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Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades

Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades

Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades 20 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The site has been processing more than 1,000 tonnes of rubbish every day One of the biggest rubbish dumps in South America has closed in Brazil after almost 60...

Blood test for cancer 'promising' after trial

The medical holy grail of a blood test for cancer has moved a step closer after a US trial of a new technique detected eight different kinds of tumour. CancerSeek was tested on 1,005 patients at John Hopkins University, whose cancers had already been diagnosed based...
Bodies recovered after 'ghost ship' washes ashore

Bodies recovered after 'ghost ship' washes ashore

The skeletal remains of eight suspected North Koreans have been recovered from the wreckage of a small wooden ship in Japan. It was found by police in Kanazawa – the capital of Japan’s central Honshu Island – last week alongside one body, with bad...
Dad finds son after hiring helicopter on a hunch

Dad finds son after hiring helicopter on a hunch

A teenager is “very lucky to be alive” after his father hired a helicopter on a hunch which then discovered the youth trapped in his car at the side of the road. Tony Lethbridge said he feared the worst when his son Samuel, 17, did not return to their home...
Plane skidded off runway after 'engine surge'

Plane skidded off runway after 'engine surge'

A sudden surge of power in one engine of a commercial aircraft caused it to plunge off a runway and down a cliff close to the sea, pilots have told investigators. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane landed normally at Trabzon airport in Turkey on Saturday before...
Palestinian girl to hear fate after slapping video

Palestinian girl to hear fate after slapping video

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl is expected to find out on Monday whether she gets bail after a video of her slapping and hitting Israeli soldiers went viral. Ahed Tamimi, who has become a heroine of the Palestinian cause, was indicted on 12 charges, including assault,...
Eight dead after fire rips through community centre

Eight dead after fire rips through community centre

Eight people have died and up to 60 are injured following a fire which ripped through a local community centre in northern Portugal. The fire broke out near the Tondela municipality, which lies between the northern towns of Coimbra and Viseu, which were badly hit by a...
Burning oil tanker 'sinks off China' after one week

Burning oil tanker 'sinks off China' after one week

Burning oil tanker ‘sinks off China’ after one week 14 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Sanchi had been burning for more than a week since the collision An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally...

Chris Brown may face jail after monkey seized

US singer Chris Brown could face jail for not having a permit to own his pet capuchin monkey. California’s wildlife department seized the primate – named Fiji – from the star’s Los Angeles home after a video he posted on Instagram of his...

Memorial held for teen after bullying suicide

A 14-year-old girl whose family say took her own life after being targeted by bullies online has been remembered at a memorial service. Hundreds of mourners attended the service for Amy “Dolly” Everett, who was known for once being the face of Australian...
Montecito in 'state of shock' after mudslides

Montecito in 'state of shock' after mudslides

Ever since the mudslides struck, the residents of the Casa Dorinda retirement complex in Montecito have been trapped in their homes. Roads to the outside world were blocked by banks of thick mud. On Thursday morning, for the first time, they were able to emerge,...
Police chief fired after girl, 6, raped and killed

Police chief fired after girl, 6, raped and killed

A Pakistani police chief has been sacked for mishandling an investigation into the disappearance of a six-year-old girl who was raped and murdered. Zainab Ansari disappeared on her way to a Koranic study class on 4 January and her body was found in a rubbish heap more...
Home and Away actress dies after crash

Home and Away actress dies after crash

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died after being pulled from the wreckage of a car crash on the New South Wales coast on Boxing Day. A message on the show’s official Twitter feed said: “Rest in peace, beautiful Jessica.” According to...
At least 15 dead after California mudslides

At least 15 dead after California mudslides

At least 15 people have died and a further 24 remain missing after brutal mudslides hit California on Tuesday. Rescue workers and emergency services continued searching for survivors as the torrential rainstorm which triggered the disaster subsided. Extensive damage...

Deadly protests after girl, 8, raped and murdered

At least two people have died in protests sparked by the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl whose body was dumped in a rubbish heap. Zainab Ansari disappeared on her way to a Koranic study class on 4 January and her body was found more than a mile from her home...
Trump blasts courts after Daca Dreamers ruling

Trump blasts courts after Daca Dreamers ruling

Trump blasts courts after Daca Dreamers ruling 10 January 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Daca supporters have protested against the decision to scrap the programme President Donald Trump has criticised the US courts after a judge blocked him from ending...

Woman 'poured wine on Warhol art after first date'

A woman has been accused of causing damage worth at least $ 300,000 (£222,000) to a prominent lawyer’s art collection at the end of their first date. Lindy Lou Layman, from Dallas, appeared in a Houston courtroom on Tuesday after she was charged with felony...
Turkey renames UAE embassy street after minister row

Turkey renames UAE embassy street after minister row

Turkey renames UAE embassy street after minister row 9 January 2018 Related Topics Qatar crisis Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Turkish television carried footage of the street signs being changed Turkey has symbolically renamed a street where the United Arab...
Plane evacuated after Toronto airport collision

Plane evacuated after Toronto airport collision

Plane evacuated after Toronto airport collision 6 January 2018 A plane that had just landed in Toronto was evacuated after it was struck by an empty aircraft pushing back from a gate, the airline said. WestJet airlines said its Boeing 737-800 carrying 168 passengers...
US 'bomb cyclone' after southern snow storm

US 'bomb cyclone' after southern snow storm

The northeast of America is braced for a so-called “bomb cyclone” – or “bombogenesis” blizzard – as brutal weather conditions take hold of large parts of the US. It comes after a winter storm in the southeast of the country saw...
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