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Doctor Who: Biggest first episode for new Doctor

Image copyright PA Image caption Jodie Whittaker is the first female Time Lord Jodie Whittaker attracted a record audience for a new Doctor in the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who. The episode was watched by 10.9 million viewers, which makes it the highest Doctor Who series …

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Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 militants'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US says it is committed to eradicating al-Shabab safe havens in Somalia The US military says it believes some 60 al-Shabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. The “precision” strike around Harardere did not injure or …

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Lady Gaga on assault: 'I want to take the power back'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lady Gaga at the ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration Lady Gaga has spoken out about the objectification of women in entertainment, saying she wants to “take the power back”. The actress and singer also spoke about her experience of sexual assault. In a powerful …

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Idaho wildlife official resigns over dead baboon photo

Image copyright Governor Otter’s Office Image caption Blake Fischer has resigned after an email sharing photos of his hunts went viral online A wildlife official in Idaho has resigned amid a public outcry over his photos of dead animals, killed during a hunting trip in Africa. Fish and Game Commissioner …

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Rembrandt's Night Watch to be restored in public

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The masterpiece is due for maintenance – which will be streamed online Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch is to stay on public display as part of the Rijksmuseum’s biggest restoration project in its history. The Amsterdam museum says throughout the process the 1642 work …

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Fortnite cheat YouTuber sued by Epic Games

Image copyright EPic Games A YouTube gamer who posted videos of himself cheating at Fortnite is being sued by its developer Epic Games. Brandon Lucas has attracted 1.7 million subscribers to his Golden Modz channel, where he plays modified or hacked versions of Fortnite and other games. He also runs …

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Xinjiang top official defends Uighur 'internment camps'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighurs make up about 45% of the population in Xinjiang The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the …

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Blue Peter: Secrets of the show's badge room

Image caption We can’t show you pictures of “the badge room” (but it’s somewhere in Salford, Greater Manchester) For Blue Peter fans, there’s a piece of plastic that can be an absolute game changer: the Blue Peter badge. One million have been given to bring and buyers, “here’s one I …

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India guru Rampal sentenced to life in jail for murder

Image copyright www.jagatgururampalji.org Image caption Rampal claims to have tens of thousands of followers across India A self-styled Indian guru and 14 others have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering four women and an 18-month-old baby in 2014. The court in Haryana state convicted Rampal last week. He …

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