95298016 038597759ap - A vote with few voters
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A vote with few voters

Image copyright AP Image caption From left, Woo Kwok-hing, John Tsang and Carrie Lam are vying to be Hong Kong’s next leader Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fierce divisions over stalled political reform in the city. It is the first chief executive election since Hong Kong was […]

95311058 mosul - UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul
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UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul

Image copyright AP Image caption Residents carry the bodies of people killed in Mosul’s Jadideh neighbourhood The United Nations has raised grave concerns about reports of high civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul. A senior UN official in Iraq said she was stunned by accounts of “terrible loss of life”, after claims that […]

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President Trump's 'Obamacare nightmare' in his own words

President Trump called Obamacare a nightmare and a disaster and made repealing and replacing the healthcare law his number one priority. Two months into his presidency, that effort has now failed. Here’s what Mr Trump had to say at each stage of the saga. Source link

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Donald Trump's US healthcare bill vote withdrawn

A vote on US President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill has been withdrawn at the last minute after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. Mr Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the bill after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican votes needed. The withdrawal […]

95307562 auschwitz - Naked demonstrators kill sheep under Auschwitz gates
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Naked demonstrators kill sheep under Auschwitz gates

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The incident took place beneath the infamous front gate at Auschwitz Police in Poland have detained at least 11 people after a naked demonstration at the Auschwitz museum, on the site of the former Nazi death camp. The museum said “a group of people killed a sheep, undressed and chained […]

95310327 gettyimages 625532926 - Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations
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Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan has campaigned ahead of a controversial referendum next month Swiss prosecutors are investigating claims Turkish citizens living in Switzerland are being spied on. Swiss federal prosecutors said they had “concrete indications” pointing towards political espionage, but refused to say who they were targeting. It came a day after […]

95309185 p04xxtzt - Germanwings pilot 'wasn't depressed'
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Germanwings pilot 'wasn't depressed'

24 March 2017 Last updated at 18:16 GMT Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. Read more Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father Source link

95295461 mediaitem95294409 - Migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast 'drowning 11'
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Migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast 'drowning 11'

Image copyright Dogan / Reuters Image caption Nine people were rescued but 11 died, the coastguard said Eleven people have drowned as a boat carrying migrants sank off western Turkey, local media report. Nine people were rescued and two suspected smugglers detained, after the inflatable boat capsized off the coast of Kusadasi, DHA news agency […]

95307119 gettyimages 476929434 - New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water
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New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water

New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water By News from Elsewhere……as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced a new water quality policy last monthNew Zealand’s environment minister has been challenged to a fist fight by a conservationist over the government’s “swimmable rivers” policy. Conservation […]

95305878 mediaitem95305877 - Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee
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Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort worked as Mr Trump’s unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief has agreed to testify at an investigation into alleged links between the Trump team and Russia. The chairman of the House intelligence committee, Devin Nunes, told reporters that […]

75045329 75045328 - ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims
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ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Germain Katanga is serving a 12-year prison sentence The International Criminal Court (ICC) has for the first time ordered a war criminal to pay reparations to victims of his atrocities. Germain Katanga, an ex-militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, should pay $1m (£800,000) to villagers targeted in 2003, […]

95306016 ae4fc360 a424 4f75 965a f7246cdf40cb - Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim
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Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Image copyright AP Image caption Russia may be supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, a US general has said Russia has denied a top Nato general’s allegation it may be secretly sending supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gen Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers in Washington on Thursday that Moscow was “perhaps” supplying the extremist group. On […]