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US to lift ban on baiting bears with doughnuts in Alaska

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Obama administration had banned hunters from killing bear cubs in dens on national park lands in Alaska The US has...

Hawaii volcano lava flows into power plant site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lava flows are encroaching on the Puna Geothermal Venture plant on Hawaii’s Big Island Lava from the Kilauea volcano...

Italy election: Populist PM candidate Conte faces CV scrutiny

Image copyright EPA Image caption Giuseppe Conte is not an MP and is a complete unknown in Italian politics The law professor nominated to be Italy’s next prime...

Turkey coup trial: Court to jail 104 ex-military for life

Media captionMr Erdogan addressed an Istanbul crowd a year after the failed coup A Turkish court has sentenced 104 former military officers to life in prison for their...

Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most...

Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement

Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for promising to impose the “strongest...

US and China halt imposing import tariffs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s exports to the US far outweigh what it imports China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import...

Venezuela election: Polls close as opposition cries foul

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro’s re-election is said to be guaranteed – with the opposition expecting fraud Polls are closing after...

Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Image caption Oprah Winfrey (l), Chadwick Boseman (c), Lena Dunham (r) are among the stars who signed the open letter Scores of celebrities...

Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d’Or

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hirozaku Kore-eda received the festival’s highest honour The Japanese family drama Shoplifters has received the coveted award for...