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Chained orangutan enjoys new freedom after rescue

Chained orangutan enjoys new freedom after rescue

An orangutan saved from captivity by a UK charity has taken a step closer to freedom after being released into a forest enclosure. The seven-year-old ape named Amy was found chained up in a small wooden crate in a West Borneo village, where she was kept as a pet. She...

Dozens missing after India factory collapse

Dozens of people are feared trapped or dead under debris after a factory in an Indian city collapsed. The building in the industrial city of Ludhiana, in the northern state of Punjab, fell on Monday at about midday after a fire broke out at 8am local time. Rescue...
Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest

Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest

Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest 18 November 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Federal police A Mexican suspect wanted in connection with the killing of 72 migrants in 2010 has died three days after being arrested by...
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...

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...
Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods 16 November 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTorrential rain overnight created fast-flowing torrents of red mud Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for...
Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover

Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover

Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover 16 November 2017 From the section Africa Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRobert Mugabe: From war hero to president of Zimbabwe Zimbabweans are waiting to see what steps the military will take...

'Wrongly' convicted man freed after 45 years

A US man has been freed from jail after “wrongly” serving nearly 50 years in jail for the rape and kidnap of a nurse. Wilbert Jones has walked free from prison after a judge overturned his conviction for the crime, which took place in Louisiana in 1971. He...
Italy boss out after World Cup 'apocalypse'

Italy boss out after World Cup 'apocalypse'

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has paid the price for the Azzurri’s failure to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. The 69-year-old has left his role following the 1-0 aggregate defeat against Sweden, a result that means the four-time champions...
'Biblical disaster' after deadly Greece floods

'Biblical disaster' after deadly Greece floods

At least 15 people have died in Greece after the central Mediterranean was hit by heavy flooding and violent storms. Roads around the country were turned to muddy torrents and homes half-submerged by heavy rainfall that is expected to continue for several days. Walls...
Star Wars game in U-turn after player anger

Star Wars game in U-turn after player anger

Star Wars game in U-turn after player anger 14 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright EA Games publisher EA has changed a rule in its Star Wars Battlefront II video game after a huge backlash. During the game, players have to obtain credits –...
Buble to perform after son's cancer diagnosis

Buble to perform after son's cancer diagnosis

Michael Buble will perform at British Summer Time festival 2018 – his first gig since his four-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. The Canadian singer will headline the annual music festival, which is held over two weekends, in Hyde Park, London, on 13 July...
Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win

Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win

Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win 12 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Twitter/ @BekahMolony_ Image caption Riot police and a water cannon were deployed More than 20 police officers were injured in Brussels when celebrations over...
Spanish PM to visit Catalonia after huge protest

Spanish PM to visit Catalonia after huge protest

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is visiting Catalonia a day after a huge pro-independence march, as the region prepares for an election next month. His visit is the first since Madrid imposed direct rule on the region two weeks ago, following a referendum on...

Tonga win over NZ after aggressive haka

New Zealand go face-to-face with Tonga in heated haka Rugby League World Cup on the BBC Venues: Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Dates: 27 October to 2 December Coverage: Live coverage and highlights on BBC TV, Connected TV, online & the BBC Sport app...

Pro-IS song played after radio station hacked

A Swedish radio station has been hijacked by a pirate broadcaster who blasted out Islamic State recruitment propaganda. During the hack on Mix Megapol’s morning show, an English language pop song urging Westerners to join the terror group was aired. According to...
Surfer breaks back after 60ft-wave wipeout

Surfer breaks back after 60ft-wave wipeout

The dramatic moment an expert surfer broke his back after being crushed by a 60ft wave has been caught on camera. Andrew Cotton, 38, from Devon, was tackling the waves at surfing hotspot Nazare in Portugal when he was wiped out by the huge wave. He is expected to make...
Boy's life saved after doctors grow new skin

Boy's life saved after doctors grow new skin

A boy with a rare incurable disease has been saved by scientists who created a new skin for almost his entire body. The nine-year-old Syrian boy was dying from a severe condition called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, which caused him to lose the majority of his...
IS fights from desert after losing stronghold

IS fights from desert after losing stronghold

The Syrian army has said it is continuing to fight Islamic State in pockets of territory in the desert, hours after the group withdrew from its last stronghold. The regime of Bashar al Assad said the fall of Albu Kamal effectively marks the end of the militants’...
Climber rescued after five-day mountain ordeal

Climber rescued after five-day mountain ordeal

A mountaineer has been dramatically rescued after spending five days trapped in a 100ft deep crevice in Austria. The injured German man was discovered after falling into the chasm on the rugged Dachstein mountain range on Saturday. A search operation was launched...
Driverless bus in crash just hours after launch

Driverless bus in crash just hours after launch

A driverless shuttle bus has been involved in a crash less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas. Police said a lorry driver who reversed into the electric vehicle was responsible for the prang, which did not cause any injuries. City spokesman Jace Radke...
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