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French mother tried for hiding baby in car boot

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Rosa-Maria Da Cruz is accused of keeping her baby hidden in a room in her house and in the boot of her car A French woman has gone on trial accused of hiding the existence of a child she kept in the boot of her car.The girl was discovered by a garage mechanic who heard noises when the car was brought in for repairs.The
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Comedian Dave Chappelle photobombs engagement shoot

[ad_1] Image copyright jayceemariephoto Image caption "So, I was shooting this engagement session at a brewery tonight and this dude photobombed us," photographer Jaycee Brammer said on Instagram A young, American couple were surprised when comedian Dave Chappelle photobombed their engagement shoot.They were even more surprised when their subsequent Reddit post received more than 90,000 upvotes in 24 hours. Thomas Saunders, 26, and Emily Eldridge, 24, spotted the comedian at
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#ThisIsOurLane: Doctors hit back at pro-gun group NRA

[ad_1] Image copyright David Morris Image caption Trauma surgeon David Morris responded to an NRA tweet with this photograph When America's powerful pro-gun group told doctors to mind their own business, the response was swift, furious and viral."Unless you've had someone's heart stop beating in your hands, you don't get to tell those of us who have what is and is not our 'lane'," trauma surgeon David Morris, 42, told
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Stan Lee: Marvel Comics co-creator dies aged 95

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stan Lee was born Stan Lieberman in 1922 American writer and Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee has died at the age of 95.Lee and Jack Kirby founded the company in 1961, beginning with The Fantastic Four and going on to create titles such as Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.Lee's wife, Joan, died in 2017 - also aged 95 - but he is survived
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These coins stopped a bullet and saved a soldier’s life

[ad_1] Image copyright Vincent Buyssens Image caption These coins saved Belgian soldier Optatius Buyssens's life These coins both endangered and saved the life of a soldier in World War One.Shot after the noise of them "clinging together in his breast pocket... gave his position away... the bullet that should have killed him ricocheted off of the coins thus saving his life". Optatius Buyssens's great-grandson Vincent posted a photo of the
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Mid-term elections 2018: Trump calls for end of Florida recounts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ballots are being recounted across Florida with a deadline of Thursday Donald Trump has said Florida's election recounts should be called in favour of Republicans as "an honest vote count is no longer possible".A recount is under way for the governor and senate races as both have fallen within a margin of 0.5%, triggering the recount in accordance with Florida law.Mr Trump and
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Outcry after police shoot African-American security guard ‘hero’

[ad_1] Image copyright CBS Image caption Jemel Roberson hoped to become a police officer himself, friends say An armed security guard at a bar in suburban Chicago was killed by police as he detained a suspected gunman, according to officials and witnesses.After gunfire erupted around 04:00 local time on Sunday, Jemel Roberson, 26, chased down an attacker and kneeled on his back until police arrived.Moments after police came on the
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Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here at a business summit in Singapore on Monday Amnesty International is stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award.The politician and Nobel peace prize winner received the honour in 2009, when she was living under house arrest.The rights group said it was profoundly dismayed at her failure
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Spain Catalonia: Separatists ordered to repay ballot costs

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEstel Oleart is a Catalan independence activist.A Spanish court has ordered former Catalan leader Artur Mas to repay the costs of organising an illegal vote on independence four years ago.Mr Mas and nine other former officials have to repay €4.9m (£4.3m; $5.6m) of public funds.The independence consultation of 9 November 2014 was a forerunner of last year's disputed referendum. Carles Puigdemont,
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Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

[ad_1] An alleged arson attack on a boys' boarding school dormitory in southern Uganda has left at least 10 people dead and dozens more injured. Reports suggest the fire began early on Monday morning at a block that housed dozens of students from St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai.Officials have said the dormitory's doors were padlocked, trapping dozens inside.Henry Nsubuga, the school's headmaster, described the fire as a "heinous act".Ben
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Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cashew nut factory workers at a production line in Mtwara, Tanzania Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices.President John Magufuli had given traders a Monday deadline to buy the crops at government-approved rates.Farmers had halted sales of their harvests for weeks, saying offers from private traders were too low.Critics have accused the
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Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

[ad_1] Image copyright Handout Canada is in discussions with Pakistan about granting asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before a Pakistani court overturned her sentence and she was freed. Her release sparked violent protests from Islamists in the country. Mr Trudeau confirmed to the AFP news agency that his government was looking
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Cindy Hyde-Smith: Senator’s ‘public hanging’ joke criticised

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing a run off against a Democrat challenger A Republican senator from Mississippi is facing criticism for a joke she made about public hanging.Cindy Hyde-Smith was filmed praising a cattle rancher, saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."She is facing a run-off later this month against a black Democrat in a state with
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Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption An empty bus in a kibbutz was set ablaze after being hit and an Israeli seriously wounded Violence has flared between Israel and Gaza, a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed amid an undercover Israeli operation in Gaza. Scores of rockets were launched at Israel, hitting an empty bus and seriously injuring a 19-year-old nearby, Israeli medics said.Israel launched a
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Jamal Khashoggi murder: Canadian intelligence ‘has heard tape’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance and deathCanadian intelligence has heard an audio recording of the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed. "Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," he said.Mr Trudeau is the first Western leader to confirm his country has listened to the purported
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Workers get €30,000 bonus by mistake at Belgian steelworks

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Workers at a Belgian steelworks had a pleasant start to the weekend when they found an extra €30,000 (£26,200; $34,000) in their bank accounts.Alas, as some of them suspected, the money added to their pay was a clerical error - the actual bonus should have been €100, Belgian media report.But some took the windfall at face value, paying off debts or, in some cases, reportedly hitting
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Cyprus opens first new border crossings in years

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyprus has long been split in two, with travel allowed only at a handful of crossing points New border crossings have been opened between the Turkish and Greek sides of Cyprus - the first in eight years.Dozens crossed via the new routes near Dherynia and Lefke as border guards removed barbed wire fences.Monday's opening of new border crossings follows the breakdown of United Nations-sponsored
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Five held over murder of Mexico politician’s daughter

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Valeria Medel was 22 years old when she was shot dead in a gym Police in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz have arrested five people suspected of involvement in the murder of the daughter of a Congresswoman.Valeria Cruz Medel, a medical student, was shot dead while working out in a gym in Ciudad Mendoza on Thursday.Carmen Medel broke down when she found out
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Dutch millers protest at mass tourism

[ad_1] Image copyright RTV Rijnmond Image caption Kinderdijk's windmills are home to 60 people People living in a group of 18th century windmills have found a novel way of protesting at the scale of tourism in their Dutch village.The millers of Kinderdijk have been handing out postcards with a welcome message and historic picture on one side and a message in English on the other saying: "Thank you for your