Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Naples woman killed in 'mafia ambush'

A woman is fatally shot in an area near central Naples known for gangland violence.

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South Africa's 'Father of Jazz'

The legendary musician, who has died age 78, will be remembered as much for his activism as his songs.

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Bill Cosby returns to stage ahead of sexual assault retrial

A surprise comedy show is the US comedian's first since dozens of women accused him of sexual assault.

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NZ Maori win first indigenous football internationals

New Zealand's Maori came face-to-face with indigenous Australians on a football pitch for the first time.

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Hawaii governor admits log-in blunder

Hawaii's governor says a failure to remember his Twitter details delayed a corrective message.

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Germany pupil 'killed by classmate' at school near Dortmund

Reports say a 15-year-old student stabbed a 14-year-old boy at a secondary school near Dortmund.

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Lebanon rubbish: Storm dumps piles of waste along coast

A huge clean-up operation is under way after a storm left beaches near Beirut strewn with rubbish.

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The Philippines' most active volcano Mount Mayon erupts

More than 40,000 local residents have been forced to evacuate the area.

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UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers

The organisation's flag and blue helmets no longer offer "natural protection", a new report says.

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Alaska quake prompts tsunami alert

A tsunami alert is issued after an 8.0-strength earthquake off the southern Alaska coast.

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Zimbabwe family leave Bangkok airport after three months

Four Zimbabwean adults and four children refused to return home but could not re-enter Thailand.

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Camera captures deadly avalanche's ash cloud in Japan

A soldier has been killed in the avalanche that appears to have been triggered by a volcanic eruption.

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US shutdown: Trump hails 'big win' and says Democrats caved in

The president hails a "big win" for Republicans after the end of a three-day government shutdown.

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Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

The musician "passed peacefully" after a "courageous battle with prostate cancer", his family confirms.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

US imposes tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Extra duties on imported solar panels and washing machines are designed to protect local manufacturers.

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Syria offensive: Turkey warns US over Kurdish militia group

Turkey says the US must end support for the YPG militia, which it is fighting in northern Syria.

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Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares #MeToo story

At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, a US Supreme Court judge shares her #MeToo experience.

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