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Kenya bus crash kills at least 40 en route to Kisumu

Kenya bus crash kills at least 40 en route to Kisumu

At least 40 people have been killed after a bus travelling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu, in the west, veered off the road, police say. Many reportedly died when the vehicle overturned. Police fear the death toll may rise, with the possibility of passengers trapped in the wreckage. “The roof of the bus […]

Guatemala ex-VP Roxana Baldetti jailed in 'Magic Water' scandal

Guatemala ex-VP Roxana Baldetti jailed in 'Magic Water' scandal

Image copyright EPA Image caption The former vice-president is awaiting trial over a bigger corruption scandal A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former vice-president, Roxana Baldetti, to 15 years and six months in jail for her role in what became known as the “Magic Water” scandal. Prosecutors said that she embezzled millions from a […]

Vaginal mesh implants: Australia apologises for 'decades of pain'

Vaginal mesh implants: Australia apologises for 'decades of pain'

Image caption The health scandal has affected women around the world The Australian government has issued a national apology to women affected by a vaginal mesh scandal, acknowledging decades of “agony and pain”. Mesh implants are at the centre of health scandal affecting women around the world, prompting lawsuits in the UK, US, Canada and […]

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm set to hit Florida

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm set to hit Florida

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Florida Governor Rick Scott warned state residents that “this storm could kill you” Powerful Hurricane Michael is set to make landfall in Florida later on Wednesday, forcing mass evacuations in the southern US state. A category three storm with winds near 120mph (193km/h), Michael is expected to strengthen further […]

HimToo: How Pieter Hanson's mother made him internet famous

HimToo: How Pieter Hanson's mother made him internet famous

Image copyright Pieter Hanson Image caption Pieter poses, mimicking the meme If you’ve seen some weird posts about sons on social media with the hashtag #HimToo, you might be justified in feeling a bit confused. “This is MY son”, begin the majority of tweets, before listing the achievements of everyone from horror villain Norman Bates […]

Indian airport police told to cut down on smiling

Indian airport police told to cut down on smiling

Image copyright AFP Image caption Indian authorities fear excessive friendliness could lead to attacks amid “lax security”. Airport police in India are being instructed to smile less. This is over concerns cheerfulness could lead to a perception of lax security and a threat of terror attacks. The country’s Central Industrial Security Force, which is in […]

Taylor Swift v Kanye West: A history of their on-off feud

Taylor Swift v Kanye West: A history of their on-off feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pair are backing opposing sides in the 2018 mid-term elections Music’s most notorious on-off feud – Taylor Swift versus Kanye West – has officially turned political. Swift, who has long resisted going public on her politics, came out in favour of two democratic candidates in her home state […]

Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir's magazine sorry for 'surreal' article

Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir's magazine sorry for 'surreal' article

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barrymore’s recent credits include the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine has apologised over an interview with actress Drew Barrymore that was slated on social media after being published. The article went viral after being posted online, with many questioning whether the interview was real. Barrymore’s representatives […]

'Stolen' Turkish bridge was washed away

'Stolen' Turkish bridge was washed away

Image copyright DHA/YouTube Image caption The bridge in its heyday Villagers in north-eastern Turkey raised the alarm when a cherished 300-year-old bridge seemed to vanish overnight. The people of Arslanca feared that treasure hunters had dismantled the arch bridge, which connected the village with three highland pastures, stone by stone in their remote area of […]

Canada farm that gave birth to the McIntosh apple up for sale

Canada farm that gave birth to the McIntosh apple up for sale

Image copyright Gerd Skof Image caption Skof says the farm had several owners in the decade before he bought it in 1987 The birthplace of the iconic McIntosh apple – an ageing orchard in Ontario, Canada – is up for sale. Pioneered by John McIntosh in 1811, the McIntosh Red would grow to become the […]