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Frida Kahlo Barbie doll banned from shop shelves in Mexico

A court rules the artist's family, who said the doll was too light-coloured, own her image rights.

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Former 'Smallville' star Allison Mack arrested on suspicion of involvement with an alleged sex cult

Evan Agostini/Getty Images Allison Mack, star of "Smallville," was arrested earlier Friday on allegations of her connection to the NXIVM, which some have described as a "sex cult," according to News 4 New York. The arrest comes a few weeks after the gro

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Over 2,000 US schools walk out over gun violence

Students were demanding gun legislation that promotes school safety, 19 years since the Columbine massacre.

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Hither Green: Police arrest remaining suspect in Kent two weeks after burglar was stabbed in home raid

A suspect wanted in connection with a burglary during which his alleged accomplice was stabbed to death has been arrested by police in Kent.

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Gunman opens fire at school on day when students walk out of classes in protest at gun violence

A former pupil of a Florida high school shot and wounded a classmate on Friday just as students across the United States staged a walkout in protest at the country’s gun violence.

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British man with first case of 'super-gonorrhoea' is cured

A British man who became the first ever to contract 'super gonorrhoea' has been cured, as doctors say the case is a wake up call.

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Democrats sue Russia, Trump camp for alleged election conspiracy

US president's campaign team, Moscow and WikiLeaks accused of conspiring to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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Stephen Lawrence murder investigation should have continued, best friend claims

Stephen Lawrence's best friend has said he blames Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, for the force's failure to bring his other racist killers to justice.

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Having a fat belly doubles heart attack risk

Having a fat belly doubles your heart attack risk even if you aren't obese, a study has found.

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Staffan de Mistura calls for de-escalation on Syria

Special envoy issues appeal during visit to Moscow as inspectors wait for access to suspected gas attack site in Syria.

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Measles alert issued after holidaymakers return from Europe with bug

A measles health alert has been issued after unvaccinated holidaymakers returning from Europe lead to a surge in cases.

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Mount Vernon, a symbol of Franco-American friendship

Mount Vernon, a symbol of Franco-American friendship.        

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Swedish star DJ Avicii dead at 28

Tributes pour in as award-winning artist and producer is found dead in Muscat, Oman.

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Pakistan rights worker 'intimidated' in alleged house raid

Watchdog alleges that burglars broke into house of editor of critical report on state of human rights in Pakistan.

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Brit tourist, 61, dies of suspected heart attack cheering on strippers in notorious Bangkok bar

A BRIT tourist died of a suspected heart attack — as he cheered on strippers in a Thailand bar. James Downing, 61, was sitting next to the stage excitedly brandishing a foam baton when he toppled face-first onto the floor. Medics and bar staff performed

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Armed police arrest terror suspects in their underwear during dramatic raid in Russian World Cup host city

The men were arrested in St Petersburg and the Rostov-on-Don region - where the England team will be based for the contest and near where they will play the first qualifying match

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Judge 'blocks' sale of Frida Kahlo doll after complaint from Mexican artist's family

A Mexican judge has blocked a company associated with US toymaker Mattel Inc from commercializing the image of artist Frida Kahlo, her family says, as it seeks to halt sales of a Barbie doll styled after the influential artist.

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Threatened 700-year-old Banyan tree put on intravenous drip

A Banyan tree said to 700 years old was put on a special intravenous drip to ward off a termite infestation, after Indian officials feared the insects could kill the ancient tourist attraction.

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DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Oman at the age of 28, his representatives said.

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Russia's Telegram ban 'failing'

The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.

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Scientist accidentally exposed himself to ebola virus in Hungarian lab experiment gone wrong

WORRIED World Health Organisation experts have sent a shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a scientist who has been exposed to the deadly disease. The UN health agency revealed tonight that Hungarian officials asked for help after

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Dramatic footage shows Russian cops arrest terrorists ‘planning attacks at World Cup 2018’

SUSPECTED terrorists have been detained by Russian secret services in two cities hosting the World Cup. In St Petersburg, close to where the England team will be based for the contest, a law enforcement video shows a dramatic raid on seven suspects accuse

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Bikini model left her four young kids home alone with a gun for 11 days while she holidayed around Europe

A BIKINI model mum who left her four young kids home alone with a GUN while she holidayed in Europe has escaped jail. Mother-of-four Erin Lee Macke ditched her children – aged six to 12-  for 11 days while she headed for a tour of Germany with a pa

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Trump-Russia 'collusion': Democrats file lawsuit

Documents filed in a lawsuit allege that Mr Trump's 2016 campaign "gleefully accepted" Russian help.

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Anger in Iran as 'morality police' scuffle video goes viral

Clip of young woman being beaten by officers during argument over headscarf seen as reflection of recurrent struggle.

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Couple 'have sex' in driver's seat of Ford Focus at high speed on busy motorway

The footage was filmed by a passing car's passenger, who was shocked at the driver's dangerous antics

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