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Greek Finance minister brands EU action 'terrorism'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Credit: Reuters

The Greek Finance Minister has branded European action towards the country "terrorism" in an interview with a Spanish newspaper.

Yanis Varoufakis told El Mundo a trillion euros would be lost if Greece was allowed to crash.

"Why have they forced us to close the banks? To frighten people. And when it's about spreading terror, that is known as terrorism."

Varoufakis said the country's banks would reopen by Tuesday whether a Yes or No vote in Sunday's referendum.

The vote could decide Greece's future as a member of Europe's single currency.

Philippine ferry crew charged with multiple murder

The ferry capsized three days ago. Credit: Reuters

Police in the Philippines have filed multiple murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 dead.

Regional coastguard commander Pedro Tinampay said at least 59 people died, while 145 survived, including all 18 crew members.

This man said his pregnant wife and two children were missing. Credit: Reuters

An investigation has now begun to determine exactly how many people were aboard the vessel.

The ferry was carrying heavy construction materials and bags of rice.

It is thought movement of cargo inside the hold could have contributed to the accident.

Read more: Dozens feared dead after ferry capsizes in Philippines


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Blackpool lifeboat crews save woman from drowning

Lifeboat crews have released footage of the rescue of a woman who was feared to be drowning off the coast at Blackpool.

The 26- year- old local woman had been walking on the beach when she was stranded on a sandbank after being cut by the incoming tide.

RNLI bosses hope the footage will stand as a warning to others of the potential dangers along the Lancashire coastline this summer.

Travel chaos after migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Around 150 migrants have tried to storm the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais, causing delays and cancellations to services.

Eurotunnel said services were delayed and cancelled after migrants attempted to access restricted areas on the French side Credit: PA

Eurotunnel said the disruption was caused by migrants trying to board a UK-bound freight.

The incident caused a return of queues on the M20 in Kent for lorry drivers trying to cross the Channel after Kent Police reintroduced Operation Stack.

A Eurotunnel spokesman said the incident was affecting freight traffic only, with passenger services running to a full timetable.

He said: "Eurotunnel reiterates its call to the authorities to provide a solution to the migrant crisis and restore order to the Calais region."

The incident prompted renewed calls for authorities to act to solve the worsening Calais migrant crisis.

Two killed in microlight crash in Oxfordshire

Enstone Airfield Credit: Google Street View

Two men have died following a light aircraft crash at an airfield.

The pilot, in his 60s, and his passenger, in his 50s, suffered fatal injuries at Enstone Airfield in Oxfordshire last night.

Thames Valley Police said they were called to reports of a microlight crash at around 7.20pm. Both victims' next of kin have been told, but their identities have not been disclosed.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been told about the incident and officials will be carrying out an investigation.


Thundery rain in the north but dry and sunny in the south

Expect heavy and thundery rain across the north of Britain but these should slowly ease and clear away northwards during the day.

Thundery rain in the north dry and sunny in the south. Credit: Met Office

For southern areas it will be mostly dry and sunny, but possibly with a few thundery showers in the far southeast during the morning and perhaps across Northern Ireland later.

It will still be warm for many, even very warm or locally hot across the east and southeast of England where temperatures could reach 30 Celsius (86F), although cooler and fresher air will arrive from the west later.

Man rescued after 300ft fall from cliff

A man is in hospital after falling from a 300ft cliff and getting trapped under a boulder, from where he was able to phone 999 from his mobile.

The man fell at St Albans Head, near Swanage, Dorset, HM Coastguard said.

St Albans Head, near Swanage, Dorset. Credit: PA

He was able to call the Dorset Ambulance service, which alerted the coastguard to mount a rescue operation.

Rescuers used specialist equipment from Dorset Fire and Rescue to free the man from the boulder, which was 300ft below the cliff path, before he was flown by helicopter to Dorset County Hospital.

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