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Brexit: EU’s Barnier warns of ‘long road ahead’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Barnier (L) formally hands the agreement to European Council head Donald Tusk The EU says much work still needs to be done on Brexit, despite agreeing a draft withdrawal document with the UK."We still have a long road ahead of us on both sides," chief negotiator Michel Barnier said.The EU has set out a series of meetings leading to one on 25 November
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The search in Germany for the lost skull of Tanzania’s Mangi Meli

[ad_1] Image copyright Tahir Della Image caption Mnyaka Sururu Mboro promised his grandmother that he would bring home Mangi Meli's skull Pressure is growing on Germany and the UK to return to Africa skulls taken as trophies and for discredited racial research more than a century ago, writes the BBC's Damian Zane. A Tanzanian based in Germany, Mnyaka Sururu Mboro, has been searching for the lost skull of Mangi Meli
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UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation

[ad_1] Image copyright GeorgeRudy/Getty Images Image caption The pilots spotted fast flying objects and bright lights in the sky The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland.It began at 06:47 local time on Friday 9 November when a British Airways pilot contacted Shannon air traffic control.She wanted to know if there were military exercises in the area because there was
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Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStan Lee on how he created Spider-ManAmerican writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee has died at the age of 95.In 1961, Lee created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, and went on to create titles including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.The legendary comic book author died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a family
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Eight killed in covert Israeli action in Gaza

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel carried out air strikes when the firefight erupted Seven Palestinians, including a local militant commander, have been killed during a covert Israeli operation in Gaza, Palestinian officials say.An Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded, the Israeli military said, after a firefight erupted.Palestinians said an Israeli unit travelling in a civilian vehicle had killed the Hamas commander.Sirens later sounded in communities across
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Michael D Higgins inaugurated as President of Ireland

[ad_1] Image copyright RTÉ Michael D Higgins has been inaugurated for a second term as President of Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin Castle on Sunday.Former presidents Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese were in attendance.The Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) Simon Coveney were also present.President Higgins was re-elected in October with 56% of the vote. All five of the candidates who ran against him
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Armistice Day: World leaders gather in Paris to mark end of WW1

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The original Armistice bugle is played under the Arc de Triomphe ahead of the ceremony later World leaders are gathering in Paris to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War One.US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among those set to attend a service beneath the Arc de Triomphe at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).Other events have been
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California wildfires: 250,000 flee monster flames ravaging state

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFleeing through flames: 'I'm so scared right now... so terrified'At least 11 people have died in the most destructive wildfires ripping through north and south California.More than 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state.Firefighters were powerless in stopping a wildfire destroying the northern town of Paradise, where nine people died and