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Dutch arrest after Rotterdam gig cancelled amid terror threat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The van was found in a street near the venue Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in the southern Dutch province of Brabant, hours after a rock concert was cancelled because of an alert from Spanish police. The man was detained at 02:00 on Thursday ...

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‘Amazing’ rediscovery of rare Australian tree-rat

Image copyright DBCA Image caption The black-footed tree rat as captured by remote cameras in Western Australia’s Kimberley forests A rare mammal has been discovered living in Western Australia (WA) decades after it was thought to have been wiped out of the region. The distinctive black-footed tree rat was spotted ...

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Australian spy chief criticised for Duterte fist photo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Critics have described the photo as inappropriate The boss of Australia’s foreign intelligence agency has been criticised for clenching his fist in a photo with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Mr Duterte used the pose in his 2016 presidential campaign, a symbol of his tough and ...

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Charlottesville violence: White supremacist Cantwell hands himself in

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Christopher Cantwell appeared in an emotional YouTube video discussing the police warrant against him A white supremacist wanted by police over his role in violent clashes at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has handed himself in. Christopher Cantwell, from New Hampshire, faces charges of illegal ...

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Indians have right to privacy, Supreme Court rules

Image copyright AFP Image caption The ruling is likely to have implications for the Aadhaar biometric scheme India’s Supreme Court has ruled that citizens have a fundamental right to privacy, in a landmark judgement. The nine-judge bench ruled that the right to privacy “is protected as an intrinsic part of ...

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New Balance wins record China trademark award

Image copyright Getty Images New Balance has won a record payout in a Chinese trademark case after three local shoemakers were found to have infringed the brand’s “N” logo. A Chinese court awarded the US sportswear firm more than 10 million yuan (£1.2m; $1.5m). Lawyers believe it to be the ...

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Smoke alarm response times ‘wildly vary’

Image copyright Getty Images British Standards-approved smoke alarms have “wildly varying” response times, according to a new study by Which?. An investigation by the consumer group found some alarms could take twice as long to sound as others, with one brand failing to go off at all – despite having ...

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Border police foil 56,000 migration attempts to Kent

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants typically aim to get to the Port of Dover from Calais UK Border Forces foiled up to 153 attempts by migrants trying to get to Britain from France every day last year, a BBC investigation has found. More than 56,000 attempts were made ...

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Bank Holiday getaway

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most roadworks will be lifted in time for the bank holiday getaway It is the last bank holiday of the summer and millions of cars will be on the roads. How do you beat the traffic and make the most of the long weekend? ...

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Australia dual citizen saga: Court to hear cases in October

Image copyright EPA Image caption Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce will face questions over his New Zealand citizenship A dual citizenship saga that has gripped Australian politics for almost two months will not be tested in court until October. The court will decide whether seven MPs are ineligible to sit ...

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Portsmouth hospital ‘fed patients pills in ice cream’

Image copyright Google Image caption The hospital’s medical care has been rated “inadequate” Hospital staff fed pills to patients by hiding them in their meals and in ice cream, the health watchdog has said. Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has been given a formal warning notice by the Care Quality ...

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Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweep south China

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The typhoon brought Hong Kong to a standstill with many businesses staying closed A powerful storm has swept across southern China, leaving 12 dead and hundreds of people injured. Typhoon Hato made landfall at noon on Wednesday near Zhuhai city in Guangdong province, bringing ...

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