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Russian grammar tsarina targets TV

Russian grammar tsarina targets TV

Image copyright Ulichka vs TV/YouTube Image caption Tatiana Gartman’s channel has taken off in a space of weeks A Russian video blogger is racking up hundreds of thousands of views for her month-old YouTube channel that calls out TV stars for their grammar and pronunciation errors. Tatiana Gartman says she set up “The Teach vs […]

Mystery surrounds deaths of Saudi sisters found in New York

Mystery surrounds deaths of Saudi sisters found in New York

Image copyright NYPD Image caption Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were found duct-taped together in the Hudson River Police in New York are investigating the deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia who were found duct-taped together in the Hudson River last week. Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered facing […]

Tanzania: Anti-gay crackdown in Dar es Salaam

Tanzania: Anti-gay crackdown in Dar es Salaam

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stigma against same-sex relationships is widespread in Tanzania A Tanzanian governor has announced the creation of a surveillance squad dedicated to hunting down gay people. Paul Makonda, governor of the economic capital Dar es Salaam, told reporters round-ups would begin next week. The team will scrutinise social media in […]

Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death

Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death

Image copyright PA Image caption Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was a columnist for the Washington Post Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 […]

French Ain babies: Missing limb births prompt national inquiry

French Ain babies: Missing limb births prompt national inquiry

Image copyright AFP Image caption A cluster of birth defect cases was initially dismissed, but several more have now emerged France has launched a national investigation into the number of babies being born with missing arms or hands – weeks after an initial inquiry closed. The first investigation began after it emerged more than a […]

Russia Arkhangelsk blast: Teen blows himself up at FSB office

Russia Arkhangelsk blast: Teen blows himself up at FSB office

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The boy, pictured on CCTV, was later named as Mikhail Zhlobitsky A 17-year-old has died of his wounds after detonating explosives in an office of Russia’s FSB federal security service in the north-western city of Arkhangelsk, officials say. Three FSB employees were hurt when the explosives went off just inside […]

Nigeria arrests 400 Shia Muslims after deadly clashes

Nigeria arrests 400 Shia Muslims after deadly clashes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The security forces say clashes broke out after protesters tried to overrun a checkpoint Nigerian police have arrested 400 members of a Shia Muslim sect after days of deadly protests in the capital. The pro-Iran Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) protesters demanded the release of their leader Ibraheem Zakzaky, in […]

Lion Air crash: Indonesian plane search focuses on fuselage

Lion Air crash: Indonesian plane search focuses on fuselage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDebris found from Lion Air crash in sea Indonesian officials believe they have found part of the fuselage of a Lion Air plane which crashed on Monday with 198 people on board. Flight JT 610, a Boeing 737, went down shortly after take-off from Jakarta. No survivors […]

Yemen war: US presses Saudi Arabia to agree ceasefire

Yemen war: US presses Saudi Arabia to agree ceasefire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air strikes have caused widespread damage and many civilian casualties The US has called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where three years of civil war have caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Defence Secretary James Mattis said all parties needed to take part in UN-led peace […]

Sylvester Stallone won't face sexual assault charges

Sylvester Stallone won't face sexual assault charges

Image copyright Getty Images Sylvester Stallone will not face rape charges after prosecutors in California found there was “insufficient evidence”. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office also found the allegations fell outside of the statue of limitations. In 2017, an unidentified victim said Stallone assaulted her in the early 1990s. The Rocky star said […]