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Republican’s ‘monkey’ comment sparks racism row

Republican’s ‘monkey’ comment sparks racism rowA Donald Trump-backed Republican candidate has sparked controversy after urging Florida not to “monkey this up” by electing his African-American opponent as governor of Florida.

John McCain lies in state before funeral

John McCain lies in state before funeralThe body of veteran US senator John McCain, who died after a battle with brain cancer, has arrived at the Arizona State Capitol where he will lie in state.

‘Bum lift’ death: Mum told she ‘did not need surgery’

‘Bum lift’ death: Mum told she ‘did not need surgery’The partner of a woman who reportedly died during “bum lift” surgery in Turkey did not want her to have the procedure, neighbours said.

‘Scallop wars’: British fishermen ‘had every right to be there’

‘Scallop wars’: British fishermen ‘had every right to be there’Theresa May has called for an “amicable solution” to the ongoing row between French and British fisherman after their dispute over scallops turned violent.

Human remains ‘found by child in bags near park’

Human remains ‘found by child in bags near park’A dismembered body has been found in a park three days after the mutilated remains of a woman were discovered a few miles away, according to US reports.

Putin softens stance on Russia’s pension age reforms

Putin softens stance on Russia’s pension age reformsVladimir Putin has watered down plans to raise Russia’s pension age following a public backlash which saw his approval ratings take a hit.

Inside Venezuela’s black market fuel trade

Inside Venezuela’s black market fuel tradeThe fuel smuggling racket has exploded inside Venezuela. Anyone who can be is involved in it.

Smoke bombs and boat-ramming: French and UK boats in scallops row

Smoke bombs and boat-ramming: French and UK boats in scallops rowFrench fisherman are reported to have thrown smoke bombs at British boats off the coast of Normandy in a row over scallops.

Drug suspect bulldozer death ruled an accident

Drug suspect bulldozer death ruled an accidentThe death of a suspected drug dealer in Pennsylvania, who was run over by a bulldozer used in the search for him, has been ruled an accident.