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Newts and Crocs: Ed Sheeran and his battles with nature

From endangering hundreds of newts to facing a giant crocodile in Australia, it seems the singer is trying his best to dethrone Justin Timberlake as pop music's 'Man Of The Woods'

EU targets the likes of Facebook and Google with tech tax plan

The plans are aimed at bringing the rules up to date, as digital businesses face accusations of avoiding tax in countries where they operate but may not have a physical presence

Justine Damond murder: US policeman Mohamed Noor charged

Justine Damond, 40, was shot dead by Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor after she called to report a possible sexual assault behind her house in Minnesota on 15 July

Pope Francis to make first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years

He will travel to Dublin and attend the World Meeting of Families, presiding over the closing ceremonies during the final two days of the faith-based cultural concert in Croke Park

Russia slams Britain’s ‘island mentality’ in Salisbury spy poisoning rant

During a meeting of foreign ambassadors to give Russia's view of the nerve agent attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, the Kremlin claimed

Boko Haram militants free 91 schoolgirls kidnapped from Nigeria school

The Nigerian government said in a statement on Wednesday that 91 released students had been documented so far, adding that the release of more girls was ongoing

Texas serial bombing suspect dead after blowing himself up inside car – police

Austin Police chief Brian Manley said the suspect - named by police sources as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt - had been tracked down to a hotel in Round Rock, near the US state's capital

Israel admits to 2007 airstrike on Syrian nuclear reactor

Newly-declassified material showed the decision was made the strike should not be linked to Israel due to the possibility of war

Sixth Texas blast ‘not linked’ to serial bomber

The incident, on Tuesday evening local time, was not related to five other explosions in the area since 2 March, which have killed two people and seriously injured four others

Russian diplomats kicked out over spy poisoning leave the UK

The Russians and their families were waved off by staff outside the London embassy – some were seen wiping away tears


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