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US halts search for marines off Australia

US halts search for marines off Australia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Three MV-22 Osprey aircraft were photographed off Sydney in June US officials say they have suspended a search and rescue operation for three marines missing after their aircraft crashed off the Australian coast. Saturday’s incident involved an MV-22 Osprey belonging to the US Marines based in Okinawa, Japan. The third […]

Feather in the cap

Feather in the cap

Image copyright Gemma Handy Image caption The Beautiful People Carnival troupe shows off some of their colourful costumes In a former shop wedged among the candy-coloured buildings of St John’s, artisans armed with glue guns and wire, sequins and scissors, are at work to the beat of an infectious soca rhythm. Haughty-looking mannequins bear the […]

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended over 'lewd messages'

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended over 'lewd messages'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eric Bolling is a long-time host at Fox News US television network Fox News has suspended one of its presenters after he was accused of sending lewd photographs to three female co-workers. Eric Bolling, a long-time host at the network, allegedly sent the messages on separate occasions several years […]

GI Blues

GI Blues

Image copyright Alamy It’s 40 years this month since Elvis Presley died. His Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee is a place of pilgrimage for fans – but so too is a German town which, as Rob Crossan found, is very proud of its connection to the King of Rock and Roll. The street was the […]

Amber find was actually white phosphorus

Amber find was actually white phosphorus

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman found the munition on a beach on the Elbe river A German woman narrowly escaped injury after picking up an object she believed to be amber but which then spontaneously combusted. She had plucked the small object from wet sand by the Elbe river near Hamburg and […]

Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega rejects dismissal

Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega rejects dismissal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“This is a dictatorship,” Luisa Ortega told reporters Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says she was sacked by the new constituent assembly because the government wanted to stop her investigations into alleged corruption and human rights abuses. Luisa Ortega, a critic of left-wing President Nicol├ís Maduro, said she rejected […]

Canadian scientists puzzled by spate of whale deaths

Canadian scientists puzzled by spate of whale deaths

Image copyright Moira Brown Image caption Some whale deaths have been attributed to collisions with ships in one of the world’s busiest waterways Canadian officials are concerned over the “catastrophic” number of right whale carcases discovered in the Gulf of St Lawrence this summer. The Department of Fisheries says that ten examples of the endangered […]

North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

Image copyright EPA Image caption The resolution was passed by 15 votes to zero The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme. A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously. Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, claiming […]

Flynn and Russia envoy Kislyak discussed 'simple things'

Flynn and Russia envoy Kislyak discussed 'simple things'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Senior Trump administration officials have found themselves in the spotlight over meetings with Mr Kislyak Moscow’s former US ambassador has said that he and ex-US national security adviser Michael Flynn discussed “the most simple things” in conversations during the presidential transition. Sergei Kislyak said on Russian TV that there were […]

Husband's tribute to his 'curvy' wife sparks backlash

Husband's tribute to his 'curvy' wife sparks backlash

Image copyright Robbie Tripp A husband’s Instagram post about loving his wife’s “curvy” size has sparked a backlash online about body image and feminism. American entrepreneur Robbie Tripp, who describes himself as “husband to a curvy goddess”, posted a photograph of him and his wife, explaining in a popular post that becoming a feminist taught […]