105318760 gettyimages 585818210 - Kim Jong-un applauds Trump for second summit plans
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Kim Jong-un applauds Trump for second summit plans

Image copyright KCNA Image caption State media says Mr Kim is pleased with the progress towards a second summit North Korea’s leader has expressed “great satisfaction” after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump, the North’s state media said. Kim Jong-un made the comments after meeting with one of his top aides who went […]

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Detained US-born Iranian reporter released from US custody

Image copyrightSarah Hasheminiasari/Facebook Image caption Ms Hashemi was reportedly visiting family in the USA prominent American-born Iranian journalist who was held in the US as a witness has been released from jail, according to an advocacy lawyer. Marzieh Hashemi was freed in Washington DC after being detained for 10 days, an attorney with the American-Arab […]

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Nigeria universities: Where students don't know if they will graduate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students at publicly unded universities have had their education interrupted by several strikes The futures of more than a million Nigerian university students are on hold as a lecturers’ strike drags on less than a month before a presidential election, as Yemisi Adegoke reports from Lagos. Olamide Tejuoso had […]

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Macedonia and Greece: Why this 27-year row may be about to end

Image copyrightGetty Images/Reuters Image caption Protesters in both countries have objected to their terms of their leaders’ dealGreece’s parliament is poised to make a historic decision on Thursday night and expectation is high that it will back a deal to rename its northern neighbour. If Greek MPs agree, the country that called itself Macedonia with […]

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Oscars 2019: Five female-directed films that were missed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Left-right: Directors Lynne Ramsay, Chloe Zhao and Marielle Heller The Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday, and there was a strong showing for films with women in lead roles. Both of this year’s most-nominated films – Roma and The Favourite – have female leads. But it was a different […]

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Malaysia set to elect new king after unprecedented abdication

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malaysia’s king Sultan Muhammad V unexpectedly abdicated the throne in January Malaysian royals are voting on a new king after the previous monarch, in an unprecedented move, abdicated the throne before the end of his term. A new ruler, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, is usually picked every five […]

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Huawei executive trapped in gilded cage

Image caption Meng Wanzhou is currently under house arrest at her home in Vancouver, pictured above On a corner in a leafy, exclusive area of Vancouver sits a solid-looking grey house. At the front, there is a low wall with a well-maintained garden behind. At first sight, it appears little different to the other homes […]

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Gunman kills five people in bank in Sebring, Florida

Image copyright CBS Image caption Emergency services responded after receiving a call from a man who said “I’ve shot five people” A gunman has killed five people at a bank in Florida, police say. They say officers responded after a man called police from inside the SunTrust bank in the town of Sebring and said: […]

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Australia confirms writer's arrest in China

Image copyright YANG HENGJUN/TWITTER Image caption Yang Hengjun is a popular blogger and former Chinese diplomat A Chinese-Australian writer who went missing at the weekend has been detained in China, the Australian government says. Yang Hengjun, a blogger and former Chinese diplomat, has not been heard from since flying from New York to Guangzhou on […]

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Drop-off baby boxes: Can they help save lives in the US?

Image copyright CBS News The box on the side of the Indiana fire station resembles some sort of postal hatch. Pull open the external door and there is space enough for a medium-sized parcel. But this isn’t a place to store your deliveries; it is designed for newborn babies. Installed in December, it is the […]

105317002 tuku976getty - Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe's Afro-jazz legend, dies
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Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe's Afro-jazz legend, dies

Image copyright Getty Images Oliver Mtukudzi, one of Zimbabwe’s most renowned musicians, has died aged 66 after a four-decade career. He came to prominence in the 1970s as one of voices of the revolution fighting white-minority rule. His lyrics often carried social messages about HIV/Aids and coded political commentary. His 2001 song Wasakara, meaning “You […]