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Renowned publisher reverses China censorship

Renowned publisher reverses China censorship

Image copyright PA Cambridge University Press, the world’s oldest publishing house, has reversed a decision to censor content in China. The publisher had agreed to suppress access to hundreds of its own articles that dealt with subjects sensitive to the Chinese authorities, such as those about the Tiananmen Square massacre. The Chinese had said that […]

Barcelona attack: Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Barcelona attack: Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Image copyright Reuters Police hunting the chief suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona van attack have shot dead a man to the west of the city who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt, Spanish media say. The shooting is said to have happened on a road in the Subirats area. Earlier, police confirmed they were […]

Spanish woman 'crushed between floors' in Seville hospital lift

Spanish woman 'crushed between floors' in Seville hospital lift

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Rocío Cortés Núñez, a mother of three, died at a Seville hospital soon after giving birth to her third child A Spanish woman has died after being crushed in a freak accident involving a hospital lift, local media report. Rocío Cortés Núñez, 25, had just given birth by Caesarian section […]

‘Bad, bad, bad’

‘Bad, bad, bad’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lewis shot The Day the Clown Cried in France and Sweden in 1972 The death of US comedy legend Jerry Lewis has prompted renewed interest in his notorious “lost film”, The Day the Clown Cried. The unreleased movie follows a clown who is sent to a concentration camp and […]

Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout

Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout

Image copyright MAMBA Image caption “You can find love anywhere – even during the elections,” the app claims A Russian dating app is attempting to boost voter turnout in the upcoming elections by finding users an election “date”, it’s reported. Popular dating service Mamba has introduced a feature called “Voting Together” which offers to help […]

Godzilla is 'great opportunity' for Mexico City

Godzilla is 'great opportunity' for Mexico City

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Godzilla fan tries to catch a glimpse of the filming under way in Mexico City Parts of Mexico City’s historic centre have been closed to traffic as film crews shoot scenes for a new Godzilla film in the Mexican capital. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera says the fact […]

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, Danish inventor says

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, Danish inventor says

Image copyright Ritzau Foto Image caption Kim Wall boarded Peter Madsen’s submarine Nautilus on 10 August, and then disappeared A Danish inventor charged over the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has said she died in an accident on his submarine and he “buried” her at sea, Copenhagen police say. The court case is being […]

Car hits two bus stops in Marseille

Car hits two bus stops in Marseille

One person has been killed after a car struck a bus shelter in the southern French city of Marseille, police say. The driver has been arrested. Police say it is not clear whether the van was driven deliberately into the shelter in the old port area or whether it was an accident. But there are […]

Barcelona attacks: Hunt for key suspect extended across Europe

Barcelona attacks: Hunt for key suspect extended across Europe

Image copyright El Pais Image caption CCTV footage appears to show Abouyaaqoub fleeing the attack on foot The hunt for the driver who killed 13 people in last week’s attack in Barcelona has been extended across Europe, Catalan officials say. Police say they have now confirmed the driver’s identity, but would not reveal his name. […]

Eclipse spectacle set to grip US public

Eclipse spectacle set to grip US public

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Solar eclipse photos will be used to create a “Megamovie” Skywatchers in the United States are preparing for the spectacular sight of a total solar eclipse. The Moon is set to pass in front of the Sun, casting a deep shadow that will sweep over the […]