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Syria has accused Turkey of an act of aggression for sending a military convoy across the border into northwest Syria, where jihadists and insurgents, some backed by Turkey are facing a major offensive. Sebastian Usher reports.
Activists said Syrian government air strike hit near the Turkish convoy as it was travelling through northwestern Syria. This raises the risk of direct confrontation between the two countries. Ankara has troops in the mainly rebel-held province of Idlib as part of a deal with Russia to try to prevent an all-out battle in the region. But the deal has all but fallen apart after months of a major offensive by pro-government forces in and around Idlib. Those forces are now reported to be on the outskirts of the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun. It's a name already infamous in the Syrian conflict. The government was accused of a chemical attack on the town two years ago, prompting US missile strikes in response.
Iran has warned the United States that any attempt to seize the Iranian oil tanker, the Adrian Darya 1 would be a mistake. It left Gibraltar over night at the end of a six-week row between London and Tehran. Gibraltar's chief minister Fabian Picardo explained why Washington's request to impel the vessel was turned down again.
There was a mutual legal assistance request to our central authority for Mutual Legal Assistance, and that request didn't pass the test of also amounting to offenses in Gibraltar, because of the European Union sanctions, which do not bite in the same way and to the same extent as the US sanctions' bite. The ship was originally seized on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, breaking EU sanctions.
Sudan's ousted President Omar al Bashir is in court in the capital Khartoum on corruption charges. There's heavy security at the courthouse. He's been charged with the illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting gifts in an unofficial manner. He also faces charges of incitement and involvement in the killing of people protesting against his rule.
Queen Elizabeth's second son, Prince Andrew, has described as abhorrent suggestions that he would participate in or condone the exploitation of human beings. A video has emerged that the Prince at Jeffrey Epstein's home after the financier had served a prison sentence for sex offenses against underage girls. Epstein killed himself in prison while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. Here's Ben Ando.
Buckingham Palace has not disputed that it is the Prince in the footage, but has issued a statement saying that he deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion that he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent. The palace has also dismissed as categorically untrue claims by a woman in Florida that she was made to have sex with the prince when she was seventeen, which is below the age of consent in the state.
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1.It left Gibraltar over night at the end of a six-week row between London and Tehran.
She had rowed with her parents about her boyfriend.
2.The ship was originally seized on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, breaking EU sanctions.
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He has been questioned on suspicion of slandering the Prime Minister.