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Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Image copyright Evn/Facebook Image caption Iranian-born Bahareh Letnes and Per Sandberg Norway’s fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol during a holiday to Iran last month with his Iranian-born girlfriend. Per Sandberg, 58, admitted he had gone with Bahareh Letnes, 28, without informing the prime minister and had taken a government phone to Iran. […]

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Yemen war: Mass funeral held for children killed in bus attack

Image copyright AFP Thousands of people have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus last week. The mass burial took place in Saada, a northern stronghold of Houthi rebels. Crowds chanted in protest at Saudi Arabia, which backs the Yemeni government’s fight against […]

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Monaco noble claims millions from France over royal 'trick'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Monaco’s Royal Palace: The principality is a sun-drenched tax haven A French-born aristocrat has asked the French state to pay him €351m (£314m; $401m) in damages, alleging that it tricked his relatives out of succeeding to the throne of Monaco. Count Louis de Causans, 44, says that early in the […]

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Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Agreement on the summit was reached between Northern (left) and Southern officials at the border on Monday South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang next month to meet the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un. It will be the first time in more than a […]

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FBI agent Peter Strzok 'fired over anti-Trump texts'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFBI’s Peter Strzok: Anti-Trump bias claims ‘deeply destructive’ A veteran FBI agent who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with a colleague during the election has been fired from the FBI, his lawyer has told US media. Peter Strzok has been accused by Republicans of being biased against Donald […]

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South Korean woman jailed over secret nude model photo

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe use of hidden and up-skirt cameras is a huge problem in South Korea A South Korean woman has been jailed for secretly photographing a male nude model and posting the image online. The 25-year-old – who is also a nude model – was sentenced to 10 […]

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Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped 'Trump phone call'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump with Ms Manigault Newman at a church service during the 2016 US presidential campaign A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV […]

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China Uighurs: Beijing denies detaining one million

Image caption China says it is fighting separatism and Islamist militants in Xinjiang China has said reports it is holding a million Muslim Uighurs in detention in Xinjiang are “completely untrue”. Uighurs enjoyed full rights but “those deceived by religious extremism… shall be assisted by resettlement and re-education”, officials admitted. The rare admission from Beijing […]

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Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway

Image copyright EPA Image caption The new railway links the capital Nairobi to Mombasa port Two senior Kenyan government officials have been charged in court with fraud over the building of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway line. The two are accused of paying more than $2m in compensation to private firms which falsely claimed to […]

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Schwarzenegger message helps inspire struggling fans

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArnold Schwarzenegger starts a conversation about mental health A social media exchange between Arnold Schwarzenegger and a man suffering with depression has moved many online to share their stories. Ali, who goes by the screen name “u/0770059834333178”, sent Mr Schwarzenegger a message asking for some motivational words […]

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How China's ire put global spotlight on Hong Kong activist Andy Chan

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Andy Chan says China’s pressure proves that Hong Kong should go it alone A lunchtime talk by a little-known Hong Kong politician has drawn global attention to China’s influence on free speech in the territory. Andy Chan is the head of a fringe nationalist party calling for Hong Kong’s independence […]