Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia agrees deal over lack of licence

The Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, one of Spain's most famous tourist sites, has agreed to pay $41m (£31m) to the city authorities after going without a building permit for more than 130 years. The...

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say. Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in a nearby forest or on...

Sex slave ‘passed around England for a decade’

A victim of modern slavery says she was passed around England for a decade by gangs of men using her for sex. Jenny* said she was groomed from the age of 11 and at 13...

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance US asks Turkey for recording evidence

The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul's Saudi consulate. "We have asked for it, if it exists," President Donald Trump...

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...

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