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Model Hanne Gaby Odiele reveals she is intersex to 'break taboo'

Model Hanne Gaby Odiele reveals she is intersex to 'break taboo'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hanne Gaby Odiele had two major operations, as a child and a teenager A top fashion model has revealed that she is intersex, saying that she hopes speaking out will help break a taboo. Hanne Gaby Odiele, 29, was born with undescended testicles, which were removed when she was […]

Helicopter carrying six crashes in Italy

Helicopter carrying six crashes in Italy

A rescue helicopter thought to be carrying six people has crashed in a mountainous area of central Italy, local news reports say. The aircraft came down near the Campo Felice ski station after picking up an injured skier. The reports said the rescue was not related to a recent avalanche in the same area. A […]

India to measure whether Everest shrank in Nepal quake

India to measure whether Everest shrank in Nepal quake

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some scientists believe that Mount Everest shrank as a result of the 2015 Nepal earthquake The Indian government has announced it will measure the height of Mount Everest for the second time to assess whether it changed as a result of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Surveyor-General Swarna Subba Rao said […]

BT shares plunge 19% on Italian scandal

BT shares plunge 19% on Italian scandal

Image copyright BT Shares in BT have plunged 19% after it was forced to write down the value of its Italian business by £530m because of years of “inappropriate behaviour”. The sum is far higher than the £145m initially anticipated and BT warned it would affect its results for the next two years. BT began […]

Rigopiano Hotel avalanche: Five bodies found, 15 still missing

Rigopiano Hotel avalanche: Five bodies found, 15 still missing

Image copyright Italian fire brigade Image caption Firefighters have been working around the clock in the hope of finding more survivors Five more bodies have been found in the ruins of the mountain hotel in Italy engulfed by an avalanche six days ago. In the past few hours, the bodies of three men and two […]

Rebel with a cause

Rebel with a cause

Image copyright EPA Image caption Benoit Hamon has been short on detail with his plan for basic income in France He’s been called the “French Bernie Sanders”. After his decisive win in the first round of France’s Socialist party primary, left-wing rebel, Benoit Hamon is suddenly the centre of attention. But what do his rapid […]

Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

Image caption Trafficking victims allege they were taken to the Kidney Centre for tests “We will remove your kidney, and you will receive 300,000 rupees [£2,300].” Sadi Ahmed was held hostage for three months by an organ trafficking gang. In October last year, he was one of 24 people rescued by police in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. […]

George HW Bush to leave intensive care

George HW Bush to leave intensive care

Image copyright Reuters Image caption George HW Bush and Barbara Bush have been married for 72 years Former US President George HW Bush is well enough to be transferred from an intensive care unit in a hospital in Houston, Texas, doctors say. They say the 92-year-old, who was admitted with pneumonia on 14 January, could […]

Melbourne car deaths: Family mourns 'perfect little baby'

Melbourne car deaths: Family mourns 'perfect little baby'

Image copyright Bryant family Image caption The youngest victim, Zachary Bryant, with his two-year-old sister, Zara The parents of a three-month-old boy killed in an allegedly deliberate attack by a motorist in Melbourne have paid tribute their son. Matthew and Nawwar Bryant said Zachary, a “loving, happy, and perfect little baby”, was the light of […]

'Help me find my family'

'Help me find my family'

Image caption Marco has this image of his mother, who has been missing since 2000 For one young Swiss man looking for his birth family, official channels had turned up nothing. So Marco Hauenstein, 19, turned to Facebook to try to find out more – not anticipating how widely his post would be shared. Marco […]