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The Victorian sex scandal that shook India

Image copyright Telangana/Andhra Pradesh State Archives Image caption Mehdi Hasan was a Muslim nobleman In April 1892, a small eight-page pamphlet in English circulated in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, the largest and wealthiest princely state within the British Indian Empire. The pamphlet would ruin the lives of the couple it described: a Muslim […]

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The DMZ 'gardening job' that almost sparked a war

Image copyrightWayne Johnson Image caption Hundreds of troops were mobilised as a group of engineers drove in to chop down the treeIn August 1976, North Korean soldiers attacked a group of US and South Korean men trimming a poplar tree in the heavily-guarded zone that divides the two Koreas. Two US officers were bludgeoned to […]

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Barcelona crime wave tarnishes boom in tourism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pickpockets have long been a problem in Las Ramblas – a popular tourist haunt Several violent robberies, including the mugging of a foreign diplomat, have drawn attention to a wave of crime in Barcelona that is alarming residents and the local authorities. The Afghan ambassador in Spain, Masood Khalili, […]

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Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine for two users

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Mexico’s health regulator has moved to block the court orderA Mexican judge has granted two people the right to recreational cocaine use, in the first ruling of its kind, the organisation behind the cases said. The court said it would allow the claimants to “possess, transport and use cocaine” but not […]

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Australian court rejects appeal by Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, has failed in a legal bid to quash his convictions in Australia. Pell was jailed for six years in March after being found guilty of abusing two boys in a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s. He maintains his innocence. A court […]

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Ready to upgrade? What to do about your old phone

Most people like a phone upgrade but your unwanted devices often contain a wealth of natural materials that the planet is running out of. As well as metals like gold and platinum, some phones contain tantalum which can be used in medical devices like hearing aids and pace makers. So what can you do to […]

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Russian couple face losing son after attending opposition protest

Russian couple Dmitry and Olga Prokazov have been threatened with having their child taken into care after they were filmed at an unauthorised opposition protest with their son. A criminal case has also been opened against them. The move has shocked many in Russia, where there’s already controversy about more than a dozen people facing […]

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Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Inpe said it had detected more than 72,000 fires so far this yearBrazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country’s space research agency. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) said its satellite data showed an 83% increase on the […]

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George Pell: Cardinal to learn outcome of abuse conviction appeal

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Cardinal George Pell was convicted by a jury in Melbourne last yearCardinal George Pell is due to learn on Wednesday whether his convictions for child sexual abuse will be upheld by a court of appeal in Australia. Pell was jailed for six years in March after being found guilty of abusing […]

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The mystery photos of a 1957 gay wedding

Image copyright ONE Archives at USC Image caption A team of Hollywood producers are trying to solve the mystery of this 1957 gay wedding Decades before gay marriage became legal anywhere in the US, same-sex couples were committing themselves to each other in front of friends and loved ones. Few records of these ceremonies existed […]

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Sudan conflict: Army and civilians form sovereign council

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Last weekend saw the two sides sign a deal paving the way for civilian rule Sudan’s military leaders and opposition alliance have formed a sovereign council to lead the country during its three-year transition to civilian rule. Made up of six civilians and five military officers, it will initially be […]