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Orthodox Christians brave an icy dip to mark Epiphany

Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe have been braving icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar. Celebrated on 19 January, Epiphany commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Image copyright Reuters To mark the event many Orthodox Christians submerge themselves …

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Utah condom campaign halted over racy packaging

Image copyright Getty Creative Image caption Coloured condoms. File photo Utah Governor Gary Herbert has halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms for free in the US state because of racy slogans on the packaging. It features phrases like “SL,UT”, a word play on Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, …

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Trump impeachment: House sends historic case to Senate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPelosi “proud to present impeachment managers” The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial. The resolution passed largely along party lines by 228 votes to 193. …

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Plane dumps fuel over school in emergency landing to LAX

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Delta Airlines flight reportedly had to return to the airport shortly after takeoff A passenger plane has dumped fuel over a school playground as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport. At least 17 children and nine adults are being treated …

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Canada business chief lashes Trump over Iran plane crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael McCain pictured speaking in 2002 in New York One of Canada’s top business leaders has lashed out at US President Donald Trump over the shooting down of an airliner by Iran last week. Maple Leaf Foods chief executive Michael McCain said his colleague’s …

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Iran plane crash: Protesters condemn ‘lies’ on downed jet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA crowd gathered outside Amir Kabir university, calling for resignations and accusing officials of lying Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in Iran’s capital, Tehran, to vent anger at officials, calling them liars for having denied shooting down a Ukrainian …

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Neil Peart: Rush drummer dies aged 67 after cancer battle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neil Peart had been battling brain cancer for three-and-a-half years, his band mates said Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for Canadian rock band Rush, has died aged 67 after suffering from brain cancer. The musician, considered one of rock’s greatest ever drummers, died on …

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