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Clooney returning to TV – two decades after ER

Clooney returning to TV – two decades after ER

George Clooney is returning to television, nearly two decades since his last appearance on the hit medical drama ER. The Hollywood star will direct and star in a TV adaptation of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel Catch-22, about the absurdity of war. The announcement...
What next for Zimbabwe's crippled economy?

What next for Zimbabwe's crippled economy?

Zimbabwe was once known as the bread-basket of Africa thanks to its abundant agriculture, but the economy has deteriorated disastrously under Robert Mugabe. Crippled by hyperinflation, it turned to the dollar after its own currency became almost worthless, though it...
Australia's oldest human remains go home

Australia's oldest human remains go home

Mungo Man: Australia’s oldest remains taken to ancestral home 17 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The return of the remains was welcomed with a traditional ceremony For decades, Australia’s oldest human...
Our family's battle to free Nazanin from Iran

Our family's battle to free Nazanin from Iran

There is a tension between being a campaigning husband and a real husband. On one hand, there is a way in which supporting Nazanin is about getting her out as quickly as possible – campaigning and battling and pushing and telling her story as effectively as I...
'Over 130 children die each day' in Yemen's war

'Over 130 children die each day' in Yemen's war

More than 130 children are dying each day from extreme hunger and disease as the civil war rages in Yemen, according to a charity. Save the Children says more than 50,000 youngsters are believed to have already lost their lives so far this year. The organisation has...
Mugabe pictured for first time since 'coup'

Mugabe pictured for first time since 'coup'

Robert Mugabe has been pictured for the first time since he was put under house arrest in an apparent military coup in Zimbabwe. Amid calls for him to resign after 37 years of iron-fist rule, he appeared smiling in images that showed him meeting an army chief as well...

Rail apology after train leaves 20 seconds early

A Japanese rail firm has apologised after an intercity service left a station 20 seconds earlier than scheduled. The Tsukuba Express train was due to leave Minami Nagareyama Station, just north of Tokyo, for Tsukuba at 9.44.40am local time on Tuesday, but instead left...
Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick 16 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images/PA Image caption Richard Spencer and Tommy Robinson have lost their blue badges Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their...
Delhi lifts anti-pollution measures

Delhi lifts anti-pollution measures

Delhi smog: Emergency anti-pollution measures lifted 16 November 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Image caption Some schools were closed during the smog India’s capital Delhi has lifted several emergency measures designed to combat air pollution,...
California gunman killed wife before rampage

California gunman killed wife before rampage

The wife of a gunman who targeted a school in a deadly shooting rampage in California has been found dead, US authorities have said. Police believe Kevin Janson Neal murdered his wife before shooting dead four people and wounding 10 others in Rancho Tehama Reserve on...
Grace Mugabe 'flees' Zimbabwe amid army takeover

Grace Mugabe 'flees' Zimbabwe amid army takeover

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is believed to have fled the country amid speculation army chiefs have staged a “bloodless” coup. The Zimbabwean army said it had taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody after gunfire was heard near his...
No way back for Robert Mugabe

No way back for Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe’s unchallenged rule over Zimbabwe has come to an end. The military insist he is still in charge but his writ doesn’t run beyond the walls of State House in Harare which is now surrounded by armoured vehicles under the command of former...

Australia votes to legalise same sex marriage

Australians have voted to legalise same sex marriage in a national survey. Some 61.6% of voters supported their country becoming the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage, with 38.4% opposing. The poll is non-binding but the government had promised to allow...
US diplomat: Suu Kyi must end Rohingya misery

US diplomat: Suu Kyi must end Rohingya misery

A US State department official has told Sky News that Aung San Suu Kyi must now take responsibility and end the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims in her country. Simon Henshaw, who leads the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, recently returned from...
N Korea 'could hit London with nuke in a year'

N Korea 'could hit London with nuke in a year'

A retired British Army general has described the UK military as “not fit for purpose” and warned that North Korea might be able to hit London with a nuclear missile “within the next 12 to 18 months”. General Sir Richard Barrons, until recently...
Brit punches shark on the nose to escape attack

Brit punches shark on the nose to escape attack

A British doctor has said he punched a shark on the nose that was “about to eat me” while surfing in Australia. Charlie Fry, 25, had been in the water off Avoca Beach, 60 miles north of Sydney, when he was attacked on Monday. The novice surfer said he had...
Ex-President 'groped woman when she was 16'

Ex-President 'groped woman when she was 16'

Former US President George HW Bush is facing another allegation he inappropriately touched a woman. Roslyn Corrigan has claimed he grabbed her bottom when she was aged 16 as they posed for a photo in 2003. She is reportedly the sixth woman to allege that Mr Bush, who...
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