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A five-month-old boy has died after parents performed a circumcision at their home in Italy, officials say. The baby was sent to a Bologna hospital in cardiac arrest on Friday night, but died shortly afterwards. Authorities in the northern Reggio Emilia province have opened an investigation against the parents, who are reported to be of Ghanaian origin. In a similar case, a two-year-old...
The family of a 73-year-old French woman injured in a police charge at a protest are taking legal action. Geneviève Legay fell and hit her head on a metal post during the banned "yellow vest" demonstration in Nice. The incident, captured on video by demonstrators and journalists, is being investigated. Ms Legay, who sustained skull fractures and bleeding next to the brain,...
Scientists say they have discovered a "stunning" trove of thousands of fossils on a river bank in China. The fossils are estimated to be about 518 million years old, and are particularly unusual because the soft body tissue of many creatures, including their skin, eyes, and internal organs, have been "exquisitely" well preserved. Palaeontologists have called the findings "mind-blowing" - especially...
The Leicester City chairman who died in a helicopter crash has been honoured with a royal cremation in his native Thailand. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when the helicopter crashed after taking off from the club's stadium on 27 October. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the ceremony in Bangkok on Thursday. New Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and striker Jamie Vardy...
Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai, which swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week, destroying towns and villages in its path. Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more have been affected by what the UN says could be "one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere". Here's what...
Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in São Paulo as part of a massive corruption investigation. Mr Temer, a 78-year-old lawyer who was in office from 2016 to 2018, is being investigated in several cases. He has consistently denied any wrongdoing. His arrest was considered imminent after he lost his legal protection when he left office. Many politicians and business...
A bus carrying 51 schoolchildren was hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan in Italy. The children, some of them tied up, were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus and no-one was badly hurt. Fourteen people suffered smoke inhalation. The driver, a 47-year-old Italian citizen originally from Senegal, has been arrested. "No-one will survive," the driver...
US President Donald Trump has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he "didn't get a thank you" for his state funeral. "We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain," the president said during a visit to an Ohio tank factory. Mr Trump has repeatedly assailed the late Arizona senator in recent days, reigniting...
New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons used in the Christchurch attacks, PM Jacinda Ardern has said. The country's gun laws have been in the spotlight since a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques last Friday. Ms Ardern said she expected new legislation to be in place by 11 April. She said a buy-back scheme would be set up...
The head of one of Thailand's largest construction firms has been sentenced to 16 months in jail on three poaching charges but is free pending an appeal. Premchai Karnasuta was caught with hunting gear and animal carcasses, including a black panther, in a protected sanctuary in February 2018. Three of his employees, but not Premchai, were found guilty on Tuesday of...

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