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Girl 'nearly hanged' on Hampshire activity centre rope bridge

The 11-year-old slipped and was left hanging by a safety lanyard around her neck, a court hears.

Southampton attack: Murder probe after man dies

Armed officers remain in the area of the city where the victim was discovered.

Private ambulance spending rise in England by 22% in two years

NHS England ambulance trusts spent £78m on private firms in 2016-17, up from £64m two years ago.

Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strike

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are staging two 24-hour walkouts in October.

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Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital with many feared trapped in the rubble.

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

"Evacuate," Puerto Rico's safety commissioner warned residents. "Otherwise, you're going to die."

Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.

Catalonia referendum: Spanish raid on Unipost deals blow to vote

Police discover a mass of documents directly related to the banned independence referendum.