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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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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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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The reserve was created in 1984 by the military government which intended to open it up to commercial mineral exploration that never happened. Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering ...

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War footing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Marines have been on patrol at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio This time last year, Rio de Janeiro was winding down from the euphoria of the Olympic Games. Despite the city’s violent reputation, much had been done to make Rio live up to its ...

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Canada government giving migrants ‘false hope’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of migrants have been crossing into Quebec illegally in recent weeks A Canadian opposition MP has accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of “giving false hope to people crossing the border”. MP Michelle Rempel said on Wednesday that a refugee-friendly message is misleading asylum ...

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Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Police are at the venue A rock concert in the Dutch city of Rotterdam has been cancelled and a van containing gas canisters found nearby after a tip-off from Spanish police, the city’s mayor says. The driver of the Spain-registered van was detained by police, ...

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Venezuela ex-prosecutor: I have proof of Maduro corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Ortega made her allegations after meeting regional prosecutors in Brazil Venezuela’s dismissed chief prosecutor says she has proof of corruption within the top leadership, including evidence against President Nicolas Maduro. Luisa Ortega Diaz also accused two party leaders and the new prosecutor. Ms Ortega, ...

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Why Sardinia’s tourists taking sand as souvenir face fine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sardinia’s beaches took millions of years to create but island officials fear the theft of sand could destroy the environment Famed for its pristine beaches, the Mediterranean island of Sardinia has hit back at holidaymakers who have been pinching its sand. Under a law ...

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Hillary Clinton: Trump was a creep during our debates

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHillary Clinton: ‘My skin crawled’ in Trump debate Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump a “creep” in her new book, saying he made her “skin crawl” at a debate during their presidential campaigns. She says he made her feel “incredibly uncomfortable” and ...

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Canadian town refuses to remove swastikas from park

Image copyright Erase the Hate A Canadian town says it will not remove swastikas from a public park because it has historical significance. The Nazi symbols adorn an anchor that was on display in Pointe-des-Cascades, Quebec. Corey Fleischer, who goes around Montreal removing hateful graffiti, tried to paint over the ...

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Brazil boat sinks killing at least seven in Amazon region

At least seven people were killed when a boat carrying about 70 passengers sank in Brazil’s Amazon region, local authorities say. At least 25 people have reportedly been rescued but dozens are still missing. Police are investigating what may have caused the vessel to sink and whether it may have ...

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Russian crowd demands director Serebrennikov’s release

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kirill Serebrennikov (second from R) denies all charges against him and suggests he has been framed Supporters outside a Moscow court chanted “freedom” as outspoken theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov appeared on fraud charges. Proceedings were interrupted by the noise as the judge decided ...

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