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Pizza and vodka

Pizza and vodka

Image copyright AFP Image caption The result of many long months and late-night talks How do you cut a deal on military co-operation with a country you see as an existential threat? That is how US generals characterise Russia: it is the starkest version of those “gaps of trust” President Barack Obama blamed for holding […]

Russian party spoofs Apple in election advert

Russian party spoofs Apple in election advert

Russian party spoofs Apple in election advert By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Yabloko Image caption “The capacity of this gadget is almost limitless,” says Grigory Yavlinsky A Russian political party has taken inspiration from Apple for its newest election advert, parodying the technology giant’s pared-back style. The liberal party […]

France foiling terror plots 'daily' – Prime Minister Manuel Valls

France foiling terror plots 'daily' – Prime Minister Manuel Valls

Image copyright AFP Image caption Up to 7,000 soldiers have been deployed in France’s drive to combat Islamist extremists The French prime minister has said the country’s security services are foiling terror plots and dismantling militant networks “every day”. Manual Valls said about 15,000 people were being monitored for radicalisation as the country continues its […]

German driver smashes into 14 parked cars

German driver smashes into 14 parked cars

Image copyright POLIZEI DUREN Image caption Some vehicles had to be towed away, police said A 75-year-old driver crashed into 14 cars in a car park in the German town of Dueren, causing damage estimated at €25,000 ($28,000, £21,000), police said. The woman suddenly accelerated and smashed into the rows of parked cars, police added. […]

Catalan independence: Hundreds of thousands rally for break with Spain

Catalan independence: Hundreds of thousands rally for break with Spain

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Catalan separatist flags known as Esteladas could be seen at the march in Barcelona More than half a million people have rallied in Barcelona on a day of demonstrations by Catalan nationalists wishing to break with Spain. Police say 540,000 people turned out in the capital of Catalonia, a region […]

Stars' tears over space-race drama Hidden Figures

Stars' tears over space-race drama Hidden Figures

Image copyright 20th Century Fox Image caption Hidden figures stars Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae The stars of upcoming space-race drama Hidden Figures were overcome with emotion at a preview of the film in Toronto. The movie tells the story of a trio of African-American women working at Nasa whose skills helped […]

Australian boy wins 'best dressed' prize for Hitler costume

Australian boy wins 'best dressed' prize for Hitler costume

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A student was given permission to attend a school event dressed as German dictator Adolf Hitler An Australian school has apologised after a boy who attended a school event in costume as Adolf Hitler was named as one of the “best dressed” students. The scandal unfolded on Wednesday at […]

The science of laughter

The science of laughter

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A universal human expression? Laughter is weird – and we do it a lot. One study found that people laugh seven times for every 10 minutes of conversation. We don’t do it when we think we do. It’s been found that if you ask people what makes them laugh they’ll […]

Turkey-PKK: Clashes as Turkey removes 28 elected mayors

Turkey-PKK: Clashes as Turkey removes 28 elected mayors

Image copyright AFP Image caption The trustees moved into replace the elected mayors early on Sunday Clashes have broken out in parts of south-eastern Turkey after 28 elected mayors in largely Kurdish towns were removed from office. They were removed using an emergency law that came into force earlier this month following July’s failed coup. […]

Libya: Fighting erupts near Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals

Libya: Fighting erupts near Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sidra – seen here earlier this year – is one of the oil terminals on Libya’s Mediterranean coast Forces loyal to a Libyan general have attacked key oil terminals held by allies of the UN-backed government. Gen Khalifa Haftar’s fighters say they took control of the Ras Lanuf and Sidra […]