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Cursed name?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A movie star, oui… But still a Kevin What happens when you have a name that seems perfectly reasonable in your home country, but raises a sympathetic smile when you’re abroad? BBC Europe Correspondent Kevin Connolly has been finding out the hard way. There is a theory called nominative […]

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Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun

A man has been shot dead after grabbing a soldier’s gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. Parts of the airport were evacuated and passengers were not allowed to disembark after witnesses reported hearing shots. A security operation is continuing with bomb disposal experts involved. In an incident last month, a man wielding […]

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Syria 'air raid on mosque kills 42'

Forty-two people have been killed and many more injured in an air attack on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. The raid is said to have taken place in al-Jineh, in Aleppo province. The UK-based observatory, which relays information from sources on the ground in […]

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Trump stands by unverified wiretap claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has produced no evidence to support his accusation US President Donald Trump has stood by his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last year. He told Fox News a “wiretap covers a lot of different things” and hinted more could emerge in the coming weeks. […]

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South Korea warns against eating river rats

South Korea warns against eating river rats By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright EPA Image caption The river rat, also called nutria or coypu, was introduced for fur farming South Korea’s government is warning people not to eat river rats, after a reported surge in the number of people hunting […]