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Mother jailed for murdering children by driving into Australian lake

A mother who killed three of her children by deliberately driving them into a lake in Australia has been jailed for at least 20 years. Akon Guode, 37, killed one-year-old Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit in Melbourne in … Continue reading

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Siege gunman shot dead after policeman's killing in Queensland

A man who killed a policeman before holding authorities at bay for 18 hours has been shot dead in Australia. On Monday, Rick Maddison fatally shot Senior Constable Brett Forte after the police officer intercepted his car in Queensland. He … Continue reading

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Meet the women and girls who rocked Comic Con

Scratch below the surface at Comic Con and you might be surprised to find thousands of young women who go because they find it empowering. It might have a reputation for attracting nerds and geeks, but as one female fan … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Alcohol 'not involved' in arrest

Golfer Tiger Woods says alcohol was “not involved” in his arrest while driving in Florida early on Monday. The player, who was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication”. “I understand the severity … Continue reading

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Zoo tiger death: Victim named as Rosa King

A zoo-keeper who died after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park in Cambridgeshire has been named as 33-year-old Rosa King. The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, at about 11:15 BST on Monday. Wildlife photographer … Continue reading

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How autism helps me win at pinball

Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it’s also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism. When Robert Gagno plays pinball at his local arcade a crowd usually gathers to … Continue reading

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson

What happens when two strong-minded individuals from opposite sides of the political debate sit down for dinner? To find out, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has organised a series of election blind dates for the general election campaign. Nigel Farage … Continue reading

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Has the time now come for internet voting?

The use of internet – or electronic – voting in elections is growing. But there are still plenty of concerns about reliability, safety and privacy. Will electing your government via the tap of a smartphone ever catch on? Next month … Continue reading

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Election 2017: Who has power over what in Scotland?

The Scottish Parliament’s powers have grown significantly since it was set up in 1999. So, what do MSPs have control over, and what remains in the hands of MPs at Westminster? Education, health, housing and immigration Holyrood was set up … Continue reading

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Just the job? When interviews go wrong

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job? It appears that plenty of people can answer “yes” to that question. Katherine Irvine … Continue reading

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