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What the trees say

What the trees say

If each great city takes in a terror attack in its own way, in Barcelona they write on the trees. Along Las Ramblas, on trees overlooking spots where the van ran people down, the beautiful patchwork of the bark teems with words and symbols. “The plane trees of Barcelona witnessed the massacre,” reads one message, […]

Qantas chief to campaign for Australia same-sex marriage

Qantas chief to campaign for Australia same-sex marriage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alan Joyce has faced criticism for his vocal support of same-sex marriage Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has urged Australians to support same-sex marriage in a looming postal vote. In May, Mr Joyce vowed to press charges against a man who struck him with a pie over his support […]

King of goofy comedy

King of goofy comedy

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Jerry Lewis has died in Las Vegas aged 91 Jerry Lewis’ goofy comedies made him the world’s best-paid movie star. A master of the visual gag, his films – with their cartoon-like antics – became immensely popular. His partnership with Dean Martin lasted for 10 years, spawning a string […]

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foal Eagle, held earlier this year, saw US and South Korean troops practice a beach landing The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang, despite appeals to halt the exercise. Last week North Korea appeared to back down from a threat to send […]

US Navy ship collides with oil tanker off Singapore

US Navy ship collides with oil tanker off Singapore

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The USS John McCain was performing a routine stop when it struck an oil tanker A US guided-missile destroyer has collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says. The USS John McCain was approaching the port in the Strait of Malacca, near Malaysia, […]

'My body battleground'

'My body battleground'

Image copyright AFP When a 15-year-old Malaysian girl voiced her dream of becoming the country’s first female prime minister on Twitter earlier this year, she was roundly abused online for not donning the hijab. Surekha Ragavan asks if Malay Muslim women encounter more rage on social media. It’s no secret that women everywhere are vulnerable […]

Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats

Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe concert by Aryana Sayeed was a rare event in Kabul Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack. The concert was held amid tight security at […]

'Right thing to do'

'Right thing to do'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An anti-racism protester holds a sign during the protest march A viral tweet about a young black woman who escorted Donald Trump supporters through a tense anti-racism protest has been shared by tens of thousands of people on Twitter. Imani Williams was one of thousands of protesters who took […]

US comedian Jerry Lewis 'dies aged 91'

US comedian Jerry Lewis 'dies aged 91'

Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91, US media report. His 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw them star in 16 films and achieve huge box office success. Lewis went on to become the highest paid actor in Hollywood, chalking up box office successes such as The Bell Boy, […]

Syria war: Rocket 'hits Damascus trade fair'

Syria war: Rocket 'hits Damascus trade fair'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Dancers performed at the opening of the trade fair on Thursday A rocket has struck close to the entrance of a trade fair in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syrian media say. The Damascus International Fair is being held for the first time since the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011. […]