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Deadly bombing at restaurant packed for Christmas

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say at least six people have died in a suicide bomb attack on a crowded restaurant in the eastern city of Beni. Police prevented the bomber from entering the building, but he blew himself up at the entrance...

Man found with crossbow at Windsor Castle sectioned

A man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after being found in the grounds of Windsor Castle with a crossbow, police have said. The Metropolitan Police said a 19-year-old man from Southampton was arrested at about 08:30 GMT on Christmas Day. It said...

Desmond Tutu: South Africa mourns anti-apartheid hero

South Africa is holding a week of events to mark the passing of the anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died on Sunday aged 90. The plans include two days of lying in state before an official state funeral on 1 January in Cape Town....

Alibaba fires woman who claimed sexual assault

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba has fired a woman who said a colleague and a client had sexually assaulted her. The dismissal letter said she had spread falsehoods that had damaged the company’s reputation. The employee went public with her allegations in August because she said...

The Benefits of Gratitude and How to Get Started

There are plenty of reasons to practice gratitude, including benefits to your overall mental health and well-being. Practicing gratitude can mean different things to different people. From daily journaling to evening prayers, gratitude practice can take many forms. Read on to find out the benefits...

Alice Sebold apologises to man cleared of her rape

American author Alice Sebold has apologised for her part in the wrongful conviction of a man who was cleared last week of raping her in 1981. In her memoir Lucky, she described being raped and later telling police she had seen a black man in...

Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein pilot testifies he flew Prince Andrew

Paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time pilot has testified at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell that he flew VIPs to luxury locations worldwide. Larry Visoski, the first witness in Ms Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial, recalled flying Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey. Ms Maxwell...

US tourists fined for sneaking into Rome’s Colosseum for a beer

If you’ve travelled to Rome, you may have been warned that drinks in popular tourist spots can be rather expensive. Well, earlier this week, two American travellers likely racked up one of the priciest drinks bills in the Italian capital’s long history. The pair, both...

3 Bold and Inspiring Stories of Acts of Generosity

When it comes to striving to lead a bold life, one of the key pillars is giving back. Giving back is important because it helps us connect with others while making a positive difference in the world. Likewise, acts of generosity have a significant impact...