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Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan

Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan

Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan 24 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The panel broke off from the wing of a KLM airlines flight to Amsterdam A car was seriously damaged when part of an aeroplane’s wing landed on...
German elections: Merkel seeking fourth term

German elections: Merkel seeking fourth term

Germans go to the polls today in a national election which could deliver Angela Merkel a fourth term as Chancellor. The 63-year-old German leader and her CDU party have led in the Bundestag for more than a decade. Issues including the economy and immigration have...

Trapped man licked cave walls to stay alive

A university student licked moisture from the walls of a cave to survive after getting trapped for nearly three days. Lukas Cavar, 19, has told how he feared for his life after becoming separated from the rest of his college caving or spelunking club while on...

Mexico hit by new 6.2 magnitude earthquake

A new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Mexico, just days after another devastating tremor left 295 people dead. The US Geological Survey said it was centred in the southern state of Oaxaca. Southern Mexico was also hit on 7 September by a tremor with a...
'Rocket Man' should have been handled 'years ago'

'Rocket Man' should have been handled 'years ago'

Donald Trump has continued to belittle North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally speech in Alabama. The US President told supporters America “really has no choice” but to confront the Pyongyang regime over its nuclear weapon ambitions. And he pointed...

Reality star Kylie Jenner reportedly pregnant

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner – the youngest member of the Kardashian family – is pregnant with her first child, according to reports. The 20-year-old, half-sister of Kim Kardashian, is expecting a baby with her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott, according to...
New Zealand votes in tight general election

New Zealand votes in tight general election

22 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP New Zealand is heading to the polls in a tightly-fought general election. Polls are showing a slight lead for incumbent Bill English of the ruling National Party over his main challenger Jacinda Ardern of the...
Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued 22 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that...
Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet 22 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Itir Esen (C) has lost her crown, and runner-up Asli Sumen (L) will take her place The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 has been stripped...
Hundreds to compete in third Invictus Games

Hundreds to compete in third Invictus Games

The third Invictus Games gets under way in Canada this weekend, where Prince Harry will be joined by the likes of Melania Trump, Justin Trudeau and maybe his girlfriend Meghan Markle. The Paralympic-style sporting event is being held in Toronto, where actress Meghan...
'Deranged' Trump hits back at 'madman' Kim

'Deranged' Trump hits back at 'madman' Kim

Donald Trump has hit back at Kim Jong Un after the North Korean dictator called him “deranged” in a bullish statement. The secretive state’s leader had said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for his threat to “totally destroy” North...
Revealed: What 'Mars astronauts' missed most

Revealed: What 'Mars astronauts' missed most

Six ‘astronauts’ who spent eight months living on a remote simulated Mars base in Hawaii found that lack of internet was their biggest frustration. During the mission, the four men and two women lived in a 1,200sq ft dome perched on an 8,200ft high rocky...
Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News 22 September 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Joan Costa Image caption The skeleton of a boy that shattered our view of Neanderthal brain development A new study shows that Neanderthal...
Renaissance city set for place in EU history

Renaissance city set for place in EU history

Greg Heffer, Political Reporter As Theresa May prepares to deliver a major speech on Brexit in Florence, will the Italian city add its name to the list of European locations that have forged their place in the history of the European Union? 1946 Zurich Just weeks...
Bali volcano alert forces thousands from homes

Bali volcano alert forces thousands from homes

Thousands of people have been evacuated from villages near a volcano on Bali amid fears it could erupt for the first time in 50 years. Authorities warned tourists to avoid hiking or camping within four miles (6km) of Mount Agung as tremors shook the area and smoke...
The almost impossible line May must tread

The almost impossible line May must tread

There’s something slightly absurd about today’s speech. For the past few days staff from Number 10, with the help of their colleagues at the British Embassy in Rome, have been frantic. A keynote speech was needed; it had to be in Europe (not the UK), and...
Can far-right party challenge Merkel in poll?

Can far-right party challenge Merkel in poll?

The shafts and towers of the Zollverin coal mine still stand proud on the landscape of Germany’s Ruhr Valley. But the wheels turn only for visitors wanting to learn about the long history of coal production in this region. The mine’s now shut and the...
Puerto Rico 'shattered' after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico 'shattered' after Hurricane Maria

On a good day Toa Baha is about 25 minutes drive from the Puerto Rican capital San Juan. But these are certainly not good days. In fact they are the worst this US territory has experienced for many a year. The infrastructure lies shattered by the might of a monster...
Who are the hero 'moles' of Mexico City?

Who are the hero 'moles' of Mexico City?

Hit by two powerful quakes in less than two weeks, Mexico City is reeling from the disasters that have claimed hundreds of lives, demolished buildings and left thousands homeless. And as emergency services battle to locate and free survivors, they are being helped by...
Google expands smartphone business in $1bn deal

Google expands smartphone business in $1bn deal

Google has bought part of Taiwanese technology company HTC in an effort to further expand its smartphone business. The Silicon Valley tech giant announced that it is spending $ 1.1bn (£820m) to acquire the team that developed its Pixel smartphone, released in 2016....
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