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The storm chasers hunting bolts in Australia’s Top End

Our photographer hits the road with seasoned storm chasers in the Northern Territory to track down some of the regions famous lightning storms Im standing on a dirt track somewhere in the wilds of Australias Darwin storm chaser who has led me here. Reluctantly, I agree. The Top End is one of the worlds most […]

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Anti-IS fighter family probed by police – BBC News

Media captionKimberley Taylor speaking to BBC News from Raqqa in February 2017 An anti-IS fighter who travelled to Syria from Blackburn has claimed her family is being threatened with prosecution. Kimberley Taylor – the first known British woman to fight against IS – joined Kurdish forces in the battle to reclaim Raqqa in March 2016. […]

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Fights erupt at pro-Donald Trump rally on California beach

At least one demonstrator is doused with pepper spray as anti-Trump protesters clash with the presidents supporters Donald Trump supporters holding a rally on a popular southern Californian beach have clashed with counter-protesters, leading to the arrest of four people, law enforcement said. Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused […]

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Al-Qaida leader behind Islamabad hotel bomb ‘killed by US drone’

Qari Yasin is believed to be linked to the 2008 Marriott atrocity and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus An al-Qaida leader believed to be responsible for the 2008 Marriott hotel bombing in Islamabad and the deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lankas cricket team in 2009 has been killed […]

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Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 policemen as violence grows

The ambush took place in Kasai Central where the UN is searching for missing US and Swedish investigators A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in an increasingly violent region where the United Nations is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, according to a local official. Members of the Kamwina […]

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Scarlett Johansson, charismatic queen of science fiction

With her role as a cyborg in Ghost in the Shell, the actress has sealed her position as our favourite space invader Hollywood quickly made room on its red carpets for the young Scarlett Johansson in 2003, when she first created a stir in Sofia Coppolas film, Ghost in the Shell, her new cyborg film, […]

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Gonzaga rout Xavier 83-59 to reach Final Four for the first time

Nigel Williams-Goss scores 23 points as Zags shake off their overrated tag and set up contest with South Carolina or Florida Nigel Williams-Gossscored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzagas efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 on Saturday to reach the Final Four for the first time. Gonzaga (36-1) […]

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Matthijs de Ligt suffers nightmare debut as Holland are stunned by Bulgaria

Ajaxs 17-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt became the youngest Holland player since 1931, but his dream debut turned sour as he was responsible for both Bulgaria goals in a 2-0 defeat in Sofia Matthijs de Ligts dream debut for Holland quickly turned into a nightmare as he handed Bulgaria an early goal in a 2-0 […]

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Anthony Crolla shows heart but loses on points to Venezuelan Jorge Linares

Hometown hero Anthony Crolla lost on points in a hard-fought, sportsmanlike battle with the silky Venezuelan Jorge Linares at Manchesters MEN Arena Anthony Crolla said he had never felt better and then proceeded to give another valiant display against Jorge Linares. It was not enough, though, to wrest the WBA lightweight and Ring Magazine belts […]

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Rise of Hindu extremist spooks 40 million Muslim minority in Indias heartland

In Gorakhpur, the power base of a firebrand monk, religious tension grows Pastor Ritesh Joshua had just called a tea break when he saw the men in the saffron scarves. More than a hundred, some wielding sticks, had massed outside his white stucco church on the outskirts of Gorakhpur, a temple town in eastern Uttar […]

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