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Portland attack: Trump urged to speak up over killings

Portland attack: Trump urged to speak up over killings

Image copyright Facebook/Aurora Dachen Image caption Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was one of two men to die in the attack US President Donald Trump is under pressure to address the killing of two men who had tried to stop a man abusing a Muslim teenager and her friend. Mr Trump has not yet responded to the […]

Somalia's al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Somalia's al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Image copyright AFP Image caption Al-Shabab is al-Qaeda’s main affiliate in East Africa Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters. He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with […]

France's Macron set for 'tough' talks with Putin near Paris

France's Macron set for 'tough' talks with Putin near Paris

Image copyright AFP Image caption The first Macron-Putin tete-a-tete is taking place in the royal splendour of Versailles French President Emmanuel Macron will shortly hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin near Paris, amid tensions over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. They will meet at the ornate Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles. Mr […]

Merkel is told: You can depend on UK

Merkel is told: You can depend on UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“We must fight for our destiny as Europeans,” says Mrs Merkel Home Secretary Amber Rudd has insisted the UK wants to maintain a “deep and special partnership” with the EU after Brexit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Europe now had to “fight for its […]

Silent world

Silent world

Image copyright Hugh Kinsella Cunningham Settled as early as the 9th Century, Mount Koya is a Unesco world heritage site in the Wakayama prefecture, just south of Osaka in Japan. The Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism has its headquarters there and the heavily-forested mountain is criss-crossed with a complex network of tracks and paths still […]

Australian man injured after shark jumps into boat

Australian man injured after shark jumps into boat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shark measured 2.7m (8.8ft), authorities said An Australian fisherman has described how a 200kg (440lb) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him over and lacerating his arm. Terry Selwood, 73, had dropped a line at his “usual spot” at Evans Head in New South Wales when […]

'Lame duck'

'Lame duck'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People are angry about the corruption allegations surrounding President Temer It was a miserable day on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. But the heavy fog smothering the normally sunny beaches did not put thousands of people off from heading down to Copacabana to join calls for President Michel Temer […]

Three held over India molestation video

Three held over India molestation video

Image caption The men can be seen groping and abusing the women in the video Indian police have arrested three men who allegedly molested two girls with their friends and posted a video of the incident on social media. It is not clear when the video was shot, but the location has been identified as […]

Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions

Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jared Kushner is now one of Donald Trump’s top aides Donald Trump has come out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports the aide tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow. In a statement given to the New York Times, Mr Trump praised the “great […]

Shaking up school

Shaking up school

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFinland has one of the best education systems in the world. Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables. Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age – seeking to place skills, as […]