A search has been mounted for British explorer Benedict Allen, whose family say has gone missing during an expedition to Papua New Guinea.
The 57-year-old was travelling on his own to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe, whom he first met 30 years ago.
His sister says she was expecting to hear from him by Monday – and he hasn’t taken planned flights home.
A helicopter pilot, who dropped Mr Allen off several weeks ago, is trying to find him, the BBC has learned.
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One of Malta’s most prominent investigative journalists – the reporter who uncovered the country’s Prime Minister’s ties to the offshore business scandal revealed by the Panama Papers leak, was killed on Monday in a horrific car bomb attack.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, when a powerful blast broke her rental car into pieces that flew into a nearby field. One of her three sons heard the explosion and rushed outside. He was too late to save his mother.
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Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has resigned, saying his behaviour may have “fallen short” of the standards expected by the UK military.
It follows claims of past behaviour – the BBC understands his decision was not related to new or specific claims.
The PM said she appreciated the “serious manner” in which Sir Michael had considered his role.
Theresa May also praised the “particular example you wish to set servicemen and women and others”.
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The most controversial TV programme for years began on Sunday night, at 8pm on Channel 4, with a giggling voice asking: “Is that thing on?” Even before viewers saw the blushing cheeks and familiar up-sweep of eyes under the fringe, the posh-flirty voice clearly identified Diana, Princess of Wales.
For many of her supporters, Diana: In Her Own Words is a thing they wish had not been on. The film includes videotapes recorded by the voice coach Peter Settelenin 1992 and 1993 during sessions to improve Diana’s public speaking, but in which she spoke frankly about private matters. They had been shown before in the US, but it was their first airing in the UK.
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Theresa May on Wednesday distanced herself from the tone taken by some newspapers in covering her decision to call a snap election, which some have labelled “chilling” and “bitter and twisted”.
The Daily Mail sent shudders across social media with its front page featuring a close-up of the prime minster with the headline: “Crush the saboteurs”.
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Amid the ongoing nude photo leak scandal surrounding several actresses, website Celeb Jihad claimed to have found a nude photo of Halle Berry. However, it was later revealed that the purported nude photo of the Oscar-winning actress was photoshopped by the website to show her exposing her breasts.
The image in question was obtained from Berry’s Instagram account last week. The actress shared the photo of her wearing a laced top, captioning it: “Me when someone says ‘I’m coming over and I’ve got snacks.’” The photo did not show the actress exposing her breasts but showed off a hint of cleavage.
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US Marines have been given guidelines for using social media after it was discovered some had been sharing nude photos of female colleagues online.
The advice encourages marines to behave responsibly when sharing marine corps-related material online.
It adds that existing orders for the marines have “long prohibited” sexual or other harassment.
The Pentagon previously said sharing nude photos was “inconsistent” with its values.
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