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Australia may consider shark cull after teenager's death

Australia may consider shark cull after teenager's death

Image copyright WA Police Image caption Laeticia Brouwer had a passion for the ocean, her family says Australia will consider all proposals to stop shark attacks following the death of a teenage girl, the government has said. Laeticia Brouwer, 17, was fatally attacked by a shark on Monday while surfing in Western Australia (WA). It […]

US gunman kills three 'in race attack'

US gunman kills three 'in race attack'

Image copyright Fresno County Sheriff Image caption Police have blocked off the four different locations where shots were fired Three white men were killed and another wounded when a black gunman opened fire in Fresno, California, in a suspected race attack, police have said. Kori Ali Muhammad shot 16 rounds in 90 seconds in the […]

'Phenomenal' progress in fighting tropical diseases

'Phenomenal' progress in fighting tropical diseases

Image copyright Louise Gubb Image caption More people are now getting treatment for lymphatic filariasis which makes limbs swell There has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says. The effort has ramped up since a key meeting in London five years ago. In […]

Democrats hope for upset victory in Georgia's sixth district

Democrats hope for upset victory in Georgia's sixth district

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCan Democrats ‘make Trump furious’? A Democrat aims to pull off an upset election victory in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday in a race seen as a popularity test for President Trump. The congressional district has long been Republican, but Democrat Jon Ossoff has surged […]

Learning the hard way

Learning the hard way

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRefugee children attend school in Greece The first day of school. It was supposed to be an exciting, happy time for so many of the 2,500 refugee children now living in camps in Greece. But instead some were met with stone-throwing and nationalist slogans, after far-right demonstrators […]

Radical message

Radical message

Image copyright AFP Image caption In an innovative campaign Mr Mélenchon addressed Parisians from a barge Is it the mellowing of age? Is it a return to an original kinder self? Or is it all part of a brilliant pre-election re-make? No-one knows the answer, but everyone understands the question. Something has changed in Jean-Luc […]

North Korea missile launch a 'provocation', US defence chief says

North Korea missile launch a 'provocation', US defence chief says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea paraded military hardware ahead of its failed launch The US has accused North Korea of trying to “provoke something”, after Pyongyang conducted a failed missile test over the weekend. US Defence Secretary James Mattis said the test was a reckless move and the US was “working closely” with […]

Iceberg tourists flock to Newfoundland town

Iceberg tourists flock to Newfoundland town

Image copyright Reuters A small town in Newfoundland, Canada, has become a sudden tourist spot thanks to a new visitor – one of the first icebergs of the season. Canada’s CBC News said that over the Easter weekend, the Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked with traffic as photographers – professional […]

Slims River: Climate change causes "river piracy" in Canada's Yukon

Slims River: Climate change causes "river piracy" in Canada's Yukon

Image copyright Dan Shugar/University of Washington Tacoma Image caption An aerial photo shows the meltwater stream along the toe of Kaskawulsh Glacier, seen on the left, that is diverting fresh water from one river to the other A team of scientists say a melting glacier in Canada’s Yukon has caused a river to completely change […]

France arrests over 'pre-election attack plot'

France arrests over 'pre-election attack plot'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police raided a flat in Marseille’s central third district on Tuesday Five days before the first round of France’s presidential election, two men have been arrested on suspicion of planning an imminent attack. The suspects, aged 23 and 29, were detained in Marseille by elite police and domestic intelligence agents […]