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Whale that died off Thailand had eaten 80 plastic bags

Whale that died off Thailand had eaten 80 plastic bags

Image copyright AFP/THAIWHALES Image caption Helpers tried to stabilise the whale but it died on Friday afternoon A pilot whale has died off southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, Thai marine officials say. The whale vomited five bags during a vain attempt by conservation officials to save it in a canal in Songkhla province. […]

Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic

Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic

Image copyright EPA Image caption Razan al-Najar’s body was carried through the streets by mourners Thousands of Palestinians have attended the funeral in Gaza of a volunteer medic who was killed by Israeli fire during protests along the border on Friday. Razan al-Najar, 21, was shot dead as she ran towards the border fence in […]

Australia alert after ship loses 83 containers

Australia alert after ship loses 83 containers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Taiwanese-owned ship got into difficulty in a heavy swell in the Tasman Sea on Thursday Maritime authorities in Australia have issued an alert after 83 shipping containers fell from a vessel off the coast of New South Wales. Sanitary products, surgical masks and nappies have begun […]

South China Sea dispute: Beijing attacks 'irresponsible' US comments

South China Sea dispute: Beijing attacks 'irresponsible' US comments

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A photograph from 2015 shows Chinese vessels around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands China has branded as “irresponsible” US comments that it is intimidating its neighbours with its military deployment in the South China Sea. A top Chinese general said China had the right to deploy troops and […]

Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term with vow to fight terrorism

Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term with vow to fight terrorism

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jets accompanied the swearing-in ceremony in central Cairo Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in for a second term as Egypt’s president with a vow to fight “those who choose violence, terrorism and extremism”. Fighter jets flew overhead and there was a 21-gun salute as Mr Sisi took his oath […]

Google 'to end' Pentagon Artificial Intelligence project

Google 'to end' Pentagon Artificial Intelligence project

Image copyright Steve Jennings Image caption Top Google executive Diane Greene told staff on Friday there would be no renewal of the contract (file pic) Google will not renew a contract to do artificial intelligence work for the US Pentagon, company sources say. The decision follows strong opposition in the technology giant’s workforce. A number […]

Buffalo Wild Wings apologises over 'awful' tweets in targeted hacking

Buffalo Wild Wings apologises over 'awful' tweets in targeted hacking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Buffalo Wild Wings said it would “pursue the appropriate action” following the incident US restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings has apologised for a string of crude and racist posts that appeared on its Twitter account after it was hacked. “We’re sorry,” the company said in a statement, adding “the […]

Kashmir unrest as protester run over by police dies

Kashmir unrest as protester run over by police dies

Image copyright AFP Anti-India protests have flared in Indian-administered Kashmir after one of two demonstrators run over by police on Friday died in hospital. Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters as hundreds attended the funeral of Kaiser Bhat, crushed by a jeep, in the summer capital Srinagar. The authorities have imposed a curfew in […]

Ballet and football collide on the Russian stage

Ballet and football collide on the Russian stage

Image copyright YURI KADOBNOV/AFP Image caption “Over here son, on the head” – Ballet and the Beautiful Game are set to collide on stage One Russian city is to get a different view of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a football-based ballet celebrating the “Beautiful Game”, but at least one critic isn’t impressed. Ufa, […]

US millionaire charged with labourer's nuclear bunker death

US millionaire charged with labourer's nuclear bunker death

Image copyright Montgomery County court Image caption Khafra, who was killed in a fire, posted photos online of the tunnel’s progress A US millionaire has been charged with the death of a labourer he hired to dig a nuclear bomb shelter beneath his suburban home, report local media. Daniel Beckwitt, 27, had been building the […]