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France bus crash: Six teenagers killed in Rochefort

Six teenagers have died after part of a lorry became detached and crashed into a school bus in western France.

The freak accident took place in the centre of the town of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime, at 07:15 local time (06:15 GMT) on Thursday. 116 more words

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'I hate Muslims': Taxi driver records customer throwing racist abuse at him

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This is the shocking moment a taxi driver was racially abused by an angry passenger.

The victim filmed the incident on his mobile phone after picking up the man and two of his friends in Derby city centre at around midnight on December 30 last year. 252 more words

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Da Vinci expert claims Louvre restoration of artist's painting risky and 'done to create publicity'

One of the world’s leading experts on Leonardo da Vinci has accused the Louvre of putting the Italian painter’s final masterpiece at risk by carrying out unnecessary restoration work to “create publicity”. 401 more words

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Man doesn't regret making girlfriend walk through streets in towel as punishment

A man who has appeared in court after forcing his girlfriend to walk down a New York street in just a towel remains defiant over his actions.  232 more words

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Iran Marks 37th Anniversary of 1979 Revolution With Chants of 'Death to America and Israel'

If you thought anti-American sentiment in Iran had waned after the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, you could be wrong. 174 more words

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NPR News: The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) Of Sending Health Students Abroad

The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) Of Sending Health Students Abroad
Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.

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U.S. Dismisses Russia's Claim That It Bombed Syrian City of Aleppo

The State Department dismissed on Thursday Russia’s claims that two American warplanes bombed the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. 196 more words

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