'El Chapo' Guzman: Dozen jurors picked for drug trial

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is being held in a maximum security prison in New York Jurors have been selected in the trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Seven women and five men will decide if Guzman is guilty of 11 charges …

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Ron Howard: Creating vision of a future Mars

Image copyright NAtional Geographic Image caption The series Mars envisages how a pioneer human settlement might function on the Red Planet To mark the second season of the television series Mars, Hollywood director Ron Howard talked to the BBC about creating a realistic depiction of the first human colonies on …

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Where do teachers get the most respect?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The teaching profession has a high public status in China If teachers want to have high status they should work in classrooms in China, Malaysia or Taiwan, because an international survey suggests these are the countries where teaching is held in the highest public …

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White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A White House staff member tried to grab the microphone from Jim Acosta at a press conference on Wednesday The White House is suspending the credentials of a CNN journalist hours after he was insulted by US President Donald Trump. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says …

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Manics and Gwenno on Welsh Music Prize shortlist

Image copyright Sergione Infuso – Corbis/Getty Images Image caption Gwenno Saunders is the daughter of a Cardiff-based Cornish poet Manic Street Preachers, Gruff Rhys and Gwenno are among the artists competing for this year’s Welsh Music Prize. Other nominees include Boy Azooga, Mellt and Catrin Finch with Seckou Keita. The …

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Dutch man, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age 20 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ratelband believes changing his age will improve his chances on dating app Tinder A Dutch pensioner has started a legal battle to legally change his age and boost his dating prospects. Emile Ratelband, 69, wants to shift his birthday from 11 March 1949 …

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The Caribbean honours its overlooked WW1 soldiers

Image copyright Gemma Handy Image caption Ex-servicemen in Antigua think the contribution of Caribbean soldiers to WW1 has been overlooked Ask ex-servicemen in Antigua and Barbuda about their country’s contribution to World War One efforts and the response will be delivered with ample pride and a touch of pique. This …

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