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EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption EU leaders with Pope Francis (centre) on the eve of the anniversary summit Leaders of 27 European Union countries, not including the UK, are meeting in the Italian capital to celebrate 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. The countries will sign a new declaration […]

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Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

Media captionIn his own words, Mr Trump explains his doomed effort to repeal Obamacare US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill. The bill was withdrawn on Friday because it did not have enough support to pass in Congress. Speaking to the Washington Post, Mr Trump said “We couldn’t […]

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Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

Image copyright Reuters Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee, who was jailed twice in his homeland for posting political and religious criticism online, has been granted asylum in the United States. Mr Yee, 18, has been detained in the US since he arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in December. He came into the country on a […]

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Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition says Mr Maduro’s mismanagement is to blame for the economic crisis. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost the country’s supplies of medicines. Mr Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalise the supply and distribution of drugs in the […]

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Cardboard cribs

Image copyright Alamy It’s been claimed that Finland’s baby boxes, given to every newborn in the country, help reduce cot deaths. But what evidence is there that they lower infant mortality rates, asks Elizabeth Cassin. In June 2013, the BBC News website published an article entitled Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. It’s been […]

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Curse of the diamonds

Image copyright Fellipe Abreu “Our land is our spirit,” says one of the spiritual and political leaders of the Cinta Larga. “An indigenous person without land is an indigenous person without soul,” he says about the challenges facing this indigenous group in Brazil. Image copyright Fellipe Abreu The group lives in the Roosevelt Indigenous Area […]

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'Stolen child'

Alberto Mohamed is one of about 4,000 children taken by the Indonesian authorities in the 1980s and 1990s, during Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor. Now a local NGO is trying to reunite them with their families. Reporter: Rebecca Henschke; Producer: Olivia Lang; Camera and editor: Haryo Bangun Wirawan Source link

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Hanged for having a phone

Media captionSnipers are working with the Iraqi government forces to defeat so-called IS When the jihadists who call themselves Islamic State (IS) are beaten in Mosul it will be a serious defeat for their organisation. But it will not, magically, bring peace to Iraq. At the moment the offensive has been stalled by fierce IS […]

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A vote with few voters

Image copyright AP Image caption From left, Woo Kwok-hing, John Tsang and Carrie Lam are vying to be Hong Kong’s next leader Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fierce divisions over stalled political reform in the city. It is the first chief executive election since Hong Kong was […]