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Man who released Macron ally sex video arrested

French police have arrested a Russian activist artist behind the release of a sex video that brought down a political ...

First Coronavirus death confirmed in Europe

A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus – the first fatality from the disease outside ...

Germany evacuates 100 from coronavirus-gripped Wuhan

Over 100 German citizens and family members have been flown from Wuhan to Frankfurt on Saturday. None of the passengers ...

German shooting: Man kills six of his family in small town

A man has shot dead six members of his family – including his parents – in the south-west German town ...


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Ex-rugby player, wife and three children die in ‘horrific’ car fire

An ex-rugby league player, his wife and their three children have died after their car was allegedly set alight in ...

Koalas found dead on Australia logging plantation

Dozens of koalas have been found dead or injured at a timber plantation in the Australian state of Victoria, sparking ...

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Fires, then floods. Now Australians need to watch out for deadly spiders

Australia has already dealt with extreme fires, flooding and hail this year. Now experts are warning people to watch out ...

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Scientists slam conspiracy theories about virus origins

The Chinese government announced today that it would revoke the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters, the largest ...

Thousands gather for Japan’s annual ‘Naked Festival’

Thousands braved chilly weather on Saturday to gather at the annual “Naked Festival” in Okayama prefecture in the southern part ...

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Cruise ship rejected by five ports docks at last

A cruise ship that was stranded at sea, because ports were worried about passengers bringing coronavirus, has been allowed to ...

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Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dead at 15

A Disney actress died Saturday following a brain tumour, according to the Ugandan school where she was a student. Nikita ...

Egypt confirms its first coronavirus case

Egypt has confirmed its first case of a deadly coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year and ...

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Tunisia’s designated PM makes employment, services the priority

Tunisia’s designated prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh wants a government based on the values of the 2011 revolution that would address ...

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Weird News


New sophisticated fraud can steal your online identity using your phone number

WINNIPEG — Using your cell phone number, fraudsters can take control of your online identity –wreaking havoc on your social ...

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Lebanon to charge for WhatsApp calls

Lebanon’s cabinet has agreed to impose a fee on calls over WhatsApp and other similar applications, as part of efforts ...

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Pier 1 closing all of its stores in Canada

TORONTO — Pier 1 is closing all of its stores in Canada, as the home decor retailer begins bankruptcy proceedings ...

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Bombardier will sell its train to Alstom SA for US$8.2B

Bombardier confirmed Monday it has come to an agreement with Alstom to sell off its transportation unit to the French ...

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Ghosn denies improper use of Nissan money

Former Nissan Motor Co Ltd boss Carlos Ghosn denied any impropriety over payments he made during his time at the ...

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Car-sized turtle fossils unearthed

Fossils of a turtle the size of a car have been unearthed in what is now northern South America. The ...

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First cookies baked in space by astronauts

Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the ...

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103 meter Margherita pizza in Australia

An Italian restaurant in Australia has made a 103 meter (338 foot) Margherita pizza to raise funds for firefighters battling ...

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Japan sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura pays record tuna price

A Japanese sushi boss has paid a record $3.1m for a giant tuna at the first new year’s auction in ...

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Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...

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1 in 3 child cancer survivors develop serious health problem later in life

Survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk for severe health problems later in life compared to the general population, ...

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Wuhan evacuees under quarantine at Canadian military base healthy

All of the Canadian passengers and their families who were recently evacuated from Wuhan, China to a military base in ...

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Australian swimmer Shayna Jack tests positive for banned substance

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack tested positive for a banned substance before the World Aquatics Championships, Swimming Australia has said. Jack, ...

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Cricket Australia shares blame in scandal

A scathing review into Australian cricket has condemned a “winning without counting the costs” culture that left players in a ...

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Lopetegui: I believe in Real Madrid more than ever

Julen Lopetegui insists he believes in his struggling Real Madrid team more than ever and remains calm about his future ...

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In pictures


Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! These soaps might make you think twice before biting into a sushi roll!


Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!