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Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aziz Ansari has vocally supported the movement opposing sexual assault in Hollywood Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari has responded to an accusation of sexual assault by saying he had believed the encounter to be “completely consensual”. Babe magazine published a detailed account over the weekend from a 23-year-old woman […]

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Perth bushfire paints skies 'vivid orange'

Image copyright WA DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Image caption Smoke from the bushfire over Perth on Sunday Skies in Perth, Australia, turned dramatic colours after a bushfire blanketed the city with smoke. More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze as it burned through 3,000 acres (1,200ha) of bushland near the city on Sunday, […]

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Tunisia protests: Reforms announced after days of unrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRallies in Tunis mark the Arab Spring anniversary The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. There were fresh protests on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings […]

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Hawaii alert: False missile alert sparks panic

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The message Hawaiians saw on their phones An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared to be false. Mobile phone users received a message saying: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Local officials […]