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Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Madsen was sentenced to life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine. Prosecutors said Madsen had planned to kill Ms Wall, 30, either […]

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Serzh Sargsyan: Protesters return after talks fail in Armenia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan says a “velvet revolution” is unfolding in Armenia Tens of thousands of opposition protesters have returned to the streets in Armenia despite the resignation of long-standing leader Serzh Sargsyan. Demonstrators are angry that talks between protest leader Nikol Pashinyan and Mr Sargsyan’s replacement as prime minister […]

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Madrid leader Cifuentes resigns amid supermarket 'theft video'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cristina Cifuentes has come under pressure to step down from her political opponents The head of Spain’s Madrid region has stepped down amid shoplifting allegations, weeks after being accused of faking a master’s degree. A video has emerged from 2011 allegedly showing Cristina Cifuentes handing items to a supermarket security […]

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Germany's Bavaria orders Christian crosses in all state buildings

Image copyright Bavarian Government Image caption Mr Söder placed a cross in the lobby of the state chancellery in Munich The German state of Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be placed at the entrances to its public buildings. Premier Markus Söder said crosses should not be seen as religious symbols but as a “clear […]

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Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani says West has no right to make changes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hassan Rouhani has warned of “severe consequences” if the US reimposes sanctions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has questioned the legitimacy of efforts by the US and its European allies to change a nuclear deal with his country. The US and French leaders announced on Tuesday that they were working on […]

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Daca: Trump administration ordered to resume young immigrant scheme

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDaca recipients: ‘Life in the US is like a rollercoaster’ A third US federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restore a programme letting young undocumented immigrants stay in the country. US District of Columbia judge John Bates said the move to end the Deferred Action […]

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Iran pushes app with 'Death to America' emoji

Image copyright Soroush Image caption “Death to America”, “Death to Freemasons” and “Let’s go pray” are among the stickers available for users Iran is promoting a domestically-produced mobile messaging app, complete with a “Death to America” emoji, in an attempt to get millions of Iranians to abandon the popular Telegram service, which it blames for […]

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Asaram Bapu: Controversial Indian guru convicted of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Asaram denies all allegations against him An Indian spiritual guru who claims to have millions of followers worldwide has been found guilty of rape. A court in the northern city of Jodhpur ruled that Asaram Bapu,77, raped a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at his ashram there. He is likely […]

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Singapore mourns Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear'

Image copyright Wildlife Reserves Singapore The only polar bear ever born in the tropics has died in Singapore of age-related ailments. “We have jointly made the difficult but necessary decision to not revive Inuka from anaesthesia on humane grounds,” the Singapore Zoo said in a statement. The bear was born at the zoo and at […]