Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Image copyright ALEX ASHBURY/ PERTH ZOO Image caption Puan, 62, was given to Perth Zoo in 1968 The world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants. Puan, described as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo, was euthanised on Monday due to age-related complications. She had […]

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XXXTentacion: Rapper’s volatile life made compelling music

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption XXXTentacion (L) was gunned down after leaving a motorcycle dealership in Florida The life of US rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot dead outside a motorcycle dealership on Monday, was as grim and confusing as his music was compelling. Born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy in south Florida, he had a troubled […]

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Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Customers were refused phone repairs in breach of Australian law An Australian court has fined Apple A$9m (£5m;$6.5m) for refusing to fix iPhones and iPads that had been serviced by third parties. The nation’s consumer watchdog took the tech giant to court last year following complaints from users about faulty […]

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Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China “refuses to change its practices”. The move would be a major escalation of the dispute, which threatens to […]

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Argentina: Man sentenced to life for brutal transgender murder

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Sacayán had campaigned for LGBT rights in Argentina A court in Argentina has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of high-profile transgender activist Diana Sacayán. She was stabbed 13 times in her Buenos Aires flat in October 2015. Gabriel David Marino, 25, has become the […]

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