US shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, says Trump

Donald Trump says a ship "took defensive action" after being approached in the Strait of Hormuz.

Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33

Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on the Kyoto Animation studio.

Trump - I disagree with Omar 'send her back' chants

Trump supporters at a rally directed their chant at Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born lawmaker from Minnesota.

Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max

The charge will wipe out profits, but Boeing says it hopes the aircraft will resume flying this year.

Message-in-a-bottle author found after 50 years

Briton Paul Gilmore says he always hoped to receive a reply to the note he dropped from an ocean liner.

Morocco hikers: Three get death penalty for Scandinavian tourist murders

They killed two Scandinavian women, who were found beheaded in the Atlas mountains in December.

Beachgoers come together to help stranded whales

On St Simons Island, Georgia in the US, people rushed to push the pod back to sea.

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

The US financier is charged with running a "vast network" of underage girls for sex. He denies this.

Polish newspaper to issue 'LGBT-free zone' stickers

The US ambassador to Poland said the stickers would promote hatred and intolerance.

Gendered words ban: US city's code replaces ‘manpower’ with ‘human effort’

Berkeley's municipal code will swap gendered words such as “manpower” with neutral terms.

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).

Man finds 'own amputation' on cigarette packets without consent

An Albanian says his photo was used without permission, but the European Commission disputes this.

Florida city blasts Baby Shark song to drive away homeless from waterfront

An advocate for the homeless says using children's song Baby Shark as a deterrent is "inhumane".

Russia's Sirius Moon project leaves crew hungry for steak

Four Russians and two Nasa engineers emerge from four months in a Moscow "spacecraft".

The Indian school exam controversy that cost 23 lives

The suicides have put India's competitive exams in the spotlight amid allegations of errors in marking.

Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise

Bird experts say there's been an "incremental increase" in attacks, as people encroach on bird habitats.

Trekking 10,000km across Africa for a football match

A Zimbabwean football fan travels from Cape Town to Cairo by road and finds "Africa is not friendly to Africans".

Russia's #metoo: Women say they 'need public attention'

Thousands of Russian women evoke #metoo to tell social media why they 'need public attention'.

Ilhan Omar: 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally

US congresswoman Ilhan Omar responds to chants of "send her back" at a Trump rally in North Carolina.

Trump's 'send her back' denial, and what actually happened

The US President inaccurately claimed he quickly told his supporters to stop their racist chant.

Ricky Martin rallies behind Puerto Rico protests to oust governor

Governor Ricardo Roselló is urged to quit after leaked sexist, profane and homophobic text messages.

Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'

About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.

Chennai, the city where drought is visible from space

Chennai is India's sixth largest city, but its residents are relying on trucks and trains to bring them water.

Syrian conflict: Helping children through the horror of bomb blasts

A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.

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