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A man watching a bull run at a festival in central Spain has died after being gored by one of the animals. The incident occurred on Thursday during a bull run in the town of Cuéllar. A 62-year-old man received “several deadly horn blows” to the chest and neck and nothing could be done to …

At least 17 children developed so-called “werewolf syndrome” after a major medicine mix-up, Spain’s health ministry has said. The children – some of them babies – began growing hair all over their body after being given what was thought to be omeprazole, a drug that helps with gastric reflux. After investigating, authorities discovered the treatment …

The head of Italy’s opposition Democratic party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, said he has told the head of state his group is ready to try to form a government with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S). Nicola Zingaretti has been in fraught discussions with the M5S, a longstanding rival of the PD, in an attempt to …

Hundreds of Apple workers across Europe who were employed to check Siri recordings for errors have lost their jobs after the company announced it was suspending the programme earlier this month. More than 300 employees have had their contracts ended in the company’s Cork facility alone, according to former employees, with more sent home from …

Russia is attempting to gain influence in Africa and earn billions of pounds by selling developing nations nuclear technology that critics say is unsuitable and unlikely to benefit the continent’s poorest people. Representatives of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation responsible for both the military and civil use of nuclear energy, have approached the leaders of …

Brazilian officials say the government will reject more than $22m (£18m) pledged at the G7 summit in Biarritz to help fight raging Amazon wildfires. Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that the funding would be immediately released, and could be spent on more fire-fighting plane sorties to curb record blazes in the rainforest that have alarmed environmentalists. Brazil …

When Olga Markelova’s ex-husband Dmitri was killed fighting in Syria in 2017, she expected the Russian government to help provide at least for their daughter, his only child. After all, Dmitri had served in the army for a decade in hotspots such as Chechnya. Before his death he had signed on with a private military …

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas. An anti-extradition bill protester carries a barricade for blocking the road during a protest in …

Earth’s deepest artificial hole stretches more than 12,000 metres below the surface — but it’s only covered by a rusty metal lid. Russia’s Kola Superdeep Borehole was created by the Soviets in the name of science so they could learn more about what’s really under our feet and dig to depths unknown. The project to …

Seven people including two children have been killed in a midair collision between a helicopter and a light aircraft over the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said. The two aircraft crashed over the central town of Inca at 1:35pm (1135 GMT), the regional Balearic Islands government said on its Twitter account. Everyone aboard the two …