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World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates 'homophobic chanting' by Mexico fans

Mexico’s Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the opening Group F game Fifa is investigating alleged homophobic chants by Mexico fans during the 1-0 World Cup win over defending champions Germany on Sunday. Sunday’s chants were allegedly directed at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) […]

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Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gonen Segev is charged with “assisting an enemy during a time of war” and espionage Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by […]

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Trump wades into German migration row

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government’s approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition looked “tenuous”. Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her country’s immigration policy. Meanwhile, Mr […]

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India python: Snake tries to strangle West Bengal selfie taker

An Indian forest ranger had a narrow escape after a rock python briefly attempted to strangle him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake. Sanjay Dutta was called in by frantic villagers in Sahebbari, West Bengal after they saw the 18ft (5.5m) python swallowing a goat. After rescuing the goat, the official picked […]

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Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician's assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

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World Cup 2018: Romelu Lukaku says some Belgians 'want to see me fail'

Lukaku has scored 36 goals in 69 games for his country 2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC Host: Russia Dates: 14 June – 15 July Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will “remember to […]

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Trump migrant separation policy: Children 'in cages' in Texas

Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption The authorities released this image of illegal migrants inside a large cage – reporters said they saw unaccompanied children in similar conditions Reporters and Democratic lawmakers have been allowed inside a detention centre that lies at the heart of a growing storm over a new US […]

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Reality Check: The numbers behind the crackdown in Turkey

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho’s been affected by Turkey’s state of emergency? Almost two years after a failed military coup in Turkey, the country remains under a state of emergency. What has happened during the crackdown? Turkey is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June. There will be a second-round […]

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Who's been affected by Turkey's state of emergency?

Turkey is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June under a national state of emergency. It was imposed after a failed military coup against President Erdogan nearly two years ago. But who’s been affected by the state of emergency? The BBC’s Chris Morris reports. Source link

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Finland's capital gives away its old trams

Finland’s capital gives away its old trams By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Peter Van den Bossche Image caption Car 11, built in 1959, is one of the trams being given away The Finnish city of Helsinki is giving away some of its old trams, but the offer comes with […]

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Did Mexican World Cup fans' celebrations shake the earth?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Quake-inducing jumps? Mexican football fans could hardly contain their joy when Hirving Lozano scored a goal against Germany in Mexico’s opening game of the World Cup. Supporters of the team jumped into the air when the ball hit the net in the 35th minute. But did their jubilant stomping really […]

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Napoleon's Waterloo hat goes under hammer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Napoleon was well known for his “bicorne” (two-pointed) hats A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, is due to be auctioned in Lyon later on Monday. The former French emperor was renowned for his “bicorne” hats, so-called […]