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Germany election: Not so boring now, is it?

Germany election: Not so boring now, is it?

The election which had been billed as “boring” has turned out to be rather less so. Cliff-hangers in America, France and The Netherlands had made the German vote look less interesting – especially as Angela Merkel was certain to return as chancellor....
US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days 23 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Lukas Cavar says he licked moisture from the cave walls to survive A US student spent almost three days trapped inside a cave after...
'World's busiest crossing' to shut for days

'World's busiest crossing' to shut for days

Busiest US-Mexico border crossing shuts for construction work 22 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of thousands of people pass through the border crossing every day California officials are warning of...
Watch: Navy in dramatic hurricane sea rescue

Watch: Navy in dramatic hurricane sea rescue

The Royal Navy staged a dramatic helicopter rescue of a mother and her two children from a boat capsized in Hurricane Maria. US Coast Guard footage shows British rescuers hoisting the woman and two children to safety just off Vieques, a Puerto Rican island hit by the...
Justin Trudeau tells UN: Canada is no wonderland

Justin Trudeau tells UN: Canada is no wonderland

Justin Trudeau tells UN: Canada is no wonderland 21 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright EPA Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the UN general assembly Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his United...
L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heir of the L’Oreal cosmetics empire who lived surrounded by wealth, politics and scandal, has died. Her death was announced by her daughter and representatives of L’Oreal. She was 94. Named by Forbes in 2017 as the world’s...
Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history 21 September 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Jessica Thompson Image caption Burials at Mount Hora in Malawi yielded DNA used in the study DNA from ancient remains has been used to reconstruct...
Hurricane Maria 'leaves 15 dead in Dominica'

Hurricane Maria 'leaves 15 dead in Dominica'

Hurricane Maria ‘leaves 15 dead in Dominica’ 21 September 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption “It has been brutal,” Mr Skerrit says of the destruction in Dominica At least 15 people are dead and...
Former Australian PM Tony Abbott 'headbutted'

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott 'headbutted'

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has claimed he was headbutted by a supporter of same sex marriage, which he strongly opposes. Mr Abbott, who led the country for two years before being ousted in 2015, was walking back to his hotel in Hobart in Tasmania...
Maria hits Puerto Rico and heads to Dominican

Maria hits Puerto Rico and heads to Dominican

Residents in Puerto Rico are picking up the pieces after their homes were pummelled by Hurricane Maria, which is now heading towards the Dominican Republic. A curfew was imposed across Puerto Rico after 155mph winds ripped off roofs and brought down balconies and...
Rescuers in frantic search for quake survivors

Rescuers in frantic search for quake survivors

Rescuers are continuing to search for survivors of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico – as officials raised the death toll to 230. The number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100 as the nation’s capital bore the brunt of the deaths and...
Amazon glasses 'to use bones instead of headphones'

Amazon glasses 'to use bones instead of headphones'

Amazon is reportedly planning to make a pair of smart glasses that transmit audio to your eardrum via the bones in your face. The internet tech giant has a team currently developing the product, which could hit the shelves as soon as the end of the year, the Financial...
Spanish police arrest Catalan govt officials

Spanish police arrest Catalan govt officials

Police have arrested at least 12 people in raids on Catalan government offices, ahead of an independence referendum authorities in Spain are calling illegal. Catalonia’s leader has accused Madrid of imposing a “de facto state of emergency” in the...

Fears Bali volcano could erupt amid tremors

Hundreds of small tremors have raised fears of an impending volcanic eruption on the holiday island of Bali. Authorities have heightened alert levels and evacuations have begun from homes closest to Mount Agung, which has not erupted in more than half a century. The...
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