Tanker and ship collision near Shanghai leaves 32 missing

Thirty-two people are missing after an oil tanker and a cargo ship collided off China’s east coast on Saturday evening. The Sanchi tanker, a Panama-registered vessel carrying 136,000 tonnes of Iranian oil, caught fire after the crash. China’s Ministry of Transport said the missing people are its crew – 30 …

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New life for Rome's 'baldy' Christmas tree Spelacchio

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTourists and locals described Rome’s Christmas tree as “mangy” Its threadbare appearance drew international ridicule and saw it likened to a toilet brush. But now it seems Rome’s famously rubbish Christmas tree may live on in the city’s MAXXI modern art museum. …

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Merkel's last chance?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz: Another “grand coalition” demands tough compromises When will Germany finally form a government? You often hear that question these days. This weekend Chancellor Angela Merkel is starting a new round of coalition talks, and it could be her last chance …

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AfroPunk's homecoming

Thousands of people attended the first AfroPunk festival to be held on the continent. The celebration of alternative black culture was held in the South African city of Johannesburg recently. Image copyright Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi The festival describes itself as “a blank space to freak out in, to construct a new …

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Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'a work of fiction'

US President Donald Trump has hit out at a new book which raises questions over his mental health, calling it “a work of fiction”. Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, went on sale early on Friday amid the president lawyers’ attempts to block its publication. …

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Syria war: Hospitals being targeted, aid workers say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Syria and Russia deny targeting hospitals or other civilian areas Aid workers in Syria say that at least 10 hospitals in rebel-held areas have suffered direct air or artillery attacks over the past 10 days. An adviser to a coalition of medical charities told …

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