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Several dead in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster

Several dead in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster

Image copyright Daniel Kollenberg Image caption Police have warned people to stay away from the area Several people have been been killed in the city of Muenster, in western Germany after a van drove into pedestrians. The driver of the vehicle has killed himself, police said. About 30 people are reported injured in the incident, […]

Facebook suspends AIQ data firm used by Vote Leave in Brexit campaign

Facebook suspends AIQ data firm used by Vote Leave in Brexit campaign

Image copyright Aggregate IQ Image caption The British Columbia-based company denies ever being part of Cambridge Analytica or its parent company SCL Facebook has suspended a Canadian data firm that played a key role in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. The social media giant said AggregateIQ (AIQ) may have improperly received […]

Salman Khan, Bollywood superstar, bailed in poaching case

Salman Khan, Bollywood superstar, bailed in poaching case

Image copyright AFP Image caption The defence had contested the reliability of witnesses An Indian court has granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, two days after he was jailed for poaching rare antelope back in 1998. The defence had questioned the testing of the animals and the reliability of witnesses, NDTV reported. On Thursday, […]

Russell Crowe 'divorce auction': Memorabilia up for grabs in Sydney

Russell Crowe 'divorce auction': Memorabilia up for grabs in Sydney

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gladiator memorabilia will be a big draw It’s his 53rd birthday, and it would have been his 15th wedding anniversary, so it was time to clear out “stuff”. Actor Russell Crowe is holding his “Art of Divorce” auction – a sort of parting of the wares – in Sydney. He […]

The Swedes rebelling against a cashless society

The Swedes rebelling against a cashless society

Image caption Majlis Jonsson, 73, says she prefers using cash Sweden is winning the race towards becoming the world’s first completely cashless society, but there are growing concerns it’s causing problems for the elderly and other vulnerable groups. None of the high street banks around Stockholm’s spotless Odenplan square handle cash any more. You can […]

China sperm bank demands Communist Party loyalty from donors

China sperm bank demands Communist Party loyalty from donors

Image copyright AFP Image caption A statement from the hospital said men must have “favourable political qualities” A Beijing sperm bank has demanded loyalty to the Communist Party from all potential donors. Peking University Third Hospital said in a statement on its WeChat web page on Wednesday that donors must “love the socialist motherland”. The […]

Canada crash: Fatalities as junior hockey team's bus and lorry collide

Canada crash: Fatalities as junior hockey team's bus and lorry collide

Police have confirmed multiple deaths after a lorry and a bus carrying a Canadian junior ice hockey team collided on Friday evening. The Humboldt Broncos were travelling on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they could not yet confirm the number of dead or injured. […]

Trump immigration: Texas sends National Guard to Mexico border

Trump immigration: Texas sends National Guard to Mexico border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s plans have sparked tensions with Mexico The US state of Texas is deploying National Guard members to the border with Mexico following a call from President Donald Trump. A Guard spokesman said 250 personnel would be sent to patrol the area within the next 72 hours. Arizona […]

Vietnam rescue dog gives new owner slip in Paris

Vietnam rescue dog gives new owner slip in Paris

Image copyright Amelia Clayton A British women has had an emotional reunion with the puppy she rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam – only to see it go missing en route back home. Amelia Clayton, 22, spent a frantic nine days searching for Marlin after she ran away from a terminal at Charles […]

Zuma's supporters drown out charges in song

Zuma's supporters drown out charges in song

Image copyright EPA Even though Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa and been charged with corruption, he still has loyal supporters. The BBC’s Pumza Fihlani met them outside court. The Zuma of old is still here – the crowd pleaser, the charmer and tactical politician. This is the Jacob Zuma who boldly […]