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Trump: Lawmakers 'afraid' of NRA gun lobby group

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: ‘You’re afraid of the NRA’ US President Donald Trump has stunned lawmakers from both parties by telling them in a live broadcast not to be so “petrified” of the powerful gun lobby the National Rifle Association (NRA). In a break from his party’s stance on gun […]

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Japanese electric toilet symbols go global

Japanese electric toilet symbols go global By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association Image caption (Left to right) Flush, light flush, back wash, front wash, close lid, lift seat Six pictograms, including one illustrating a stylised bottom, have been accepted as the global standard for the […]

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Amelia Earhart's stolen car found in Los Angeles

Image copyright CBS Though her plane remains missing, Amelia Earhart’s stolen vintage car that was reported missing on Friday night has now been found. The car, which once belonged to the pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, was found on Monday night, according to CBS News. The vehicle was spotted in […]

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How realistic are Libya's election plans?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rival governments have claimed authority in Libya since the results of a 2014 vote (pictured) were disputed It seems obvious that Libya is not in a fit state to hold an election, but the international community seems determined to organise one anyway, writes the BBC North Africa Correspondent Rana Jawad. […]