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Diesel emissions scandal: Ex-VW boss Winterkorn charged in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former VW chief Martin Winterkorn has been charged by US authorities Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn has been charged by US prosecutors in Detroit over the diesel emissions scandal. He has been accused of conspiring to mislead regulators about the German car maker’s …

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Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from Oscars academy

Image copyright Reuters/EPA Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been expelled from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The prestigious organisation – which runs the Oscars – made the announcement on Thursday. TV star Cosby was convicted of sexual assault last month. Director Polanski admitted statutory rape …

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Hawaii to ban certain sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hawaii’s tourism industry sees over eight million visitors each year – adverse effects from sunscreen chemicals can add up Hawaii has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs. …

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Sridevi Kapoor: Bollywood star wins posthumous acting gong

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sridevi, as she was simply known, died aged 54 Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, who died in February, has been awarded posthumously India’s National Film Award for Best Actress. Actor and politician Vinod Khanna, who died last year, was also honoured, with India’s highest film prize, …

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Child funerals: Steps taken to ease burden

Image copyright Liudmila_Fadzeyeva Bailey Kerr was just three days old when he died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. For his mother Christine Herron, “everything just fell apart” on that day in July 2015. “It’s hard to describe the grief,” said the County Armagh woman. “He died in my …

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Brexit: EU's Juncker urges Belgian citizenship for UK staff

Image copyright AFP Image caption British expats in Brussels don’t want to lose the rights they currently enjoy The EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, has urged Belgium to grant citizenship to British EU staff worried about their post-Brexit status. About 1,100 UK citizens work for the EU in Brussels and …

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Free speech pledge for universities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The right to protest and free speech needs clearer guidelines, the universities minister says Free speech in universities has to be protected from “chilling” intolerance and “over-zealous” regulations, says the Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah. The minister has met university and student leaders on Thursday …

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German nurse kidnapped in Somalia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kidnappers snatched the nurse from inside this ICRC compound in Mogadishu A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was kidnapped in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the aid group said. She was seized by unknown armed men from inside the ICRC …

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