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Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN

Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN

Civilians are hardest hit in the final phase of Iraq's military assault on IS militants, says the UN.
European court aide rules Uber is a transport company

European court aide rules Uber is a transport company

The adviser's ruling has implications for the way the ride-sharing company operates across Europe.
Chomsky: Republican Party 'most dangerous organisation on earth'

Chomsky: Republican Party 'most dangerous organisation on earth'

Noam Chomsky argues the Republican Party is the most dangerous organisation in human history.
Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

Yet more remains are presented of the extraordinary naledi people who appeared to cache their dead.
'Churros hair' and other Met Gala outfits

'Churros hair' and other Met Gala outfits

It's an excuse for celebrities to be pretty extravagant on the red carpet. With that, naturally, comes a response from the internet.
'Oldest human' dies in Indonesia 'aged 146'

'Oldest human' dies in Indonesia 'aged 146'

His documents say Mbah Ghoto was born in 1870 - which would make him the longest living human ever.
Brazil hit by first general strike in two decades

Brazil hit by first general strike in two decades

Millions of workers have been urged to take a stand against government plans on retirement age.
Trump's immigrant crime hotline trolled with calls about aliens and UFOs

Trump's immigrant crime hotline trolled with calls about aliens and UFOs

The US government line was set up for victims of crimes "committed by removable criminal aliens".
Fitbit contradicts husband's story of wife's murder - police

Fitbit contradicts husband's story of wife's murder - police

The Connecticut man said his wife was killed by an intruder with a voice like actor Vin Diesel's.
New Orleans removes first of four Confederate statues

New Orleans removes first of four Confederate statues

Wearing bullet-proof gear, contractors removed the statue under the watch of armed snipers.
Nigeria's Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria's Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

The cash was kept in a Lagos flat for covert operations, intelligence officials told local media.
Mystery unravelled?

Mystery unravelled?

Thousands of people trying to solve an age-old question about joint pain and the weather.
France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

President Francois Hollande says France owes them a debt of blood.
MOAB strike: US military defends use of massive bomb in Afghanistan

MOAB strike: US military defends use of massive bomb in Afghanistan

US and Afghan forces at the blast site reportedly saw no evidence of civilian casualties.
US governor unveils dung on budget plan

US governor unveils dung on budget plan

Jim Justice shows everyone what he thinks of West Virginia's budget proposal.
US-Mexico border crossings at 17-year low

US-Mexico border crossings at 17-year low

The homeland security chief tells Congress the trend is "no accident", crediting President Trump.
Ivanka: 'Where I disagree with my father, he knows it'

Ivanka: 'Where I disagree with my father, he knows it'

Ivanka Trump urges people "not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence".
Mocoa landslide: Colombia president defends rescue effort

Mocoa landslide: Colombia president defends rescue effort

President Juan Manuel Santos fends off criticism after a landslide left 263 people dead in Mocoa.
Mudlarking

Mudlarking

Portraits of the mudlarkers unearthing London's past on the banks of the Thames
Australia makes 'largest ever' crystal meth seizure

Australia makes 'largest ever' crystal meth seizure

The drugs were concealed between floorboards in a "sophisticated" operation, police say.