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Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkish border

Four French journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria after being kidnapped by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria last June, Turkish media reported.

Journalists Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, Edouard Elias and Didier Francois were found in Sanliurfa province with their hands and eyes bound, Dogan News Agency said.


Police: No evidence fire incident was a deliberate act

Police investigating how a young boy got seriously burned after being "on fire" in a city street say there is no evidence so far of any deliberate act.

A neighbour said he was on fire from the neck down.

Chief inspector Nick Topping, the local Police Scotland area commander, said

So far there has been no evidence of any deliberate act and our inquiries continue.

We are supporting the family at this time and are continuing to speak to members of the local community to establish the full circumstances.

McGuinness: 'Dialogue not destruction is the way forward'

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness condemned the fatal shooting of Tommy Crossan, saying:

The people behind this killing are criminals and will further no cause through this shooting. Whoever carried out this act has nothing to offer the community and have no role to play in our future.

Dialogue not destruction is the way forward and while there may be a small minority of people who are trying to promote division and heighten tensions, let's be very clear, they will fail.The peace process is rock solid and all right thinking people across the community oppose and reject the actions of the people behind this murder.


Prince reunites with 'slave' Warner Bros label

US singer Prince has announced a new deal with record label Warner Bros, nearly two decades after their public falling out when he called himself a 'slave' and relinquished his name in favour of a symbol.

Prince now owns the rights to songs he recorded for the Warner Bros music label
Prince now owns the rights to songs he recorded for the Warner Bros music label Credit: PA

Prince will release "previously unheard material" through the label, and a 30th anniversary edition of his hit Purple Rain this summer.

Prince played secret gigs in London in February before his UK tour
Prince played secret gigs in London in February before his UK tour Credit: @stephenbudd

Prince was signed to Warner Bros from 1978 to the mid-1990s, and has now agreed rights ownership of the music he recorded for the label.

Read: Prince plays secret gig in small north London venue ahead of UK tour announcement

Huge crowds turn out for Kate and William's walkabout

Thousands of royal revellers have turned out in Brisbane to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they walked about greeting locals.


William gets up close and personal with well wishers who've waited hours in the sun


Everyone's a snapper these days. The crowd for the Brisbane walkabout


Duchess of Cambridge takes helm of fighter plane

The Duchess of Cambridge relegated her husband to the role of an onlooker when she turned down his offer to jump into the back seat - of a fighter jet.

Yesterday she suggested he try an alpaca toupee, and this morning she took control of a sophisticated fighter plane, sitting in the pilot's front seat.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sit in the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA pool

The Duke had made an offer to his wife he believed she could not refuse, asking: "Do you fancy jumping in the back?" But the Duchess was not about to miss the opportunity to see for herself the multimillion-pound plane's cockpit.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to RAAF base Amberley in Brisbane. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA pool
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