Forbes: George Clooney earns more in one year than any previous actor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Clooney made his name on TV series ER before turning to films George Clooney made more money last year than any actor over an equivalent period – thanks in part to the sale of the tequila company he co-founded. Forbes estimates the 57-year-old star made $239m (£180m) in pre-tax […]

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Egypt military officers get immunity over 2013 crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At least 900 people were killed in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares on 14 August 2013 Egypt’s parliament has passed a law that could protect senior military commanders from being prosecuted over the deadly crackdown that followed the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi. The current President, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, […]

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April Tinsley: DNA snares man in Indiana girl’s 1988 murder

Image copyright FBI Image caption April Tinsley was abducted while walking to a friend’s home in her neighbourhood DNA evidence links an Indiana man to the murder 30 years ago of an eight-year-old girl, police say. John D Miller, 59, has appeared in court facing charges for the 1988 abduction, rape and murder of April […]

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Frozen in time: Inside Eritrea’s embassy

Image copyright Kalkidan Yibeltal/BBC Image caption This furniture was used by the last Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia two decades ago Dust-covered furniture, cars and even beer bottles have been revealed as Eritrea officially opens its embassy’s doors in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, for the first time since 1998, when the two countries went to war. […]

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Christians and Muslims Unite to Save Ancient Church, Signaling New Day for Iraq

Muslims and Christians have come together in Iraq to preserve and reopen one of the nation’s oldest churches, which is actually one of the oldest churches in the world.  The Church of Kokheh was built in the First Century and is important to both religions. Vistors weren’t allowed for many years due to the threat […]

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Helsinki summit: Trump says no reason for Russia to meddle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The two leaders met with only translators as witnesses US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. After a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle […]

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