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A US teenager has been jailed for 15 months for involvement in a prank call leading to an innocent man's death. Casey Viner, 19, from Ohio, conspired with fellow gamer Tyler Barriss to make a so-called "swatting" call to police. In the 911 call, Barriss claimed he was holding his family...
The film Jojo Rabbit has won the influential People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The World War II satire about a young boy in 1940s Germany who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house stars Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis. Johansson...
Charlie Cole, one of the photographers who captured the famous Tank Man on film during the Tiananmen Square protests, has died. The image of one man standing in the way of a column of tanks, a day after hundreds possibly thousands of people died, has become a defining image of the 1989 pro-democracy protests.
Singer Adele has filed for divorce from her husband Simon Konecki, according to legal documents filed in the US. A representative said the pair were "committed to raising their son together lovingly". Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, in 2012. She married Konecki - an investment banker turned charity boss...
The crew of the boat destroyed by a fire off California's coast were all asleep when the blaze started, US officials say. Under federal law the Conception scuba boat should have had a crew member acting as a "night watchman". The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary...
Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star. The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b - a plausible candidate in the search for alien life. Within 10 years, new space telescopes might be...
A family of three who got stuck on a raging waterfall were rescued after floating an SOS message in a bottle down a river. Curtis Whitson, his girlfriend, and his 13-year-old son were on a backpacking trip in central California in June. Their plan was to follow the Arroyo Seco river...
Two freefalling parachutists nearly collided in mid-air with two US fighter planes travelling at almost 350mph (560km/h), a report has revealed. The skydivers recorded the aircraft pass under them on a helmet camera as they fell at 120mph (190km/h). The pilots from RAF Lakenheath should have been told by air traffic...
More details have emerged of an alleged high-level spy the US reportedly extracted from Russia amid fears his cover was about to be blown. Russian media named him as Oleg Smolenkov, who worked for a key aide to President Vladimir Putin. Mr Smolenkov was not senior, had been fired years ago...
The body of Robert Mugabe has left Singapore on a private flight destined for his home country of Zimbabwe. The former president had been receiving hospital treatment in the city state before he died last week aged 95. Mugabe was Zimbabwe's first leader after independence from Britain in 1980. He held...

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