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Dutch man, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age 20 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ratelband believes changing his age will improve his chances on dating app Tinder A Dutch pensioner has started a legal battle to legally change his age and boost his dating prospects. Emile Ratelband, 69, wants to shift his birthday from 11 March 1949 ...

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Mid-term elections 2018: Trump hails ‘tremendous success’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump hopes for “beautiful bi-partisan situation” US President Donald Trump has hailed “tremendous success” in the mid-term elections after a night of mixed results for his Republican party. Democrats won the House of Representatives, which will enable them to thwart the president’s ...

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Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed

Image copyright Evn Image caption The pupils were taken from the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon’s North-West region have been freed, officials say. The 78 students and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region’s capital, Bamenda. A driver was ...

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Mid-term elections 2018: US Democrats win House in blow to Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Anthony Zurcher explains what losing the House means for Donald Trump’s presidency. The US Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. Taking control of the lower chamber ...

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Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over planned name change

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Boy Scouts leader said they changed their name to make the group more inclusive The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from their name. Set to ...

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Mid-term elections 2018: Polls open on East Coast

Image copyright Getty Images Americans have begun voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Polling stations opened on the East Coast amid a battle by both Republicans and Democrats to take control of the two houses of Congress. Governor posts and seats ...

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Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash leaving wedding

Image copyright Facebook/Bailee Ackerman Image caption The couple were killed in a helicopter crash after departing their own wedding A young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed late on Saturday night, according to officials. Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler ...

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Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign homestretch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Media mogul Oprah Winfrey travelled to Georgia to campaign with Stacey Abrams ahead of the mid-term election Race-baiting allegations have mired the homestretch of the US mid-term elections, turning it into one of the ugliest campaigns in recent times. US networks have withdrawn President ...

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Berlin pensioner caught hunting forest boar with an axe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo: A wild boar roams one of Berlin’s forested areas Berlin police came upon a grisly sight near one of the city’s forested areas – as a thrifty pensioner decided to butcher his own meat. Officers received an emergency call about a suspicious ...

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