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Hopes for peace between Israel and the Palestinians exist in a world that is stuck between the darkest hours of the night and a bright and false dawn. Mostly it's night. Beware whenever you hear references to a renewal of a "peace process". It has hard to bring dead initiatives back to life...
British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China because of the coronavirus outbreak, the airline has said. It comes after after the UK Foreign Office advised against all but essential travel to the country.
Previously unseen photos from the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland have been unveiled, including two purported to show notorious guard John Demjanjuk. The Ukrainian was jailed in Munich in 2011 as a war criminal, but died in 2012, aged 91, while appealing.
US President Donald Trump has presented his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, promising to keep Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital. He proposed a two-state solution and said no Israelis or Palestinians would be uprooted from their homes...
Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough". The discovery will be shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the hope it may help efforts to find to diagnose and treat the virus...
The parents of a 2012 mass shooting victim can sue Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, a Texas judge has ruled. Mr Jones sought to dismiss the suit brought by the parents of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre.
India's top court has said cheetahs can be reintroduced to the wild, more than 70 years after it went extinct. Responding to a plea by the government, the Supreme Court said African cheetahs could be introduced in a "carefully chosen location"...
The US state department has removed an NPR reporter from the press pool for Secretary Mike Pompeo's upcoming foreign trip, days after a tense interview with another NPR journalist. The radio network said it was not given a reason behind Michele Kelemen's ban...
The images are murky at first. Sediment sweeps past the camera as Icefin, a bright yellow remotely operated robot submarine, moves tentatively forward under the ice.
Mark Royden, of Canterbury, Kent, is accused of smashing the case to take the 800-year-old document in 2018. Salisbury Crown Court was told tourists and a member of cathedral staff tried to contain Mr Royden, 47, within a set of glass doors but he threatened them with a hammer.
Former Belgian King Albert II has admitted he is the father of a woman born from an affair, after he was forced to give a DNA test which came back positive. He had been fighting the paternity claim by Belgian artist Delphine Boël, 51, for more than a decade.
An Iranian passenger plane ended up belly-down in the middle of a highway after reportedly skidding off the runway during a botched landing. None of the 135 passengers on board were hurt in the incident in the south-western city of Mahshahr.
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Last year more than 2000 labiaplasties were carried out on the NHS, and in the last five years there has been a fivefold increase. Experts believe the total number is likely to be much higher when considering the unregulated private sector, where the surgery costs upwards of £3,000.
Campaigners are urging the government to outlaw "virginity repair" surgery. Many Muslim women risk being outcast, or in extreme cases killed, if their spouses or families discover they have had sex before marriage...
The woman, aged 60, is reported to have had a seizure during the event at a hotel in Hervey Bay, Queensland, to mark Australia Day on Sunday. Contestants had earlier been filmed speed-eating the lamingtons, a traditional sponge cake covered in chocolate and desiccated coconut.
India has celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a parade showing off its military might and cultural diversity. The holiday marks the anniversary of India officially adopting its constitution.
Kaylee Garrick's canine photoshoots can stop traffic in Shetland - and the fame of her very obedient dogs has now spread across the globe. The 29-year-old student paramedic has trained her pets to pose together for a range of eye-catching images...
Richard P. Feynman, arguably the most brilliant, iconoclastic and influential of the postwar generation of theoretical physicists, died Monday night in Los Angeles of abdominal cancer. He was 69 years old.
Iran has executed a drug kingpin nicknamed the "Crocodile of the Persian Gulf" and dismantled his smuggling ring, state media report. The "crocodile" was arrested in the middle of transferring more than 100 tonnes of drugs in international waters, officials said...

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