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The Ecuador government has cited a doctor's note in a bid for the WikiLeaks founder to be given "safe passage" out of its London embassy.Read the full story ›
British tourists in Paris are being warned to take extra care following the attack on the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has amended its travel advice for visitors to France.
"On January 7, two gunmen attacked the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in east Paris," the latest FCO travel advice reads.
"A number of people have been killed and injured. If you're in Paris or the Ile-de-France area, take extra care and follow the security advice issued by the French authorities."
Foreign minister Hugo Swire has said there is "real concern" in the UK over the Thai investigation into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
Mr Swire summoned the Thai Chargé d’Affaires to the UK, Mr. Nadhavathna Krishnamra, to raise the issue.
Mr Swire stressed that there was a real concern in the UK about how the investigation has been handled by the Thai authorities. He said that it was crucial for the investigation to be conducted in a fair and transparent way.
Mr Swire emphasised how important it was that the UK and Hannah and David’s families received regular updates on the investigation’s progress.
He also noted his concern about the way that the police had engaged with the media on the case and reiterated that the UK police stood ready to assist with the investigation and subsequent legal process.
The Foreign Office has tweeted that it will be pushing for a resolution to freeze the assets of the Islamist group ISIL when the UN Security Council meets tonight.
The Foreign Office has advised against all travel to the areas of Iraq "affected by recent fighting", including the Kurdistan Region.
"Those British nationals already present in the Kurdistan Region should take precautions to remove themselves from areas close to the conflict," the travel advice reads.
The Foreign Office has also advised against "all but essential travel" to the rest of Iraq.
The family of a British man who has been released after being held hostage in Yemen have asked for privacy as they wait to be reunited.
A Foreign Office spokesman said Mike Harvey was released after the Yemeni government engaged with tribal intermediaries.
He added: "We are grateful to the government for their efforts and support."
The teacher was abducted on his way from an educational institute on February 12.
British national Mike Harvey has been safely released after being held hostage in the Yemeni capital Sanaa since February, the Foreign Office has said.