Barcelona player charged over club 'attack'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turan currently plays for Istanbul Basaksehir, and is on loan from Barcelona Turkish football star Arda Turan has been charged over an alleged brawl with a prominent Turkish singer. Prosecutors have asked for the 31-year-old to be jailed for 12.5 years over the incident, …

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Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

Image copyright Getty Images Children and young people up to 18 should have their weight and body mass index (BMI) recorded every year, says a report by child health experts. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says England is falling behind other countries on obesity, mental health and …

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Saudi Arabia: Five reasons why Gulf kingdom matters to the West

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi Arabia has become a major economic and political force US President Donald Trump has threatened to inflict “severe punishment” on Saudi Arabia if it is found to have killed the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared while visiting the Saudi consulate in …

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Iron Fist: What went wrong with the Netflix show?

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Iron Fist has been cancelled after two series on Netflix The Immortal Iron Fist is no more – on Netflix, at least. It’s become the first Marvel show to be dropped by the streaming service. The series told the story of Danny Rand, a billionaire …

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If you were lonely, would you talk to a stranger?

Image caption The “talking tables” are being launched as the government puts forward its “loneliness strategy” If you were lonely, would you go into a cafe and sit down for a chat with a complete stranger? That’s the idea behind the “talking tables” initiative. Sainsburys supermarket has designated some tables …

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Russian minister offers land as prize on Instagram

Image copyright Alexander Kozlov/Instagram Image caption Mr Kozlov racked up thousands of replies in days A Russian minister has come in for criticism for awarding a plot of land as a competition prize on his official Instagram account. Alexander Kozlov, minister in charge of the development of the Far East, …

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Bavaria election: Merkel's three challenges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Despite her coalition’s difficulties, Angela Merkel cut a defiant figure on Monday If Angela Merkel was perturbed by the terrible performance of her coalition partners at the Bavarian ballot box, she was showing no sign of it as she addressed the association of foreign …

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