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Storm Callum: Rivers rising as downpours continue

Image copyright Tristram Davies Image caption River levels in Carmarthen have been rising Rivers have started to burst their banks as heavy rain from Storm Callum causes havoc for a second day. More than 30 flood warnings are in place with one village on evacuation alert and other towns on ...

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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia calls murder claims ‘lies’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCCTV footage shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia has called accusations it ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside its Istanbul consulate “lies and baseless allegations”. Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin ...

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Cosplay, Comic Con and hopes for a culture war detente

Today’s fans could be tomorrow’s creators — or at the very least, will influence them. The black nerds of the Comicidal Podcast looked at a once-obscure band of Justice League of America supervillains called the Royal Flush Gang and thought, “Black people play spades more than they do poker.” And, ...

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Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Andrew Brunson was first arrested in 2016 A court in Turkey has freed a US pastor from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the US and Turkey. Andrew Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups, including the banned Gulenist ...

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Royal wedding: Well-wishers gather for Eugenie ceremony

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank went for a final rehearsal on Thursday Well-wishers have begun to arrive in Windsor for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Some 850 guests are expected, including X Factor judges Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field, singer Ellie ...

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Queensland storm: Tornadoes and huge hailstones wreak damage

Image copyright STEVEN HARLAND Image caption Locals posted images online showing injured and distressed animals Tornadoes and a thunderstorm “supercell” have swept across Queensland in Australia, injuring four people and causing widespread damage. The dangerous weather system hit the state’s south-east on Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said. One ...

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Stocks plunge again; Dow’s two-day loss reaches 1,300 points

Technology and retail companies continued to stumble. Amazon dropped another 2% to $1,719.36 and Apple fell 0.9% to $214.45. Microsoft and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, were little changed. Those stocks have made huge gains for years, but they’re currently out of favor. Amazon and Alphabet, respectively the second- and fourth-most ...

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