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Disabled woman rescued from California blaze

Disabled woman rescued from California blaze

Bodycam footage has been released showing the moment a disabled woman was rescued from California’s deadly wildfire. The video released by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office shows a sheriff’s deputy braving flames to rescue a woman in a wheelchair...

Freed hostage: My baby daughter was murdered

A couple kidnapped in Afghanistan have returned to Canada after five years as captives. Caitlan Coleman, from Pennsylvania, and Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, were kidnapped while on a backpacking trip in Wardak province in 2012. Ms Coleman, 31, was pregnant and gave birth...
Trump thinks nuclear deal is part of Iran problem

Trump thinks nuclear deal is part of Iran problem

This fight with Iran was one Donald Trump promised to have, both during the election campaign and since. Mr Trump hates former president Obama’s Iran deal just as he hates his Affordable Care Act and his deal on helping the children of illegal immigrants. In...
Armed rangers hunt 'man-eating' Indian tiger

Armed rangers hunt 'man-eating' Indian tiger

A hunt is under way to kill or capture a “man-eating” tiger believed to have killed four people in central India. A forestry official confirmed armed park rangers were searching for the two-year-old female, originally captured in July after it killed two...
Thousands of Adelie penguin chicks wiped out

Thousands of Adelie penguin chicks wiped out

Thousands of Adelie penguin chicks have been wiped out through mass starvation following a “catastrophic breeding failure” in Antarctica. French scientists have been studying a colony of 18,000 pairs of the penguins in East Antarctica since 2010 and found...
Austria's snap election: What you need to know

Austria's snap election: What you need to know

Austria heads to the polls on Sunday in its snap parliamentary election. But who is Sebastian Kurz, why is he so popular and why is Austria holding a snap election? Here are your questions answered. Image: The Austrian parliament building, which was built in 1874 What...
US and Israel pull out of 'biased' UNESCO

US and Israel pull out of 'biased' UNESCO

The US and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO over what they see as the UN cultural agency’s anti-Israel bias. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the...
Unrest in Kenya amid call for election reforms

Unrest in Kenya amid call for election reforms

The Kenyan parliament has passed a controversial amendment to the country’s election laws, ruling if one candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential vote the other candidate would win automatically. The move has been heavily criticised by the country’s...
Spain PM Rajoy demands clarity from Catalan leader

Spain PM Rajoy demands clarity from Catalan leader

Spain PM Rajoy demands clarity from Catalan leader 11 October 2017 From the section Europe Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he has asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm whether or not he has declared independence. He said this was necessary...
Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe

Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe

Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online 11 October 2017 From the section Health Image copyright Getty Images Child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124m boys...
Catalan leader puts independence on hold

Catalan leader puts independence on hold

Catalonia’s leader has put independence from Spain on hold to allow for talks with Madrid. In a highly anticipated speech, Carles Puigdemont told the regional parliament in Barcelona he accepted the “mandate of the people” for a split. But he asked...

Major supermarket chain hit by cyberattack

Hackers have attempted to steal credit card information from the owner of Ireland’s most popular supermarket. Musgrave, which owns SuperValu, Centra, Daybreak and Mace, said on Tuesday that it detected malware on its systems which attempted to steal...
North Korea 'hacked' US-South Korea war plans

North Korea 'hacked' US-South Korea war plans

North Korea hacked into top-secret plans of military decapitation operations against the rogue nation’s top leaders, according to one South Korean lawmaker. The South Korean Defence Ministry revealed hackers “presumed to be North Koreans” stole 235GB worth...
Trump calls for NFL tax changes over protests

Trump calls for NFL tax changes over protests

Donald Trump has called for an end to the NFL’s “massive” tax breaks because of players kneeling during the national anthem.. The US President tweeted: “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem,...
Barcelona mayor warns against Catalan split

Barcelona mayor warns against Catalan split

Barcelona’s mayor has said the Catalan referendum is not enough for the region to declare independence from Spain. Ada Colau said the results of the vote “can’t be a guarantee to proclaim independence but are the opportunity to build dialogue and...

NFL coach resigns over 'white powder' video

A coach with a major league American football team has resigned after the emergence of a video appearing to show him snorting white powder. The short clip, posted on Facebook by a Las Vegas-based model, shows Miami Dolphins’ offensive line coach Chris Foerster...
British woman jailed in Iran faces new charges

British woman jailed in Iran faces new charges

A British-Iranian charity worker serving five years in a Tehran jail could end up with another 16 years added to her sentence. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s family said they were “bewildered” that authorities had opened a new case against her just a...

Police delete 'tone-deaf' tweet on road deaths

New Zealand Police has apologised after sending a “wrong and insensitive” tweet about road fatalities. The tweet, from national force’s official account, featured a GIF of comedian and US Office star Steve Carell and read: “When we have to tell...
Kim Jong Nam trial shown poison-tainted clothes

Kim Jong Nam trial shown poison-tainted clothes

The trial of two women accused of killing Kim Jong Un’s half-brother has moved to a high-security lab to view poison-tainted clothes worn by the suspects. Government chemist Raja Subramaniam spent more than an hour showing evidence contaminated with VX nerve...
Fireworks banned in New Delhi ahead of Diwali

Fireworks banned in New Delhi ahead of Diwali

Shops have been banned from selling fireworks across New Delhi in an attempt to tackle deadly levels of air pollution. The ban comes 10 days before the Hindu festival of Diwali, when millions of fireworks are traditionally set off during celebrations. Every year, in...
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