Tag Archives: BBC

Thousands leave their houses as Mount Agung volcano erupts

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has erupted for the first time in more than 50 years, the country’s national disaster agency says. More than 140,000 people had fled their homes in recent months before Mount Agung began belching smoke 700m (2,300ft) above its summit on Tuesday. Nearly 1,600 people died when Mount Agung last erupted in 1963. ...

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Sgt La David Johnson: 'Additional remains' found in Niger

Further remains have been recovered of a US soldier killed last month in the West African nation of Niger, the US defence department says. A military investigation team made the discovery on 12 November at the site where Army Sgt La David Johnson’s body was found, US officials said. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified the remains as those ...

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May welcomes Zimbabwe's 'brighter future' after Mugabe

Theresa May has welcomed the resignation of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, saying it offered an opportunity to “rebuild the country’s economy”. The president stepped down after 37 years in power via a letter that was read out to the country’s parliament. It followed a takeover by the Zimbabwean military, who put Mr Mugabe under house arrest last week. Boris Johnson ...

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Scientist finds UK water companies use 'magic' to find leaks

Water companies are using divining rods to find underground pipes despite there being no scientific evidence they work, an Oxford University scientist found. Sally Le Page said her parents were surprised when a technician used two “bent tent pegs” to find a mains pipe. She contacted all the UK’s water companies, and a majority confirmed engineers still use the centuries-old ...

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Workington rape trial: Accused admits lying to police

A boy accused of taking part in the “gang” rape of a girl with four friends has admitted lying to police, a court has heard. The four, who are all under 16, are on trial at Carlisle Crown Court accused of raping the 15-year-old in a field in Workington on 3 January. He initially denied having sex but later told ...

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The Likely Lads actor Rodney Bewes dies

Rodney Bewes has died aged 79, his agent has confirmed. The actor had a career spanning 60 decades and is best known for playing Bob Ferris in sitcom The Likely Lads. His agent issued a statement saying: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that our dear client, the much-loved actor Rodney Bewes, passed away this morning.” The statement ...

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Carers jailed for neglect of woman

A husband and wife have been jailed for six months for ill-treating an elderly woman in her Cambridgeshire home. Viorel and Cristina-Alexandra Constantin were caught on camera “pushing and pulling” and “poking” the victim, the court heard. They were arrested after concerns were raised with the company running the care service, Midas Care, who contacted the police Police said the ...

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Charles Bronson refused parole at HMP Wakefield

One of the UK’s most violent prisoners, Charles Bronson has been refused parole. A board ruled that Bronson, now called Charles Salvador, should not be released from HMP Wakefield or moved to an open prison. The 63-year-old is serving a life sentence for robbery and kidnap and has gained notoriety for a history of violence inside and outside jail. He ...

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Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

German police have recovered more than 100 items stolen from John Lennon’s estate, including three diaries. The diaries were put on display at Berlin police headquarters with other items including a tape recording of a Beatles concert, two pairs of glasses, sheet music and a cigarette case. Police said a 58-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen ...

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Charlie Rose: CBS sacks talk show host over harassment claims

US TV host Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS News following sexual harassment allegations. An email to staff said the presenter’s employment had been “terminated… effective immediately”. It said the move followed the revelation of “extremely disturbing and intolerable behaviour” said to have taken place around his programme. Eight women accused the veteran TV interviewer of inappropriate behaviour in ...

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