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The world this week: Joan of Arc is burned at the stake and Ginger Spice sings goodbye to girl power

24 days ago   |   By The Independent

Sam Hancock trawls the archives for the key events and notable deaths from this week in history
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Trump says Iran made a 'very big mistake' by shooting down a US drone in an...

Trump says Iran made a 'very big mistake' by shooting down a US drone in an ominous tweet

Iranian forces shot down a US drone over the Strait of Hormuz late Wednesday evening, according to US Central Command. President Donald Trump's first response to the incident... Read more ...

Royal charity split: Duke and Duchess of Sussex to leave Royal Foundation 

Royal charity split: Duke and Duchess of Sussex to leave Royal Foundation 

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Trump said he'd be open to taking information from a foreign power in the...

Trump said he'd be open to taking information from a foreign power in the upcoming election. Hope Hicks just said she thinks that would be a crime, according to someone who heard her closed-room testimony

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks rejected President Donald Trump 's openness to receiving political information from foreign actors during closed door... Read more ...

Kylie Jenner said she's 'scared' of Jordyn Woods after finding out about her...

Kylie Jenner said she's 'scared' of Jordyn Woods after finding out about her cheating scandal with Tristan Thompson

On Sunday night's upcoming episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," Khloe Kardashian will find out about Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal involving Jordyn Woods. In a... Read more ...

The amazing life of Stewart Butterfield, the CEO leading Slack to a...

The amazing life of Stewart Butterfield, the CEO leading Slack to a potential $15.7 billion valuation when it goes public today

Slack , the fast-growing workplace-chat platform, is about to go public via a direct listing with a possible valuation of $15.7 billion. Stewart Butterfield founded Slack in... Read more ...

Grandmother caught buying heroin with two-year-old boy in the car, Florida...

Grandmother caught buying heroin with two-year-old boy in the car, Florida police say

Amy Moreland, 43, was arrested outside a Family Dollar in Volusia County, Florida, after police said she was found in possession of the deadly opiate fenatnyl while with her... Read more ...

I got to try 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' the new game from the creators...

I got to try 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' the new game from the creators of 'Pokémon Go,' before it comes out on Friday, and it's going to be huge

On Friday, you'll be able to play "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," the new game co-developed by the creator of "Pokémon Go." I got the chance to play the game early at an event... Read more ...

20,000 people have petitioned Netflix to cancel 'Good Omens' for being...

20,000 people have petitioned Netflix to cancel 'Good Omens' for being 'blasphemous' - but it's actually an Amazon show

The US Christian group, the "Return to Order" campaign, has launched a petition for Amazon's "Good Omens" TV series to be canceled, but the petition is directed at Netflix. It... Read more ...

Home-made veal anolini recipe 

Home-made veal anolini recipe 

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Calibra could be Facebook's ticket to monetizing Libra

Calibra could be Facebook's ticket to monetizing Libra

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