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The King of Saudi Arabia has died in hospital

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, has died aged 90.

He had been suffering from a lung infection for several weeks and died in hospital.

His brother Salman has now become the country's king. 


Prince Andrew denies sex abuse claims

Prince Andrew has denied claims he had sex with a woman when she was 17-years-old. 

The Prince was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in Switzerland. 

Buckingham Palace has previously said the claims against him are ‘categorically untrue’ and lack ‘any foundation’.


Fishermen jump from sinking boat in Scotland

Dramatic footage has been released showing a fishing boat crew jumping off their vessel as it sinks off the coast of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.

The crew was pictured on the side of the Irish trawler after it took on water and turned over.

They were pulled to safety by a coastguard rescue helicopter.


Police threatened with a machete after robbers raid a luxury jewelers

Two robbers are on the run after a police officer was threatened with a machete during a raid on a jewelers in the city.

A gang of three men on mopeds used sledgehammers to break into Carr Watches and Diamonds in Liverpool Street yesterday afternoon.

Police say one man was arrested nearby but two others fled the scene.


Review on super sewer rejected

An application for a judicial review of London's ‘super sewer’ has been rejected after a council missed the deadline for submission of court papers.

Southwark Council is opposed to the 15-mile Thames Tideway Tunnel proposed by Thames Water.

The council is yet to confirm whether it will appeal against the decision.


3 mobile network to buy O2

Mobile network 3 is to buy its rival O2 for more than £10 billion.

It's a deal which consumer groups warn could increase prices for phone calls and internet access on the go.

Both network owners have refused to comment, but an announcement is expected later this morning.


Self-promoting graduate is ‘now hireing’

A graduate who landed his dream job after holding up a placard at Waterloo station has gone back to the same spot to help others, by hiring them.

Alfred Ajani posted the picture on Twitter under the heading "Same spot - different sign".

The 22-year-old landed a job at a recruitment company after holding up the original placard last summer.


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