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Valencia fire: High-rise building engulfed by flames in Spain

Valencia fire: High-rise building engulfed by flames in Spain

This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Sean Seddon and Ido VockBBC NewsA high-rise residential building in the Spanish city of Valencia has been engulfed by a major fire.The blaze - which is ongoing - occurred at a 14-storey block in the Campanar neighbourhood and spread to an adjoining building.More…
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Walled site grows at Egypt border near Gaza

Walled site grows at Egypt border near Gaza

By Jake Horton & Daniele PalumboBBC VerifyEgypt has built more than 3km of wall in the past week in addition to further clearance of a large area next to its border with Gaza, BBC Verify has found.It comes after Israel warned it is preparing for a ground offensive in Gaza's southern city of Rafah.The city has seen a huge increase…
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Former US talk show host Wendy Williams has aphasia and dementia

Former US talk show host Wendy Williams has aphasia and dementia

Getty ImagesBy Sam CabralBBC NewsUS daytime talk show legend Wendy Williams Hunter was diagnosed last year with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), her care team has revealed.The team said it was sharing the news "to correct inaccurate and hurtful rumours about her health".Ms Williams, 59, hosted the popular, nationally syndicated Wendy Williams Show for over a decade.But it…
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Germany: Small boat smuggling gang ‘dismantled’ by police, says Europol

Germany: Small boat smuggling gang ‘dismantled’ by police, says Europol

EuropolBy Sean SeddonBBC NewsPolice say they have "dismantled" one of the most active smuggling gangs operating in the English Channel.Nineteen people were arrested in Germany following a year-long investigation by German, French and Belgian police.Dozens of inflatable small boats, engines and life vests were found during raids at 28 locations.Europol said the smuggling gang was capable of sending eight vessels…
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Jesse Baird: ‘Grave concerns’ over TV presenter and boyfriend Luke Davies missing in Sydney

Jesse Baird: ‘Grave concerns’ over TV presenter and boyfriend Luke Davies missing in Sydney

Jesse BairdBy Andre Rhoden-PaulBBC NewsPolice say they have "grave concerns" over a TV presenter and his boyfriend who disappeared in Sydney in suspicious circumstances. Possessions belonging to ex-Network 10 presenter Jesse Baird, 26, and Luke Davies, 29, were found on Wednesday in a bin in a suburb of the capital. Police are seeking a man identified by local media as…
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US teen segregated over hairstyle gets choked up

US teen segregated over hairstyle gets choked up

A US teenager who has been in school suspension since August over the length of his locs hairstyle has said he is filled with "anger, sadness, disappointment".Ahead of a trial looking into whether the school's rules broke the law, Darryl George got choked up speaking to reporters about his six-month isolation from his classmates.His mother filed the complaint in Texas…
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Israel-Gaza: On board the plane evacuating injured Palestinians

Israel-Gaza: On board the plane evacuating injured Palestinians

By Quentin SommervilleBBC Middle East CorrespondentTwo very different flights in 24 hours, each with the same aim: to alleviate Gaza's suffering.The first is the less perilous: an Etihad Airways passenger plane, flight EY750 from Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The Boeing 777 has been converted into a virtual flying ambulance with seats in economy turned into hospital beds.Its…
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Former world’s oldest dog stripped of title

Former world’s oldest dog stripped of title

Guinness World RecordsBobi the dog has been posthumously stripped of his title as world's oldest dog over a dispute about his real age.Guinness World Records (GWR) said it had no evidence that the elderly canine, who died last year, was as old as claimed. The organisation said the microchip claimed to prove Bobi's age was not sufficient proof to grant…
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Kenya scraps entry fee for South Africans and several other foreign nationals

Kenya scraps entry fee for South Africans and several other foreign nationals

Getty ImagesBy Gloria AradiBBC News, NairobiKenya has exempted passport holders from South Africa and six other countries from paying an unpopular entry fee introduced last month.The government scrapped visa requirements for all foreign passport holders last month.The move was seen as an attempt to promote Kenya as a tourist destination and to attract business travellers. But a $30 (£23) entry…
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