‘Eight dead’ in wall collapse at Senegal’s Demba Dior

Eight people are reported to have died after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.Many more are thought to have been wounded.It happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.With the score 1-1 af
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Teenager charged over London acid attacks

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested in connection with five acid attacks in London on Thursday has been charged with 15 offences, police have said.The charges include robbery, grievous bodily harm and possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance.The five attacks took place in 90 minutes acr
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Turkey coup anniversary: Emotional Erdogan hails ‘defenders of nation’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has delivered an emotional address to tens of thousands of people in Istanbul on the anniversary of a failed coup.Mr Erdogan said: "People that night did not have guns, they had a flag and more importantly, they had their faith."He backed the death penalty for
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Vogue sorry for Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik ‘gender fluid’ claim

US Vogue has apologised for "missing the mark" by saying Zayn Malik and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid were "embracing gender fluidity".In an interview, the former One Directioner and the US model talked about borrowing each other's clothes.They were photographed in colourful, fairly androgynous clothes.
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Afghanistan IS head Abu Sayed killed in raid, says US

The head of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, has been killed in a raid on the group's headquarters in the eastern province of Kunar, US officials say.The raid on 11 July also resulted in the deaths of other IS members, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.The operation w
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Monkey selfie: Photographer criticises Peta court appeal

A photographer at the centre of a court case over a "monkey selfie" has criticised the animal charity which has brought the legal action.A monkey took the image in the Indonesian jungle in 2011 when it picked up a camera owned by David Slater from Monmouthshire.US judges ruled copyright protection c
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Five situations where cards don’t cut it

Visa is waging a war on cash, with a scheme in the US encouraging small businesses to ditch it as a form of payment. Chief executive Al Kelly told investors last month that the company was "focused on putting cash out of business," and is considering bringing the initiative to these shores.The move
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Sexism going ‘unchallenged’ in local councils claims report

Sexism and discrimination is widespread in local government and often goes "unchallenged", a new report claims.Councils in England and Wales were said to be male dominated, with women and ethnic minorities under-represented.The Fawcett Society and Local Government Information Unit recommend statutor
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UK university applications fall by 4%, Ucas figures show

The number of people applying for UK university places has fallen by more than 25,000 (4%) on last year, data from the admissions service Ucas shows.The figures show a sharp decline in those applying to study nursing courses - down 19% - and a continued fall in the number of mature students, notably
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Estate agents have lowest stock of homes for 40 years

The UK housing market is in a state of lethargy, according to property surveyors, with estate agents reporting the lowest stock of properties for nearly 40 years.In another gloomy survey, members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said the market might continue "flatlining" for a
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