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Nazi guard Palij deported by US to Germany

Nazi guard Palij deported by US to Germany

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There was anger among residents when it emerged Palij was living in the Queens area of New York City A 95-year-old former Nazi collaborator who served in the notorious SS as a labour camp guard in World War Two has arrived in Germany after a long deportation battle in the […]

US students topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina

US students topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam was erected in 1913 Student protesters toppled a controversial Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday night. The statue of a Confederate soldier, nicknamed Silent Sam, has been a target of vandalism and protests for […]

Comedian Jon Stewart rescues goats from New York subway tracks

Comedian Jon Stewart rescues goats from New York subway tracks

Image copyright Metropolitan Transportation Authority Image caption The grazing goats gave police and train staff the runaround For many New Yorkers, a Monday morning subway commute is an experience they’d be delighted to avoid. But it appears nobody’s told the city’s goats. Two of the greedy herbivores briefly disrupted the N line from mid-morning on […]

Asia Argento: #MeToo figurehead ‘accused of sexual assault’

Asia Argento: #MeToo figurehead ‘accused of sexual assault’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Asia Argento was one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault A leading figure in the #MeToo movement has reportedly been accused of sexual assault involving a minor. Italian actress Asia Argento was one of the first to speak out against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Legal […]

Mueller inquiry: Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Russia inquiry

Mueller inquiry: Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Russia inquiry

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump has repeatedly referred to the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” US President Donald Trump has said he is worried he might face perjury charges if he gives statements under oath to the investigation into Russia’s alleged role in his election victory. He told Reuters news agency he […]

Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls

Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls

Image copyright Shanann Watts / Instagram Image caption Chris Watts is suspected of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters A Colorado man has been charged with the deaths of his pregnant wife and their daughters last week. Chris Watts, 33, is facing three counts of first-degree murder and six other counts. Court papers show […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau defends ‘racism’ jab at heckler

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau defends ‘racism’ jab at heckler

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his comments against a heckler on Monday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended himself after accusing a woman at a political event of “racism”. Mr Trudeau was speaking at a corn roast about 50km (30 miles) south of Montreal when he was interrupted […]

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey over US pastor

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey over US pastor

Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump has called Pastor Andrew Brunson “an innocent man of faith” US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor. “I think it’s very sad what Turkey is doing,” he said. “I think they’re making […]

Áurea Vázquez Rijos: Beauty queen on trial for husband’s murder

Áurea Vázquez Rijos: Beauty queen on trial for husband’s murder

Image copyright Ramón ‘Tonito’ Zayas / GFR MEDIA Image caption Áurea Vázquez Rijos in custody in Puerto Rico When a onetime beauty queen walks into a courtroom in Puerto Rico this week, it will bring to an end a long wait endured by relatives of her wealthy former husband, who was stabbed to death in […]

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pope’s letter addressed the “heart-wrenching pain” of abuse victims in Pennsylvania after the report was released Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics. The letter to “the People of God” calls for an end […]

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