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Japan warns over North Korean 'charm offensive'

Japan warns over North Korean 'charm offensive'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has recently moved towards talks with its Southern counterpart Japan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang’s recent “charm offensive”. Foreign Minister Taro Kono’s comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss Pyongyang’s plans to […]

Nestle sells Crunch, Nerds and other US brands to Ferrero for $2.8bn

Nestle sells Crunch, Nerds and other US brands to Ferrero for $2.8bn

Image copyright Getty Images Nestle is selling its US sweets and chocolate business to Ferrero Group for 2.7bn Swiss Francs ($2.8bn; £2bn). The Swiss food giant said it was offloading brands such as Crunch, Nerds, Runts and Butterfinger to focus on other products. Italy’s Ferrero, which makes Nutella spread, Tic Tac and Ferrero Rocher, will […]

Can anyone open a school at home in California

Can anyone open a school at home in California

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice chief: ‘I would call that torture’ The alleged child torture case that shocked the US has raised questions about the ease with which the Turpin family were able to open a private school in their own home. Police arrested David Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna, […]

Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims in Chile

Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims in Chile

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Pope said he was sorry for the “irreparable damage” caused by abuse committed by clergy Pope Francis has met a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile. The meeting at the Vatican’s mission in Santiago was “strictly private”, his office said, providing no further details. Earlier […]

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Image copyright ECASTER Image caption Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died on Wednesday, a hospital confirmed Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed. The accident, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, killed her parents, sister and […]

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish military lorries were photographed transporting tanks to the border with Syria on Tuesday Turkey’s president has warned of imminent military offensives on two Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria, as tanks and troops mass on the border. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Syrian rebels would support Turkish efforts to clear the […]

Berlin trainers double up as metro tickets

Berlin trainers double up as metro tickets

Image copyright AFP Image caption The shoes are the same colour as the camouflage design of Berlin’s bus and underground seats Dozens of people camped out overnight in the German capital in the hope of buying a pair of trainers that allows free travel on Berlin’s metro. Each pair of trainers sold by Adidas has […]

Trump's cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Trump's cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump shook hands with Dr Jackson after his medical check-up on Friday US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said […]

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Palestinians like these in Gaza City receive UN food aid The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) instalment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60 million in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but […]

Turpin: Shackled California siblings 'victims of torture'

Turpin: Shackled California siblings 'victims of torture'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice chief: ‘I would call that torture’ Police say 13 siblings who were found malnourished, some of them shackled, in a California home were torture victims. Riverside County Sheriff’s office said the mother was “perplexed” when officers came to rescue the siblings, who are aged two to […]