p06yg0b8 - Yemen war: UN appeals to Houthi rebels over aid
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Yemen war: UN appeals to Houthi rebels over aid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe hidden victims of the Yemen war The UN says food aid is being diverted by some corrupt and uncooperative officials in Houthi-held areas of Yemen, where millions of people are believed to be on the verge of famine. David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme […]

107025337 moditrump6 - The 'personality politics' of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump
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The 'personality politics' of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump

Image copyright BBC/Getty Images Image caption Similar to the “Make America Great Again”, its all about “NaMo Again” for BJP supporters In this year’s Indian election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi clocked up more than 140 rallies while chasing a second term. Sound familiar? During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Donald Trump appeared at almost as […]

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Being black in Nazi Germany

Image copyright Library of Congress Image caption This photo was used in genetics lectures at Germany’s State Academy for Race and Health Film director Amma Asante came across an old photograph taken in Nazi Germany of a black schoolgirl by chance. Standing among her white classmates, who stare straight into the camera, she enigmatically glances […]

106967298 shiraliat 976 - I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish
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I never met my daughter's dad – she was his dying wish

Image copyright Liat Malka Image caption Shira and Liat Liat Malka longed to have children but hadn’t yet met the right person with whom to start a family. Then she became involved in an unusual plan – to help fulfil a stranger’s dying wish of fathering a child. In 2013, Liat Malka was a single, […]

107055042 gettyimages 686982292 - Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting
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Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Loved ones are given the soil to keep Washington has become the first state in the US to legalise human composting. Under the new law, people there can now choose to have their body turned into soil after their death. The process is seen as an alternative to cremations […]

107051397 tv054115109 - More impeachment calls as ex-White House lawyer skips hearing
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More impeachment calls as ex-White House lawyer skips hearing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The judiciary committee had issued a subpoena to hear Mr McGahn’s testimony, but his seat remained empty House Democrats have renewed calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, after a former White House counsel failed to appear before Congress despite a subpoena. Donald McGahn skipped a hearing on Tuesday […]

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Canada zoo owner charged with animal cruelty

Image copyright Humane Society International Image caption A lion in an enclosure at a Quebec zoo A Canadian zoo owner has been charged with criminal animal cruelty and the animals on the premises are being seized by authorities. The owner of the St-Édouard Zoo in Quebec faces two counts of cruelty and neglect covering over […]

107053975 tradewar - China's latest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke
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China's latest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke

Image copyright WeChat Image caption China’s new propaganda anthem features a fist with rings of fire exploding from it A Chinese propaganda song about the ongoing Sino-US trade war is getting a lot of interest – and raising a few eyebrows – on Chinese social media. Trade War, written by a former Chinese official, appeared […]

107054985 p079xmgq - 'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma
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'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma

Like giant lawnmowers, more than a dozen twisters hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, including two at once. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment on our Facebook page Credited Source link

107054124 a9e9fe4a d965 450d 93d6 de656885cddf - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina ex-president, goes on trial
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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina ex-president, goes on trial

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appears in court in Buenos Aires for the opening of her corruption trial The corruption trial of Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has begun in Buenos Aires. Ms Fernández is accused of accepting bribes from construction firms in exchange for lucrative government contracts while […]

107053425 hi054056918 1 - Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war'
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Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war'

Image copyright AFP Image caption A photo posted on Facebook by the government of national accord reportedly shows armoured personnel vehicles arriving at Tripoli port The UN envoy for Libya has warned that the battle for Tripoli is “just the start of a long and bloody war”. Ghassan Salame is calling for immediate steps to […]