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Calais migration crisis is 'half UK's problem'

Calais migration crisis is 'half UK's problem'

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The French interior minister has told Sky News the migration crisis in northern France is the UK's problem as much as it is France's.Gerard Collomb was speaking as he visited Calais - the focal point for migrants - with French President Emmanuel Macron, and ahead of a key Anglo-French summit in London on Thursday."It's a problem between France and Great Britain," Mr Collomb said."It's not just our problem or your problem but we have the same problem with immigration and, as the President said, we must welcome refugees but not welcome all the world."We work together and when we will go (to) London after tomorrow we will talk about that."Speaking to police and security forces in the town, Mr Macron said: "I am here in front of you, two days before a Franco-British summit.Image:France's inter...
Russia's capital got 6 minutes of sunlight in December

Russia's capital got 6 minutes of sunlight in December

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Jan. 16 (UPI) -- December was the darkest month in Moscow's history, as the city went almost the entire month without sunlight.The last month of the year is usually the darkest throughout Russia and Moscow usually sees about of 18 hours of sunlight during that time. But in December 2017, the sun only shined on Russia's capital for six minutes.Roman Vilfand, head of Russia's meteorological center, told the Moscow Times the lack of sun could be caused by "anomalous warm temperatures -- 5.8 degrees higher than average -- and cyclones that caused clouds to block out the sun."The previous record in Moscow was set in 2000, when the city received three hours of sunlight.Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTwo parents have been arrested in California after police found they allegedly kept their 13 children captive at home, some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks".David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment.The couple's children - aged two to 29 - lived in Perris, 59 miles (95km) south-east of Los Angeles. Officers were alerted by one of the victims, a 17-year-old girl.The girl - who appeared to be "only 10 years old and slightly emaciated" - on Sunday managed to escape and call the emergency number using a mobile phone found inside the house, the Riverside Sheriff's Department said in a statement.What did police find in the house?Police officers later found "several childr...
Plane in Turkey overshoots icy runway, stops on Black Sea cliff

Plane in Turkey overshoots icy runway, stops on Black Sea cliff

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A commercial jet carrying 168 people overshot an icy airstrip in northern Turkey on Saturday, getting wedged on a cliff just feet from the Black Sea. Despite the horrifying image of the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 seen teetering over a muddy cliff at Ankara-Tabzon Airport, all 162 passengers, two pilots, and four cabin crew were unharmed and were freed from its fuselage, the airline confirmed in a statement. The plane came dangerously close to going into the Black Sea. Afterward, the airport shut down operations until Sunday morning, and a probe was launched to figure out why the plane skidded off the runway, Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz told Reuters. Local prosecutors questioned four crew members and two pilots in the wake of the incident, authorities said. They said there were no si...
Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

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Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations.Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed."It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations.He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida on Sunday night.What did the president allegedly say?The row broke out after lawmakers from both parties visited the president on Thursday to work on a proposal for a bipartisan immigration deal....