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Germans find ‘Harald Bluetooth’ medieval treasure

Image copyright AFPImage caption Harald Bluetooth might have buried the treasure while fleeing from enemies Treasure linked to the reign of 10th Century Danish King Harald Bluetooth has been dug up in northern Germany. An amateur archaeologist and a 13-year-old boy found a silver coin on the Baltic island of Rügen in January when scanning […]

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Russian reporter Borodin dead after mystery fall

Image copyright Maxim Borodin/FacebookImage caption Maxim Borodin had contacted a friend two days before he was found seriously injured beneath his fifth-floor flat A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about the deaths of mercenaries in Syria has died in hospital after falling from his fifth-floor flat. Maxim Borodin was found badly injured by neighbours in […]

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Israel destroys ‘longest and deepest’ Gaza tunnel

Image copyright Israel militaryImage caption The tunnel had been under observation for some time, Israel said The Israeli military has disabled a major tunnel dug by militants which reached into Israel from the Gaza Strip, officials say. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it was the longest and deepest tunnel of its kind Israel had discovered. […]

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Australia bushfire threatens Sydney suburbs homes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHundreds of firefighters tackle the blaze Hundreds of Australian firefighters are tackling a large bushfire that has reportedly affected homes in the southern suburbs of Sydney. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) said it was concerned that flying embers could spark new blazes ahead of […]

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Winnie Mandela: Soweto send-off for anti-apartheid fighter

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWinnie Madikizela-Mandela’s casket was draped in the national flag Large crowds gathered in South Africa for the funeral of the anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Thousands of mourners crowded into a stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, where the campaigner was given a high-level send-off before her burial in […]

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Syria air strikes: Trump hails ‘perfect’ mission

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the key moments over 12 hours – in two minutes US President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as “perfectly executed”, adding: “Mission Accomplished”. The US, UK and France attacked three government sites, targeting what they said were chemical weapons facilities. More […]