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Austria road works unearth mammoth discovery

Austria road works unearth mammoth discovery Austria road works unearth mammoth discovery By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring 30 August 2016 Image copyright NHM Wien Image caption What lies beneath: The remains were uncovered as part of work on a new road Scientists have uncovered two mammoth tusks believed to be million Read more

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Wayne Rooney: England captain to quit internationals after 2018 World Cup

Wayne Rooney: England captain to quit internationals after 2018 World Cup Wayne Rooney is 10 caps off equalising Peter Shilton’s England appearance record England record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will retire from international football after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Manchester United forward was speaking to the media for the first time since new Read more

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Sarah Hamlin: Norfolk senior police officer's parting shot on Twitter

Sarah Hamlin: Norfolk senior police officer's parting shot on Twitter Sarah Hamlin: Norfolk senior police officer’s parting shot on Twitter 30 August 2016 From the section Norfolk Image copyright Twitter Image caption Sarah Hamlin said her values “no longer fit” with the police force A senior Norfolk police officer has taken to Twitter to say Read more

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Westwood among Ryder Cup wildcards

Westwood among Ryder Cup wildcards Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters have been picked as Europe’s wildcards by Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke. The trio have been added to the nine players who qualified automatically for a place in the squad based on their performances. Belgian Pieters, 24, takes the number of European Ryder Read more

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Drone captures stunning view of Uluru

Drone captures stunning view of Uluru Media playback is unsupported on your device Drone captures stunning view of Uluru 30 August 2016 Last updated at 12:39 BST One of Australia’s best-known landmarks, Uluru – or Ayers Rock, has been filmed from a new perspective. A drone has captured stunning images of the site from above, Read more

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TV audience for MTV VMAs drops, while Facebook streams rise tenfold

TV audience for MTV VMAs drops, while Facebook streams rise tenfold The TV audience for Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards dropped by a third to 6.5 million, compared to 9.8 million last year, the New York Times reports. But Viacom, which owns MTV, has said the number of people streaming on Facebook had a tenfold Read more

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California closes legal loophole after Stanford assault

California closes legal loophole after Stanford assault California closes legal loophole after Stanford assault 30 August 2016 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AP Image caption Brock Turner was seen by two witnesses sexually assaulting an unconscious woman Legislators in California have closed a loophole in sexual assault cases, whereby more lenient sentences Read more

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Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row

Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row 30 August 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The statue of Liberty is bare-breasted at the Marianne monument in Paris Prime Minister Manuel Valls has upset political rivals and historians Read more

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Nepal bans Indian police pair for 'fake' Everest climb

Nepal bans Indian police pair for 'fake' Everest climb Nepal bans Indian police pair for ‘fake’ Everest climb 30 August 2016 From the section India Image copyright AP Image caption Indian climber Satyarup Sidhantha says a photo of him on Everest (left) was doctored by Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod to make it appear that they Read more

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