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Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer dies at 76

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jarreau was being treated in a Los Angeles hospital Seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop singer Al Jarreau has died in Los Angeles at the age of 76, his publicist says. The cause of his death was not immediately clear. He was in a hospital …

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Trump travel ban: Policy adviser attacks US federal appeals court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stephen Miller said Mr Trump’s powers to order a travel ban were “beyond question” A top White House adviser has attacked the US federal appeals court for upholding a ruling suspending Mr Trump’s travel ban order. Stephen Miller told US media the court ruling was …

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Children share photo of terminally ill parents holding hands

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Julie and Mike Bennet held hands as they said goodbye to each other for the last time The children of a terminally ill couple who died of cancer within days of each other have shared a photograph of their parents’ last moments together. The …

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Switzerland votes to relax its citizenship rules

Image copyright AP Image caption Projections show nearly 60% of voters wanted to simplify the rules People in Switzerland have voted to relax the country’s strict citizenship rules, making it easier for third-generation immigrants to become Swiss. Being born in Switzerland does not guarantee citizenship. Non-Swiss residents must typically wait …

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India activist Kailash Satyarthi’s stolen Nobel medal recovered

Image copyright AP Image caption Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 A replica of a Nobel medal, which was stolen from the home of Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi, has been recovered, police say. His Nobel certificate as well jewellery and other …

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Germany president: Steinmeier chosen by lawmakers

Image copyright AP Image caption Frank-Walter Steinmeier, centre, is congratulated by predecessor Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel Former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected president by a parliamentary assembly. The Social Democrat, 61, is one of Germany’s most popular politicians. The post is largely ceremonial, but the …

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump act fools newspaper

Image copyright AP Image caption Easily done? Alec Baldwin (l), mistaken for Trump Actor Alec Baldwin’s impression on Saturday Night Live of Donald Trump tricked a national newspaper into thinking he was the real thing. El Nacional in the Dominican Republic has now apologised for accidentally publishing a still of …

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Resurrecting a ruin

Image copyright Nord Architecture About 20 miles west of Glasgow lies a modern ruin. St Peter’s Seminary was built only 50 years ago, yet by the 1990s it was derelict. However, plans to breathe new life into the building are now close to being realised. The concrete ghost is hidden …

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