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  • Bangladesh teenager burned to death on teacher's order: police

    Bangladesh teenager burned to death on teacher's order: police

    A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian...

  • Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in 'terrorist incident'

    Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in 'terrorist incident'

    A woman has been shot dead during riots in the city of Londonderry in Northern Ireland and the killing is being treated as a terrorist incident, police said Friday, following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. Although...

  • Man jailed for sending email threats to anti-Brexit MPs

    Man jailed for sending email threats to anti-Brexit MPs

    A man in Britain was jailed for 10 months on Thursday after sending threatening and racially aggravated emails to seven MPs who have previously opposed Brexit. Jarod Kirkman, 51, admitted in court last week that he used a fake email address to...

  • 'End of my presidency': Trump reacts to special counsel appointment

    'End of my presidency': Trump reacts to special counsel appointment

    'End of my presidency': Trump reacts to special counsel appointmentUS | politics | investigation | Mueller | Trump | presidency associated with xWashington, United States | AFP | Thursday 4/18/2019 - 18:30 UTC+2 | 231 words GRAPHIC CONTENTCONTAINS...

  • Trump took no action to thwart Mueller probe

    Trump took no action to thwart Mueller probe

    Updated US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday that President Donald Trump took no action to thwart the special counsel's probe into Russian election interference, ahead of the long-awaited release of the final investigation report. The...

  • Paris honours 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre-Dame

    Paris honours 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre-Dame

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as "exemplary" hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre-Dame in the devastating blaze, as efforts intensified to ensure there was no further damage to the still fragile cathedral. Some 600...

  • Rich vs poor: Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

    Rich vs poor: Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

    France's culture minister pleaded Thursday for an end to the controversy over the 850 million euros (950 million dollars) pledged to restore Notre-Dame cathedral, which critics have suggested would be better spent on the poor. Some of France's...

  • Police arrest man carrying gasoline into New York's St Patrick's Cathedral

    Police arrest man carrying gasoline into New York's St Patrick's Cathedral

    A man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St Patrick's Cathedral in New York carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, police said, just days after a fire badly damaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. New York...

  • North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from US nuclear talks

    North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from US nuclear talks

    North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear programme, hours after the isolated state claimed to have tested a new kind of weapon. Describing Pompeo as "reckless" and...

  • Notre-Dame esplanade to get 'ephemeral' wooden cathedral during rebuild

    Notre-Dame esplanade to get 'ephemeral' wooden cathedral during rebuild

    Catholic worshippers feeling orphaned by the fire that ravaged part of Notre-Dame will be welcomed in an "ephemeral cathedral" of wood in front of the Paris monument until it reopens, Notre-Dame's chief priest said Thursday. Speaking to France's...

  • Death toll from Madeira bus crash rises to 29

    Death toll from Madeira bus crash rises to 29

    Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Drone footage of the aftermath of the accident showed the badly mangled wreckage of...

  • Japan turns to foreigners to decommission Fukushima plant

    Japan turns to foreigners to decommission Fukushima plant

    Foreign labourers with sufficient Japanese language skills will for the first time be enlisted to decommission the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant under new visa rules, the station's operator said Thursday. The step comes after...

  • Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

    Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

    Boeing has conducted a final test flight of a 737 MAX model with an updated anti-stall system prior to its certification by aviation authorities, the aerospace manufacturer said Wednesday. CEO Dennis Muilenberg tweeted a video where he said the...

  • 28 people killed in Portuguese tourist bus accident

    28 people killed in Portuguese tourist bus accident

    At least 28 people were killed when a tourist bus crashed on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday, local mayor Filipe Sousa told local media. The regional protection service did not confirm the toll when questioned by AFP. Images from the...

  • UK to roll out age-verification for online porn

    UK to roll out age-verification for online porn

    Britain said Wednesday it will become the first country in the world to introduce age-verification to access online pornography. The new law, which comes into force on July 15, will require commercial providers of internet pornography to check on...

  • Lightning strike at Acropolis, Greece, injures four

    Lightning strike at Acropolis, Greece, injures four

    A lightning strike injured four people Wednesday at the Acropolis in Athens, the ambulance service said. The bolt hit two tourists and two Greeks working at a ticket booth at the site, said an ambulance service official. The two tourists, a Korean...

  • Watch: Climate protesters glue themselves to London train

    Watch: Climate protesters glue themselves to London train

    Protesters who glued themselves to a train in London were among nearly 300 people arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators began blocking...

  • Facing arrest, Peru ex-president shoots himself: lawyer

    Facing arrest, Peru ex-president shoots himself: lawyer

    Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said. The 69-year-old Garcia was undergoing surgery for "a...

  • End of year BBQ costs students €13.5 million

    End of year BBQ costs students €13.5 million

    Two students will pay dearly for an end-of-year party at the mountain home of the grandfather of one of them: €13.5 million. The 22-year-olds, Daniele Borghi and Alessio Molteni, were with around a dozen friends at the home in the Marronessa area...

  • Rare 20 carat blue diamond found in Botswana

    Rare 20 carat blue diamond found in Botswana

    A remarkable oval blue diamond weighing over 20 carats has been unveiled by the Okavango Diamond Company - the biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana. The Gemological Institute of America, has graded the diamond as an Oval Brilliant...