US man could face death penalty over Thailand ‘sea home’

A US man and his partner could face the death penalty after they were accused of building a “sea home” off Thailand. Chad Elwartowski has gone into hiding with his girlfriend, Supranee Thepdet, after the navy said they had threatened the country’s sovereignty. Their home, which sits atop a 20m (65ft) platform, is located around More...

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HIV used to cure ‘bubble boy’ disease

US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or “bubble boy” disease. Results of the research, developed at a Tennessee hospital, More...

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North Korea test fires new tactical guided weapon – state media

North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon”. A report, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), gave few details but said the weapon came fitted with a “powerful More...

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Ohio pastor sorry after inviting students to slap him in ‘crucifixion lesson’

An Ohio church has apologised after a video emerged of students in a youth programme spitting on, slapping and cutting a pastor at his request. Footage posted on Facebook showed young people lining up to strike More...

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Beto on the borderline

The invader lived in a bright pink house on a street of dust and dreams. He was only 40 when he collapsed in sickness—or was murdered, as his four sisters and mother and brother-in-law believe—just a few thousand More...

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At least 28 dead in Madeira bus crash

A tourist bus has overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira leaving 28 people dead and others injured. The deaths were confirmed by Lusa, the national news agency. German newspaper Bild said nine German More...

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Armed woman accused of Denver school threats ‘found dead’

An 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats to Denver-area schools has been found dead, US media report. Sol Pais was reportedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine high school massacre, in which two teenagers More...

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Alan García: Peru’s former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations. Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was More...

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Sadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears

An Iranian who became the first woman from her country to contest an official boxing match says she has cancelled her return home from France after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Sadaf Khadem beat the French More...

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Peru’s ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

Peru’s former President Alan García has shot himself in the neck as police came to arrest him, media reports and police sources say. Officers took him to Casimiro Ulloa hospital in the capital, Lima, where More...