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RIP Oppy, died Mars, aged 15 (approx)

RIP Oppy, died Mars, aged 15 (approx)

The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.
Sri Lanka begins recruitment drive for 'moral' hangmen

Sri Lanka begins recruitment drive for 'moral' hangmen

The government is running newspaper ads for executioners as part of a crackdown on drug smuggling.
Apple to investigate Saudi app

Apple to investigate Saudi app

An app that can be used by men to stop women leaving the country will be investigated by Apple.
FBI releases serial killer Samuel Little's drawings of victims

FBI releases serial killer Samuel Little's drawings of victims

It is hoped the images by Samuel Little, who confessed to 90 killings, will aid identification.
French cash delivery man arrested after a van with €3m vanishes

French cash delivery man arrested after a van with €3m vanishes

The other two members of the team returned to see their van had disappeared near Paris.
Inside the illegal world of organised dogfighting

Inside the illegal world of organised dogfighting

A BBC investigation into dogfighting discovered an illegal trade stretching from Eastern Europe to Wales.
Iran suicide bombing 'kills 27 Revolutionary Guards'

Iran suicide bombing 'kills 27 Revolutionary Guards'

A Sunni militant group says it was behind the attack on a bus in the south-east of the country.
Ex-US Air Force officer Monica Witt charged with spying for Iran

Ex-US Air Force officer Monica Witt charged with spying for Iran

Former counter-intelligence officer Monica Witt allegedly sought to hack her colleagues' computers.
Christophe Dettinger: French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

Christophe Dettinger: French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

The ex-boxing champion is sentenced for assaulting police officers at a Paris protest in January.
Cricketer banned after 'gay' admonishment

Cricketer banned after 'gay' admonishment

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is banned for the first four one-day internationals against England.
India citizenship move shelved amid protest

India citizenship move shelved amid protest

India's government let the bill lapse before parliament could ratify it, following months of protests.
Syrians held in Germany for suspected crimes against humanity

Syrians held in Germany for suspected crimes against humanity

Two men said to be former intelligence officers are suspected of torturing thousands of people.
Spain budget failure puts snap election on the cards

Spain budget failure puts snap election on the cards

Catalan parties withdraw their support for Pedro Sánchez's Socialist government in a budget vote.
Anti-Semitism: Germany sees '10% jump in offences' in 2018

Anti-Semitism: Germany sees '10% jump in offences' in 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country needs a "zero tolerance" approach to anti-Semitism.
Liberia illicit gold mine collapse: Five bodies found

Liberia illicit gold mine collapse: Five bodies found

The bodies of five people are recovered, but dozens remain missing since Saturday, an official says.
Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

It's claimed this is the first time the rare animal has been photographed in Africa in a century.
Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines news site Rappler arrested

Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines news site Rappler arrested

Maria Ressa is the CEO of Rappler, which is critical of Rodrigo Duterte's government.
New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.
Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammals

Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammals

Conservationists from Chester zoo are conducting the first ever study of the animals, in Uganda.
PNG is missing almost 300 cars after international summit

PNG is missing almost 300 cars after international summit

The cars were bought to chauffeur global guests in style - but now, many of them are missing.