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Spain’s PM Mariano Rajoy makes embarrassing court appearance

Mariano Rajoy denied any knowledge of an illegal financing scheme within the conservative People's Party, amid allegations that cash donations from anonymous donors were used to fund election campaigns

President Trump: Trans soldiers are ‘expensive and disruptive’

The President tweeted earlier that he will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military "in any capacity"

‘Virtual kidnapping’ scam dupes dozens into paying ransom money

The victims are called by someone who falsely claims to be holding a loved one hostage, and they are told to pay ransom money urgently to protect them from harm

MTV announces Video Music Awards nominations

Those two categories will be replaced by a more general award - artist of the year

Man arrested after deadly king cobra snakes smuggled in crisp cans

The highly venomous reptiles, each two foot (60cm) in length, were found in a parcel also containing three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles

French fire forces evacuation of 10,000 people

Wildfires have already consumed swathes of forest in tourist-packed southeastern France in recent days, as well as on the island of Corsic

Father of tennis star Mark Philippoussis arrested on child abuse charges

Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, is expected to be formally charged on Wednesday. He is currently in jail in San Diego, on a bond of £1.9m ($2.5m)

Top Vatican official Cardinal Pell in court on sex charges

Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis's top financial adviser, made his first appearance at a court in Melbourne, Australia, since he was charged with multiple historical sex offences last month

American football: Brain disease CTE found in 99% of NFL players

The study found chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in 177 of 202 brains of players across all levels of the game

Chainsaw attack suspect Franz Wrousis arrested in Switzerland

Described by police as aggressive and psychologically unstable, the 50-year-old suspect was known to police and has two previous convictions for weapons offences

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