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Dozens died in Nicaragua protests, NGO says

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 300 people have reportedly been killed since the protest began Sunday was the deadliest day in Nicaragua since a wave of anti-government protests started in April, a local human rights group says. According to the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Cenidh), 38 people were killed during clashes in […]

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Japan floods: 'Extreme danger' amid record rainfall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJapan’s military have been airlifting people to safety from the flood waters Parts of western Japan hit by deadly floods and landslides are facing unprecedented danger as more downpours are expected, officials warn. “We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before,” a weather official said. More than […]

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Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Ditko created Spider-Man with Stan Lee in 1963 Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died aged 90 in New York, police say. He was found unresponsive at his flat in Manhattan on 29 June and was declared dead by paramedics who attended the scene. Fans, including author Neil Gaiman, […]

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US and China fire first shots in $34bn trade war

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy the US-China trade war will hit most of our pockets US tariffs on $34bn (£25.7bn) of Chinese goods have come into effect, signalling the start of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The 25% levy came into effect at midnight Washington time. China […]