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Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

Publishedduration7 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionTaku Sekine had denied sexual assault allegationsA Japanese chef known for his restaurant in Paris has died of suicide, his family says.Taku Sekine took his own life on Monday after he was the target of "false" sexual assault claims, a statement from his relatives said. His restaurant, Dersou, was named…

White supremacy row flares after chaotic US debate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump says "I don't know who the Proud Boys are" - a day after telling them to "stand back and stand by"President Donald Trump has said a far-right group should "stand down" and let law enforcement do its work, after his refusal to explicitly condemn the group…

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

Publishedduration22 minutes agoimage copyrightArmenian defence ministryimage captionArmenia's defence ministry has published photos of an SU-25 jet it claims was shot down by a Turkish warplaneAzerbaijan's president has vowed to fight on until Armenian forces leave disputed territory, on the fourth day of fierce fighting in the region."We only have one condition: Armenian armed forces must…

Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane

Publishedduration11 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA French military plane Rafale, pictured here in 2018, was dispatched in Paris on TuesdayA French military plane broke the sound barrier and startled Parisians after it was scrambled to aid two commercial aircraft which had lost radio contact.Players at the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament paused play in…

Space station crew woken up to hunt for air leak

Image copyright NASA Astronauts were woken during the night to continue the hunt for an air leak on the International Space Station (ISS).Crew members have been hunting for the source over several weeks.But the search was stepped up a notch when the size of the leak appeared to grow on Monday; this erroneous reading turned…

How the world reacted to the presidential debate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Global media criticised the tone and content of the debate US voters have endured the first of three presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The event has also prompted a huge reaction from world audiences who tuned in for the chaotic event. Newspapers and commentators around the…

First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the Berlin patient, pictured in 2012 The first person cured of HIV - Timothy Ray Brown - has died from cancer. Mr Brown, who was also known as "the Berlin patient", was given a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was naturally…

Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

Publishedduration41 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionHelen Reddy shot to fame in the 1970sHelen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78.Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers described her as a "wonderful mother, grandmother,…

Canada outcry over ‘abuse’ of dying indigenous woman

Image copyright Getty Images A nurse has been fired from a Canadian hospital after a video emerged showing a dying indigenous woman screaming in distress and being insulted by staff.Quebec Premier Francois Legault said the nurse's remarks were "unacceptable" and "racist".He said Joyce Echaquan's death would be thoroughly investigated.It is the latest in a series…

UK considered asylum centre on Ascension Island

Image copyright Getty Images The government has considered building an asylum processing centre on a UK territory in the Atlantic Ocean.The idea of "offshoring" people is being looked at but finding a suitable location would be key, a source said. Home Secretary Priti Patel asked officials to look at asylum policies which had been successful…

Two-fifths of plants at risk of extinction, says report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the main drivers of plant extinction is clearance of natural habitats Two-fifths of the world's plants are at risk of extinction, scientists have warned.Researchers say they are racing against time to name and describe new species, before they disappear.Plants hold huge promise as medicines, fuels and foods,…

WHO to probe ‘sexual exploitation’ by aid workers in DR Congo

Publishedduration3 hours agoimage copyrightThomson Reuters Foundationimage captionThis woman said she was sexually exploited by a doctor involved in the Ebola responseThe World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged to investigate allegations that aid workers tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo sexually abused and exploited women.WHO and other aid agency staff were accused…
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Ryder Cup 2010

McDowell knew the Twenty Ten course like the back of his hand. He’d won the Wales Open on the course that year and during a period when he lived in Cardiff he used the venue as his practice area.As the match descended into the home stretch McDowell sunk a 15-foot birdie to go 2-up on…

GB’s Evans calls opponents ’embarrassing’

Evans was knocked out in the singles in the first round by Kei Nishikori of JapanBritain's Dan Evans said his doubles opponents were "embarrassing" after becoming involved in an on-court row at the French Open.The British singles number one and Polish partner Hubert Hurkacz beat Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop and Brazilian Marcel Demoliner in the first…

US team walks off after ‘homophobic slur’

Collin Martin (pictured playing for former club Minnesota United) came out as gay in 2018Landon Donovan said his San Diego Loyal "would not stand" for bigotry having left the pitch in protest after an alleged homophobic comment was aimed at openly gay midfielder Collin Martin.An opposition player from Phoenix Rising was accused of making the…

As colleges reopened, many more young people got covid-19, CDC reports – msnNOW

Covid-19 cases surged nationally among 18- to 22-year-olds between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which urged young adults as well as colleges and universities to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.Weekly cases among the age group jumped 55…