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Clotilda wreck: 'Last US slave ship' found in Alabama

Clotilda wreck: 'Last US slave ship' found in Alabama

Image copyright EPA Image caption A mural of the Clotilda in the city of Mobile, Alabama The last ship known to have smuggled slaves from Africa to the US is said to have been discovered after a year-long investigation. The remains of the Clotilda were found at the bottom of the Mobile river in Alabama. […]

India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for 'historic mandate'

India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for 'historic mandate'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s Hindu nationalist politics were under scrutiny in the marathon election Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a “historic mandate” of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election. “We all want a new India. I want […]

In pictures: Brazilian inmates create fashion behind bars

In pictures: Brazilian inmates create fashion behind bars

Image copyright AFP Glamorous locations and top name designers are what the models from the São Paulo Fashion Week are used to but on Wednesday they instead showed off creations by unheard-of designers in the less than inviting setting of the Adriano Marrey maximum security jail. Image copyright AFP A prison courtyard with bars instead […]

John Walker Lindh: Anger as 'American Taliban' freed

John Walker Lindh: Anger as 'American Taliban' freed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption John Walker Lindh expressed regret for joining the Taliban in 2002, but people have raised doubts about this contrition John Walker Lindh – the so-called “American Taliban” – has been released from prison, a move Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared “unconscionable”. Lindh served 17 years of a 20-year sentence […]

Boeing 737 Max: FAA says no fixed timetable for grounding to be lifted

Boeing 737 Max: FAA says no fixed timetable for grounding to be lifted

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft was grounded in March The US aviation regulator has indicated that the Boeing 737 Max might return to service later than airlines had hoped. US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) acting director general Dan Elwell said if it took a year for the grounding order to […]

Geoffrey Rush: Actor wins biggest ever defamation payout in Australia

Geoffrey Rush: Actor wins biggest ever defamation payout in Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Geoffrey Rush had been accused of acting inappropriately towards a former co-star Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded the largest ever defamation payout to a single person in Australia. The Oscar-winner was last month awarded A$2.9m (£1.57m; US$1.99m) after winning the case against Nationwide News, which publishes Australia’s Daily Telegraph. […]

We're Going to Ibiza revived as protest hit in Austria scandal

We're Going to Ibiza revived as protest hit in Austria scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Vengaboys, seen here at the peak of their popularity A 20-year-old Eurodance hit by Dutch group Vengaboys has a new lease of life thanks to Austria’s political scandal. We’re Going to Ibiza, which celebrates partying on the Balearic island, is top of the iTunes charts in Austria and has […]

Healthy dog put down to be buried with owner in Virginia, US

Healthy dog put down to be buried with owner in Virginia, US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This shih tzu dog is a similar breed to the one which was put down in the US A dog owner in America had her healthy pet put down and cremated to be buried with her when she died, according to US reports. Emma, a shih tzu mix, was […]

Woman aged 102 suspected of care home murder

Woman aged 102 suspected of care home murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File image of elderly woman A 102-year-old woman is suspected of having murdered her 92-year-old neighbour in a French retirement home. The suspected killer is now in a psychiatric hospital. Earlier she told one of the carers that she had “killed someone”, a prosecutor said. A carer at the […]

Missouri weather: 'Violent' US tornado kills three people

Missouri weather: 'Violent' US tornado kills three people

Image copyright Missouri Department of Public Safety Image caption Images on social media show extensive damage to areas of the state At least three people have been killed by a “violent” tornado which has swept across Missouri, local officials said. The fatalities were confirmed in Golden City, 170 miles (270km) southwest of state capital Jefferson […]

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