106122854 c5f5d575 0024 4a63 9dda fc63bd080743 - Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó's chief of staff detained
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Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó's chief of staff detained

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Damage at Mr Marrero’s residence in Caracas Venezuelan intelligence agents have detained a senior aide to opposition leader Juan Guaidó after a raid on his Caracas home, say legislators. Mr Guaidó has demanded the immediate release of his chief of staff Roberto Marrero, whose whereabouts are unknown. The nearby home […]

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R. Kelly asks judge for permission to play Dubai concerts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A court filing claims that “denying the opportunity to work would be a hardship on his children” R&B star R. Kelly has asked a US court to let him travel to Dubai to perform concerts next month. According to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Mr Kelly […]

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Nicaragua agrees to free all opposition prisoners

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters have demanded the release of all those detained The Nicaraguan government has agreed to release all opposition prisoners within 90 days in a bid to restart stalled peace talks. Mediators said the government would free more than 700 people detained since anti-government rallies began last April. A crackdown on […]

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Dutch PM loses senate majority to populists – exit poll

Image copyright EPA Image caption Thierry Baudet is a critic of the EU and of the Netherlands’ immigration policies The governing centre-right coalition in the Netherlands is set to lose its senate majority after a populist party surged in provincial elections. Exit polls indicated the anti-immigration Forum for Democracy would become the second biggest party […]

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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons used in the Christchurch attacks, PM Jacinda Ardern has said. The country’s gun laws have been in the spotlight since a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques last Friday. Ms Ardern said she expected new legislation to be in place by 11 April. She said […]

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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons, says PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Zealand’s PM said she hoped the ban would be in place by 11 April New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons used in the Christchurch attacks, PM Jacinda Ardern has said. The country’s gun laws have been in the spotlight since a gunman killed 50 people […]

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Venezuelans collect mountain run-off as water shortages persist

Water shortages caused by a six-day power cut in Venezuelan cities hit the headlines earlier this month, but for many in the country, dry taps are nothing new. The electrical outage affected pumps that deliver water to homes around the capital, Caracas. Some homes had no water for days. Families gathered up plastic bottles to […]

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Cyclone Idai: Flying over flooded Mozambique

As Mozambique counts the cost of Cyclone Idai, the BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane joined a helicopter flight over some of the worst-affected areas. The pilot pointed towards the east across the expanse of brown water. “We are 15 miles from the sea,” he said, “but it feels as if we are right over it.” […]

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Patrick Shanahan: Pentagon chief's ties to Boeing investigated

Image copyright EPA Image caption Patrick Shanahan, who denies any wrongdoing, spent 30 years at Boeing The Pentagon has launched an inquiry into acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan for alleged favouritism to his ex-employer, Boeing. The Defence Department’s inspector general will look into the matter following a complaint from a watchdog group. Mr Shanahan […]

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Giant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia

Image copyright JACOB JONES Image caption A group of fishermen found the odd creature washed up on the beach Pictures of a giant, odd-looking fish have gone viral after it washed up on a beach in South Australia. Identified as an ocean sunfish by experts, the 1.8m (6ft)-long specimen was first spotted by a group […]

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Cyclone Idai: Rescuers race against time to reach survivors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCyclone Idai: Survivors rescued by land and air Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique as the full scale of the disaster becomes clear. Charities say thousands of people are stranded by catastrophic flooding, clinging to roofs or stuck in trees. In […]