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Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year for pro-democracy protests 16 Apr 2021, 9:56 am

Jimmy Lai, the owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper, is a fierce critic of Beijing.

St Vincent volcano: ‘A horrifying 72 hours’ 16 Apr 2021, 9:36 am

Musician Dan Caplen is in Saint Vincent and shows the impact of the recent volcanic eruption.

'Solskjaer wouldn't go against the players' - Pogba criticises Mourinho management style 16 Apr 2021, 9:22 am

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "wouldn't go against the players" like former manager Jose Mourinho.

Indianapolis mass shooting: Eight dead at FedEx facility 16 Apr 2021, 9:03 am

Many people are also injured as a gunman opens fire at a FedEx site before reportedly killing himself.

'I'm in a set of squats & I'm bawling my eyes out' - Shiffrin on pain of father's death 16 Apr 2021, 8:46 am

Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin's beloved father died in 2020, and it's given her a change in perspective before Beijing 2022.

Who is going to Prince Philip's funeral? 16 Apr 2021, 8:44 am

Covid restrictions mean only 30 mourners will be allowed to attend the funeral of the duke.

'Whitest ever' paint reflects 98% of sunlight 16 Apr 2021, 8:37 am

Researchers hope their "ultra-white" paint can save energy by reflecting sunlight from buildings.

Adam Toledo: Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy 16 Apr 2021, 8:30 am

Bodycam footage shows an officer shouting "drop it" before fatally shooting Adam Toledo in the chest.

100m world champion Coleman has ban reduced 16 Apr 2021, 8:14 am

World 100m champion Christian Coleman has his two-year ban for missing three drug tests reduced by six months following an appeal.

NBA All-Star Aldridge retires after heart scare 16 Apr 2021, 8:09 am

Brooklyn Nets forward and seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge retires after 15 years in the NBA because of an irregular heartbeat.

Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors 16 Apr 2021, 6:00 am

When the Titanic sank, six Chinese men were rescued - but their ordeal didn't end there.

China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback 16 Apr 2021, 5:45 am

The record figures for the first quarter of the year are skewed due to last year's nationwide lockdown

Why was Prince Philip born on this dining table? 16 Apr 2021, 5:00 am

A lesser known fact about the Duke of Edinburgh is he was born on a dining table in Corfu. But why?

Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 April 2021 15 Apr 2021, 11:58 pm

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.

How sex surrogates are helping injured Israeli soldiers 15 Apr 2021, 11:53 pm

Therapy with surrogate sexual partners is used in Israel to rehabilitate badly injured soldiers.

How George Floyd's death changed a small Iowa town 15 Apr 2021, 11:50 pm

Issues of race were rarely discussed in Decorah, until a death 160 miles away changed everything.

India's desperate Covid-19 patients turn to black market for drugs 15 Apr 2021, 11:37 pm

Amid a punishing second wave, people across India are finding drugs, oxygen and beds in short supply.

Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success 15 Apr 2021, 11:23 pm

The country's vaccination rollout is one of the fastest in the world, so why are Covid cases surging?

'I would not have believed in this pandemic' 15 Apr 2021, 11:23 pm

Catherine was a big believer in anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, but has since stopped believing in them.

Smaller and better smartphone cameras are on the way 15 Apr 2021, 11:06 pm

Smaller and more powerful lenses promise to bring even better smartphone cameras.

TUI says Europe summer holiday season can be saved 15 Apr 2021, 11:05 pm

The boss of Europe's biggest holiday company thinks successful vaccine programmes can prevent another washout.

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate 15 Apr 2021, 7:54 pm

Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.

Washington seeks to expose Russian intelligence activity 15 Apr 2021, 7:17 pm

The US has published a vast trove of amount of information about Russian intelligence activities.

Daunte Wright: 'One of those kids everybody looked up to' 15 Apr 2021, 5:30 pm

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old father, was killed during a traffic stop in a suburb of Minneapolis.

Why Aboriginal people are still dying in police custody 15 Apr 2021, 3:33 pm

Australia holds a dismal record on indigenous deaths in custody despite decades of calls for change.

France urges citizens to leave Pakistan amid anti-French protests 15 Apr 2021, 1:48 pm

An email from the French embassy warns of "serious threats" after anti-blasphemy protests.

Google Earth time-lapse feature winds clock back 37 years 15 Apr 2021, 1:00 pm

Google says evidence of melting glaciers and deforestation will raise awareness of climate change.

Mystery tree beast turns out to be croissant 15 Apr 2021, 10:22 am

Polish animal welfare officers responding to a call discover the creature is in fact a pastry.

Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil? 14 Apr 2021, 11:15 pm

As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.

India Covid-19 second wave: ‘A coronavirus tsunami we had never seen before’ 14 Apr 2021, 11:01 pm

India's cases plummeted earlier this year, but are now on the rise again. What happened?

Prince Philip: A turbulent childhood stalked by exile, mental illness and death 10 Apr 2021, 11:08 am

In marrying, Philip was able to regain the "simple pleasures" of family life he had lost aged eight.

'We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son' 3 Apr 2021, 11:14 pm

Danny Stewart saw something on the floor of an NY subway station - soon he would treasure it more than anything.

Race report: Was controversy part of the plan? 3 Apr 2021, 11:14 am

How the government handled the release of a contentious report on racial disparity in the UK.

Letterbox contact: ‘Don’t my birth children have a right to know I’m dying?' 30 Mar 2021, 11:19 pm

Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Hanna wanted to tell the twins taken from her at 16 - but had no way of reaching them.

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