Casualties avoided after strong quake strikes Venezuela

Casualties avoided after strong quake strikes Venezuela The depth of the tremor is thought to have helped avoid ‘a tragedy’, experts said. Residents sit outside their apartments in a street near the Tower of David (AP) A...

South Africa government criticises Trump over ‘farmer killings’ tweet

South Africa government criticises Trump over ‘farmer killings’ tweet The government said the US president’s tweet was based on ‘false information’. Donald Trump (Niall Carson/PA) The South African government has hit out at US President Donald Trump...

US prosecutors reviewing second sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

US prosecutors reviewing second sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey attending the Olivier Awards (Ian West/PA Images) Prosecutors in California are reviewing a second sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey. The Los Angeles...

Why this ‘School to Prison’ Tube line is popping up on GCSE results day

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Intern in blue dress sprints to deliver breaking news – and goes viral

Intern in blue dress sprints to deliver breaking news – and goes viral NBC News intern Cassie Semyon made a mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort’s conviction. Cassie Semyon...

Pilgrims to walk for 11 days to the papal Mass

Pilgrims to walk for 11 days to the papal Mass Walkers at the Grand Canal Way, Ballycommon, Co Offaly. Photo: PA More than 20 pilgrims are taking part in a 220km hike to make it to...

It’s international museum meme day and the results are absolutely perfect

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Escaped convicted murderer recaptured after 18 months on the run in the UK

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Uganda drops weapons charges against jailed pop star

Uganda drops weapons charges against jailed pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu faced charges following an incident in which the presidential motorcade was pelted with stones. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine (AP) Ugandan military prosecutors have withdrawn...

Music stars condemn Ugandan singer’s ‘severe beating’ in detention

Music stars condemn Ugandan singer’s ‘severe beating’ in detention Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Chrissie Hynde were among those to sign a letter lambasting the treatment of singer turned MP Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better...

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