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England take 85-run lead into lunch

Joe Root made 63. Credit: PA

England took a lead 85 into lunch thanks to some good batting from Joe Root, but Australia will feel they had the better of the morning session.

Mitchell Johnson got two wickets early on, while Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon took one apiece.

Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad were the two not out batsmen for the hosts, as they reached 221-7.

Taliban appoint new leader after death of Mullah Omar

The Afghan Taliban have appointed a new leader after the death of Mullah Omar.

Akhtar Mohammad Mansour will succeed one-eyed Omar, who had not been seen since 2001.

News of Omar's death was confirmed yesterday but it is thought he died more than two years ago.

Omar went into hiding after his government was forced from power by the US-led Coalition following the 9/11 attacks in the USA.

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Man seriously injured jumping between Eurostar trains

The man was reportedly trying to jump from one train to another at Gare du Nord. Credit: PA

A man who tried to climb onto the roof of a Eurostar train is fighting for his life in hospital after getting an electric shock from an overhead power line.

The Egyptian was reportedly trying to jump from one train to another at the Gare du Nord station in Paris when he suffered serious burns.

Eurostar said traffic was interrupted on Wednesday after an accident led to a power cut.

Farage: I won't use 'swarm' to describe migrants again

Nigel Farage has said he won't be using the word "swarm" again to describe migrants after getting caught up in the controversy.

The Ukip leader had earlier said he wouldn't use the term, just hours after doing so on Good Morning Britain.

Mr Farage told ITV News he did not want to get hung up on the issue and would rather focus on how to bring the crisis under control.

Malaysian PM: 'We will never give up search for MH370'

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Credit: Reuters

The Malaysian Prime Minister has promised the families of those on board flight MH370 that the search for the missing aircraft will continue "whatever happens".

Najib Razak said despite numerous "false alarms" in the past: "I promise the families of those lost that we will not give up."

Part of a what is believed to be a plane wing washed up on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean yesterday and is being sent to France to test if is from the Boeing 777 which was carrying 239 passengers.

Debris to be sent to Toulouse to verify if it is from MH370

The wreckage which washed up on Reunion Island. Credit: Reuters

Part of what is believed to be a Boeing 777 plane is to be sent to French authorities in Toulouse to verify if it is from missing flight MH370.

The debris, which is thought to be part of a plane wing, washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said the location where the wreckage was found was consistent with the drift analysis provided by the investigation team.

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Farage caught out over 'swarms of migrants' comment

The Ukip leader told GMB his car was 'surrounded by swarms of potential migrants'. Credit: PA

Nigel Farage has said be would not describe migrants as "swarms", just hours after doing so.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, the Ukip leader said he was "not seeking to use language like that" and suggested the Prime Minister was simply trying to appear tough on immigration.

But on Good Morning Britain today he said: "A couple of times I've been sat on the motorway and surrounded by swarms of potential migrants to Britain."

Migrants are people, not insects, Harman tells PM

Harriet Harman said the Prime Minister appeared to want to whip people up against the migrants. Credit: PA

Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman said David Cameron "should remember he is talking about people, not insects" following his "swarms" comment.

She told the BBC the Prime Minister appeared to want to whip people up against the migrants.

Ms Harman also dismissed calls for the British Army to be sent in to sort out the problem.

I think it's a very worrying turn that he appears to be wanting to be divisive and set people against, whip people up, against the migrants in Calais when what he should have been doing, and should have been doing months ago and was warned to be doing, is to get the situation sorted out with the French.

– Harriet Harman
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