100389656 mediaitem100389562 - Syria war: Wounded 'to be evacuated from Eastern Ghouta' - rebels
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Syria war: Wounded 'to be evacuated from Eastern Ghouta' – rebels

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN says more than 1,000 critically ill and wounded people need to be evacuated The largest rebel group in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta region says it has agreed with the government’s key ally Russia to evacuate wounded people. Jaysh al-Islam said the evacuations would take place in stages, but […]

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Deadly Texas parcel bomb attacks 'linked'

Image copyright CBS An exploding package has killed a teenager and seriously injured a woman at a home in Austin, Texas – the third such blast this month in the city. A 17-year-old died at the scene after opening a parcel, said police. A woman in her 40s with non life-threatening injuries was taken to […]

100379864 sani - Nigerian senator 'busts open' $37,500 expenses payments
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Nigerian senator 'busts open' $37,500 expenses payments

Image caption Shehu Sani said the expenses were a “moral issue” A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is […]

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Spanish boy Gabriel Cruz 'strangled' on the day he went missing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gabriel Cruz went missing in the southern Spanish province of Almeria on 27 February An eight-year-old boy, whose disappearance received nationwide attention in Spain, was strangled on the same day he went missing, local media quote an autopsy as saying. The body of a Gabriel Cruz was found in the […]

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Russian spy: Putin challenged over Salisbury poisoning

BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin whether Russia had a role in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. He responded that he would discuss the case once UK authorities had dealt with it. Source link

100385975 ugandmp - Outrage as Ugandan MP says 'beat your wife'
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Outrage as Ugandan MP says 'beat your wife'

Image copyright NTV Image caption Onesmus Twinamasiko later told the BBC slaps are “fine” but “beatings which cause injuries or death” are not. A Ugandan MP has been told to apologise to victims of domestic violence after saying men should “beat” their wives. Onesimus Twinamasiko said on Ugandan television channel NTV “as a man, you […]

100376364 putin1 - Trump-Russia: Putin criticised for Jew election meddling comments
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Trump-Russia: Putin criticised for Jew election meddling comments

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some are calling for President Trump to press Mr Putin on the comments The Russian president faces a backlash after suggesting minority groups, including Jews, may be responsible for meddling in the 2016 US election. Vladimir Putin made the comments during an interview with Megyn Kelly with NBC. US lawmakers […]

100379569 givenchy - Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies aged 91
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Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies aged 91

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Designer Hubert de Givenchy, pictured with the model Iman in 2002, was a giant of French fashion French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who created famous looks for Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 91. His partner Philippe Venet, a former haute couture designer, […]

100387147 1d26af01 9966 4a38 8f60 a9c82101fb0c - 'Ocean Brothers' complete 3,000 mile row across Atlantic
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'Ocean Brothers' complete 3,000 mile row across Atlantic

Image copyright Adam Rowley Two British brothers have completed a 3,000 mile unsupported row across the Atlantic Ocean. Greg Bailey and Jude Massey spent 53 days rowing in memory of their dad, Peter Massey, who died in 2015. Arriving in Barbados on Sunday 19-year-old Jude became the youngest person to row across an ocean in […]

100352837 p060n02b - The girl who convinced the Maasai to stop FGM
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The girl who convinced the Maasai to stop FGM

Aged eight, Nice Leng’ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation, leave school and be married off to an older man, according to Maasai tradition. She not only fought against FGM for herself but, through her bravery and persistence, helped overturn this centuries-old practice for thousands of Maasai girls across Kenya and Tanzania. This is […]