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Thousands evacuated in amusement park fire
Thousands of people have been evacuated as a fire engulfed part of Germany's largest amusement park.
Abortion laws in Northern Ireland 'unsustainable'
A senior shadow minister has called abortion laws in Northern Ireland "unsustainable", as Theresa May faces calls to act in the wake of the Irish referendum.
Wife of top Mexican drug lord 'El Mencho' arrested
The wife of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been arrested, the country's authorities have said.
Flights delayed after lightning strike at Stansted
Flights are delayed at Stansted Airport after lightning hit the aircraft fuelling system, leaving planes unable to refuel.


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London buskers to be paid with contactless cards
A contactless payment scheme is to be introduced for buskers in London in what is being described as a world first.
Singer James Blake hits out at 'sad boy' label
James Blake has called for less stigmatisation of men who are open about their feelings after his music was described as "sad boy" in a review.
Sheeran ticket row: 'I'm not stitching fans up'
Ed Sheeran says he is not trying to stitch fans up by invalidating tickets bought on secondary websites when people arrive at his gigs.
Sesame Street sues 'explicit and profane' puppet movie
The maker of Sesame Street has taken legal action over a film it says abuses its puppets' reputations, calling it "explicit, profane and misogynistic".