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Beloved TV host, singer Cilla Black dies

Beloved TV host, singer Cilla Black dies

British television personality and singer Cilla Black, whose instantly recognisable Liverpool 'scouse' accent won over generations of music fans and television viewers, has died in Spain aged 72, Spanish police say.

Debris confirmed from Boeing 777

Debris confirmed from Boeing 777

Malaysian officials say airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.

US doctor linked to second lion hunting probe

US doctor linked to second lion hunting probe

Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country's most famous lion, Cecil.

Canadian PM calls October election

Canadian PM calls October election

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called a parliamentary election for October 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.

Trump 'won't be throwing punches' in debate

Trump 'won't be throwing punches' in debate

Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, says he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater."

Second killed lion 'not Cecil's brother'

Second killed lion 'not Cecil's brother'

After the killing of Zimbabwe's best-known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said, as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death.

Plane debris arrives in France

Plane debris arrives in France

Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has arrived in France for investigators to study its origin.

Bin Laden family killed in UK jet crash

Bin Laden family killed in UK jet crash

Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England, British police say.

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