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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.

Unesco award for refugee doctor who treats Afghans via Skype

Dr Arian, who fled Kabul when he was 15, said he was "humbled" to win the Unesco Global Hope award.

Jail for £40,000 Dundee jewellers raider

The man stole two rings from a Dundee jeweller shop before fleeing with an accomplice, a court hears.

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.

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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.