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Al Jazeera suspends journalists for Holocaust denial video

Al Jazeera suspends journalists for Holocaust denial video

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The video was published by Al Jazeera’s online video network AJ+ Al Jazeera has suspended two journalists over a video they produced that denied the facts of the Holocaust. The Qatari state-funded broadcaster had published the video on its online AJ+ video service in Arabic. During World War Two, six […]

Ecuador hands over Julian Assange's belongings to US

Ecuador hands over Julian Assange's belongings to US

Image copyright PA Image caption The Wikileaks founder was holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy for seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden Ecuador has begun giving the US some of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange’s possessions left behind following his stay in its London embassy. The country’s foreign minister José Valencia authorised the seizure of […]

Transgender woman shot, killed in US weeks after assault

Transgender woman shot, killed in US weeks after assault

Image copyright Facebook Image caption No arrests have yet been made over the death of Muhlaysia Booker, who was assault last month A transgender woman has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, according to local police. Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was found dead on a street on Saturday morning, and police are investigating the case as […]

Game of Thrones finale gets mixed response

Game of Thrones finale gets mixed response

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emilia Clarke said the show had “shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being” No plot spoilers for the Game of Thrones finale The final episode of Game of Thrones has been broadcast, drawing to a close one of the most successful series in […]

Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget using metal detector

Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget using metal detector

Image copyright FINDERS KEEPERS GOLD PROSPECTING Image caption The 1.4kg nugget is estimated to be worth about A$100,000 An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia’s gold fields, say locals. A shop in Kalgoorlie shared pictures of the rock online, estimated to be worth A$100,000 […]

'Dozens' killed in riot at Tajik high-security prison

'Dozens' killed in riot at Tajik high-security prison

Image copyright Reuters Three guards have been killed during a riot at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, the country’s justice ministry said. At least 24 inmates have also reportedly been killed in clashes at the prison in Vakhdat, east of the Tajik capital Dushanbe. The facility holds people convicted of religious extremism, including members of […]

Is Russia trying to sway the European elections?

Is Russia trying to sway the European elections?

Image copyright Getty Images EU officials say Russia is using disinformation to influence the outcome of this week’s European Parliament elections. How seriously should their warnings be taken? “Winter isn’t the only thing that’s coming – so is the risk of interference in our elections,” said Sir Julian King, the EU’s commissioner for security, in […]

Do foreign students get what they pay for in Canada?

Do foreign students get what they pay for in Canada?

Image copyright UoT Canada is competing against countries like the UK and US for the minds – and wallets – of international students. But what happens once they get there? Jobandeep Sandhu is a hard worker. The 22-year-old worked pretty much full time as a truck driver while studying to be a technical engineer, so […]

Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot 'blessed by God'

Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot 'blessed by God'

Image copyright El Grafico Image caption Diego Maradona had England in a spin at the 1986 World Cup by scoring both goals in Argentina’s 2-1 victory; one with his famous left foot and other with his infamous left ‘hand of God’ Like many of us, Asif Kapadia seems to prefer his heroes when they’re fundamentally […]

US president says war would be 'end' of Iran as tensions rise

US president says war would be 'end' of Iran as tensions rise

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tensions have risen between Iran under President Hassan Rouhani and the US under President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the […]