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Nazi gun uncovered on new statue for Russian AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov

A new monument dedicated to the Russian inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle has been altered after it was found to carry the image of a gun used by Nazis during the Second World War.

Sock wars: Canadian PM's footwear incurs the wrath of Shatner

The Canadian PM's choice of socks has prompted Twitter banter involving Star Wars' Luke Skywalker and Star Trek's Captain Kirk.

Hundreds to compete as third Invictus Games gets under way in Toronto

The third Invictus Games gets under way in Canada this weekend, where Prince Harry will be joined by the likes of Melania Trump, Justin Trudeau and maybe his girlfriend Meghan Markle.

Donald Trump responds to 'deranged' barb by branding Kim Jong Un a 'madman'

Donald Trump has hit back at Kim Jong Un after the North Korean dictator called him "deranged" in a bullish statement.

Navy helicopter rescues family from boat capsized in Hurricane Maria

Navy helicopter rescues family from boat capsized in Hurricane Maria

The Royal Navy staged a dramatic helicopter rescue of a mother and her two children from a boat capsized in Hurricane Maria.

Bali volcano alert sees thousands evacuated from homes

Bali volcano alert sees thousands evacuated from homes

Thousands of people have been evacuated from villages near a volcano on Bali amid fears it could erupt for the first time in 50 years.

Revealed: What 'Mars astronauts' missed most about Earth

Revealed: What 'Mars astronauts' missed most about Earth

Six 'astronauts' who spent eight months living on a remote simulated Mars base in Hawaii found that lack of internet was their biggest frustration.

'Uplifting' giving and determination in Mexico's relentless quake search

'Uplifting' giving and determination in Mexico's relentless quake search

Mexico is a hard place at the best of times. Cartel and general crime are endemic. It has one of the worst murder rates in the world and some of the poorest people as well.

Far-right taps into 'anger' over Merkel's policies as German election looms

Far-right taps into 'anger' over Merkel's policies as German election looms

The shafts and towers of the Zollverin coal mine still stand proud on the landscape of Germany's Ruhr Valley.

The absurdity of May's frantic Florence speech

The absurdity of May's frantic Florence speech

There's something slightly absurd about today's speech.

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15 dead and 20 missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

15 dead and 20 missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

At least 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica following Hurricane Maria, the island's Prime Minister has said.

Singapore airport worker 'swapped hundreds of luggage tags'

Singapore airport worker 'swapped hundreds of luggage tags'

A baggage handler has been accused of sending passengers' bags to the wrong destinations by swapping luggage tags.

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