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Maarik al-Tuwayha (left) denied all charges

A Jordanian soldier has been sentenced to life in prison with hard labour for killing three US military trainers last year.

Marik al-Tuwayha, who pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder, attacked the men as their vehicles approached al-Jafr airbase in November.

One was killed at the base and two others died later in hospital.

Google will not have to pay 1.1bn euros (£970m) in back taxes, after the technology giant won a legal case brought by the French authorities.

A court in Paris ruled that the internet search firm's Irish subsidiary was not liable for tax in France.

Google employs 700 people in France, but advertising contracts sold for display in France are booked through its subsidiary in low-tax Ireland.

Denmark has pledged more funds for family planning in developing nations, saying this could also help "limit the migration pressure on Europe".

The Minister for Development Co-operation, Ulla Tornaes, said Copenhagen would contribute 91m kroner (£11m; $14m) for the programme.

She said unwanted pregnancies had "enormous" human and social costs in the world's poorest nations.
But she added that limiting Africa's population growth was also important.

Speaking at a conference in London on Tuesday, Ms Tornaes said 225 million women in the world's poorest countries do not currently have access to family planning.

The girls were planning to participate via Skype if they were not allowed entry

A group of Afghan school girls taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been granted visas to attend it, after their initial applications were denied, US media said.

US President Donald Trump had urged authorities to rethink their decision, AP news agency said.

A US travel ban is in place for six Muslim-majority countries, which does not include Afghanistan.