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Pompeii dig reveals erotic Leda and Swan fresco

Image copyright EPA Image caption Eventually the fresco is likely to be displayed in a museum Archaeologists at Pompeii have found an erotic Roman fresco depicting Leda and the Swan – a Greek myth that has inspired artists for centuries. The latest find is believed to have decorated a bedroom in a wealthy home near […]

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Italian town catches 58,000 speeding cars in two weeks

Image copyright Google Image caption Acquetico – seen here in 2010 – set up one speed camera near the crossing When the tiny Italian town of Acquetico set up a trial speed camera, it did not expect to see a probable record: 58,568 speeding offences in just two weeks. Local mayor Alessandro Alessandri set up […]

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UK PM to continue battle for Brexit deal

Image copyright PA Theresa May is set to renew her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, using a speech to say it has been “agreed in full”. She will tell business leaders in the CBI it will deliver a fair immigration system, in which EU nationals can no longer “jump the queue”. It […]

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California wildfires: Finland bemused by Trump raking comment

Media captionDonald Trump tells reporters Finland rakes its forests Finns have been baffled by US President Donald Trump’s comments praising the country for managing its vast forests by raking. Citing a conversation with his Finnish counterpart, Mr Trump said they spend “a lot of time on raking and cleaning”. But President Sauli Niinisto told a […]

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Yellow vests: Hundreds injured as France fuel protests continue

Media captionThousands march in France over diesel tax Demonstrations in France over rising fuel prices have left more than 400 people injured, officials say, as protests spilled into a second day. The French interior ministry said that nearly 300 protesters were questioned, with 157 among them taken into custody. Some 288,000 people took part in […]

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France fuel protest: Hundreds injured as protests continue

Media captionThousands march in France over diesel tax Demonstrations in France over rising fuel prices have left more than 400 people injured, officials say, as protests spilled into a second day. The French interior ministry said that nearly 300 protesters were questioned, with 157 among them taken into custody. Some 288,000 people took part in […]

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‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds stolen Cyprus mosaic

Image copyright AFP Image caption Arthur Brand says tracking down the mosaic felt very special The man nicknamed “the Indiana Jones of the art world” has done it again – this time tracking down a precious sixth-Century mosaic stolen from Cyprus. Finding the 1,600-year-old piece in a flat in Monaco had felt very special, Dutchman […]

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Ukraine transgender rally disrupted by far-right militants

Image copyright AFP Image caption Far-right activists threw smoke bombs into the crowd, reporters said Far-right militants in Ukraine have disrupted a march by transgender activists in the capital Kiev. Two young women were attacked – and then mocked as they received medical attention. Canadian journalist Michael Colborne was punched in the face. Another reporter […]

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German driver fractures spine in GP crash

Sophia Florsch (pictured ahead of the Macau Grand Prix) says she will have surgery on Monday Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch has fractured her spine in a high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix in China. The 17-year-old German’s car lost control going into a bend before flying through the air and crashing backwards into […]

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Theresa May: Brexit won’t be easier if I’m ousted

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has told her critics that getting rid of her as PM would not make delivering Brexit any easier. Mrs May, who has been facing calls for a no-confidence vote from some of her MPs since her draft plan for leaving the EU was published on Wednesday, said ousting her would […]

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