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Pugilist or peacemaker: The choice facing Donald Trump

One week, three profoundly disturbing cases, and a few burning questions. First the incidents. Let me start with the least publicised. A 51-year-old white man tries to enter a predominantly black church in Jeffersontown, Kentucky....

Lion Air crash: Sonar and drones used in Indonesian search

Drones and sonar technology have been deployed in Indonesia to search for a Lion Air passenger plane which crashed into the sea on Monday. Flight JT 610 went down after taking off from Jakarta with...

Leicester City owner among five dead in helicopter crash

The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft...

Lion Air crash: Indonesian Aircraft goes down after Jakarta take-off

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane with 188 people on board has come down after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Flight JT-610 was on a scheduled flight to Pangkal Pinang, the main...

Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in Brazil's presidential election. Mr Bolsonaro won 55.2% of the votes cast against 44.8% for Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers' Party, the Brazilian electoral authority...

China says Trump should swap iPhone for Huawei amid bugging claim

China has jokingly suggested that US President Donald Trump should swap his Apple iPhone for a Chinese model, as it denied a report claiming Beijing was bugging his private calls. The report in the New York...

Matthew Shepard: The murder that changed America

The death of a gay student, tortured and tied to a prairie fence in Wyoming two decades ago, shocked America. As Matthew Shepard's ashes are interred in the nation's spiritual home, those who knew...

Mail bomb investigators check Florida leads

The FBI has searched a mail facility near Miami, as investigators try to find who is behind a series of suspected explosive packages. Devices have been sent to eight high-profile people, including ex-President Barack Obama...

Falling stars challenge: China’s twist on the young rich millennial meme

One of the hottest online trends of the summer - the #fallingstarschallenge - has now made an appearance in China and it is inevitably being reinvented by Chinese millennials who never pass up an...

Sydney high school students hurt in syringe ‘prank’

A student wielding a syringe has pricked eight teenagers in a "prank" at a high school in western Sydney, Australian authorities have said. Several ambulances were called to Plumpton High School on Thursday following reports...

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