An overloaded ferry that sank near the Pacific island archipelago of Kiribati last year, killing 95 people, was not allowed to carry passengers in the open sea, and had twice run aground before its final journey, an inquiry found.
Kiribati ferry that killed 95 not licensed to take passengers, inquiry finds
A replica of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour docked in Gisborne, New Zealand, 250 years after the British navigator landed in New Zealand and named the cove he first sighted Poverty Bay.
New Zealand wrestles with 250th anniversary of James Cook's arrival
The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is now ready to accept referrals for youngsters addicted to video games.
Young UK gaming addicts able to access NHS treatment
A group of former prisoners in Florida, the US, are suing over what they call an attempt by Republicans to restrict democracy and undo a historic initiative restoring the right to vote to 1.4 million previously incarcerated felons.
Ex-prisoners sue over Republican bid to restrict voting rights
A chief constable in the UK wrote to the US Embassy in London demanding the return of an American diplomat's wife who is a suspect in a fatal crash inquiry.
UK police ask US to waive immunity for envoy's wife in crash
A mixed-race couple have decided to leave Ireland with their baby after they received a death threat over their appearance in a Lidl Supermarket advert.
Mixed-race couple to leave Ireland over death threat, online abuse
A 79-year-old man murdered at least 50 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in US history, the FBI said.
US's most prolific serial killer has murdered at least 50: FBI
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Two ancient musical instruments dating back around 2,500 years have formed the centerpiece of a new exhibition launched at the Scottish Crannog Centre in Kenmore.
Ancient musical instruments on display in Scotland

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