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Sinister secret

Did the Nazis locate a secret U-boat base in Spain? Image copyright Ramon Perez Niz Image caption The building known as Casa Winter was built at the top of a hill Looking up from the wild and barely accessible beach of Cofete, on Fuerteventura's rugged southern tip, it is hard …

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US Congress issues Russia probe subpoenas

US Congress issues Russia probe subpoenas Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen at Trump Tower The US House intelligence committee has issued subpoenas to President Donald Trump's former aide and his lawyer, as part of its Russia investigation. The orders were made to fired national …

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Noriega’s pen pal

General Noriega's pen pal: An American school girl Image copyright EPA Image caption Panama's General Manuel Noriega with troops in 1985 Andrea was around 14 years old, flipping through her school friend's photo album when something strange caught her eye. She was at a US boarding school in the early …

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Haunted by failure

Why I failed to catch Canada's worst serial killer Image copyright Lorimer Shenher Ten years ago, the trial of Canada's most prolific serial killer opened in Vancouver. Det Con Lorimer Shenher had long suspected the man in the dock, who eventually admitted to nearly 50 murders, but Shenher's attempts to …

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Brazil meat-packing giant JBS to pay record $3.2bn corruption fine

Brazil meat-packing giant JBS to pay record $3.2bn corruption fine Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Joesley Batista stepped down as chairman of JBS on 26 May The controlling shareholder of the world's largest meat-packing company, JBS, has agreed to pay a record 10.3bn real ($3.2bn; £2.4bn) fine for its …

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Being black in US tough says LeBron James after racist graffiti

Being black in US tough says LeBron James after racist graffiti Image copyright Getty Images NBA superstar LeBron James has talked about the ordeal of suffering racism after the "N-word" was spray painted on to his Los Angeles home. "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous …

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‘Covfefe’: Trump spokesman plays down odd tweet

'Covfefe': Trump spokesman plays down odd tweet Image copyright Twitter / Donald Trump White House press officer Sean Spicer has sought to defend an apparently garbled tweet by President Donald Trump which baffled and amused the internet. In a tweet posted just after midnight Mr Trump wrote "despite the constant …

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Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff Trump

Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff Trump Image copyright Getty Images Chinese and EU leaders are to agree a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement saying it is "an imperative more important than ever". A draft of the document, seen by the BBC, stresses the "highest political commitment" …

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