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Peter Handke receives Nobel Literature prize

Image copyright AFP Image caption Peter Handke was applauded by the attendees at Tuesday’s ceremony in Stockholm Austrian author Peter Handke has received his Nobel prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden. The choice of Handke was controversial because of his support for the Serbian side in the 1990s Yugoslav war. The ambassadors of […]

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Trump impeachment: Democrats unveil formal charges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDemocrat Jerry Nadler announces the articles of impeachment The Democratic-controlled US House Judiciary Committee has unveiled charges against President Donald Trump, a key move in impeaching him. The first article revealed by committee chief Jerry Nadler accuses Mr Trump of abuse of power and the second accuses […]

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Child prodigy, nine, drops out of university

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The university told Laurent Simons’ parents that he wouldn’t be able to graduate before his 10th birthday A Belgian child prodigy who had hoped to graduate from university in the Netherlands this month has dropped out. The parents of Laurent Simons, nine, wanted him to graduate before his birthday on […]

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South Africa hit by floods and power cuts

Image copyright EPA Image caption The weather bureau has warned of further floods Heavy rains have battered parts of South Africa, submerging whole neighbourhoods and flooding coal mines and power stations in a nation already hit by electricity blackouts. At least 700 homes have been washed away near the capital, Pretoria, public broadcaster SABC reported. […]

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Seafloor scar of Bikini A-bomb test still visible

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Art Trembanis: “The crater speaks to just terrible, awesome forces” The date was 25 July 1946. The location – Bikini Atoll. The event – only the fifth A-bomb explosion and the first-ever detonation under water. The pictures we’ve all seen: A giant mushroom cloud climbing out […]