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Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Brazilian operation followed a two-year investigation China has lifted a ban on imports of Brazilian meat imposed over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years. Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi says the move follows a “giant effort” by officials to explain the investigation into tainted food. […]

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Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have been exchanging gunfire with a group of suspected militants holed up in an apartment building in Sylhet Six people – two police officers and four civilians – have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say. The blasts in Sylhet occurred near an apartment building […]

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Belarus protesters defy ban to march against 'parasite tax'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protest took place on the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the short-lived Belarussian People’s Republic Thousands of people have defied a ban to protest in Belarus against a so-called “social parasites” tax on the under-employed. Protesters shouted “fascists!” at riot police. Dozens of activists and journalists have been […]

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UK visa problems halt African friendly

The Burkina Faso team whose friendly against Nigeria on Monday has been cancelled. Nigeria’s friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK. According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) “seven players in the Burkinabe contingent failed to secure […]

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Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'

Image copyright kieferpix/getty Image caption The alleged victim said she had “blocked out” what was happening (file photo) Italy’s justice minister has said he will investigate after a court acquitted a man of sexually assaulting a woman because she did not scream. The court in Turin ruled last month that the woman saying “enough” to […]

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Trump's ex-national security adviser 'discussed Gulen removal'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Flynn denies discussing anything illegal President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed removing from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, according to ex-CIA director James Woolsey. Turkey accuses the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating last July’s failed coup. In a video interview, Mr Woolsey told […]