95331283 2a445fcb fd21 4bca 8ac4 ddc1190dcb89 - Voting starts in Europe for Turkish referendum
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Voting starts in Europe for Turkish referendum

Image copyright EPA Image caption A man casts his vote in Cologne, Germany, on Monday Turkish citizens in six European countries have started to vote in a referendum, the campaign for which has caused an international dispute. Voters are choosing whether to move Turkey from a parliamentary republic to a presidential one, boosting President Recep […]

95328809 gettyimages 113843180 - French Neo-Nazi group goes on trial in Amiens
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French Neo-Nazi group goes on trial in Amiens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Serge Ayoub (C) has for years led a series of far-right groups in northern France Eighteen people are going on trial in the northern French city of Amiens over a series of offences by a neo-Nazi gang known as the White Wolves Klan. Among those due to appear in court […]

95320888 p04y2954 - Hong Kong escalator malfunction: Two men arrested
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Hong Kong escalator malfunction: Two men arrested

Media captionHong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens Two technicians in Hong Kong have been arrested for “perverting the course of justice”, after a malfunctioning escalator injured shoppers in a mall. The two men were suspected of tampering with the escalator after the incident, report local media. An escalator at the Langham Place shopping centre suddenly […]

95329458 mediaitem95329457 - Russia protests: EU demands release of detainees
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Russia protests: EU demands release of detainees

Media captionWhat the Russian press is saying about the protests The European Union has demanded the release “without delay” of hundreds of people detained in protests across Russia on Sunday. The US state department said protesters should be able to “exercise their rights without fear of retribution”. The protesters urged PM Dmitry Medvedev to quit […]

95326348 5f6d0ecc 2d67 4875 917a d7469c85d259 - Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers
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Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

Image copyright ANU Image caption The Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales Have you ever thought about discovering a planet? It may not be as fanciful as you think. Astronomers at the Australian National University (ANU) want help in searching for a ninth planet thought to be orbiting our Solar System. With a working […]

95327033 gettyimages 517036422 - Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid
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Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Lim Choon Hong (left) and his wife Chong Sui Foon (right) were jailed for three weeks and three months respectively A Singaporean couple have been jailed for starving their domestic worker from the Philippines, in a case that has shocked the city-state. The woman lost 20kg (44 lbs) – […]

95327188 infrared2 - Cyclone Debbie: More than 3,500 evacuate in Queensland, Australia
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Cyclone Debbie: More than 3,500 evacuate in Queensland, Australia

Image copyright Bureau of Meteorology Image caption Cyclone Debbie is expected to strengthen into a Category 4 More than 3,500 Australian residents have been evacuated as a cyclone carrying winds up to 240km/h (150 mph) moves towards the Queensland coast. Cyclone Debbie is expected to intensify into a Category 4 system before it arrives early […]

95327049 nasu - Six school children feared dead in Japanese avalanche
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Six school children feared dead in Japanese avalanche

Media captionRescue workers have tried to negotiate the snow-covered slopes At least six Japanese high school students are feared dead, after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort. The avalanche occurred on Monday morning at the Nasu Onsen ski resort in Tochigi prefecture. Six people were found with no vital signs, Japan’s […]

95247301 7f120ee1 d900 419b a8ba 77bc4a19a215 - South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye
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South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Park is South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post […]

95326979 leggings - Stretching the rules
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Stretching the rules

Image copyright Getty Images A social media storm erupted on Sunday when two girls were stopped from boarding a United Airlines flight because they were wearing leggings. The girls were flying as guests of employees, and thus were subject to the company’s dress code. But it is not the first time leggings, also known as […]

95326322 p04y435x - 'Two dead' in Mosul market attack in Iraq
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'Two dead' in Mosul market attack in Iraq

Mortar shells sparked a major fire in the Nabi Yunus market in east Mosul on Sunday, reportedly killing at least two people and injuring many others. The eastern part of Mosul has been liberated from so-called Islamic State. It is not yet clear who is behind the attack on the market. Source link

95296417 berryarchives - Testing for 'defectives'
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Testing for 'defectives'

Image copyright ABC/Natasha Mitchell Image caption The Richard Berry Building has been rebranded to a less controversial figure After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial professor from one of its key buildings. It draws a line under an unsavoury past, writes Elissa Doherty in Melbourne. They are […]