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Tractor driver destroys six speed cameras on Germany rampage

Image copyright AFP Image caption The tractor was unlikely to have been caught by the speed cameras Police say a tractor driver who went on a rampage in Germany knocked down six speed cameras, causing hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage. Police say the 63-year-old intentionally …

Objective reality exists, says UK minister Matt Hancock

Image copyright Getty Images Facts that everyone can agree on are the cornerstone of democracy and do exist – despite the rise of “fake news”, a UK minister has said. Matt Hancock said it was “something of a disappointment” that he had to state publicly that “objective reality …

Trump accused of 'slut shaming' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Gillibrand represents Mr Trump’s hometown of New York US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to “slut shame” a female senator who demanded he quit over sexual misconduct claims. Mr Trump claimed Kirsten Gillibrand had come “begging” to him …

France's National Front party charged over EU 'fake jobs'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The party and its leader, Marine Le Pen, have now both been charged over alleged EU “fake jobs” France’s far-right National Front (FN) has been charged with giving party members suspected fake jobs as assistants at the European Parliament, the party has confirmed. …

Keaton Jones: Bullied boy's family faces backlash

The family of bullied Keaton Jones has faced a backlash online following allegations they’ve been asking for money and have racist views. A Facebook video of the US schoolboy talking about being bullied went viral earlier this week and celebrities posted their support. But now they’ve faced online …

'Face of climate change'

Image copyright Caters News Image caption Campaigners filmed the starving bear searching for food It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-eastern Canada. Exhausted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, eventually trying to eat some discarded seating foam among rubbish …

Anne Marie Morris: Tory MP has whip restored after racist remark

Image copyright Conservative Party Image caption Ms Morris said she had made a mistake and would learn from it A Conservative MP who was suspended for using a racist expression earlier this year has had the whip restored. Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot in Devon, has …

MS-13: The violent gang targeting rich US suburbia

Long Island is home to some of the most expensive real estate in America. It is also a stronghold for one of the world’s most dangerous gangs. MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, has its origins in 1980s Los Angeles, but it spread across Central America when members were deported …

Curbing university bosses' pay 'won't solve funding crisis'

Image caption Issues like student poverty and debt will not be solved only by curbing vice-chancellors’ pay, says the NUS Sky-high pay among university chiefs is “hard to stomach” but tackling it will not alone solve the higher education funding crisis, a National Union of Students official has …