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Russian fighter jet 'chases NATO plane'

A Russian jet chased away a NATO aircraft after it tried to approach the defence minister's plane, according to a Russian news agency. TASS reported that a NATO F-16 fighter jet buzzed Sergei Shoigu's aircraft over the Baltic Sea. It did not specify...

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Men in court over deaths of 71 refugees in lorry

Four men have appeared in court charged with the murder of 71 refugees who suffocated in the back of a lorry. The bodies of 59 men, eight women and four children, including a baby girl, were discovered in a vehicle abandoned on the side of a motorwa...

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Prodigy from rap group Mobb Deep dies

Prodigy from hip-hop duo Mobb Deep has died.The 42-year-old had sickle cell anaemia and was admitted to hospital a few days ago while in Las Vegas for a performance.Nicki Minaj, Nas, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent are among those who have paid tribute to t...

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Push to end $2m treasure hunt after deaths

A police chief has urged an author to call off his treasure hunt after two people are believed to have died looking for the hidden chest of gold, jewels and other artefacts. Forrest Fenn claims to have hidden the $2m cache somewhere in the Rocky Mou...

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Killer whales 'chasing' fishermen to steal catch

Alaskan fisherman say they are being "chased out" of the Bering Sea by pods of killer whales which are stripping their lines of fish. In a number of cases fishing captains have reported losing tens of thousands of pounds of halibut and black cod aft...

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Uber boss Travis Kalanick quits after revolt

Uber's troubled chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has quit following a revolt by major shareholders. He agreed to leave his post at the taxi app firm after receiving a letter demanding his resignation from some of its top investors. The shareholders...