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Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a 'loser'

Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a 'loser'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS President Donald Trump speaking in Bethlehem: “I won’t call them monsters” US President Donald Trump has called those behind the Manchester suicide bombing and other similar attacks “evil losers in life”. “I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. I will call them […]

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Harry’s speech was described as a tough test for many German students German officials are changing a school English exam which many students and teachers deemed too difficult – partly because it included a poor recording of Prince Harry “mumbling” in a speech. The decision in the most […]

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry 'well-founded'

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry 'well-founded'

Image copyright EPA Former CIA Director John Brennan has said an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin is “well-founded”. He told the House Intelligence Committee he was aware of intelligence showing contact between Russian officials and “US persons involved in the Trump campaign”. Mr Brennan said the Russians “brazenly interfered” […]

Puzzled Russians hail a bus, board a hearse

Puzzled Russians hail a bus, board a hearse

Puzzled Russians hail a bus, board a hearse By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Superomsk.ru Image caption The hatch where the coffin enters and leaves the bus is one of its more disturbing features Busses are not usually the most comfortable modes of transport, but some in the Russian city […]

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US 'fresh air' speech

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US 'fresh air' speech

Image copyright University of Maryland Image caption Ms Yang said the air in the US was “sweet and fresh” A Chinese student has apologised following a furious reaction to her US graduation speech that praised the “fresh air of democracy”. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping drew a parallel between air pollution in […]

India 'bombs Pakistan army posts' in Kashmir

India 'bombs Pakistan army posts' in Kashmir

Image copyright AFP Image caption India and Pakistan have disputed the Himalayan territory since independence in 1947 India’s army says it bombed Pakistani army posts along the de facto border dividing the two countries in Kashmir. Army spokesman Ashok Narula said the action had been taken to stop Pakistan’s army from helping militants cross into […]

Bahrain protester 'killed in raid on sit-in' near Shia cleric's home

Bahrain protester 'killed in raid on sit-in' near Shia cleric's home

Image copyright AFP Image caption Last June, the authorities stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim of his Bahraini citizenship A protester has been killed in a raid by Bahraini police on a sit-in near the home of the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s most prominent Shia cleric, activists say. Witnesses said officers had opened fire as they moved into the […]

Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims

Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Myanmar’s government sees the Rohingya as immigrants and denies them citizenship Myanmar’s military has rejected allegations by the United Nations that it committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year. Some 65,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh as the military searched for those behind attacks on police border posts. […]

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of the gang’s alleged operatives were young women who had little option but to take part, say police Munich police say they have broken up a huge burglary clan which they estimate may have been responsible for a fifth of German break-ins. The criminal gang was compared by […]

Missing mystery

Missing mystery

Image copyright Phyllis Stewart When Briton Tom Stewart retired to Malta with his wife, they were expecting an idyllic life in the Mediterranean. But a year ago Tom fled from a hospital and his whereabouts remain a mystery. The last time Phyllis Stewart saw her husband, he was climbing up an orange tree and clambering […]

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