UK & Europe

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It is a pre-emptive move to stop a breakaway vote by Catalan politicians.

Spain gears up to revoke Catalan autonomy in secession spat

The constitutional law that Spain plans to invoke has never been used in the four decades since democracy was restored after Gen. Francisco Franco's dictatorship.

A member of auction house staff poses for a picture with a 19-carat pink diamond called "Le Grand Mazarin", which is to be auctioned for the first time in 130 years, at Christie's auction house, in London, Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017, 2017. The diamond was only sold at auction once before, at a famous 1887 sale of French crown jewels, and has once belonged to French rulers including King Louis XIV and Emperor Napoleon. The auction is scheduled for Nov. 14 in Geneva. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Pink diamond that was a French crown jewel to be auctioned

The 19-carat pink diamond once belonged to King Louis XIV and other French rulers.

Watch: 'Who-hoo' - Maverick German pilot's low swoop over airport lands him in hot water

The pilot of a bankrupt German airline is being investigated after the "lap of honour".

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Ophelia's tail winds also caused wildfires in Portugal and Spain.

Ophelia batters UK after pummelling Ireland, leaves three dead

Power to 330,000 homes is still yet to be restored following the storm.

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Simon McCoy's sarcastic and droll delivery of the news about Prince William and Kate’s third baby has quickly gone viral.

Watch: Bored BBC presenter severely unimpressed with royal baby due date announcement - 'Not sure how much news this really is'

The sarcastic delivery about Prince William and Kate’s third baby has quickly gone viral.

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He said she was killed because she stood between the rule of law and those who wanted to violate it.

Son of murdered journalist in Malta recounts horrific scene after car bomb explosion

"I looked down and there were my mother's body parts all around me," he said.

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Duchess Kate was more than happy to show off a few moves at London's Paddington train station.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting baby in April

The royal couple announced they were expected their third child back in September.

Demonstrators shout slogans as thousands of people march to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Oct. 8, 2017. Sunday's rally comes a week after separatist leaders of the Catalan government held a referendum on secession that Spain's top court had suspended and the Spanish government said was illegal.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain's top court rules Catalonia independence referendum illegal

Spain's Constitutional Court said the law was against national sovereignty and "indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation".

Watch: 'Bye, bye porch' – Ireland resident watches on as porch roof goes flying off in tropical storm Ophelia

So far three people have died in the storm, which brought winds of up to 130km/h.

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The bomb sent Daphne Caruana Galizia's car spiraling over a wall into a field near her home in Malta.

Car bomb kills reporter who exposed Malta's links with Panama Papers

Caruana Galizia filed a police report two weeks ago saying she was receiving threats.

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Newcastle United

Fancy a Premier League club? Newcastle United owner aiming to sell EPL club by Christmas

After 10 rocky years at the club, Mike Ashley has decided to put the Magpies up for sale.

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More than 100 fires are blazing in the central and northern regions of Portugal.

Portugal's deadliest wildfires rip through country, leaving 35 dead

The year's current total is far higher than the previous annual record in 1966.

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Wind gusts of 120 km/h have swept through Ireland causing schools, courts and government buildings to be closed.

Ireland shuts down as violent winds, rain from deadly Hurricane Ophelia smash the country

The remnants of Ophelia has grounded planes, shut schools and caused widespread power outages.

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Hurricane Ophelia and fires in Europe are said to have turned the sky a reddish colour.

Video: Sky over London turns red in unusual phenomenon

Hurricane Ophelia and fires in Europe are said to have turned the sky a reddish colour.

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The Cockapoo was picked up by the crew of a search and rescue helicopter who were training in the area.

Watch: Small dog swept out to sea fights for its life before being swept up by rescuers off Scottish coast

The grateful cockapoo was picked up by the crew of a search and rescue helicopter.

Goff says if Auckland doesn't succeed, then New Zealand doesn't succeed.

Auckland Mayor in London for inspiration on infrastructure and taking on congestion

Phil Goff will be looking at how London has used congestion charges as part of his visit.

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It took a tow truck to deliver the pie to a town square in Bosnia where thousands had gathered to have a taste.

Thousands tuck into world's biggest Burek pie

It took a tow truck to deliver the pie to a town square in Bosnia where thousands had gathered to have a taste.

Vatican convicts former president of pope's children's hospital for stealing donations

The former president of the Bambino Gesu children's hospital and his ex-treasurer were accused of misappropriating nearly $700,000.

'Incredibly grateful to the Kiwi soldiers who gave their lives' -1 NEWS reporter on Belgium honouring WWI heroes

1 NEWS Europe Correspondent Joy Reid reflects on the commemorations which marked 100 years since Passchendaele.

Italian librarian wins right to use sick leave to care for ailing dog

The 12-year-old adopted dog recently underwent surgery for a breast tumour.

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All they have is a wallet, and a pretty inspiring story of heroism.

Kiwi at Passchendaele searching for great-grandfather's German saviour

All they have is a wallet, and a pretty inspiring story of heroism.

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It commemorates the "enduring bonds of friendship" between Belgium and New Zealand.

Passchendaele plaque unveiled at centenary by Prince William and Princess Astrid of Belgium

It commemorates the 'enduring bonds of friendship" between Belgium and NZ.

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The battle saw New Zealand suffer its greatest loss of life in a single day.

Video: Prince William delivers impassioned tribute to fallen Kiwi soldiers at Passchendaele centenary

"Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. We will remember them," the Duke said.

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Today marks 100 years since 846 Kiwi soldiers lost their lives in the Battle of Passchendaele.

Full video: Dave Dobbyn's solemn and beautiful performance of Welcome Home at Passchendaele commemorations

Today marks 100 years since 846 Kiwi soldiers lost their lives in the Battle of Passchendaele.

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In one of New Zealand's darkest days, 846 Kiwi soldiers lost their lives in the World War I battle.

Full Video: Spine-tingling haka for NZ's fallen WWI soldiers unleashed under Menin Gate in Passchendaele tribute

Haka pays tribute to the 846 Kiwi soldiers lost on NZ's darkest day, at Passchendaele.

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