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Stanford sex attack: Brock Turner's lawyer launches appeal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brock Turner was seen by two other students sexually assaulting the woman in 2016 A lawyer for a former US student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has launched an appeal to have the ruling overturned. Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail in 2016 for assaulting […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen ridicule prompts Georgia lawmaker to quit

Image copyright Georgia Congress and AFP Image caption Spencer (left) called the Baron Cohen show a “ridiculously ugly episode” A Georgia lawmaker ridiculed by dropping his trousers and using racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? show has said he will resign. Republican state representative Jason Spencer had initially refused to quit after […]

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Belarus customs find antler horde hidden in fuel tank

Belarus customs find antler horde hidden in fuel tank By News from Elsewhere……as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyrightBelarusian Customs Committee Image caption What 92 kg of antlers look like Belarusian customs officers have stopped a man trying to smuggle more than 90 kg (14 stone) of antlers into the country, hidden in the fuel […]

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Swedish activist stops deportation of Afghan man

Image copyright facebook/elin.k.ersson Image caption Elin Ersson refused to sit until the Afghan was taken off the flight A stunt by a Swedish activist to stop the deportation of an Afghan refugee has been widely hailed on social media. University student Elin Ersson had booked the same flight as the Afghan and refused to sit […]

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Tape reveals Trump and lawyer discussing payoff over alleged affair

Image copyrightDimitrios Kambouris Image caption Karen McDougal apologised to Melania Trump for the affair she says she had with Donald TrumpA recording of a conversation in which President Donald Trump and his lawyer discuss a payoff over an alleged affair with a model has been broadcast by CNN. Mr Trump and Michael Cohen discuss buying […]

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Syria attacks: Suicide attacks in the south kill dozens

Suicide attacks in southern Syria have killed at least 38 people, reports say. The attacks took place in and around the government-held city of Sweida, state media and monitors reported. The Islamic State group said it was behind the violence. Monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least another 30 people were […]

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Prisoners in mass breakout after 'riot' at Australia jail

Image copyright WA POLICE Image caption Alan McDonald (L) has been recaptured, but Brendan Bartley (C) and Darryl Councillor remain on the run Australian police are searching for three men who escaped from a jail amid what prison staff have called “a riot”. A total of 10 inmates escaped Greenough Regional Prison, 400 km (250 […]

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Greece wildfires: Search continues after at least 74 killed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWildfires cause devastation in Greece The search for survivors is continuing in Greece, where at least 74 people have died in wildfires near the capital Athens. High winds spread the fire, trapping many in homes and vehicles and forcing others into the sea as they tried to […]

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Time for a break in Kit Kat trademark case

Image caption Have a break for a quick lunch? Nestlé believes it owns the shape of four-finger bars When is a Kit Kat not a Kit Kat? If it’s a four-fingered wafer covered in chocolate, the Kit Kat people would tell you they own that design. Spare a thought, then, for identical treats like Norway’s […]

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Zimbabwe in 10 numbers

Image copyright AFP Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe resigned last year after almost four decades in power. Now, the country is approaching its first post-Mugabe election, with his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa the two front-runners in a field of 23 candidates. Here are 10 numbers that will help you understand how […]

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Why North Korea is in no hurry to do what the US wants

Image copyright Getty Images Meeting in Singapore last month, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un captured the world’s attention and promised to work towards “new relations”. Why have mixed messages followed? At the end of a summit billed as an “epochal event”, ambitions were set high. North Korea reaffirmed its commitment […]