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Boats capsize in Thailand leaving dozens missing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rescue teams and medical personnel attend to dozens of passengers of a capsized boat At least one person has died and dozens are missing after two passenger boats capsized off the coast of the island of Phuket in Thailand, officials say. Some 48 passengers were rescued by a fishing […]

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Deadly heat wave kills 33 across southern Quebec

Image copyright AFP Image caption Montreal children cool off at a water fountain in the midst of a deadly heat wave Thirty-three people have died in a heat wave that has baked the southern part of the Canadian province of Quebec, officials say. The sweltering weather began last Friday with temperatures hitting 35C (95F) and […]

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US post must pay $3.5m for wrong Lady Liberty on stamp

Image copyright Getty/AFP Image caption The Las Vegas liberty (left) and the original in New York (right) The US Postal Service has been ordered to pay $3.5m (£2.6m) for copyright infringement after mistakenly using the wrong Statue of Liberty on a stamp. The Postal Service used the image of sculptor Robert Davidson’s Las Vegas replica […]

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Germany to fight anti-Semitism in schools with new team

Image copyright AFP Image caption Children learn about the Holocaust at a Jewish school in Berlin The German government plans to send 170 anti-bullying experts into schools after the summer break to tackle anti-Semitism among children. “Anti-Semitism in schools is a big problem,” Families Minister Franziska Giffey said. Last month Germans were shocked by the […]

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Europe's copyright plan: Why was it so controversial?

Image caption Memes usually use copyrighted images – like this one from BBC Three’s #HoodDocumentary It’s rare that a vote in the European Parliament prompts widespread outrage by social media users, academics, and technology leaders all at once. But as the EU tried to transform its copyright laws for the digital age, that’s exactly what […]

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Brexit: Why services matter in any deal

Image copyright Getty Images As Downing Street sets out details of a possible post-Brexit customs arrangement, one of the suggestions that has emerged about the government’s plans for the UK’s future economic relationship with the EU is that it may try – in effect – to stay in the single market for goods, but have […]

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Michael Cohen scrubs 'Trump lawyer' Twitter bio

Image copyright Twitter Michael Cohen has deleted a line in his Twitter bio saying he is the “personal attorney to President Donald J Trump”. He scrubbed the reference from his account just days after he told ABC News that he put “family and country” before his loyalty to the president. Mr Cohen, whose home and […]