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An Airbnb host in Australia has been jailed for 11 years for killing a guest who could not afford to pay. A jury convicted Jason Colton, 42, of the manslaughter of Ramis Jonuzi in October 2017. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but denied murder. A court heard two housemates had held the 36-year-old down, while Colton beat and strangled him for...
China's community of goths is coming together in protest online after a woman was made to remove her make-up before being allowed to enter a busy subway. The woman, who media are not naming, posted on social media that she was stopped by subway security in the southern city of Guangzhou, and told that she needed to remove her dark make-up...
Kirsten Gillibrand has become the latest US Democrat to join a crowded race to be the party's candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The 52-year-old senator for New York announced her bid in an online video released on Sunday. Fifteen other Democrats having already declared they will seek the nomination. They include Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders - who...
Bangladeshi authorities have arrested a senior member of football's world governing body Fifa for allegedly defaming the country's prime minister. Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, a Fifa Council member, was detained after she had said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football. A defamation claim was then filed by a local sport official, alleging that the comments embarrassed the entire nation. On Saturday,...
Israel's Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Michael Ben-Ari, from next month's elections. In doing so, it overturned an earlier decision by the electoral committee. Mr Ben-Ari has faced criticism over his comments about Israeli Arabs. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said they amount to "incitement to racism". The court also reinstated Israeli Arab parties previously...
Thousands of people have attended a wake for victims of a school shooting near the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Two former pupils, aged 17 and 25, killed eight people on Wednesday, in an attack police say was planned for more than a year. Family members and friends wept over the open coffins of four teenage boys before their funerals. The young...
At least five people have been killed and dozens injured after a footbridge collapsed near Mumbai's main train station. The bridge collapsed at 7.30pm local time (14:00 GMT) as commuters were entering Chhatrapati Shivaji station. At least 30 people have been injured, according to Indian media. Images from the scene show rescue workers attempting to move the rubble and treating injured passers-by. An...
People living in one of Mozambique's largest cities have been warned to expect the "worst-case scenario" as a major cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Idai, which is carrying winds of up to 225 km/h (140 mph), is making landfall near the port of Beira. A storm surge of at least six metres (20 feet) is expected near low-lying Beira, a city of...
US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort has been jailed for 43 more months on charges stemming from the Russia investigation. It comes a week after the 69-year-old was given a 47-month prison sentence for fraud in a separate case. The latest sentencing arises from two conspiracy charges Manafort pleaded guilty to last year. Speaking from a wheelchair, he told...
Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you. That was the case for a 43-year-old man in Australia who came under attack by another man, according to police. The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said. The arrow was allegedly fired...

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