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Freed hostage Joshua Boyle faces 15 criminal charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joshua Boyle is facing 15 criminal charges A Canadian man who was held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked insurgent group has been arrested. Joshua Boyle, 34, is facing a total of 15 charges including assault and unlawful confinement, according to Canadian media. Pakistani …

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Peru Pasamayo: Many killed as coach plunges off cliff

Image copyright EPA Image caption A transport official said the coach was carrying about 50 passengers At least 25 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in Peru, officials say. The accident happened on a notorious stretch …

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Table Mountain climbers: Cape Town rescuers find bodies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The accident took place close to the cable car station on Table Mountain The bodies of a tourist and his guide have been recovered from South Africa’s Table Mountain following an accident which trapped hundreds of people at the top of the popular attraction. …

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India Muslim man beaten to death 'over New Year music'

Image copyright Niraj Sinha Image caption Angry crowds gathered to protest against the killing A Muslim has been beaten to death in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand after reportedly asking a group to stop playing loud music on New Year’s Day. The incident happened in Mandar, a town close …

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Worried about screens and eyesight?

Image copyright Getty Images Kids seem to spend endless hours on smartphones, games consoles, computers and tablets these days. Playing on electronic devices certainly doesn’t help their waistlines, but do you ever wonder what regular device use is doing to their eyesight? While there isn’t much research out there yet …

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'Trojan Horse' school ruling hush 'exceptional'

Image caption Tahir Alam was chairman of governors at Park View School in Birmingham from 1997-2014 A decision not to publish details of a tribunal involving a “Trojan Horse” school governor has been described as “exceptional”. Tahir Alam was chairman of governors at a Birmingham school embroiled in an alleged …

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Taiwan dentist must repay mother for training fees

Image copyright PA Image caption The mother said her son had refused to pay her despite having a lucrative dental practice Taiwan’s top court has ordered a man to pay his mother almost $1m (£710,000) for raising him and funding his dentistry training. The mother signed a contract with her …

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Limit children's snacks to 100 calories, health body says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children between the ages of four and 10 eat more than 120 cakes, buns and pastries a year, figures show Half of the sugar young children in England consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sweet drinks, figures show. On average, primary school children have …

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