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The mystery of Star Wars and Tunisia’s rundown Brutalist hotel

[ad_1] Image copyright MOHAMED ZITOUNI The Hotel du Lac has seen better days. Its distinctive shape, resembling an inverted pyramid or a bird in flight, has been making a statement on the Tunis skyline since the early 1970s. It stood once for the ambition and poise of Tunisia, a young nation emerging from colonial rule and stretching its wings. Today it stands abandoned, prey to the elements after years of
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Global executions fall to lowest level in a decade, Amnesty says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lethal injection is one of the methods of execution used around the world Annual executions recorded worldwide fell by almost a third in 2018 to the lowest figure in more than a decade, Amnesty International says.Some 690 people were executed in 20 countries last year, excluding China, a fall of 31% on 2017 - when 993 deaths were recorded.Executions in Iran fell by
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‘Primark bought our Instagram designs’

[ad_1] Two friends whose designs have been turned into a Primark clothing range thought they were being "spammed" when the High Street clothing giant first got in touch.Abigail Foreman and Chloe Livesey, both 24, began posting "empowering" designs on their Instagram page after being inspired by movements like #MeToo.The pair, from Rochester, Kent, began to build a following for their feminist designs and couldn't believe it when they were contacted
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Why do we like magic when we know it’s a trick?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Why do we enjoy looking at magic?Everyone knows these are tricks and not "real". It's not as though we don't know our senses are being deceived. But we still watch and wait for the reveal.It might be more of a surprise to find there is a university laboratory dedicated to understanding magic - the Magic Lab, part of the psychology department at Goldsmiths, University of
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Sudan protests in pictures: ‘We are here for the night shift’

[ad_1] Image copyright Ola Alsheikh Sudanese photographer Ola Alsheikh has captured the defiant and growing crowds outside the army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum.The woman above has written "Just Fall" on her arm, reflecting the demonstrators' calls for President Omar al-Bashir and his government to resign. Image copyright Ola Alsheikh The sit-in began on Saturday and the protesters want the armed forces to withdraw their support for the regime. The
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Medical records left in abandoned nursing home

[ad_1] Thousands of patient files including bank details, medical records and contact information have been left behind at an abandoned nursing home. Residents were taken out of Westbury House in Hampshire by police after a damning inspection in 2016. Relatives of those who lived in the home say they are disgusted that personal files of hundreds of patients remain unsecured in the house along with residents' belongings and pharmaceutical drugs.
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Newspaper headlines: May and Macron’s Brexit delay talks

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: May and Macron's Brexit delay talks By BBC News Staff Image caption A photograph of Theresa May greeting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris adorns several front pages, after the PM met him for Brexit talks on Tuesday. "Sealed with a kiss" is the headline for the Daily Telegraph. The paper says EU leaders feel Mrs May's plan for an extension until 30 June is too much
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Shana Grice: Disciplinary action for Sussex Police officers

[ad_1] Image copyright Grice family Image caption Shana Grice was murdered by her ex-boyfriend who stalked her Three police officers are facing disciplinary action over the case of a woman fined for wasting police time when she reported the stalker ex who went on to murder her.Shana Grice, 19, reported Michael Lane five times before he slit her throat and tried to burn her body.Sussex Police said two officers -