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Melania Trump, Clintons and Obamas attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Around 1,500 guests attended the largest Episcopal church in the US on Saturday, for the private funeral of Barbara Bush. The wife of the 41st president, George HW Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W Bush, died on Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. First

How ‘condom snorting’ turned into a pro-gun argument

“Condom snorting” – a dangerous activity that involves stuffing a condom up your nose until it comes out of your mouth – has been the subject of a number of recent viral news reports. It’s a years-old trend that wasn’t very popular even when it first surfaced

Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise.

Trump Tower fire: man dies in blaze on 50th floor

A man was killed and six firefighters injured after an apartment caught fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday. The victim, Todd Brassner, was found unresponsive in his apartment and was pronounced dead in the hospital, police said. The 67-year-old was an art

German van attack: ‘Suspect had mental health problems’

Authorities have searched four homes associated with the suspect, and said they have found “no clues” pointing to an extremist or political motive. Two people were killed when a van was driven into a restaurant terrace area of the west German city on Saturday. The 48-year-old driver

Li Ka-Shing: Asia’s second-richest person retires

Mr Li, aged 89, whose wealth has been put at $35.3bn (£25.3bn) by Forbes, is handing over the reins to his eldest son, Victor Li. His CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings groups are involved in sectors including retail, telecoms and power. The only person in

Parsons Green attack: Iraqi teenager convicted over Tube bomb

Ahmed Hassan’s bomb partially exploded on a London Underground train on 15 September, injuring about 50 people. A jury at the Old Bailey took just a day to find the 18-year-old, from Surrey, guilty of attempted murder. The Iraqi teenager had been referred to the government’s deradicalisation

Biohacker fined for travel card implant

A biohacker in Australia has been fined A$220 (£120, $170) for removing the chip from a travel card and implanting it into his hand. Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) also has to pay A$1,000 in costs. The case was brought by the New South Wales transport

Xiaomi Eyes More European Markets Following Launch in Spain

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it was planning to enter more European markets following its debut in Spain late last year, when it simultaneously launched online, through partners and with its own stores in Madrid. Speaking after the company opened its first “Mi” store in Barcelona, senior vice president

We can change this reality’: the women sharing news of war in Ghouta

When the bombs start falling, two dozen adults and children gather in one room in Bayan Wehan’s home in besieged eastern Ghouta, Syria. They hold hands, hug each other and try to find hope. “I put my brother’s daughter in my lap, she is five-years-old, and I try