St Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bomb was reportedly hidden in a rucksack in a bag storage locker Russian authorities have arrested a suspect they believe carried out Wednesday’s bombing of a supermarket in St Petersburg that was claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The Federal Security Service (FSB) said …

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US crime author Sue Grafton dies aged 77

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sue Grafton received numerous awards for her work US crime writer Sue Grafton, best known for creating the private eye Kinsey Malhone in her ‘alphabet mystery’ novels, has died aged 77. Her daughter Jamie Clark said she died in Santa Barbara, California, following a two-year …

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Iranian protests: Government supporters in show of strength

Image copyright IRINN Image caption State TV showed crowds carrying flags Thousands of pro-government demonstrators are attending rallies in Iran, after two days of anti-government protests. State TV showed crowds of black-clad supporters in the capital, Tehran. Dozens of people have been arrested during days of protests over corruption and …

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Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters take to streets venting anger against authorities The US says “the world is watching” how Iranian authorities respond to anti-government protests that have broken out in several cities. A White House statement said Iranians were fed up with “the regime’s corruption …

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Australia rugby star Karmichael Hunt faces drugs charge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Karmichael Hunt made his Wallabies debut in June Australian rugby union star Karmichael Hunt has been charged with possessing drugs after police arrested him in Brisbane, reports say. The Wallabies player was detained on Saturday, along with another man, after being found with a white …

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Shooting star

Image caption Ms Vyarawalla with her constant companion, the speed graphic camera Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first woman photojournalist, is best known for documenting the country’s transition from a British colony to a newly independent nation. The BBC chronicles her life and career through a rare collection of her work. Ms …

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New Year Honours: Knighthood for adult education pioneer

Image copyright University of Wolverhampton Image caption Prof Tuckett established Adult Learners’ Week 25 years ago A pioneer of adult learning has been knighted in the New Year Honours for services to education. Prof Alan Tuckett, from the University of Wolverhampton, established Adult Learners’ Week in 1992 and is a …

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