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Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies

Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies

Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies 26 July 2017 From the section Australia Image caption Dr G Yunupingu played a prominent role in the Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012 One of Australia’s leading Aboriginal musicians, Dr G Yunupingu, has died at the...
Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

A wanted man who sparked a two-day manhunt after five people were injured during an attack with a chainsaw has been arrested in Switzerland. Franz Wrousis was arrested in Thalwil, 28 miles (45km) from the town of Schaffhausen where the attack took place on Monday....
Monsoon floods in India kill at least 16

Monsoon floods in India kill at least 16

At least 16 people have died and more than 24,000 people forced to flee their homes after heavy monsoon rains caused devastating flooding in parts of India. Rescuers found six bodies as they searched villages in the western state of Gujarat, where at least 70 people...
Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms

Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms

Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has tried to pursue a more conciliatory approach towards Moscow Fresh US sanctions against Russia would seriously harm...
Australian minister quits over dual citizenship

Australian minister quits over dual citizenship

A minister in the Australian government has been forced to resign after finding out he has dual Italian-Australian citizenship. Resources Minister Matt Canavan left the Cabinet after his mother told him he had Italian citizenship last week. It comes after co-deputy...
Woman 'slapped' police car before shooting

Woman 'slapped' police car before shooting

A woman “slapped” the back of a Minneapolis police car shortly before an Australian was shot dead by an officer, records show. Justine Damond, 40, was shot dead by Officer Mohamed Noor after she called to report a possible rape in the area on 15 July. It...
Chris Froome helps fan propose after Tour win

Chris Froome helps fan propose after Tour win

Chris Froome made his historic Tour de France win a particularly special moment for one set of loved-up fans. The cyclist ditched immediate victory celebrations after crossing the finish line in Paris – helping an onlooker propose to his girlfriend instead....
Israel reviews security measures at holy sites

Israel reviews security measures at holy sites

Israel has installed security cameras at a contested shrine in Jerusalem after the introduction of metal detectors sparked a violent backlash. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have killed six people over the weekend in the highest escalation of violence...
Home Alone dad John Heard dies at 72

Home Alone dad John Heard dies at 72

John Heard, the actor who played the father in the Home Alone films, has died age 72. The actor, best known as Peter McAllister in the hit 1990s comedy, was confirmed dead by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California on Saturday. According to...

Palestinian president freezes Israel contacts

The Palestinian president has suspended all contacts with Israel until metal detectors near the al Aqsa mosque are removed. The new security measures at the contentious holy site in Jerusalem – known as the Temple Mount by Jews and the Noble Sanctuary by Muslims...
China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana'

China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana'

China holds Canadians ‘for smoking marijuana’ 21 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cavalia performs in Beijing Chinese authorities have arrested two Canadians in the capital Beijing for allegedly smoking...
Qatar tweaks terror laws amid Gulf blockade

Qatar tweaks terror laws amid Gulf blockade

Arab states have been urged to lift a blockade on Qatar after the country changed its anti-terror laws amid a regional crisis. The ruler of the gas-rich Gulf state announced new counter-extremist measures on Thursday, as Qatar deals with charges it is funding terror...
US 'to ban Americans visiting N Korea'

US 'to ban Americans visiting N Korea'

US ‘to ban Americans visiting N Korea’ 21 July 2017 From the section Asia The US is to ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced...
New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China 21 July 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency Image caption China is the world’s biggest rice producer and consumer. China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the...
Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos

Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos

Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos 21 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some buildings were damaged by the quake on Kos A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of...

Two killed after earthquake hits off Turkey coast

At least two people have been killed on the Greek island of Kos after a strong earthquake hit the region. It struck on Thursday night with an epicentre approximately 6.4 miles (10.3km) south of Bodrum, Turkey and 10 miles (16.2km) east of Kos. More follows…...
Rock find 'rewrites' Australian human history

Rock find 'rewrites' Australian human history

Rock find ‘rewrites’ Australian human history 20 July 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Dominic O Brien/Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation Image caption The discovery was made in a rock shelter in the Northern Territory Archaeologists have...
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