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A US former police officer who shot dead her neighbour inside his own apartment in Dallas has been found guilty of murder. Amber Guyger, 31, argued she killed Botham Jean, 26, after mistakenly thinking she was in her own flat and that he was an intruder. The verdict comes after a...
Tractor-driving farmers taking to the streets to demand greater recognition have caused the worst ever Dutch morning rush hour on Tuesday, according to motoring organisation ANWB. There were 1,136km (700 miles) of jams at the morning peak, it said. Farmers reacted angrily to claims that they were largely responsible for a...
Russian alcohol consumption decreased by 43% from 2003 to 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) report says. It attributed the decline to a series of alcohol-control measures implemented by the state, and a push towards healthy lifestyles. The WHO said the drop in alcohol consumption was linked to a significant rise...
(Reuters) - Gold prices fell to a near two-month low on Tuesday, weighed down by a stronger dollar, while hopes of progress in the U.S.-China trade talks lifted equity markets in a further hit to the bullion’s appeal. Trading was thin in Asian hours as traders in top consumer China went for a...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on the 70th birthday of Communist China. The event is the country’s most important of the year as China looks...
Peru's political crisis has deepened after President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress, saying the body was blocking his anti-corruption measures. The opposition-run Congress then voted to suspend Mr Vizcarra, naming Peru's vice president as new leader. But officials said their move was void, as the chamber had already been closed.
US retailer CVS has become the latest to suspend the sale of a heartburn drug being investigated for links to cancer. It follows concern in several countries over the presence of impurities in Zantac and other ranitidine products. Canada and France have already announced Zantac recalls. The US and the European...
A collection of supercars confiscated from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president have been auctioned off in Switzerland. The cars were seized by Swiss authorities as part of an investigation into Teodorin Nguema Obiang. He is vice-president to his father, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled Equatorial Guinea for 40 years.
A survivor of the Nigerian "torture house" raided by police has described being there as "living in hellfire". "If you are praying they will beat you. If you are studying they will beat you," Isa Ibrahim, 29, told the BBC. Nearly 500 men and boys were rescued from the building in...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, marking the fourth recent antitrust probe of the social media company. Facebook also faces probes by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a group of state attorneys general led by New...

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