Danish submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

Image copyright EPA Image caption Peter Madsen (right) was rescued on Friday but the missing woman was unaccounted for A Danish submarine owner has been charged over the death of a Swedish female journalist who had been on board his vessel before it sank. Peter Madsen, 46, denies wrongdoing, saying he had dropped the woman off in Copenhagen before the

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‘Stolen’ Russian missile explodes after being sold for scrap

‘Stolen’ Russian missile explodes after being sold for scrap By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright NAEBON/YOUTUBE Image caption A motorist picked up the mushroom cloud explosion on their dashcam A “stolen” 10m-long (35ft) Soviet-era anti-aircraft missile has exploded at a recycling centre in eastern Russia, killing two and injuring one. Russian media were alerted to

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North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pacific island of Guam is home to the US Air Force’s Andersen air base North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The report in state media, quoting an earlier military statement, came hours after President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and

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India police pair sacked over faked Everest climb

Image caption The company that assisted the couple had initially insisted that the pair’s Everest conquest claims were true Two police officers have been sacked after an inquiry found their claim to be the first Indian couple to climb Everest was fake. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod said last year that they had successfully reached the 8,850m (29,035ft) summit. But police

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Venezuela searches for rebels after deadly clash at army base

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArmy officers posted a video calling their move “a legitimate rebellion” A search is under way in Venezuela for 10 men who escaped with weapons after an attack on a military base, President Nicolás Maduro says. The assault in the north-western city of Valencia was carried out by 20 people, he said.

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Belgium says it knew about contaminated eggs in June

Image copyright EPA Image caption Suspect eggs have been destroyed at farms in the Netherlands Belgium has admitted it knew in June that eggs from Dutch farms might be contaminated with an insecticide – a month before the issue became public. The information was not shared because of a fraud investigation, a spokeswoman for Belgium’s food safety agency said. Tests

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Kenyan election official Chris Msando ‘tortured to death’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chris Msando’s body was found on the outskirts of Nairobi The Kenyan election official whose body was found earlier this week had been severely tortured and strangled to death, an autopsy has found. Chris Msando had deep scratches and cuts on his back and hands, the chief government pathologist said. Mr Msando was in charge

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Moscow court shooting: Gang suspects killed in escape bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The incident took place as the suspects were being escorted in the building Three defendants have been killed in a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, after they tried to take the arms from officers in an attempt to escape, officials say. Five suspected gang members attacked two agents who were escorting them in a

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India heroin bust: Coastguard seizes 1,500kg of drugs

Image copyright AFP Image caption India’s proximity to Afghanistan means it is part of a drugs transit route (file photo) Indian authorities have seized a massive 1,500kg (3,300lb) haul of heroin from a ship off the coast of the western state of Gujarat. The narcotics were found on a merchant vessel, and were worth almost $550m (£420m), a statement from

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Australian comedian Chris Lilley attacked over race video

Image copyright Princess Pictures Image caption Chris Lilley apologised for the timing of the video, but not its content A leading Australian comedian has apologised after a video of him posing in blackface was posted on his Instagram account. Social media users had criticised Chris Lilley, the star of TV show Summer Heights High. In the video, taken from a

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US healthcare: Senate ‘skinny repeal’ bill fails

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMazie Hirono said she was one of the lucky ones with health insurance The latest attempt to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act has failed after a dramatic night in the US Senate. At least three Republicans – John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski – voted against the bill, which needed a

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