was the recovery of the zeitgeist that drained so quickly under the weight of Australian runs at Lord's, says Kevin Garside
Women's Open 2015: Charley Hull - 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

Charley Hull: 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

British teen keeps her feet on ground ahead of Women's Open
Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Our choice is years of Tory rule under Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'