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India building collapse: Forty trapped in south Mumbai

[ad_1] Image caption Rescuers are searching debris to find those trapped inside the building in Dongri A four-storey building has collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai, trapping at least 40 people, fire officials say. The cause of the collapse in the Dongri area in southern Mumbai is not clear. There are no reports of casualties.Reports say the building was up to 100 years old. Recent monsoon flooding may also
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New Zealand’s Dunedin jokes about losing ‘steepest street’ title

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Sorry New Zealand but it's now our time to shine" Just as New Zealand was dealing with losing the Cricket World Cup to England, there's another blow in store: the country no longer has the "world's steepest street". For years, Dunedin's Baldwin Street proudly held that title, and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records.But on Tuesday, the accolade went
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Marc Batchelor: South African former footballer shot dead

[ad_1] Marc Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South AfricaSouth African former footballer Marc Batchelor has been shot dead near his home in Johannesburg.Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa."He was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike," a police spokesman Col Lungelo Dlamini told South African Broadcasting Corporation."He was about to drive into his premises. The
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Airspace over Pakistan reopens – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air India was the worst-affected by the airspace closure Pakistan has fully reopened its airspace to civilian flights, nearly five months after it was closed during a dispute with India. The closure cost Indian airlines tens of millions of dollars, with companies forced to reroute flights. The state-owned carrier, Air India, suffered the worst losses. Pakistan shut its airspace in February after India
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The Harlech street that has proved the world’s steepest

[ad_1] For years the people living in a north Wales town have been convinced their street is the steepest in the world.Now, after employing surveyors, liaising with the council and submitting their bid to Guinness World Records, the residents of Harlech, Gwynedd are celebrating that fact.The gradient along the steepest part of Ffordd Pen Llech has been officially registered at a back-breaking 37.45%.That makes is steeper than the previous record
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Volodymyr Zelensky: Why Ukraine’s new president needs second election win

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVolodymyr Zelensky arrived for his inauguration with high fives and selfies It's two and a half months since Ukraine's comedian-candidate Volodymyr Zelensky won a big victory in the presidential elections. It was hailed as a political earthquake at the time, but Mr Zelensky has so far been unable to appoint the ministers he wants, or turn his electoral promises into legislation.
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Sonny Liston: The mysterious death that haunts boxing

[ad_1] Sonny Liston became world heavyweight champion in 1962 and fought Muhammad Ali twiceIn January 1971, former heavyweight champion of the world Sonny Liston was found dead at his Las Vegas home. A coroner ruled that he died of natural causes - but some say the truth is far darker.It was late in the evening when Geraldine Liston returned home and found the newspapers piled up at her door. She
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Donald Trump: ‘Don’t take the bait’, US congresswomen say

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to the atacks at a press conference on Monday The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have dismissed his attacks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib urged the US people "not to take the bait" at a
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The mountain climbers showing diabetes doesn’t have to be an uphill struggle

[ad_1] Image copyright Project 50 in 50 Image caption Climbing Denali has been the biggest challenge so far Michael Shelver and Patrick Mertes both have a love of the outdoors and climbing. Neither has a functioning pancreas. How is type one diabetes affecting their bid to climb to the highest point in each of the 50 states in just 50 days? Being halfway up a mountain when you have a