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Half of African species 'face extinction'

Image copyright Getty Image caption The last male northern white rhino, Sudan, died on Monday The actions of mankind could lead to the extinction of half of African birds and mammals by the end of 2100, a UN-backed study has said. The report conducted by 550 experts from around the world said reduced biodiversity could […]

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US sanctions Iranian hackers for 'stealing university data'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Mabna Institute is accused of hacking at least 320 universities worldwide The United States has imposed sanctions on an Iranian company and 10 individuals for alleged cyber attacks, including on hundreds of universities. The Mabna Institute is accused of stealing 31 terabytes of “valuable intellectual property and data”. The […]

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China cracks down on video parodies

Image copyright Weibo Image caption This female journalist appeared to be rolling her eyes at a fellow reporter’s question China’s media regulator has announced a crackdown on video parodies. It says video websites are banned from featuring videos that “distort or spoof” classical literature or art, and videos that re-cut or re-voice radio, TV and […]

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Florida shooting: Why I'm marching on Washington DC

Image copyright Nikki Nookala Thousands of people are expected to take part in the “March For Our Lives” in Washington DC this weekend. It’ll be led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, following the gun attack that killed 17 pupils and students in February. One of survivors, Nikki, tells Newsbeat why she’s taking […]

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Poland abortion: Protests against bill imposing new limits

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters gathered in Warsaw for the “Black Friday” demonstrations Thousands of people have taken to streets across Poland against plans to further tighten the abortion laws, already among Europe’s strictest. A bill in parliament seeks to ban abortions in cases of foetal abnormality – one of the few exceptions allowed […]

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Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some of the women rescued were underage girls Spanish police have rescued 39 women and girls smuggled in from Nigeria and trafficked into sex work by a notorious Nigerian gang. Europol says the victims were kept in “squalid conditions in caves” and intimidated with voodoo threats. Gang members forced […]