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Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for 'scam artist' comment

Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for 'scam artist' comment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Chopra (R) and Mr Jonas are in Udaipur for another big wedding A US journalist has apologised after writing that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was a “scam artist” who had trapped US singer Nick Jonas into marrying her to further her career. Mariah Smith said she took “full responsibility […]

Algeria beatifications are first in a Muslim nation

Algeria beatifications are first in a Muslim nation

Image copyright EPA Image caption The beatification took place in Oran’s Chapel of our Lady of Santa Cruz The Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algeria’s civil war – the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. Most of them were French – seven were Trappist monks, and one a bishop. The event […]

Gypsy Girl: Missing mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

Gypsy Girl: Missing mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The missing pieces were smuggled out of Turkey in the 1960s Missing fragments of an ancient mosaic known as the Gypsy Girl have been put on display in a museum in Turkey after being returned from the United States. The fragments are being displayed next to the incomplete, almost 2,000-year-old […]

Is Germany's new ruling party chief Merkel 2.0?

Is Germany's new ruling party chief Merkel 2.0?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption AKK, as she is known, is from Germany’s smallest state Saarland Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been elected leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party, bringing Angela Merkel’s 18 years at the helm to an end. As the party’s general secretary, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer was favourite to take over when Mrs […]

'We're fed up with promises from politicians'

'We're fed up with promises from politicians'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The protests look set to continue over the weekend “We are fed up of hearing promises from politicians. The French don’t believe in them any more.” Freddie Bouvier, a truck driver from Beauvais in northern France, is one of thousands of “yellow vest” protesters rallying against President Emmanuel Macron and […]

Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Image copyright Reuters Huawei is the poster child for China’s dynamic tech sector. It has grown phenomenally in recent years, from a small manufacturer of telephone exchange switches, to become a global leader in the tech industry. While the brand is familiar to many from its mobile phone handsets, Huawei has its finger in many […]

Further Wall Street falls end poor week

Further Wall Street falls end poor week

Image copyright Reuters US share indexes fell by more than 2% on Friday, as uncertainty continued to roil financial markets. The declines extended losses from earlier in the week and hit nearly every sector, led by technology firms. The Dow Jones index and S&P 500 both tumbled about 2.3%, while the Nasdaq fell more than […]

Endangered seal with eel up its nose remains a mystery

Endangered seal with eel up its nose remains a mystery

Image copyright NOAA Fisheries/Brittany Dolan Image caption A young Hawaiian monk seal was found with a spotted eel in its nose during the summer The spectacle of a spotted eel stuck in an endangered Hawaiian monk seal’s nose has left researchers scratching their heads. A photo of a juvenile seal in the slippery predicament was […]

India's richest family caps year of big fat weddings

India's richest family caps year of big fat weddings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mukesh Ambani (left) is worth more than $40bn. His daughter Isha (third from left) will marry on 12 December India is still recovering from two back-to-back celebrity weddings but it’s already time for the next one. This time it’s the children of two Indian billionaires, who are all set […]

Complacency kills: Caribbean gears up for tsunamis

Complacency kills: Caribbean gears up for tsunamis

Image copyright Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Image caption Island nations like Grenada hope to be tsunami-ready by 2020 The last time a major tsunami hit the Caribbean region was in 1946, after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. At Playa Rinc√≥n, the sea rushed 700m (2,300ft) inland, according to a man […]