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Mystery of unexpected ‘red’ orange solved

Mystery of unexpected 'red' orange solved

Image copyright Neti Moffitt Image caption The fruit changed colour within hours of being cut up with a knife What could cause a freshly sliced orange to suddenly turn purple? Australian health authorities say they have solved a mystery that prompted much speculation earlier this month. It began when a Brisbane woman, Neti Moffitt, asked…

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Entire Mexican city’s police pressure probed

Entire Mexican city's police pressure probed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police officers were detained and stripped of their guns, radios and bullet-proof vests. The entire police force in the coastal Mexican resort of Acapulco is under investigation amid suspicions of infiltration by drug gangs. Two commanders accused of murder are being sought while the rest of the city's police have…

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US warns Iran of ‘hell to pay’ if crossed

US warns Iran of 'hell to pay' if crossed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption John Bolton was speaking at United Against Nuclear Iran Summit in New York US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran's rulers that there will be "hell to pay" if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. His comments came hours after President Donald Trump accused Iran of…

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Chinese nationwide accused of spying on US

Chinese nationwide accused of spying on US

Image copyright Getty Images A Chinese man has been arrested for allegedly spying on US engineers and scientists on behalf of Beijing, US prosecutors say. Ji Chaoqun, 27, was arrested in Chicago and charged with acting as an illegal foreign agent in the US, according to the US attorney's office. Mr Ji came to the…

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‘I was raped at sixteen and I saved silent’

'I was raped at sixteen and I saved silent'

Image copyright Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Image caption Padma Lakshmi said she understood why other women might say silent US television host Padma Lakshmi has explained why she kept silent after allegedly being raped as a teenager. In a piece for the New York Times, Ms Lakshmi, 48, says she was raped by a man over 30 years…

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Ariane rocket reaches flight milestone

Ariane rocket reaches flight milestone

Image copyright ARIANESPACE TV Image caption Tuesday's Ariane climbs into dark skies above French Guiana Europe's Ariane 5 rocket has completed its 100th mission. Tuesday's flight saw it lift two big satellites into orbit from its operating base in French Guiana. Conceived originally to launch a European space shuttle, the rocket was adapted instead to…

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Usual working Apple fetches $375,000

Usual working Apple fetches $375,000

Image copyright Apple An Apple-I computer, the first product made by the computing giant, has sold at auction for $375,000 (£230,000). The machine was designed by Steve Wozniak, known as Woz, the co-founder of Apple. His business partner, Steve Jobs, convinced him to package and sell the machine - it went on sale in 1976…

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Swiss suspected Abramovich to be a ‘possibility’

Swiss suspected Abramovich to be a ‘possibility’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Roman Abramovich had wished to settle in the Swiss resort of Verbier The Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich was denied Swiss residency because police warned that he could be a threat to Switzerland, reports say. Switzerland's federal police advised officials to reject his application over suspicions he might be involved in…

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Snow leopard’s shock at new digicam

Snow leopard's shock at new digicam

A snow leopard called Jessie was surprised to find a new camera in her enclosure when she woke up from a nap. She lives at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, where the cameras had recently been upgraded to better-monitor the health and behaviour of the animals. A spokesman said: "When she woke up and turned…

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Cosby deemed ‘sexually violent predator’

Cosby deemed 'sexually violent predator'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurvivors react to Bill Cosby's prison sentence for sexual assault A judge in Pennsylvania has jailed comedian Bill Cosby for three to 10 years for sexual assault. Cosby, 81, was also categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed…

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