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Tennis star's father arrested for child abuse

The father of Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children. Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, is expected to be formally charged on Wednesday. He is currently in jail in San Diego, on a bond of £1.9m ($ 2.5m). He was...

'Kill that bill' shouts as Obamacare vote begins

Demonstrators in the US Senate have interrupted the start of a key vote on repealing Obamacare with shouts of “kill that bill”. Senators are currently voting on whether to formally open debate on legislation to appeal the Affordable Care Act, a key...
Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire 25 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption Libyan National Army’s chief Khalifa Hafta (left) and UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (right) met in Paris with French President...
Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents

Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents

Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump joked about the size of the crowd Parents have expressed anger after President Donald Trump delivered a highly politicised speech to...
Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in £896m deal

Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in £896m deal

One of America’s best-known fashion retailers has agreed to take over luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo in an £896m deal. Michael Kors, the New York-listed chain, said on Tuesday it was “the ideal partner” for Jimmy Choo, famous for its stiletto shoes and...
Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright European photopress agency US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican senators to rally behind their healthcare bill, on the eve of a...
Israel to remove Jerusalem metal detectors

Israel to remove Jerusalem metal detectors

Israel to remove Jerusalem metal detectors 25 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Reuters Image caption The metal detectors were installed earlier this month Israel will remove metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and use less obtrusive...
Future astronauts could be drinking Moon water

Future astronauts could be drinking Moon water

Areas of the Moon have an “unusually” large amount of trapped water that could support future lunar explorations, according to a new report. The sub-surface water reserves appear to be contained within volcanic deposits and are further proof the Moon is...
'House of horrors' killers sentenced to death

'House of horrors' killers sentenced to death

A wealthy businessman and his servant have been sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 20-year-old woman, whose skeleton was found with the bodies of 18 other victims. Moninder Singh Pandher and his groundskeeper Surinder Koli were found guilty of killing...
Death of world's oldest manatee investigated

Death of world's oldest manatee investigated

An investigation is under way into the death of the world’s oldest manatee – just a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday. Snooty, who was born in 1948, was found dead at South Florida Museum on Sunday, after what staff described as a...
The Rock stars in 'movie' with Apple's Siri

The Rock stars in 'movie' with Apple's Siri

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has made a “movie” co-starring Apple’s voice assistant Siri. At least, Mr Johnson at first described The Rock x Siri: Dominate the Day as a “movie”, although that description has since been refined....
Kabul hit by deadly suicide car bomb

Kabul hit by deadly suicide car bomb

Kabul hit by deadly suicide car bomb 24 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people, officials told the BBC. According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at...
New Jersey man, 25, wins $8m at poker World Series

New Jersey man, 25, wins $8m at poker World Series

New Jersey man, 25, wins $ 8m at poker World Series 23 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters A 25-year-old from New Jersey has won $ 8.1m (£6.2m) and become the world poker champion at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Scott...
Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours 23 July 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Ben Affleck has scotched rumours he is quitting as the caped crusader after his upcoming role in Justice League. He’d been due to star in...
Model inmate OJ: Was it a foregone conclusion?

Model inmate OJ: Was it a foregone conclusion?

America had seen this before: OJ Simpson, facing the law, live on TV, his liberty on the line. Once again ‘The Juice’ got the result he wanted. The 70-year-old football star-turned-actor will walk free from prison in October after a parole board agreed he...
OJ Simpson makes case for prison parole in Nevada

OJ Simpson makes case for prison parole in Nevada

OJ Simpson makes case for prison parole in Nevada 20 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Pool Image caption OJ seated beside his attorney Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson is appearing before a parole board to ask to be released after...
AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 20 July 2017 From the section Technology Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following an international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa...
Why is India's next president so unknown?

Why is India's next president so unknown?

Why is India’s next president so unknown? 20 July 2017 From the section India Image copyright EPA Ram Nath Kovind, former governor of the northern Indian state state of Bihar, has been elected as the country’s new president. BBC Hindi’s Vineet Khare...
Police shooting victim's 911 calls revealed

Police shooting victim's 911 calls revealed

An Australian woman who was shot dead by US police called 911 after overhearing a possible rape, newly released transcripts reveal. Justine Damond twice contacted police to report the suspected sexual assault in an alley behind her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. But...
Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

Tobacco firms ‘hamper anti-smoking push’ By Tulip Mazumdar Global health reporter 19 July 2017 From the section Health Image copyright Getty Images The tobacco industry is hampering efforts to introduce life-saving interventions in low and middle-income...
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