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Trump orders ‘300 burgers’ to White House amid shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDo you want fries with that? Trump's fast food feastUS President Donald Trump has put on a fast food feast at the White House, blaming the lack of catering staff on the partial government shutdown.He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with more than 300 burgers as well as fries and pizzas."Because of the shutdown...
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Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop ‘down in Africa’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe sound installation is somewhere in the Namib desert, which is 81,000 sq kmThe world's oldest desert is to be blessed with one of the most listened-to songs - Africa by Toto.Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up a sound installation in the coastal Namib Desert to play on loop, in tribute to the soft rock classic.The 1982 track is quadruple
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Cathay Pacific sells first class tickets at economy rates again

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A group of lucky Cathay Pacific customers have scored first-class seats at economy prices, in the second fare blunder by the airline this month.Tickets on trips from Hong Kong to Portugal were sold on the airline's website for $1,512, instead of $16,000 usually charged for similar journey. The carrier said it would honour the tickets as it investigates the cause of the error. It extends
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Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump announced the troop withdrawal last month A senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria.Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.US President Donald Trump announced in December that it was time to bring US troops home from
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Colombia: Missing Farc leader Iván Márquez re-appears on video

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iván Márquez (left) spent four years negotiating the peace deal with Colombia's government A former commander of Colombia's Farc rebel group, Iván Márquez, has released a video six months after going into hiding. In the film, he accuses the government of betraying the terms of the historic peace agreement signed in 2016. He says 400 community leaders and 85 former fighters have been killed
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German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The wreck is attracting curious visitors at low tide The wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern French after decades of being buried in the sand.Shifting sand off Wissant, near Calais, is exposing the remains of the UC-61 which was stranded there in July 1917.The crew flooded the vessel and abandoned it and by the
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Jayme Closs: Suspect named in kidnapping and murder case

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been arrested over the kidnapping of Jayme Closs Police have named a suspect in the case of a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped in October after her parents were murdered.Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is being held on two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping, police said on Friday.Jayme Closs was located on Thursday evening and
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Jayme Closs: Missing 13-year-old found months after parents’ murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Barron County Sheriff's Department Image caption Jayme Closs, 13, has been described as a "sweet girl" by school officials A 13-year-old girl from Wisconsin who went missing in October after her parents were murdered has been found alive, officials say. Jayme Closs, whose parents, aged 56 and 46, were discovered shot in their family home last year, was located on Thursday evening, police said.They said a suspect
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Israeli mining company unearths rare mineral

[ad_1] Israeli mining company unearths rare mineral By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Shefa Yamim Image caption Polished carmeltazite: The mineral's rarity will make gemstones pricey A mineral - previously only known to exist in outer space - has been found on Earth by an Israeli mining company, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.  Carmeltazite was added to the official list of known minerals this week after being approved by