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Voting starts in Europe for Turkish referendum

Image copyright EPA Image caption A man casts his vote in Cologne, Germany, on Monday Turkish citizens in six European countries have started to vote in a referendum, the campaign for which has caused an international dispute. Voters are choosing whether to move Turkey from a parliamentary republic to a presidential one, boosting President Recep […]

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Hong Kong escalator malfunction: Two men arrested

Media captionHong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens Two technicians in Hong Kong have been arrested for “perverting the course of justice”, after a malfunctioning escalator injured shoppers in a mall. The two men were suspected of tampering with the escalator after the incident, report local media. An escalator at the Langham Place shopping centre suddenly […]

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Russia protests: EU demands release of detainees

Media captionWhat the Russian press is saying about the protests The European Union has demanded the release “without delay” of hundreds of people detained in protests across Russia on Sunday. The US state department said protesters should be able to “exercise their rights without fear of retribution”. The protesters urged PM Dmitry Medvedev to quit […]

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South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Park is South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post […]

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Stretching the rules

Image copyright Getty Images A social media storm erupted on Sunday when two girls were stopped from boarding a United Airlines flight because they were wearing leggings. The girls were flying as guests of employees, and thus were subject to the company’s dress code. But it is not the first time leggings, also known as […]

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Testing for 'defectives'

Image copyright ABC/Natasha Mitchell Image caption The Richard Berry Building has been rebranded to a less controversial figure After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial professor from one of its key buildings. It draws a line under an unsavoury past, writes Elissa Doherty in Melbourne. They are […]