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Brazil TV star Domingos Montagner drowns while shooting soap episode

Brazil TV star Domingos Montagner drowns while shooting soap episode

Image copyright domingosmontagnerofficial Image caption Montagner had been recording an episode of the Velho Chico soap opera One of Brazil’s best-loved television actors, Domingos Montagner, has drowned in a river where the crew had been recording scenes for the country’s most popular soap opera. Montagner played the leading role in Velho Chico, a soap opera […]

Stuffed man

Stuffed man

In the early 19th Century, it was fashionable for Europeans to collect wild animals from around the globe, bring them home and put them on display. One French dealer went further, bringing back the body of an African warrior. Dutch writer Frank Westerman came across the exhibit in a Spanish museum 30 years ago, and […]

Saris not skirts

Saris not skirts

Image copyright Smiti Daniel Image caption A picture of this poster has generated massive debate on social media A poster outside a Sri Lankan boys’ school telling women what to wear is generating heated debate on social media. The BBC’s Ayeshea Perera explains why people in the capital Colombo are so outraged. At first glance, […]

Edward Snowden hits out at critical report into his activities

Edward Snowden hits out at critical report into his activities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Edward Snowden fears he will not get a fair trial if he returns to the US Edward Snowden has dismissed a report by the House of Representatives intelligence committee that heavily criticised his activities. It rejected his view of himself as a whistleblower, and said he was a disgruntled […]

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.9 million vehicles over air bag defect

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.9 million vehicles over air bag defect

Image copyright Getty Images Car maker Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.9 million vehicles over an air bag defect that may be linked to three deaths and five injuries. The defect may stop air bags deploying and seat belts tightening in a head-on crash. Certain Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Lancia vehicles from 2010 to 2014 are […]

Ohio police officer kills black teenager 'who drew BB gun'

Ohio police officer kills black teenager 'who drew BB gun'

Image copyright The Columbus Dispatch Image caption “Our officers carry a gun that looks practically identical,” Police Chief Kim Jacobs said. A 13-year-old black boy has been shot dead by police in the US state of Ohio after allegedly pulling an air gun from his waistband while being arrested. Officers were responding to a report […]

Sandra Bland's family 'win $1.9m payout' in Texas

Sandra Bland's family 'win $1.9m payout' in Texas

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption #SayHerName became a hashtag to symbolise victimised women of colour The family of a black motorist found hanged in her Texas jail cell has reached a $1.9m (£1.4m) settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, a lawyer says. The Texas Department of Public Safety and Waller County Jail have agreed […]

Four questioned in Italy after woman's suicide over sex video

Four questioned in Italy after woman's suicide over sex video

Image copyright Rai News24 Image caption Tiziana’s funeral was broadcast live Four men are being questioned in Italy in connection with the suicide of a woman who battled for months to have a viral video that showed her having sex removed from the internet. The 31-year-old, identified as Tiziana, sent the video to her ex-boyfriend […]

MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

Image copyright Australian Transport Safety Bureau Image caption The sizeable section was recovered on 20 June A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators say. The fragment, said to be the inboard section of the right, outboard flap of the plane, was […]

Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs wash up dead on beaches

Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs wash up dead on beaches

Image copyright AFP Image caption A photo from 27 August shows collected horseshoe crabs near Kitakyushu City Nearly 500 horseshoe crabs have washed up dead on Japan’s southern beaches near Kitakyushu, mystifying experts. The famously blue-blooded creatures come to the tidal flats in southern and western Japan each year to lay eggs, and some normally […]