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‘Migrants’ found on boat off Dover included toddler

[ad_1] Image caption The vessel was located off the coast of Dover at 04:30 GMT Another boat with suspected migrants on board has been picked up by the coastguard off the Kent coast.BBC South East understands there were seven men, one woman and a toddler on board the "small open boat". They are believed to be Iranian.The coastguard was alerted to the vessel "in distress in the south west shipping
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Mystery surrounds deaths of Saudi sisters found in New York

[ad_1] Image copyright NYPD Image caption Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were found duct-taped together in the Hudson River Police in New York are investigating the deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia who were found duct-taped together in the Hudson River last week.Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered facing each other and fully clothed without any obvious signs of trauma, police say.Investigators say it

Kepler: Nasa’s telescope that found new worlds has been retired

[ad_1] After more than nine years on a space mission, Nasa's Kepler telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired. It's been on the look-out for inhabitable planets across the galaxy - and it found several.Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here. [ad_2]
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Gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found dead in prison

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Infamous Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has been found dead in a US federal prison in West Virginia.The 89-year-old was discovered unresponsive in his cell at the maximum security facility shortly after being transferred there from a Florida jail.US media report the former mob boss was killed on Tuesday morning at the penitentiary.The life of Bulger, who was convicted in 2013 of 11 murders, inspired
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Body found in search for missing kayaker off Dorset coast

[ad_1] Image copyright Dorset Police Image caption Alistair Collier was last seen near the start of the race on Saturday The body of a man, believed to be a missing kayaker, has been found off the Dorset coast, police have said.Alistair Collier, 60, from Worcester, was last seen at 12:00 BST on Saturday at the start of the course at Knoll Beach, Studland.A search was carried out using an aeroplane,
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Indonesian quake: Bodies found in church buried by landslide

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Landslides have hit the island of Sulawesi, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake The bodies of 34 Indonesian students have been found under a church which was buried by a mudslide after the quake in Palu, say aid workers. At least 844 people are confirmed to have died in the disaster, but the number is expected to rise as remote areas are reached.The
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Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found in air pocket

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'The next thing I knew I was in the water'A man has been rescued from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, two days after it overturned with the loss of at least 207 lives.The engineer, named locally as Alphonce Charahani, reportedly survived in an air pocket inside the MV Nyerere ferry, which capsized near Ukara island on its way

Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

[ad_1] Image copyright TIFF Image caption Amandla Stenberg (right) has had her casting questioned The star of the film version of novel The Hate U Give has admitted she found it hard to have her casting queried because she is not darker-skinned."It was the first time in my life that I'd ever had my blackness questioned," Amandla Stenberg told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival."I've never thought of myself as
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Mac Miller: US rapper ‘found dead at home’ aged 26

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 26-year-old was due to go on tour next month US rapper Mac Miller has been found dead at his California home, US media report.Reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose.The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in 2011. He released