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US hunter knocked unconscious by Canada goose

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Canada goose, similar to this one, knocked Robert Meilhammer unconscious A hunter in the US has been knocked unconscious by a dead goose that fell out of the sky. Robert Meilhammer, was hunting in Easton in Maryland state, when he was hit by …

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Syria war: Outcry over dead female Kurdish fighter

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Barin Kobani (right) was killed in northern Afrin earlier this week, reports say Kurds in Syria have reacted furiously to a video showing the body of a female Kurdish fighter killed in battle during a Turkish-led offensive. Barin Kobani, who was part of all-female …

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Philippines gripped by dengue vaccine fears

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Enrique Domingo expressed concerns about potential epidemics in the Philippines Fears over a dengue vaccine in the Philippines have led to a big drop in immunisation rates for preventable diseases, officials have warned. Health Under-Secretary Enrique Domingo said many parents were refusing to get …

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Lady Gaga halts world tour in 'severe pain'

Image copyright Brian Samuelson Lady Gaga has cancelled the last 10 dates of the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain”. In a statement posted on Twitter, the pop star apologised to fans and said she was “devastated”, but needed to put “myself and my well-being” first. …

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Las Vegas shooting: Ammunition dealer charged

Image copyright EPA Image caption The hotel room contained more than 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition A man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture and sell armour-piercing bullets without a licence. Police said they found Douglas Haig’s …

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North Korea made $200m flouting sanctions, UN told

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Inspections of ships have been stepped up, but the UN says more must be done North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several …

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