Russia doping: Athletes wait in fear of fresh world ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is likely to be several more years before Russia’s Olympians are allowed to compete again under their national flag Russia has become the master

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United Airlines passenger stung by scorpion during flight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman says she felt a stinging sensation on her leg during the flight A woman has been stung by a scorpion while travelling

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US and Iranian men released in prisoner swap

Image copyright Javad Zarif Twitter Image caption Massoud Soleimani, right, with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif after his release A Chinese-American researcher convicted of spying in Iran has been freed

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PG&E: California power firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Camp Fire killed scores of people and caused billions of dollars of damage Californian utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed a

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Australia bushfires north of Sydney ‘too big to put out’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Sydney’s mega fire is getting out of control’ A “mega blaze” raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north-west of Sydney cannot

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France’s Elodie Kulik trial: Willy Bardon jailed for 30 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Elodie Kulik’s father Jacky had fought to bring her killers to justice A high-profile trial in France concerning the abduction, rape and killing of a

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Pensacola shooting: Three killed in US naval base classroom shooting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US naval air base in Pensacola, Florida A gunman has opened fire in a classroom building at a US naval base in Pensacola, Florida,

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Holocaust: Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time

Image copyright AFP Image caption Germany is set to donate 60m euros (£51m; $66m) to the foundation that preserves Auschwitz as a memorial German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been visiting

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Macron pension reform: France enters second day of strikes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The usually busy Gare du Nord railway station in Paris seen empty on Thursday A strike over planned pension reforms that paralysed France on

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Hyderabad vet: Police kill suspects in Indian rape and murder case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands protested outside a police station in Hyderabad after the rape case Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a

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