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Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The storm passed through the capital Lisbon Hurricane-force winds have brought down hundreds of trees and left more than 15,000 homes without power in Portugal. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept into the centre and north of the country overnight on Saturday. There have been ...

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Germany protest: Tens of thousands march against far right

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The organisers said many more people came than expected More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right. Rights groups organised the rally, as marchers held placards reading “Indivisible” ...

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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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