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Terrifying moment baby is snatched from a mother's arms and kidnapped by two men in Guatemala before the child is found alive abandoned at a disused railway

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This is the dramatic moment kidnappers snatch a baby from its mother's arms as she walks along a crowded street in Guatemala. The kidnapping took place in Zacapa, around 70 miles from the capital Guatemala City, on September 30. Shocking CCTV footage shows the baby snatchers speed up to the mother and wrench the young baby boy from her during a violent struggle. The mother is seen walking up the street holding her baby in Zacapa, Guatemala on Wednesday seconds before the kidnappers attack. The two men can be seen crossing the street towards her on a motorbike The men appear to be laying in wait for her in a side-street on a motorbike which they use as a getaway vehicle. The passenger jumps off and snatches the baby while his accomplice gets ready to speed off. The mother puts up a defensive fight, attempting to grab her baby back, but the man hits her and knocks her to the ground in the 25-second struggle. A stray dog can be seen running up to the kidnappers and appears to try to

Armenia says it will work with mediators to achieve a ceasefire with Azerbaijan - as Macron demands Turkey explains use of 'Syrian jihadists' in disputed region

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Armenia has expressed its readiness to work with international mediators to clinch a ceasefire with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorny-Karabakh region where fierce fighting has entered a sixth day. The country 'stands ready' to engage with France, Russia, and the United States, who co-chair the OSCE group of mediators to the conflict, 'to re-establish a ceasefire regime,' foreign ministry in Yerevan said.  The announcement comes as French President Emmanuel Macron demanded that Turkey explains the use of 'Syrian jihadists' in the disputed region. Macron said intelligence reports had established that 300 fighters from 'jihadist groups' in Syria had passed through Turkey en route to Azerbaijan.  He added that 'a red line has been crossed, which is unacceptable' and demanded an explanation from Ankara.  France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts in a telephone call that a failure to halt the fi

Church memorial to 18th century plantation owner John Gordon hailing his 'bravery' in quelling slave rebellion in Jamaica in 1760 is covered up after BLM protests

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A memorial stone commemorating an 18th century slave trader, and hailing his 'bravery' in quelling slave rebellion in Jamaica, has been covered up because of its offensive meaning. A white board has been placed over the plaque in St Peter's Church in Dorchester, Dorset, which was dedicated to plantation owner John Gordon, who died in 1744. The wording on the 5ft memorial praises the Scottish slaver's work in suppressing an uprising of slaves in the Caribbean, in which 500 of them were killed. It states: 'He was signally instrumental in quelling a dangerous rebellion in that island , in the year of 1760. 'A large body of n*****s whom his bravery had repulsed, finally yielding to their confidence in his humanity.' A white board has been placed over the plaque in St Peter's Church in Dorchester, Dorset, which was dedicated to plantation owner John Gordon, who died in 1744 The wording on the 5ft memorial hails the Scottish slaver's 'bravery' and

China plans to build a new rocket to send astronauts to the moon as part of its ambitious lunar exploration

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China has unveiled its plan to build a heavy-lift carrier rocket that could fly astronauts to the moon. The new launch vehicle would be able to carry a 25-ton manned spaceship and lunar lander, the Chinese space authorities revealed.  Beijing aims to put a man on the moon by 2030 as part of its ambitious space exploration programme.   China has unveiled its plan to build a heavy-lift carrier rocket that could send astronauts to land on the moon as part of the country’s ambitious lunar exploration. The picture shows a prototype of the Chinese new-generation carrier rocket revealed in November 2018 The country first revealed a prototype of the new-generation carrier rocket in 2018. The file photo shows a Long March-5B carrier rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China Chinese officials are also considering building a mobile laboratory on the moon and a space station on Lunar orbit.  The news comes as China Thursday has released the first set of 'selfies' taken by Tianwen

Furious locals fly-tip outside Tim Burton's £2.9m Cotswolds home amid row over a wooden fence Hollywood director erected around the property which belonged to his ex-wife Helena Bonham Carter's great grandfather, wartime PM Herbert Asquith

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Furious locals have fly-tipped outside Tim Burton's £2.9million Cotswolds home amid a row over a wooden fence the Hollywood director erected around his property. Multi-millionaire filmmaker Burton, 62, moved into the Grade-II-listed 18th-century Mill House with his partner at the time, Helena Bonham Carter, in 2008. But a row with locals started earlier this year when a three-foot-high wooden fence appeared around the property in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. They said it was blocking a path used by the public to access weirs and pools around the River Thames. The long fence erected around the Grade-II-listed 18th-century property in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, which is owned by multi-millionaire Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton Mill House, pictured, which Burton moved into with his partner at the time, Helena Bonham Carter, in 2008. The house was once owned by her great-grandfather, Herbert Asquith Villagers claim the fence spoils the view. But it has now been claimed the row ha