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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in Gaza

A Palestinian has been shot dead by the Israeli army in Gaza during clashes after Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Mahmoud al-Masri, 30, was killed close to Gaza’s border with Israel, the Palestinian health ministry confirmed. He is the...

Solo to run for US soccer presidency

Hope Solo made history in 2016 by becoming the first US goalkeeper to record 100 clean sheets World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hope Solo has announced she is running for president of the US Soccer Federation. The 36-year-old earned 202 caps for her country and won the...
Hollywood stars emailed code of conduct by Oscars

Hollywood stars emailed code of conduct by Oscars

Members of the Oscars Academy are being emailed their first code of conduct following a spate of Hollywood sex scandals. In an email to the 8,427 members, the CEO of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science said “people who abuse their status, power or...
San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots 7 December 2017 Image copyright Marble Image caption The Marble robot is being tested in San Francisco but currently has a member of staff walking behind it San Francisco officials have voted to restrict where delivery...
Hungarian MEP charged with spying on EU for Russia

Hungarian MEP charged with spying on EU for Russia

Hungarian MEP charged with spying on EU for Russia 6 December 2017 Image copyright AFP Image caption Jobbik is now Hungary’s second most popular party Hungarian prosecutors have charged one of the country’s members of the European Parliament with spying...
UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic

UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst, Nairobi 6 December 2017 comments Image copyright Getty Images The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya. They signed off a document stating that the flow of...
UN commits to stopping ocean plastic pollution

UN commits to stopping ocean plastic pollution

The world’s environment ministers have pledged to stop plastics seeping into the planet’s oceans in a step “towards a pollution-free planet”. Delegates at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya, have called for a radical change in...
Mayor urges Govt to apologise for India massacre

Mayor urges Govt to apologise for India massacre

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged the Government to apologise for a colonial-era massacre in India in which hundreds of people were killed. British Indian Army troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters in Amritsar on 13 April 1919, killing at least 379...
Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74 6 December 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hallyday broke from France’s classic “chanson” tradition in the 1950s, starting singing rock and roll in French France’s...
Ex-Yemen president's nephew 'also killed'

Ex-Yemen president's nephew 'also killed'

The nephew of Yemen’s former president died in the same attack in which his uncle was killed at the weekend, it has emerged. Tareq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, a senior military commander for the Yemen government, died of wounds suffered during the attack by the...
Trump's US embassy Jerusalem move explained

Trump's US embassy Jerusalem move explained

​​​​​​​Why does Donald Trump want to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? Trump has long championed the causes of those on the hard-right of Israeli politics. Not least because they have supported him. Take Las Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson – a...
Honduras police revolt amid tension over election

Honduras police revolt amid tension over election

Honduras police revolt amid tension over election 5 December 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright EPA Image caption Masked police officers said they would not confront protesters Hundreds of members of the Honduran riot police force...
'All metal gone' on island visited by N Koreans

'All metal gone' on island visited by N Koreans

All metallic objects have vanished from a remote Japanese island where a group of North Korean fishermen took refuge after their boat hit rough seas , according to a resident. “Everything has gone. Everything. Including door hinges and a door knob, everything...
Yiannopoulos event prompts clashes

Yiannopoulos event prompts clashes

Milo Yiannopoulos: Protesters clash outside Melbourne event 5 December 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters clash on a street outside the event in Melbourne Two people have been arrested after protesters clashed outside an...
Hunter killed by wild boar he was trying to shoot

Hunter killed by wild boar he was trying to shoot

A hunter has been killed by a wild boar which attacked him as he tried to shoot it, say police in Germany. The 50-year-old man was part of a shooting party with a dozen others who were searching for the pigs near the northeast German town of Greifswald on Sunday. He...
Pakistani man arrested for pro-India slogan

Pakistani man arrested for pro-India slogan

Pakistani man arrested for pro-India slogan 4 December 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Haripur resident could face up to seven years in jail A Pakistani man has been arrested in the city of Haripur for writing “Long live...
Trained rhinos come when called to escape flood

Trained rhinos come when called to escape flood

Rhinos at a zoo in Australia have been trained to come when called by keepers so that they can move to higher ground in the event of a flood. In a video posted to Facebook, four rhinos at Werribee Open Range Zoo, near Melbourne, are seen galloping after a vehicle...

Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79 after a long illness. Kapoor died on Monday at Kokliben Hospital in Mumbai, where he was being treated for a kidney ailment, his nephew Randhir Kapoor said. Kapoor, brother of fellow actors Raj and...
The Ashes: Late wickets give England hope

The Ashes: Late wickets give England hope

James Anderson and Chris Woakes took two late wickets apiece to reduce Australia to 53-4 in their second innings and give England some hope of salvaging something from the second Test at the Adelaide Oval. Earlier in the day, Australia looked in full control when...
Airline crew witnessed North Korea missile test

Airline crew witnessed North Korea missile test

Crew aboard a flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong witnessed the remnants of North Korea’s latest missile test. Cathay Pacific flight CX893 was making its way over Japan when Pyongyang fired the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile. Those on board...
Comey fights back after Trump slams FBI's record

Comey fights back after Trump slams FBI's record

Former FBI director James Comey has hit back at Donald Trump in a tweet after the US President claimed the intelligence agency’s reputation was “in tatters”. The ousted boss appeared to quote himself from earlier this year in the post which insisted the...
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