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Woman sues Disneyland Paris over crème brûlée ‘fireball’ burns

A woman who was burned when her clothes caught fire in a Disneyland Paris restaurant says she was told it was “no different to falling off a bike”. Erica Osbourne, 37, claims it happened when a chef used a blow torch on a dessert. She lost part of her hair …

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Nepali ‘menstruation hut’ ritual claims life of teenage girl

A teenage girl in Nepal has died after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual that sees young women separated from their families and made to sleep alone. The victim, 19-year-old Tulasi Shahi, from western Nepal’s Dailekh district, was taking part in …

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Helicopter attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolás Maduro called a “terrorist attack”. Footage on social media shows a police helicopter circling over the city before shots and a loud bang are heard. The police officer said to have piloted the stolen …

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Manchester attack: Trump condemns media leaks

US President Donald Trump has said leaks of the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack to American media are “deeply troubling”. They were a “grave threat to our national security”, he added, and pledged to get to the bottom of it. His remarks come after US media published photos from …

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Who was the Manchester attacker?

  Salman Abedi is understood to be a 22-year-old born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, and a former University of Salford student. He attended Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester between 2009-11. Hamid El-Sayed, who worked for the UN on tackling radicalisation and who now works at the …

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Chibok girls: 82 reunited with families in Nigeria

A group of the “Chibok girls” freed from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families. The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja. Their parents travelled by bus …

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Theresa May holding talks at White House with Donald Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May is holding talks at the White House with US President Donald Trump. They posed for photographs in front of a bust of Sir Winston Churchill – which Mr Trump pointed to, saying it was “a great honour” to have it back. The new president had the …

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Nigerian author  dies aged 72

Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta

NIGERIAN AUTHOR Buchi Emecheta, whose works included ‘The Joys of Motherhood,’ ‘Second-Class Citizen’ and ‘The Bride Price’, has died at her home in London at the age of 72. Emecheta’s books were on the national curricula of several African countries. She was known for championing the cause of  women and …

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Gambia’s new President returns home

A new inauguration on home soil is planned for President Barrow

GAMBIA’S NEW President, Adama Barrow,  returned to the country  yesterday to assume power – days after his predecessor left. Mr Barrow, who has been staying in neighbouring Senegal, won elections in December. However, a handover was stalled when Gambia’s president for 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, refused to step aside. He left …

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Al-shabab kills 10 in hotel attack

Somali capital Mogadishu

TEN PEOPLE have died and more than 50 are wounded after a car bomb and gun attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a senior minister has said. The attack took place at the Dayah hotel, where some members of parliament were thought to be staying, police said …

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