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Rail dig finds explorer Flinders’ remains

Rail dig finds explorer Flinders' remains

Image copyright Art Gallery of South Australia Image caption Captain Matthew Flinders is credited with naming Australia The remains of explorer Captain Matthew Flinders have been identified by archaeologists working on the HS2 project in a London burial ground. Captain Flinders led the first circumnavigation of Australia and is credited with naming the country. Some…

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Florida knowledgeable resigns over blackface

Florida knowledgeable resigns over blackface

Image copyright Florida Department of State Image caption Michael Ertel served as Florida's secretary of state for only a few weeks Florida's Secretary of State Michael Ertel has resigned after photos emerged of him in blackface dressed as a victim of Hurricane Katrina. The images, printed by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, were allegedly taken at…

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Anti-Brexit receipts reason hump for restaurant

Anti-Brexit receipts reason hump for restaurant

A London restaurant owner says he won't remove the message on receipts, which celebrates immigration. Ibrahim Dogus, who is also a Labour councillor in pro-EU Lambeth, says he felt compelled to write the message the day Theresa May's Brexit plan was voted on in Parliament. Video Journalist: Nick Raikes

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Homosexual politician flees Brazil over threats

Homosexual politician flees Brazil over threats

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Wyllys says he plans to study for a PhD A gay Brazilian politician has said he will not return to the country after receiving death threats. Jean Wyllys, one of the country's few openly gay congressmen, told a newspaper he had been powerless as his reputation was "destroyed by…

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US vows to reduce off money to Maduro

US vows to reduce off money to Maduro

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho's really in charge in Venezuela? The BBC's Paul Adams explains The Trump administration is trying to cut Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro's revenue streams, US National Security Adviser John Bolton says. The comments come one day after Mr Maduro cut diplomatic ties with the US. He was…

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China’s Xi ‘a danger’ to freedom – Soros

China’s Xi 'a danger' to freedom - Soros

Image copyright AFP The billionaire philanthropist George Soros has used his annual speech at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, to launch a scathing attack on China and its president Xi Jinping. Mr Soros warned that artificial intelligence and machine learning could be used to entrench totalitarian control in the country. He said this scenario…

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Senate rejects Trump-backed shutdown invoice

Senate rejects Trump-backed shutdown invoice

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has rejected two bills to end the government shutdown, leaving no end in sight to the record-breaking closure of federal agencies. The Republican legislation failed by 50-47 and the Democratic bill followed suit by 52-44. Both measures were long shots, needing 60 votes to pass. Meanwhile, 800,000 federal…

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Jayme Closs to receive $25,000 reward

Jayme Closs to receive $25,000 reward

Image copyright Jennifer Smith Image caption Jayme Closs, her aunt/godmother Jennifer Smith and Molly the dog posing together after being reunited on January 11 Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, who escaped from a man who kidnapped her after killing her parents, will receive $25,000 (£19,000) in reward money. Hormel Foods, the company her parents worked for, had…

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