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New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site 25 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright [email protected] Image caption The launch had been delayed by several days due to poor weather An American company has launched a rocket into space from New...
Macron appoints cabinet from left and right

Macron appoints cabinet from left and right

France’s new president has assembled his cabinet with figures from the left and right. Emmanuel Macron has appointed socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian to head up foreign affairs and European MP Sylvie Goulard as defence minister. A number of key figures during his...
Wikileaks source Manning released from prison

Wikileaks source Manning released from prison

Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from military prison, a US Army spokesperson has confirmed. The 29-year-old served seven years in jail over what is believed to have been the biggest breach of classified information in US military history. She...
Chelsea Manning to be released from prison

Chelsea Manning to be released from prison

Chelsea Manning is to be released from prison today. The former US army intelligence analyst, who was known as Bradley but now identifies as a woman, was convicted of espionage and aiding the enemy after leaking classified material to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks....
Man drags suicidal woman from path of train

Man drags suicidal woman from path of train

A railway worker’s quick thinking saved a woman’s life when he spotted her running into the path of an oncoming train and hauled her back onto the platform. The suicidal woman suddenly made a dash for the tracks as the train was just seconds away from...
Turkey tourist bus falls from cliff, killing 20

Turkey tourist bus falls from cliff, killing 20

Turkey tourist bus falls from cliff, killing 20 13 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bus fell from the cliffside road to another stretch below At least 20 people have died after a tourist bus fell from a cliff near the southern...
Four tons of rubbish cleared from Everest

Four tons of rubbish cleared from Everest

More than four tons of rubbish has been cleared from Mount Everest as part of a massive clean-up operation. Volunteers have spent the past five days collecting abandoned oxygen tanks, climbing ropes, stoves, plastic bottles and tents from the Chinese side of the...
'Dangerous' Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine

'Dangerous' Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine

Steven Seagal has been banned from entering Ukraine after being branded a national security threat. The Under Siege star has joined fellow actor Gerard Depardieu in being blacklisted by the authorities in Kiev. The move comes after the 65-year-old was granted Russian...
US rapper Kanye West disappears from social media

US rapper Kanye West disappears from social media

US rapper Kanye West disappears from social media 5 May 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption West had 27m Twitter followers US rap star Kanye West appears to have deleted his Twitter and Instagram social media accounts, which had...
'Sad' orangutan rescued from wooden box

'Sad' orangutan rescued from wooden box

A baby orangutan who was locked in a wooden box in western Borneo for two years has been freed by animal rescuers. Vets from International Animal Rescue (IAR) freed the four-year-old male named Kotap from his prison with the eventual aim of releasing him back into the...
Peeking into North Korea from a speedboat

Peeking into North Korea from a speedboat

We set off down the Yalu River on a speedboat from Northern China, heading towards North Korea. This stretch of water is all that separates the two countries here. The southern border, between the two Koreas, is heavily militarised, but relations with China are...
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