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Tom Petty dies after cardiac arrest – manager

Singer and songwriter Tom Petty has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home, his manager has confirmed. Petty’s family said in a statement that they were “devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and...
After the Catalonia violence: What's next?

After the Catalonia violence: What's next?

I spent the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning driving around Barcelona; bouncing from polling station to polling station talking to excited, determined, anxious and wet Catalans. In the pouring rain they had gathered at schools and other public buildings across this...
EU urges Madrid to avoid more force after vote

EU urges Madrid to avoid more force after vote

Top EU officials have urged Madrid’s government to avoid further “use of force” in the Catalonia crisis and to talk to separatists. It comes after an illegal independence referendum where voters in the region overwhelmingly backed splitting from...
'Multiple victims' after Vegas concert shooting

'Multiple victims' after Vegas concert shooting

Police in Las Vegas say they are investigating reports of an “active shooter” in the Strip, near Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. It is believed the shooting happened at an outdoor country music festival In video posted on social media, what sounded like...
OJ Simpson freed after nine years in jail

OJ Simpson freed after nine years in jail

OJ Simpson has been released from a Las Vegas jail on parole after serving nine years for armed robbery. The former American football star was sentenced to a maximum 33 years in jail for a botched raid of sports memorabilia from a hotel room. He said the items were...
Jet's engine damage after 'tremendous bang'

Jet's engine damage after 'tremendous bang'

A passenger flight from Paris to California was forced to make an emergency landing following “serious damage” to one of its four engines. Air France confirmed the plane landed safely after being diverted to Goose Bay airport in Canada. Passengers...
US pulls Cuba staff after mystery attacks

US pulls Cuba staff after mystery attacks

The US is pulling 60% of its staff out of Cuba and urging Americans not to visit the country after a series of targeted attacks injured its diplomats. According to the State Department, the symptoms of the 21 harmed embassy workers included “hearing loss,...
Kellogg's boss to step down after seven years

Kellogg's boss to step down after seven years

Seven years in the same job represents a pretty good run for a chief executive these days. That is especially the case when it is in a company facing plenty of challenges, such as Kellogg Co, the US breakfast cereals behemoth. On Thursday it announced that John...
How do you rebuild an island after a hurricane?

How do you rebuild an island after a hurricane?

In the wake of Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma, the scale of devastation in the Caribbean is difficult to comprehend. In Puerto Rico, 100% of the power distribution system is down and drinking water is running short. The island’s infrastructure is shattered...
Trump: Puerto Rico in 'deep trouble' after Maria

Trump: Puerto Rico in 'deep trouble' after Maria

US President Donald Trump has said Puerto Rico is in “deep trouble” as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. Maria was the most powerful hurricane to hit the US territory since 1932 and its strong winds and torrential rain left massive damage to...

Flight delays after 'total radar failure' in Sydney

Passengers were hit with delays at Sydney airport on the first day of a school holiday period after its air traffic control collapsed due to a technical fault. In a recording, one air traffic controller could be heard informing a pilot there had been a “total...
Whale carcass cut up after great white sightings

Whale carcass cut up after great white sightings

An 18-ton whale carcass is being exhumed, cut up and moved after it attracted sharks to a popular Australian beach. The 40-foot long humpback whale came ashore at Nobbys Beach in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, after becoming entangled in fishing ropes on 17...
Whale exhumed from Australian beach after backlash

Whale exhumed from Australian beach after backlash

Whale exhumed from Australian beach after backlash 25 September 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Image caption An excavator removes the carcass from a beach in New South Wales A humpback whale has been exhumed from an...
Puerto Rico 'shattered' after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico 'shattered' after Hurricane Maria

On a good day Toa Baha is about 25 minutes drive from the Puerto Rican capital San Juan. But these are certainly not good days. In fact they are the worst this US territory has experienced for many a year. The infrastructure lies shattered by the might of a monster...
15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

At least 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica following Hurricane Maria, the island’s Prime Minister has said. It was a miracle the death toll was not in the hundreds, Roosevelt Skerrit added. The PM shed some tears as he spoke to a reporter on the...
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