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Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis' explanation challenged

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis' explanation challenged

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Saudi Arabia is facing growing demands for more answers over the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi. The UK’s Brexit minister was the latest to call the explanation Mr Khashoggi had died after a “fist fight” in […]

Taiwan train: Derailment in Yilan County leaves '17 dead'

Taiwan train: Derailment in Yilan County leaves '17 dead'

Image copyright BEING CHUNG CHOU/via REUTERS Image caption Several train carriages were photographed on their sides, off the tracks At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more hurt after a passenger train derailed in Yilan County in Taiwan, government authorities say. Photographs from the scene show several train carriages lying on their side […]

In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road'

In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road'

Image copyright Nii Odzenma If you follow the yellow-brick road in Ghana, it does not take you to the Land of Oz’s Emerald City, but rather to La – a district in the capital Accra. This is where artist Serge Attukwei Clottey periodically carpets the dusty streets with giant yellow plastic tapestries. Image copyright Nii […]

The tip-off from a Nazi that saved my grandparents

The tip-off from a Nazi that saved my grandparents

When Alexander Bodin Saphir’s Jewish grandfather was measuring a high-ranking Nazi for a suit in Copenhagen 75 years ago he got an important tip-off – the Jews were about to be rounded up and deported. It has often been described as a “miracle” that most of Denmark’s Jews escaped the Holocaust. Now it seems that […]

Top Macau official Zheng Xiaosong dead after fall from building

Top Macau official Zheng Xiaosong dead after fall from building

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Zheng was the head of China’s liaison office to Macau China’s top representative governing the Chinese territory of Macau has died after falling from a tall building. Beijing released a brief statement saying that Zheng Xiaosong had been suffering from depression, implying he had killed himself. Mr Zheng, who […]

K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West

K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West

Image copyright Beige Chuu Image caption Why has the West fallen in love with Korean beauty trends? For thousands of years the fashion conscious have used make-up to get their look just right, and keep up with fast-moving trends. Now, the global beauty industry is experiencing a revolution driven by South Korea. Say hello to […]

Do you speak Telugu? Welcome to America

Do you speak Telugu? Welcome to America

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nina Davuluri, the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America, has roots in Telegu-speaking Andhra Pradesh. Claim: Telugu is the fastest growing language in the US. Verdict: Yes it is, according to a study by an American think tank. The number of speakers of Telugu, a south Indian language, […]

Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS diagnosis

Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS diagnosis

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The actress said she has had symptoms for “15 years at least” US actress Selma Blair has revealed she has multiple sclerosis (MS) in an Instagram post. The 46-year-old Cruel Intentions star said she was diagnosed in August but has had symptoms for years. “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. […]

New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh

New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh

Image copyright Catland Books/Facebook Image caption Catland Books used a fiery image of Brett Kavanaugh to promote their event The occult turned partisan on Saturday as a coven of New York witches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Dozens attended the event at Brooklyn’s Catland Books, which was also streamed online. […]

The day out that reunited an Indian boy with his family

The day out that reunited an Indian boy with his family

Image copyright Mansi Thapliyal Image caption Hassan Ali spent nine years in different children’s homes in India Fifteen-year-old Hassan Ali was on his way to an amusement park outside India’s capital Delhi in July when his memory was jogged by something he saw. He was on a bus with more than 50 boys from different […]