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China fury at Terracotta Warrior thumb case mistrial

Image copyright TRIPADVISOR Image caption Museum staff noticed the missing thumb in January Chinese social media users are voicing their outrage after the prosecution of an American who stole a thumb from a Chinese Terracotta Warrior ended in a mistrial. Michael Rohana, 24, admitted taking a thumb from a statue in Pennsylvania in December 2017. […]

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German couple lose fight over cows’ clanging bells

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bavarian cows: A higher court dismissed the noise pollution claim Cowbells can continue ringing out on a Bavarian farm despite the neighbours’ long-running complaints, a Munich court has ruled. It was the latest setback for a couple from Holzkirchen, a peaceful market town, who first sued five years ago. But […]

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Sudan protests: Demonstrators wait for army statement

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters remain outside the army headquarters Sudan’s army has told the nation to expect an announcement following growing protests calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. The army’s message sparked jubilant scenes among Sudanese convinced that a coup was under way, but it remained unclear what was happening. Thousands […]