South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption. Shops have been looted, roads barricaded and vehicles set alight. President Ramaphosa, More...

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A front row seat for James Comey’s street fight with Donald Trump

It was six o’clock in the morning and the first wan light of an April weekday was creeping over Union Square in Manhattan. Eddie Callison from the Bronx was sitting in a folding chair on the sidewalk on the north More...

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Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $ 5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $ 100m (£71m) in damages. The American, 46, was accused of fraud by cheating More...

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Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth has brought her baby to the floor of the US Congress’ upper chamber a day after it overturned a longstanding baby ban. Ms Duckworth, 50, arrived with daughter Maile in her More...

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Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

In a striking example of natural selection, the Bajau people of South-East Asia have developed bigger spleens for diving, a study shows. The Bajau are traditionally nomadic and seafaring, and survive by collecting More...

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Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can – he is one of the world’s few absolute monarchs. King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on More...

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Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed

No criminal charges will be brought over the death of US musician Prince in April 2016, prosecutors say. The singer, 57, died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful More...

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Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba’s new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is More...

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India video reunites man with family after 40 years

An Indian man who disappeared 40 years ago has been reunited with his family after his brother recognised him in a YouTube video that went viral. Khomdram Gambhir Singh went missing from Manipur state aged 26 More...

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Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII

Newly uncovered documents suggest Hans Asperger, the paediatrician whose name describes a form of autism, was actively involved in the Nazi regime’s euthanasia programme in Austria. The evidence comes from More...