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Neo-Nazi site given 24 hours after Heyer post

GoDaddy has said it will no longer host neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer following outcry over an article that mocked Heather Heyer. Ms Heyer, 32, was killed when a car was driven into a crowd at a counter-protest responding to a white supremacist demonstration in...
Russia to train female fighter pilots

Russia to train female fighter pilots

Russia to train female fighter pilots 13 August 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption The decision means women could one day flying with The Russian Knights, the air force’s aerobatic demonstration team (pictured) Russia is to accept...
Iran votes to spend $260m on missile programme

Iran votes to spend $260m on missile programme

Iran’s parliament has approved more than half a billion dollars in funding for the country’s missile programme and foreign operations in reaction to US sanctions. President Donald Trump signed legislation to impose fresh sanctions on Iran over its...
Sunken sub owner held over missing journalist

Sunken sub owner held over missing journalist

A court has ruled that a Danish inventor can be held for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish journalist. Peter Madsen, 46, was arrested on preliminary manslaughter charges on Friday after he was rescued from his home-made submarine when it...
India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh

India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh

India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh 12 August 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Image caption It was not immediately clear what caused so many deaths at the hospital At least 60 children have died at a public hospital in northern India,...
Seven White Helmets shot in the head at base

Seven White Helmets shot in the head at base

Seven members of Syria’s White Helmets rescue group have been shot dead in their base by unidentified attackers. The killings happened in the jihadist-held northwestern town of Sarmin, six miles (9km) east of the city of Idlib. The group, officially called Syria...
Judge throws out DJ's case against Taylor Swift

Judge throws out DJ's case against Taylor Swift

A US judge has dismissed allegations that Taylor Swift got a radio DJ fired, but court proceedings will continue to consider the singer’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her. David Mueller has accused Swift of slandering him to his radio station, alleging...
Ousted Pakistan PM's wife bids to win his seat

Ousted Pakistan PM's wife bids to win his seat

The wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif will attempt to win the seat he was forced to vacate when he was disqualified from office. Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif will stand as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party’s candidate in the by-election next month, an...
Egypt train collision 'kills 20' in Alexandria

Egypt train collision 'kills 20' in Alexandria

Egypt train collision ‘kills 20’ in Alexandria 11 August 2017 From the section Middle East At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a collision involving two passenger trains in northern Egypt, health officials say. One train was...
MH370 relatives backing 'win-win' search offer

MH370 relatives backing 'win-win' search offer

The families of victims of the MH370 disaster are urging Malaysia to accept a ‘no-win-no-fee’-style offer of a new search for the missing plane. Voice370, a support group for families of the victims, said specialist US firm Ocean Infinity “would like...
Norovirus outbreak hits cruise ship passengers

Norovirus outbreak hits cruise ship passengers

Norovirus outbreak hits cruise ship passengers 11 August 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright ABC Image caption The Sun Princess docked in Brisbane in February At least 91 passengers on a cruise ship have been hit by a suspected case of norovirus,...
WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation

WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation

WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation 11 August 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters China’s largest social media platforms – Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba – are under investigation for alleged violations of cyber security laws....
UK sex offenders barred from South East Asia

UK sex offenders barred from South East Asia

More than 70 registered sex offenders from the UK have been refused entry to countries in South East Asia in the last two years. The major campaign by the National Crime Agency (NCA) aims to stop known paedophiles abusing vulnerable children in a region long perceived...
Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website 9 August 2017 From the section Health Image caption Aleix was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 18 The first trial of a pioneering therapy to retrain the immune...
Stomach bug sprinter aces 'one-man race'

Stomach bug sprinter aces 'one-man race'

A runner who had a stomach bug and was barred from the World Athletics Championships has made a triumphant comeback, qualifying for the final. Isaac Makwala was given a last-minute chance to race again after his situation drew sympathy from fans and commentators. The...
Ramping up rhetoric risks miscalculation

Ramping up rhetoric risks miscalculation

When I first heard Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” quote, I assumed it was from Pyongyang. This is the kind of rhetoric we usually hear on North Korean state television. Kim Jong Un’s newscasters semi-regularly threaten to reduce Seoul and/or...
Tourists among dead after quake hits China

Tourists among dead after quake hits China

At least 19 people have died and almost 250 have been injured after an earthquake in a mountainous area of China. Eight tourists were among the dead, Chinese state TV said. Forty of the injured are said to be in a serious condition. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck a...

Australia's ex-PM sent up by lesbian sister

Tony Abbott and sister’s gay marriage row goes public 9 August 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Ah, families. We have no inside information on Christmas moods at the home of these Australian siblings and party colleagues but we...
Singer threatened over black actor video

Singer threatened over black actor video

A Norwegian pop star says she’s received death threats after using a black actor to play her love interest in a music video. Sophie Elise told Radio 1 Newsbeat: “There’s been so much hate, it’s the most brutal thing I’ve seen in my...
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