US man arrested after family disappears

US man arrested after family disappears

Image copyright Shanann Watts / Facebook Image caption Chris Watts spoke to the media after his family were reported missing on Monday A man in the US state of Colorado has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his pregnant wife and two young daughters.Chris Watts, 33, was taken into custody on Wednesday in…

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Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’, dies

Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’, dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAretha Franklin: In her own words Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul” known for hits like Respect and Think, has died in Detroit at the age of 76.The legendary singer was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was retiring from music.Franklin had more…

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Fukushima workers ‘risk exploitation’

Fukushima workers ‘risk exploitation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The nuclear plant remains contaminated and in ruins Workers used to decontaminate the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are at grave risk of exploitation, independent UN experts say.Tens of thousands, reportedly including migrants and homeless people, may be being deceived about the risks of exposure to radiation, they say.The UN…

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Italy bridge collapse firm under attack

Italy bridge collapse firm under attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLuciano Goccia: ‘I was under the bridge when it collapsed’ Hair-raising stories of narrow escapes from the Italian motorway bridge collapse have emerged, two days after the disaster in Genoa. A salesman was saved by firefighters after his falling van got caught in the wreckage of the…

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US arrests refugee over IS murder in Iraq

US arrests refugee over IS murder in Iraq

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption FBI witnesses identified Omar Ameen as a man who took part in the raid in Rawah An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US on suspicion of murdering an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).Omar Ameen, 45, appeared before a magistrate…

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Sweden Muslim woman wins handshake case

Sweden Muslim woman wins handshake case

Image copyright Farah Alhajeh Image caption Ms Alhajeh said she brought the case on behalf of others who could find themselves in the same position A Swedish Muslim woman has won compensation after her job interview was ended when she refused a handshake.Farah Alhajeh, 24, was applying for a job as an interpreter when she…

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US media launches free press campaign

US media launches free press campaign

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Boston Globe made a plea for editorial unity last week More than 300 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump’s attacks and promote a free press.The Boston Globe made the call last week for a nationwide denouncement of the president’s “dirty war” against the…

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Arrest after ‘mass overdose’ in US park

Arrest after ‘mass overdose’ in US park

Image copyright CBS Image caption More than 40 people have overdosed in a park near Yale University since Tuesday Police have made three arrests after more than 70 people overdosed in a Connecticut city.Some 52 of the 71 overdoses happened on New Haven’s downtown green, next to Yale University’s campus, said Fire Chief John Alston.The…

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