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2017 was second-warmest year on record – UN

2017 was second-warmest year on record – UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, according to a new UN report, and 2017 was the second-warmest ever. Fresh data has revealed that “2015, 2016, and 2017 have been confirmed as the warmest years on record”, the World Meteorological...
'Code red' storm halts Dutch trains and flights

'Code red' storm halts Dutch trains and flights

‘Code red’ storm halts Dutch trains and flights 18 January 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Schiphol cancelled more than 250 flights on Thursday Dutch authorities have suspended all flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport because of a severe...
What's behind Trump's 'Fake News' war?

What's behind Trump's 'Fake News' war?

Let’s begin with a fact. Not an alternative fact. Just a plain fact. There has never been a president quite like Donald Trump. Trump is a president with a different message and a different way of getting his message across. And it doesn’t involve the...

The two Koreas to march together at Olympics

North and South Korea are to form their first joint Olympic team and march together at the opening ceremony, Seoul says. The two countries will field a joint women’s ice hockey team for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month. They will also...
Trump physical sparks 'girther' movement

Trump physical sparks 'girther' movement

Donald Trump’s first medical exam since becoming US President was intended to silence those who doubted his mental ability. Instead it has spawned a movement of people who believe Mr Trump may have fudged his height so he could avoid being assessed as obese....
Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims in Chile

Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims in Chile

Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims in Chile 17 January 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption The Pope said he was sorry for the “irreparable damage” caused by abuse committed by clergy Pope Francis has met a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests...
The normal house that hid a horrible secret

The normal house that hid a horrible secret

The house at 160 Muir Woods Road could not look any more normal. The curtains are drawn and the Christmas star still hangs in the front window. In the driveway, a silver minibus and a family of VW cars are still parked outside the triple garage. A child seat can be...
EU pledges to make plastics recyclable by 2030

EU pledges to make plastics recyclable by 2030

The EU has pledged to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030. The move is part of the bloc’s first ever Europe-wide strategy to reduce plastic usage. Other plans, announced by the EU Commission, include reducing use of single-use plastics and restrictions...

Dozens of schoolchildren hurt in bus crash

More than 40 children have been injured after a school bus hit a number of cars and crashed into the side of a building in Germany. Three helicopters and 10 ambulances rushed to the scene of the crash in the town of Eberbach, around 50km (30 miles) east of the city of...
Blaze rips through museum historical collections

Blaze rips through museum historical collections

A huge fire has caused extensive damage to Jakarta’s heritage maritime museum housed in Dutch colonial warehouses. Thick black smoke was seen billowing out of the burning 17th Century structure. Jakarta’s fire department said there were no casualties, with...

Biles 'abused by gymnastics doctor'

Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let...
Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapses

Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapses

Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapses 15 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The area has been evacuated and cordoned off by police. An mezzanine ceiling has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building (IDX), with reports that at least a dozen...
Eight dead after fire rips through community centre

Eight dead after fire rips through community centre

Eight people have died and up to 60 are injured following a fire which ripped through a local community centre in northern Portugal. The fire broke out near the Tondela municipality, which lies between the northern towns of Coimbra and Viseu, which were badly hit by a...
It stopped where? Plane skids off cliff edge

It stopped where? Plane skids off cliff edge

A passenger jet has skidded off a runway and got stuck in the mud on the edge of a cliff in northern Turkey. “We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, screaming,” one of the...
Macron: Baguettes deserve 'heritage' status

Macron: Baguettes deserve 'heritage' status

French baguettes could soon join Chinese calligraphy, Neopolitan pizza and Belgian beer on a global list of officially recognised cultural treasures. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to lend some serious sway to a campaign by his country’s bakers to have the...
Wahlberg donates reshoots pay to Time's Up

Wahlberg donates reshoots pay to Time's Up

Mark Wahlberg will donate the $ 1.5m (£1m) he made for reshoots of Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World to the anti-sexual harassment campaign Time’s Up. The actor decided to donate his pay after reports emerged that co-star Michelle Williams had been...

Russian club criticised for 'racist' tweet

A tweet by Spartak Moscow on Saturday A social media message containing “racist references” posted by Russian club Spartak Moscow “shows a shocking level of ignorance”, says the chief of anti-discriminatory body Fare. Spartak tweeted a video of...
Czech election: Milos Zeman leads in first round

Czech election: Milos Zeman leads in first round

Czech election: Milos Zeman leads in first round 13 January 2018 Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright Reuters Image caption Milos Zeman remains popular in rural areas Czech President Milos Zeman has taken an early lead as votes are counted in the...
US ambassador to Panama says he cannot serve Trump

US ambassador to Panama says he cannot serve Trump

US ambassador to Panama says he cannot serve Trump 12 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Feeley spent most of his life working on Latin American issues The US ambassador to Panama has quit because he says he is no longer able to serve under...
India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger 12 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption India’s top court is facing intense scrutiny Four of India’s most senior Supreme Court judges have publicly challenged the authority of the head of the...
How is your Facebook news feed going to change?

How is your Facebook news feed going to change?

Facebook is changing the way its news feed works to encourage “more meaningful social interactions” and reduce the amount of content from “businesses, brands and media”. In a post on the social media site, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said...
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