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Manuel Noriega, Panama ex-strongman, dies at 83

General Manuel Antonio Noriega, former military leader of Panama, has died aged 83, officials have announced. Noriega recently underwent an operation after suffering a haemorrhage following brain surgery. Noriega had been a key US ally but was forcibly removed when … Continue reading

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Manchester attack: Victoria station reopens

Manchester Victoria railway station has reopened more than a week after the suicide attack at the city’s arena. The station, attached to Manchester Arena, was shut after the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert, which left 22 people dead and … Continue reading

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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds. The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to … Continue reading

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Siege gunman shot dead after policeman's killing in Queensland

A man who killed a policeman before holding authorities at bay for 18 hours has been shot dead in Australia. On Monday, Rick Maddison fatally shot Senior Constable Brett Forte after the police officer intercepted his car in Queensland. He … Continue reading

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Meet the women and girls who rocked Comic Con

Scratch below the surface at Comic Con and you might be surprised to find thousands of young women who go because they find it empowering. It might have a reputation for attracting nerds and geeks, but as one female fan … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Alcohol 'not involved' in arrest

Golfer Tiger Woods says alcohol was “not involved” in his arrest while driving in Florida early on Monday. The player, who was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication”. “I understand the severity … Continue reading

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Zoo tiger death: Victim named as Rosa King

A zoo-keeper who died after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park in Cambridgeshire has been named as 33-year-old Rosa King. The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, at about 11:15 BST on Monday. Wildlife photographer … Continue reading

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How autism helps me win at pinball

Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it’s also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism. When Robert Gagno plays pinball at his local arcade a crowd usually gathers to … Continue reading

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson

What happens when two strong-minded individuals from opposite sides of the political debate sit down for dinner? To find out, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has organised a series of election blind dates for the general election campaign. Nigel Farage … Continue reading

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Has the time now come for internet voting?

The use of internet – or electronic – voting in elections is growing. But there are still plenty of concerns about reliability, safety and privacy. Will electing your government via the tap of a smartphone ever catch on? Next month … Continue reading

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