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Badlands on Twitter: National park defies social media ban

Badlands on Twitter: National park defies social media ban

Image copyright Getty Images A US national park has posted a series of tweets about climate change that were later deleted. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years. #climate,” said one of the tweets. The posts by Badlands National Park in South […]

US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi

US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has invited India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the United States after a phone call between the two leaders. Washington said Mr Trump saw India as a “true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world”. “The two discussed opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the […]

Trump's voter fraud claim 'based on evidence'

Trump's voter fraud claim 'based on evidence'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Voter fraud claims have been widely debunked President Donald Trump believes that millions of people voted illegally in the US election based on “studies and evidence”, the White House has said. Press secretary Sean Spicer said Mr Trump “does believe that”, but offered no evidence to support the claim […]

Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bana, who is now in Turkey, Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump. “You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you,” she wrote. Bana […]

Polish government wins standoff over Gdansk war museum

Polish government wins standoff over Gdansk war museum

Image copyright EPA Image caption The museum shows the fate of Poles and other nations in a broad, European context Poland’s nationalist government has won a court ruling that will enable it to take over a brand new World War Two museum and reshape its exhibition to fit a narrower Polish perspective. The museum in […]

Philippines taxi driver rewarded for returning valuables

Philippines taxi driver rewarded for returning valuables

Image copyright AFP Image caption Taxi drivers compete strongly for fares in nearly all urban areas of the Philippines A taxi driver in the Philippines who returned the valuable belongings of a businessman after they were left behind in his cab has been rewarded at home and abroad for his honesty. Reggie Cabututan, 30, was […]

Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife'

Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife'

Image copyright Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department Image caption Lawrence Ripple handed himself in immediately after committing the robbery A 70-year-old man from Kansas has pleaded guilty to a bank robbery on Tuesday, saying he did it to escape from his wife. Lawrence Ripple robbed a Kansas City bank, last September, and then waited in the […]

India says it plans to measure whether quake shrank Everest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some scientists believe that Mount Everest shrank as a result of the 2015 Nepal earthquake The Indian government has said it plans to measure the height of Mount Everest for a second time to assess whether it changed as a result of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Surveyor-General Swarna Subba Rao […]

Mosul battle: Children return to schools in recaptured east

Mosul battle: Children return to schools in recaptured east

Image copyright UNICEF Iraq/2017/Anmar Image caption Girls were largely banned from getting an education under IS rule in Mosul Thousands of Iraqi children are heading back to school in eastern areas of Mosul that have been cleared of Islamic State militants by government forces. The UN Children’s Fund said 30 schools had reopened on Sunday, […]

Trump 'to advance controversial pipelines'

Trump 'to advance controversial pipelines'

US President Donald Trump will back two controversial pipelines by executive order on Tuesday, US media report. Mr Trump is expected to support the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Obama administration in late 2015 halted Keystone, which would carry crude from Canada to US refineries on the Gulf Coast. The Army […]