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Stockholm incident: Lorry rams people

Stockholm incident: Lorry rams people

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police are treating the incident as possible terrorism A lorry has driven into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least three people, Swedish media say. Shots have also reportedly been fired. Swedish police said a number of people were injured, and they are treating it as terrorism. The incident […]

Syria war: Russia condemns US missile strike on 'chemical weapons' base

Syria war: Russia condemns US missile strike on 'chemical weapons' base

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. Russia has reacted angrily after the US launched a missile strike on a Syrian government air base. US officials said the base had been used to launch a chemical […]

Voice of Toy Story's Mr Potato Head dies

Voice of Toy Story's Mr Potato Head dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Rickles was sarcastically nicknamed “Mr Warmth” for his penchant for comedic insults. American comedian Don Rickles, whose entertainment career spanned more than 60 years, has died, according to his publicist. He was 90 years old. Rickles died on Thursday of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home. The stage […]

German Mittelstand wants 'soft Brexit'

German Mittelstand wants 'soft Brexit'

Image copyright AFP Image caption India-Dreusicke plastics: Many German small firms are geared towards exports Germany’s “Mittelstand” of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) could lose billions of euros if the UK is shut out of the single market, an industry representative has warned. The boss of the BVMW, which represents more than 270,000 SMEs, told […]

India police search for parents of girl 'living with monkeys'

India police search for parents of girl 'living with monkeys'

Image caption The condition of the little girl, who reportedly struggles to communicate, is said to be improving Police in northern India are searching lists of missing children to try to identify a girl believed to have been living with monkeys. The little girl, aged between eight and 10, was found a few weeks ago […]

Air India stands firm on ban on MP who beat employee

Air India stands firm on ban on MP who beat employee

Image copyright PArliament of india Image caption The MP says the flying ban is preventing him from carrying out his duties effectively Air India is standing firm against a lawmaker it banned for beating one of its employees, despite his efforts to overturn the block. Ravindra Gaikwad, from the Hindu hard-line Shiv Sena party, tried […]

Writers' Strike

Writers' Strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sitcoms like The Bang Theory and talk show hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel could suffer There could be another writers strike in the US – putting dozens of your favourite TV shows at risk. In a letter to media buyers, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has threatened to […]

Japanese castle seeks lord and lady for one night

Japanese castle seeks lord and lady for one night

Japanese castle seeks lord and lady for one night By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Wikimedia/Frank Gualtieri Image caption Japan is considering various means to attract more tourists to the country A guesthouse company in Japan is offering one couple a chance to experience a night as lord and lady […]

Malaysians warned over eating dumped chicken wings

Malaysians warned over eating dumped chicken wings

Malaysians warned over eating dumped chicken wings By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Facebook/Sin Chew Sarawak Image caption Chicken wings buried by customs officials have proven a bit of a treasure trove for some Roast chicken wings are a popular street food in Malaysia, but residents of the town of […]

Horn of a dilemma

Horn of a dilemma

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts say legal trade in horns will not deter poachers It’s now legal to trade rhino horn in South Africa after the highest court in the land lifted an eight year ban on a technicality. The domestic sale of ivory will be allowed to resume, but only with a […]