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Africa's week in pictures: 17-24 May 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption Wearing a multi-coloured skirt typically used in the dance, an Egyptian performs the Tanoura at el-Ghuri Culture Palace in Cairo… Image copyright AFP Image caption The dance, which incorporates the Sufi technique […]

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Rush to buy Trump-Kim coin after summit cancellation

Image copyright AFP/Getty The Trump-Kim summit isn’t happening – but has that only added to the allure of special coins made to commemorate the event? Confusingly, there are in fact two commemorative coins doing the rounds. The focus of most of the attention is the coin created by the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) – […]

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Gurtel corruption case: Spanish ruling party officials found guilty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Luis Barcenas was one of 29 defendants convicted The former treasurer of Spain’s governing People’s Party has been given a 33-year jail sentence over one of the country’s biggest corruption scandals. The High Court in Madrid convicted Luis Barcenas of receiving bribes, money laundering and tax crimes. The case centred […]

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Harvey Weinstein to surrender to police – US media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein, 66, has denied non-consensual sex Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York police on sexual misconduct charges, US media report. He faces arrest on Friday following an investigation, the reports say. He has been hit with numerous allegations, including rape and sexual assault, […]

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Morgan Freeman apologises after sex harassment claims

Image copyright PA Image caption Freeman said making women feel uncomfortable was “never my intent” US film star Morgan Freeman has apologised following allegations of sexual misconduct made by eight women and several others. One production assistant accused Freeman of harassing her for months during filming of bank robbery comedy Going in Style, CNN reported. […]

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Woman fights off grizzly bear, then walks to safety

Image copyright Amber Kornak/Facebook A 28-year-old woman walked away with a fractured skull after managing to fight off a grizzly bear in the US state of Montana. Amber Kornak had just started her dream job researching the fearsome animals when she was mauled by one on a remote mountain range this month. She managed to […]

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Trump pulls out of North Korea summit

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying it would be inappropriate at this time. Mr Trump confirmed the summit, which had been scheduled to take place in Singapore on 12 June, would not now take place. In a letter released by the White House, he said […]

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Trump: NFL kneelers 'maybe shouldn't be in country'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests began with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (c) President Donald Trump has praised an NFL ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, questioning whether such protesters should stay in the US. He said: “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be […]