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Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered an inscription they say may show that the history books have been wrong for centuries. Historians have long believed that Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD, destroying the...

Missing pianist believed to be buried by wrong family

A grieving Canadian family has accidentally buried the wrong body. It was an error that only came to light when the missing relative thought to have died returned home months after the funeral. Police believe the...

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law...

Mohammed Dewji: Reward offered for abducted Tanzania billionaire

The family of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that leads to his rescue. Mr Dewji, reportedly Africa's youngest billionaire, was...

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had revealed the disease's return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he...

Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He will later visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at...

Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m

An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6 million. Drake's Island in Devon includes a 16th century barracks, a pier and an underground network of tunnels. The six-acre...

Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law

Canada is about to become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults will be able to purchase and consume the drug from...

How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory

After seven devastating years of civil war in Syria, which have left more than 350,000 people dead, President Bashar al-Assad appears close to victory against the forces trying to overthrow him. So how has Mr...

Widowed bride’s final photos with her groom

At first glance, it's a normal, sweet wedding album - tearful parents, friends applying make-up to a nervous bride, children giggling. But on closer inspection, it becomes clear that someone is missing. Kendall Murphy, the groom,...

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