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An Indian man disguised as an 81-year-old was caught trying to board a plane to New York with a fake passport, authorities say. The man, named as 32-year-old Jayesh Patel, was arrested at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday. With a dyed white beard and large spectacles, Mr Patel...
Pope Francis has accused his critics of stabbing him in the back, and said he is "not afraid" of the Catholic Church splitting. Speaking after a trip to Africa, the Pope took issue with conservative clergymen who have criticised him. Those men do not "want good for the Church", but only...
British Airways says it will take "some time" for flights to get back to normal, despite the end of a two-day strike by pilots. Nearly 150 aircraft are out of place, along with more than 700 pilots and 4,000 cabin crew, it said. BA was forced to cancel almost all of...
US doctors are hoping to start offering women vaginal fluid transplants and have set up a programme to screen potential donors. They believe some women could benefit from a dose of healthy vaginal microbes to protect against an infection called bacterial vaginosis (BV). The Johns Hopkins University team say they were...
US President Donald Trump says talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan are "dead". "As far as I'm concerned, they are dead," he told White House reporters on Monday. Over the weekend Mr Trump cancelled secret plans to host a Taliban delegation in the US after...
US adventurer Victor Vescovo has become the first person to visit the deepest points in every ocean. His fifth and final dive in a prototype submersible was made to the bottom of the Arctic's Molloy Trench, some 5.5km (3.4 miles) below the sea surface. This followed dives during the past 10...
Investing $1.8 trillion over the next decade - in measures to adapt to climate change - could produce net benefits worth more than $7 trillion. This is according to a global cost-benefit analysis setting out five adaptation strategies. The analysis was carried out by the Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of...
British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports, and BA says most have made alternative arrangements. Both BA and the pilots' union Balpa have indicated that they are willing to...
More than 100 bushfires across two Australian states are raging in hot and windy conditions that officials warn are unprecedented this early in spring. In Queensland more than 50 fires were burning on Sunday. Forecasters say there is no sign of an end to strong winds that have fanned the flames.
Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals. Spain's Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York. Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break...

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