China arrests over Tang Dynasty relic thefts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ancient relics have been stolen from a Tang Dynasty burial site, Chinese police say Chinese police have arrested 26 people suspected of stealing relics from an ancient burial site. The gang allegedly seized almost 650 objects, including gold and silver cutlery and jewellery, from the …

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Kerala floods: Rescue efforts step up as rains begin to ease

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Torrents of water have rushed through towns and villages in the southern Indian state of Kerala Rescue efforts are being stepped up in the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala, where monsoon rains have eased for now. The India Meteorological Department has removed a red alert …

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Don McGahn, White House lawyer, co-operating with Mueller inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Don McGahn had answered the questions “fulsomely and honestly”, his lawyer said The top lawyer in the White House is “co-operating extensively” with the Russia inquiry into election meddling, the New York Times reports. Donald McGahn has spent 30 hours sharing detailed accounts of episodes …

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End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than eight years of brutal cuts led to anger at both Greek leaders and European lenders On Monday, Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme, having received more than €300bn (£269bn; $342bn) over eight years. The government and its European lenders …

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Backstreet Boys fans hurt in Oklahoma storm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A metal structure at the entrance to the venue collapsed in Saturday’s storm At least 14 Backstreet Boys fans have been injured after a metal structure at an outdoor concert venue collapsed in a storm in the US state of Oklahoma. Staff were evacuating fans …

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'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi Arabia recently allowed women to drive but activists say more needs to be done Operating out of a small room in an unknown country, a new internet radio station broadcasts a programme aimed at campaigning for greater women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. With …

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The comedian who really doesn't want to die on stage

Image copyright Edward Moore Image caption Actress and comedian Rebecca Shorrocks found out she had a serious heart condition after an audition in 2017 To die on stage is a comedian’s worst nightmare. But for one comic, performing could literally be a matter of life or death. In February last …

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Nigeria's favourite leader won't become president – yet

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo are both Christian pastors Yemi Osinbajo is basking in the love of many Nigerians at the moment – not a common experience for politicians in this country where they are generally held in low esteem. The vice-president has been …

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How quinoa is changing farmers' lives in Peru

Image caption Mr Cisneros’s plot has grown since he started selling quinoa Quinoa has become a popular food globally thanks to its healthy image. The boom has benefited farmers in Peru, but these gains are now under threat from growing international competition. Rodrigo Cisneros looks out at his fields of …

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