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University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Monuments to Confederate figures are symbols of “modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism”, the college said The University of Texas has removed four Confederate monuments overnight in the wake of violent clashes in Virginia earlier this month. A statue of General Robert E Lee …

US Navy orders fleet investigation after collision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe timing of this incident is awkward for the United States The US Navy has ordered a wide investigation into its Pacific fleet after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. The inquiry will look at “all …

6.5 million voted tactically in General Election

This year’s General Election was a “hold your nose” vote after an estimated 6.5 million people made tactical decisions, according to campaigners. An Electoral Reform Society (ERS) report claims 20% said they planned to choose a candidate most likely to beat the one they disliked on 8 June. …

James Dresnok, last US soldier to defect to N Korea, dies

Image copyright AFP / VeryMuchSo Productions Image caption James Dresnok defected across the minefields of the DMZ in 1962 James Dresnok, the last known US soldier living in North Korea after defecting, has died aged 74. His sons – both born in North Korea – told a state …

Russia condemns US visa restrictions in diplomatic tussle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russian-US tensions have been likened to Cold War-era distrust Russia has condemned a US decision to make Russians go to Moscow if they want a visa for the United States. A US embassy statement said non-immigrant visas would no longer be issued at …

'Man shot' in Barcelona suspect hunt

Man reported shot west of Barcelona by police hunting driver in Thursday’s van attack This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on …

Offensive tweet councillors reinstated by Scottish Conservatives

Image caption The offensive tweets by Alastair Majury and Robert Davies emerged just days after they were elected Two Conservative councillors who were suspended by the party over offensive posts on Twitter have been reinstated after apologising. Alastair Majury and Robert Davies were both elected as Stirling councillors …

Spain attack: Hugs and defiance on Las Ramblas

Spain attack: Hugs and defiance on Las Ramblas – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function()a.orb=a.orb)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); …

Spanish woman 'crushed between floors' in Seville hospital lift

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Rocío Cortés Núñez, a mother of three, died at a Seville hospital soon after giving birth to her third child A Spanish woman has died after being crushed in a freak accident involving a hospital lift, local media report. Rocío Cortés Núñez, 25, …