105735079 efad3172 4dda 42cb 91df b89eeb958f9e - Mexican environmental activist murdered in Morelos
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Mexican environmental activist murdered in Morelos

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A large crowd turned up for the funeral procession of Samir Flores Soberanes in Morelos An activist and radio producer has been shot dead in his home in Mexico. Samir Flores Soberanes, from the state of Morelos, worked with a community radio station and campaigned for environmental and human rights. […]

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Former Swiss officer Johan Cosar on trial for fighting IS

Image copyright Christophe Petit Tesson / PA Image caption Former Swiss soldier Johan Cosar, photographed in Syria in 2015 Johan Cosar went to Syria not to fight for the Islamic State group, but against them. Now, the former Swiss army officer is facing a military tribunal back home. He is charged with joining a foreign […]

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Heckler & Koch fined for illegal gun sales to Mexico

Image copyright AFP Image caption The G36 is one of the world’s most widely used assault rifles A German court has handed suspended jail terms to two ex-employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch and fined the firm €3.7m (£3.2m) for illegal arms deliveries to Mexico. The Stuttgart court acquitted three other H&K ex-employees. H&K […]

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Jussie Smollett arrested over false attack report

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jussie Smollett was charged with filing a false police report US actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing a false police report. The Empire star had said he was subjected to a homophobic and racist physical attack by two men in January. Doubt was […]

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Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Atid join forces

Image copyrightAFP Image caption Former IDF chief Benny Gantz (L) and TV-host-turned politician Yair Lapid formed an alliance on WednesdayTwo of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s strongest challengers in April elections have announced a centrist alliance in a bid to defeat him. Ex-army chief Benny Gantz and centrist politician Yair Lapid agreed to rotate as prime […]

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Pope Francis: Concrete action needed against child abuse at Church

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrigitte, a survivor of child sex abuse by a chaplain, explains why she is ready to speak now Pope Francis has said the world expects “concrete measures” to tackle child sexual abuse by priests and not only “simple and obvious condemnations”. At a summit to discuss the […]

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Basketball star hurt as shoe falls apart

Zion Williamson’s left shoe was literally ripped apart The 18-year-old tipped to be the next big thing in basketball was injured after only 33 seconds on Wednesday, when his Nike shoe fell apart. Zion Williamson, who is the projected number one pick in June’s NBA Draft, has been dubbed the ‘next LeBron James’. Former US […]

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Camp Fire: Dog missing from Paradise wildfire found after 101 days

Image copyright Suzanne Maxwell/Facebook Image caption Kingston is believed to have survived by hunting skunks A dog called Kingston has been reunited with his owners 101 days after he went missing during the deadliest wildfire in California’s history. The Ballejos family last saw Kingston, an Akita, during the devastating Camp Fire in November. Kingston, who […]

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Trump-Kim summit: How might Kim Jong-un travel to Vietnam?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kim had earlier taken a train from North Korea to Beijing It’s not the most conventional journey, but some reports suggest that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could soon be making his way to Vietnam by train, for an upcoming summit with US leader Donald Trump. If such a […]

105728441 dea7a3f0 a627 4ab7 a856 84e65d5b835d - Julie Bishop: Ex-contender for Australian PM to leave politics
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Julie Bishop: Ex-contender for Australian PM to leave politics

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Julie Bishop has been a federal MP for two decades Former Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop, the highest-ranking woman to serve in the two-term government, has announced she is leaving politics. Ms Bishop had faced months of speculation about her future after losing an internal party ballot to become prime […]

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Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in France

Image copyrightEPA Image caption President Macron was addressing the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF) in ParisFrench President Emmanuel Macron has announced new measures to tackle anti-Semitism, following a spate of attacks. He told Jewish leaders that France would recognise anti-Zionism – the denial of Israel’s right to exist – as a form […]