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Stockholm attack: 'Suspect device' in Sweden crash lorry

Stockholm attack: 'Suspect device' in Sweden crash lorry

Image copyright AFP Image caption The lorry was driven into the front of a department store Swedish police have confirmed they discovered a suspect device inside the lorry which was driven into a Stockholm department store on Friday. The “technical device” was found in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson […]

Emma Stone responds to prom invite with letter

Emma Stone responds to prom invite with letter

Emma Stone has thanked a teenager for “the greatest proposal I’ve ever received.” 17-year-old Jacob Staudenmaier went viral after he recreated the opening scene of her Oscar-winning La La Land, to ask her to his prom. He sang along to Another Day of Sun, swapping the original lyrics for new ones. But sadly, she can’t […]

Egyptian professor investigated over bellydance video

Egyptian professor investigated over bellydance video

Egyptian professor investigated over bellydance video By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Facebook/Mona Prince Image caption A video of Ms Prince dancing may have landed her in trouble with her bosses in Egypt An Egyptian professor fears she may lose her job after posting a video of herself bellydancing on […]

Pearl Jam, Tupac and Joan Baez join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam, Tupac and Joan Baez join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam (pictured) gave a warning about climate change The late rapper Tupac Shakur, 1960s protest singer Joan Baez and grunge legends Pearl Jam have all entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey and Yes during […]

Mistaken identity

Mistaken identity

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cows are considered sacred by the country’s majority Hindu population An Indian Muslim died of his injuries after a group of men transporting cattle were attacked by members of a suspected cow protection vigilante group. BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava travelled to the victim’s village in the northern Indian state of […]

Random breath tests illegal, Kenyan court rules

Random breath tests illegal, Kenyan court rules

Image copyright AFP Image caption A court has blocked the use of breathalysers to charge motorists Kenyans can no longer be charged after a breathalyser test, after a bar owner argued they were ruining his business. Kariuki Ruitha complained they violated Kenyans’ constitutional rights to make their own lifestyle decisions – including how much to […]

DR Congo: Bruno Tshibala appointed new prime minister

DR Congo: Bruno Tshibala appointed new prime minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Kabila (centre) was supposed to step down at the end of 2016 but the vote to replace him was not held Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has appointed Bruno Tshibala as the new prime minister of the power-sharing government. Mr Tshibala will be leader until presidential elections […]

Galactic garbage

Galactic garbage

Image copyright European Space Agency Image caption A visualisation of the satellites and other debris around earth Millions of pieces of man-made trash are now orbiting the Earth. Some are tiny, others are large enough to be seen with a telescope, but all pose a risk to space craft and satellites. And according to experts […]

Eta: Basque separatists 'begin weapons handover'

Eta: Basque separatists 'begin weapons handover'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eta militants: Franco-Spanish police co-operation has led to many arrests Basque militant group Eta has begun the process of handing over arms in southern France, ahead of full disarmament announced for Saturday. Basque environmentalist Txetx Etcheverry said that some weapons had already been handed in. But he provided no […]

Syria war: US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Syria war: US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Images released by the Pentagon showed damage caused by the strikes on Shayrat air base The US is “disappointed but not surprised” at Russia’s response to its strikes on a Syrian air base suspected of storing chemical weapons. At least six people are reported to have been killed in the […]

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