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East Africa battles devastating locust swarms

Image copyright EPAImage caption In just one day, a swarm of locusts the size of Paris could eat the same amount of food as half the population of France The UN has called for international help to fight huge swarms of desert locusts sweeping through east Africa. A spokesman for the UN’s Food and Agricultural […]

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Huge rally as Iraqis demand US troops pull out

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters descend on central Baghdad Huge crowds have taken to the streets of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, to demand that US forces leave Iraq. Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr earlier called for a million people to join Friday’s march, close to the US embassy in the capital. […]

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Isabel dos Santos: Banker found dead in Lisbon

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMs Dos Santos has denied allegations that she built her fortune by exploiting her country A banker implicated in the embezzlement and money-laundering case against Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, has been found dead in Lisbon. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, 45, managed the account of oil […]

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Does Russia’s new culture minister hate the arts?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Olga Lyubimova comes from a family of theatre professionals Russia’s new culture minister, Olga Lyubimova, has experience of film and TV production but she apparently once wrote “I’m not bloody cultured at all”. She is part of the new government team under Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The blunt views on […]

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Holocaust: World leaders attend forum in Israel

Image copyright EPAImage caption The event opened with an address by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin World leaders are attending a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. More than a million people, mostly Jews, were murdered there by the Nazis during World War […]

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Jeff Bezos hack: UN experts demand probe of Saudi crown prince

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Ties between Jeff Bezos and Mohammed bin Salman soured after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder UN human rights experts have demanded an immediate investigation into allegations Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hacked Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ phone. They said Mohammed bin Salman should also be investigated for “continuous, direct and personal efforts to […]