There’s a clown running for US Congress. Literally

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Tammy Duckworth’s newborn makes history at US Senate vote

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Do you know how to wear an oxygen mask?

Photos taken on board a Southwest Airlines plane following an in-flight emergency have caused alarm. Many people appear to be using their emergency breathing masks incorrectly. Former flight attendant Bobby Laurie told the BBC “no one pays attention to the in-flight demonstration”. Producer James Wignall. Do you know how to wear an oxygen mask?

Liberia warlord ‘Jungle Jabbah’ jailed for 30 years in the US

Liberia warlord ‘Jungle Jabbah’ jailed for 30 years in the US

Image copyright Chase Walker/Civitas Maxima Image caption A sketch of “Jungle Jabbah”, whose conviction has been lauded as a milestone for global justice A Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for lying about his role in his country’s civil war. Mohammed Jabbateh was found […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Media captionThe bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse German police have defused a World War Two bomb in central Berlin, after about 10,000 people were evacuated. “A short bang – there was a controlled explosion of the detonator away from the bomb,” the police said. Berlin’s main railway station has […]

Google’s SMS replacement ready to launch

Google’s SMS replacement ready to launch

Image caption Chat adds modern features to Android’s Messages app Google has started the global roll-out of its new Chat messaging service, which is designed to replace SMS text messages on Android phones. Chat has features such as group texts, videos, typing indicators and read receipts, which are not available when sending SMS texts. Chat […]

Facebook removes ‘gay sex for rent’ posts

Facebook removes ‘gay sex for rent’ posts

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has removed a group in which landlords were offering young men free accommodation in return for sex. A BuzzFeed News investigation found dozens of UK posts on Facebook, Craigslist and RoomBuddies offering men a place to live in return for sex. Offering accommodation in exchange for sex is illegal under […]

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