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Who was pioneering Deadpool stuntwoman?

Who was pioneering Deadpool stuntwoman?

Image copyright Instagram/@sj24_sidewayz Image caption Fans paid tribute to Ms Harris on social media The stuntwoman who died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 has been identified as Joi SJ Harris. Ms Harris, who was reportedly the first licensed female African American road racer in the US, was killed on Monday morning in […]

Sierra Leone mudslide buries houses with hundreds feared dead

Sierra Leone mudslide buries houses with hundreds feared dead

Image caption There were heavy rains overnight Hundreds of people are feared dead and others trapped in their homes after a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains leaving many houses completely covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene says many […]

Charlottesville: Trump criticised over response to far-right

Charlottesville: Trump criticised over response to far-right

Media captionPhotojournalist Ryan M Kelly was covering the protest when the car ploughed into the crowd US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr […]

Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike

Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Raila Odinga arrived at a rally on Sunday to chants of “no peace” Kenya’s opposition leader has urged people to stay away from work on Monday over the disputed election result. Raila Odinga said it would be a “day of mourning for the fallen patriots” after a rally in Kibera, […]

Kim Wall: Danish submarine was ‘deliberately sunk’

Kim Wall: Danish submarine was ‘deliberately sunk’

Image copyright Ritzau Foto Image caption The pair were photographed just before departing on Thursday Danish police believe that a submarine at the centre of an investigation into a missing Swedish journalist was deliberately sunk. Kim Wall, 30, was last seen on Thursday evening on board the vessel with the owner, 46-year-old Peter Madsen. The […]

Brazilian cargo ship looted after containers go overboard

Brazilian cargo ship looted after containers go overboard

Image copyright SAO PAULO POLICE VIA AFP Brazilian officials have arrested at least 11 people caught looting containers that had fallen from a cargo ship near the port of Santos. Local people had gone out in small boats to the floating containers, taking consumer goods including bicycles and clothing. Port officials said 45 containers had […]

Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m

Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iran said the funding for its missile defence was “not in violation” of a 2015 nuclear deal Iran’s parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500m (£386m). The bill, which received overwhelming approval, is in response to […]

Trump warns N Korea that US military is ‘locked and loaded’

Trump warns N Korea that US military is ‘locked and loaded’

Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump says the US military is “locked and loaded” to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!” he tweeted. He spoke as North Korea accused him […]

North Korea Guam missile strike plan ‘ready by mid-August’

Image copyright AFP Image caption About 6,000 US service personnel are based on Guam North Korea says a plan that could see it fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will be ready in a matter of days. State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about […]

Fukushima disaster: ‘WW2 bomb’ found at Japan nuclear site

Fukushima disaster: ‘WW2 bomb’ found at Japan nuclear site

Image copyright Geoeye Image caption The Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a series of meltdowns following an earthquake and tsunami A suspected unexploded bomb has been found at the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The US is thought to have dropped the 89cm-long (3ft) device during WW2. It was found by workers building […]