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Sweden charges man over 1988 Iran prison massacre

image copyrightAFP Prosecutors in Sweden have charged an Iranian with war crimes over the mass execution of prisoners in 1988. The suspect was not named but has been widely identified as Hamid Nouri, 60. In…

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Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain win emphatic gold in 4x200m freestyle relay

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video…

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Tokyo Olympics: Why ‘superhuman’ Simone Biles could change attitudes to mental health in sport

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video…

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Bob Odenkirk: Better Call Saul star collapses on set of Breaking Bad spin-off

image copyrightGetty Images US actor Bob Odenkirk was taken to hospital on Tuesday after reportedly collapsing on the New Mexico set of his Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul. According to multiple reports, the 58-year-old…

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China building nuclear missile silo field, scientists say

The talks, between US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, are being seen as a first step towards reviving stalled negotiations on reducing nuclear arms. Read More

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Joey Jordison: Slipknot founding drummer dies aged 46

image copyrightGetty Images The former drummer of US heavy metal band Slipknot, Joey Jordison, has died at the age of 46. In a statement, Jordison’s family said he passed away peacefully in his sleep. They…

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Petrol bombs thrown at Cuban embassy in Paris

Petrol bombs have been thrown at the Cuban embassy in the French capital. Cuba’s foreign ministry released surveillance footage of the attack, showing Molotov cocktails landing inside the gated compound on Monday night. Three petrol…

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Star gymnast Biles withdraws from all-around final

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video…

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Barabanki accident: Eighteen die after truck crashes into bus in India

image copyrightUttar Pradesh police At least 18 migrant workers died after a truck crashed into their bus in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Their 1,300km-long (800 miles) journey from Haryana to their home…

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Kris Wu: Why a superstar sparked China’s sexual consent debate

image copyrightGetty Images A growing rape allegation controversy centering on one of China’s biggest stars has dominated headlines in recent weeks – but also renewed conversations on sexual consent. The fallout surrounding Chinese-Canadian actor and…

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