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Dutch 'silly walks' crossing is a hit

Dutch 'silly walks' crossing is a hit

Image copyright SBS6 Image caption Walk this way A Dutch town has officially opened a ‘silly walks’ road crossing, in honour of a classic sketch from the 1970s BBC comedy programme Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Spijkenisse near Rotterdam has replaced the usual crossing sign by the town hall with one of a man with a […]

Russia nuclear treaty: Bolton in Moscow amid missile tensions

Russia nuclear treaty: Bolton in Moscow amid missile tensions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Bolton is reported to have pushed for withdrawal from the arms treaty US national security adviser John Bolton is in Moscow for talks after Russia gave a frosty reception to news the US was dropping a nuclear treaty. President Donald Trump said Russia had violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces […]

Why some sexual abuse survivors shunned Australia's apology

Why some sexual abuse survivors shunned Australia's apology

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Auchettl has campaigned to raise awareness about sexual abuse Australia has just delivered a national apology to tens of thousands of victims of child sexual abuse. Hundreds of survivors gathered in Canberra on Monday to hear Prime Minister Scott Morrison deliver the apology in parliament. It follows a harrowing […]

Dussehra train crash: India searches for blame after crowd mowed down

Dussehra train crash: India searches for blame after crowd mowed down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tragedy has prompted outrage and grieving relatives are demanding answers India is still reeling after 58 people, including children, were killed after a train mowed into a crowd of festival-goers last Friday. The crowd had gathered on railway tracks near the city of Amritsar in northern Punjab state […]

Shanghai Composite: Stocks surge on hopes of market support

Shanghai Composite: Stocks surge on hopes of market support

Image copyright Getty Images One of China’s leading stock indexes has had its highest daily spike in more than three years following signs that the government will step in to support battered equity markets. The Shanghai Composite jumped 4.4%, putting it on track for its biggest one-day rise since September 2015. The moves extend a […]

Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia

Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hemsworth flew his new friend over to popular surf spot Byron Bay in a helicopter Australian actor Chris Hemsworth surprised a hitchhiker by giving him a helicopter ride to a surfing spot. The Thor star posted an Instagram video of himself and a friend picking up US musician Scott Hildebrand […]

'Super-sized' mice threaten seabird colonies with extinction

'Super-sized' mice threaten seabird colonies with extinction

Image copyright Ben Dilley Image caption A Tristan albatross on Gough Island: Their future is now at risk Super-sized mice are killing millions of seabird chicks on a remote island in the South Atlantic, threatening some rare species with extinction. According to a study from the RSPB, the mice have learned to eat the eggs […]

Clemson University: Floor collapse injures 30 in South Carolina

Clemson University: Floor collapse injures 30 in South Carolina

Image copyright EVN Image caption Those there screamed as the floor collapsed At least 30 people were injured when a floor collapsed at a party at Clemson University, South Carolina. The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity annual homecoming party was just getting started when the floor gave way. Police said some of the attendees broke bones […]

Who will help rebuild the city of Raqqa?

Who will help rebuild the city of Raqqa?

Image copyright Getty Images It’s a year since the Syrian city of Raqqa was freed from the grip of the group known as Islamic State. Evidence of the brutal battle to dislodge the extremists is visible everywhere you look. But the fear of the people who’ve returned to this broken city is that the rest […]

Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: 'I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat'

Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: 'I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat'

The towering vista of Mount Kenya provides an unlikely backdrop to a tech-savvy Kenyan restaurant that has embraced crypto-currencies as a form of payment. Betty’s Place specialises in “nyama choma”, a lip-smacking goat meat barbeque that is a firm favourite amongst Kenyans. Located in the rural town of Nyeri, about 150km (90 miles) outside the […]