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Bear falls asleep in wardrobe after entering home

[ad_1] Image copyright Missoula County Sheriff's Office Image caption Police released pictures of the bear in the wardrobe A black bear has been found sleeping in a wardrobe after apparently locking itself into a room in a home in the US state of Montana.Alerted to the intrusion in Butler Creek, police said the large mammal just yawned when officers knocked on the window to wake it up.It eventually had to
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Hong Kong extradition bill: Police brutality inquiry ruled out

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Clashes broke out between police and protesters on 12 June Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng has rejected calls to investigate police brutality during ongoing mass protests in the Chinese territory.However, she did apologise for the Hong Kong government's handling of the extradition bill which is at the root of the unrest.Police vowed a "stringent" response to the latest protest, when their headquarters was
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Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos

[ad_1] Image copyright NHSRCL Image caption Japanese train (file image) A power cut that disrupted rail traffic on a Japanese island last month was caused by a slug, officials say. More than 12,000 people's journeys were affected when nearly 30 trains on Kyushu shuddered to a halt because of the slimy intruder's actions.Its electrocuted remains were found lodged inside equipment next to the tracks, Japan Railways says.The incident in Japan
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Seven-storey building collapses in Cambodia

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Workers are missing after the under-construction building collapsed in Sihanoukville. A seven-storey building has collapsed in Cambodia, killing three people with others reported missing. The under-construction building in the coastal city of Sihanoukville was owned by a Chinese company."We have pulled out a body and we see two more bodies still stuck between debris," provincial governor Yun Min told the AFP news agency.In recent
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Istanbul vote rerun: Ambitious mayor takes on Erdogan’s man

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtests had erupted across Istanbul over the decision to re-run the election It was a dream moment for Ekrem Imamoglu. As his campaign bus passed through Istanbul last month, a 13-year-old boy ran up."Older brother!" he shouted in Turkish. "Her sey cok guzel olacak!" - everything will be all right."Exactly, bravo!" answered the smiling mayoral candidate for Turkey's opposition, turning to
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Hawaii plane crashes killing nine on board

[ad_1] A light aircraft has crashed in Hawaii, killing at least nine people on board, officials say.The twin-engine aircraft went down close to Dillingham Airfield near Mokuleia in Honolulu County.There were no survivors from the King Air flight, the Hawaii Department of Transportation tweeted.Photos showed smoke billowing from miles away. It is not yet clear if the plane was taking off or landing."Right now, the initial report is that there
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Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

[ad_1] Image copyright IRIBNEWS Image caption Iranian TV published pictures of what it says was the wreckage of the US drone President Trump has said he doesn't want war but warned Iran it would face "obliteration" if conflict broke out.Speaking to NBC on Friday, he said the US was open to talks but would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.He also expanded on his last-minute decision to call off
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Mauritania heads to polls in first election since independence

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters at a rally for Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, widely seen as the frontrunner Mauritania is heading to the polls in what may result in the first democratic transition of power since the West African country achieved independence in 1960.President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz seized power in a coup in 2008, but has agreed to step down and abide by a two-term limit of office.More
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Syria: Who’s in control of Idlib?

[ad_1] The northern Syrian province of Idlib is the last remaining stronghold controlled by forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian government forces, backed by their Russian allies, have stepped up bombardment of the rebel-held territory.According to the UN, nearly 300 people have died in Idlib province and more than 300,000 people have been displaced since the escalation of violence in May. Russia and Syria have accused groups controlling the