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On Wednesday, Priyanka Gandhi is taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his home turf - by holding a road show in his constituency Varanasi. Ever since she formally joined politics in February, she has been on a whirlwind tour, campaigning mostly in Uttar Pradesh where Varanasi is located. But will her efforts make any difference to...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected a "bribe" from an 11-year-old girl who wrote asking her government to conduct dragon research. The girl, identified only as Victoria, wanted to be given telekinetic powers so she could become a dragon trainer. She included NZ$5 ($3.20; £2.50) with her letter,...
China has said it will raise tariffs on $60bn (£46bn) of US goods from 1 June, extending a bilateral trade war. The move comes three days after the US more than doubled tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports. The escalation hit stock markets, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing more...
German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a rural Bavarian hotel near Passau have found two more female bodies in a flat 650km (400 miles) away. The flat in Wittingen had been occupied by a 30-year-old woman who was one of the victims found in the...
More than 300 tiny pieces of human tissue from prisoners executed in Nazi-era Berlin will be buried on Monday. The samples were found in microscopic slides at a property that belonged to Hermann Stieve - an anatomy professor at the Charité university hospital. Heirs of the doctor, who died in 1952,...
It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend to know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what's coming up. Here's your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories happening in the week ahead. 1) The high...
One of Donald Trump's top economic advisers has acknowledged the president was wrong to suggest that China would pay tariffs on its exports to the US. Larry Kudlow, who heads the National Economic Council, accepted it was US businesses that paid the import tax. He told Fox News that he believed...
The US says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship, accusing it of violating international sanctions. The justice department said the ship was used to transport coal, North Korea's largest export but subject to a UN export ban. The vessel was initially impounded in Indonesia in April 2018.
A rare Asiatic black bear has been spotted in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), South Korea's government says. It was captured on video in the eastern part of the zone that divides North and South Korea. The Asiatic black bear is described as endangered by the World Wildlife Fund.
Australia is an unlikely participant in the Eurovision Song Contest. On Saturday, Kate Miller-Heidke will perform as the country's first publicly chosen contestant and as Gary Nunn writes, she's bringing an unusual subject to the stage. Miller-Heidke limps into the room in Sydney wearing doctor-ordered comfy trainers. She is only recently out of a...

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