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Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 20 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan …

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World landmarks light up for Manchester

By Lamia Estatie BBC News Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A fountain lit with the colours of the union jack in Zagreb Iconic landmarks around the world have been illuminated in the colours of the union jack to show solidarity following the Manchester attack. Twenty-two people were killed and …

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Manchester attack: What can be done to make public spaces safe?

Image copyright @ZACH_BRUCE/reuters Image caption Fans ran down stairs as they left the Manchester Arena after the explosion A suicide bomber has killed 22 people and injured many more at a concert in the Manchester Arena. Is there any way of protecting crowded public spaces from terrorists? When counter-terrorism experts …

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Family contests 101-year-old’s wedding to former maid

Image copyright CMTV Image caption Ms Monteiro has lived with and cared for Mr Marcolino for 30 years, but his children say she is after his money The children of a 101-year-old man have legally challenged his marriage to his ex-maid, who is just over half his age. Francisco Marcolino …

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Indy 500: Fernando Alonso ready to improvise at ‘unpredictable’ race

Alonso qualified fifth for the race on Sunday despite having never driven an Indy car before this month Fernando Alonso says he expects to find the Indianapolis 500 “difficult” as he attempts to win the prestigious race for the first time on Sunday. The McLaren Formula 1 driver is missing …

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Stalin’s grandson who rejected dictator’s name dies at 75

Image copyright Russian army theatre/Getty Images Image caption Alexander Burdonsky said he saw his grandfather as a Shakespearian figure Alexander Burdonsky, a talented Russian theatre director whose grandfather was Soviet leader Josef Stalin, has died of cancer aged 75. Burdonsky was born Alexander Stalin but took his mother’s maiden name …

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Mount Everest: Bodies of four climbers found in tent

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mount Everest has claimed 10 lives so far this season Four climbers have been found dead inside a tent on Mount Everest, taking the death toll this season to 10. The bodies were discovered by a rescue team that was retrieving the body of …

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Manchester Arena attack: Man Utd in ‘sombre’ mood in Stockholm

Manchester United players inspected the pitch at the Friends Arena on Tuesday Manchester United fans and officials say Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax is secondary to the “pain and suffering” in the city since Monday’s Manchester Arena attack. The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest …

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Leigh Halfpenny: New Toulon contract close says owner Mourad Boudjellal

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny has become integral to Toulon Toulon want to renew Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny’s contract before he goes on tour with the British and Irish Lions next week, says the French club. Halfpenny, 28, joined Toulon in 2014 from Cardiff Blues and his current deal runs out …

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