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Sudan protesters need ‘united front’ in military talks

[ad_1] Image caption Sudan's military ousted long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in a coup A week after the fall of Omar al-Bashir the street protests in the heart of Khartoum are as loud and energetic as ever.In the searing heat, the music and the speeches blare from the banks of speakers as the people who have already achieved so much in Sudan push for even greater and lasting change.While the military
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Mueller report: Things we only just learned

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, released in a 448-page redacted report on Thursday, paints a decidedly mixed picture of President Donald Trump's conduct, both damning and exculpatory, that both sides of the political divide will seize upon.As Attorney General William Barr said last month, the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election did not conclude that Mr Trump committed a crime, but it
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Nigeria’s top judge Walter Onnoghen to forfeit bank accounts

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Walter Onnoghen is not allowed to hold public office for 10 years Nigeria's Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts.The tribunal said he would have to forfeit the money in the five accounts.His suspension over the charges by President Muhammadu Buhari in January, weeks before the presidential
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Mueller report: Trump ‘tried to get special counsel fired’

[ad_1] President Trump tried to get the man appointed to investigate his links to Russia fired, a long-awaited report has revealed.Details are starting to emerge about the 448-page redacted document, collated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which has just been published.Mr Trump's legal team earlier described the report as a "total victory".It comes as the country's top lawyer, William Barr, faces heavy criticism of his handling of the report's release.
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Notre-Dame fire: Temporary wooden cathedral proposed

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Notre-Dame was already undergoing renovation work when the fire broke out A temporary wooden cathedral should be built in the shadow of Notre-Dame's famed towers while the building is being repaired, officials have said.The structure would serve as a home for worshippers and tourists alike, the rector of the Paris landmark, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, suggested.The 850-year-old Gothic cathedral has been closed after a fire
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A Bulgarian vulture’s odyssey into Yemeni war zone

[ad_1] Image copyright Hisham al-Hoot Image caption Nelson was captured by a militia loyal to the internationally recognised Yemeni government Nelson was in a tight corner, tied up and imprisoned by men who believed he was a spy. It didn't look good. When he was captured they had found a satellite tracker attached to his leg, more sophisticated than much of the equipment they had in Taiz, a town on
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Michel Houellebecq: Controversial writer wins Légion d’honneur

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Michel Houellebecq has been called France's greatest living writer but is accused of misogyny, Islamophobia and racism The controversial writer Michel Houellebecq is to be awarded France's highest honour on Thursday.President Emmanuel Macron will present him with the Légion d'honneur at the Elysée Palace in Paris, with former president Nicolas Sarkozy attending.A polarising figure, Mr Houellebecq has been hailed as France's greatest living writer
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Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Widodo - known as Jokowi - has cultivated a "man of the people" image Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared victory in Wednesday's election, even as his challenger continues to contest the result.Former general Prabowo Subianto claimed he had won and that his camp had evidence of "widespread cheating".Official results will not be out until May but "quick counts" by polling companies have
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Mueller report: Barr accused of helping Donald Trump ahead of release

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption William Barr was chosen by Donald Trump to be US attorney general The US attorney general has been accused of "waging a media campaign" for President Donald Trump ahead of the Mueller report's long-awaited release.Democrat Jerry Nadler accused William Barr of failing to let "the facts speak for themselves" over his plans to hold a news conference before the release.The 400-page report is the
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Guatemalan presidential candidate held over ‘drug plot’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mario Estrada was arrested in Miami A Guatemalan presidential candidate has been arrested in the US city of Miami on suspicion of conspiring to import cocaine to the United States. US investigators say centre-right candidate Mario Estrada, 58, was seeking more than $10m (£7.7m) from the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for helping the powerful Mexican criminal group to smuggle cocaine into the US.They
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Hellboy film in Russia replaces Stalin with Hitler

[ad_1] Image copyright Lionsgate Films Image caption The film cost a reported $50m (£38m) to make The latest remake of Hellboy hit Russian cinemas on 11 April. Directed by Neil Marshall, the film features a demon who switches satanic allegiance to protect humanity from evil.However, audiences in Russia discovered that in their version of the film a reference to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had been changed to Nazi leader Adolf
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US man could face death penalty over Thailand ‘sea home’

[ad_1] Image copyright Thai Navy/EPA Image caption The couple dispute whether the structure sits in Thailand's territorial waters A US man and his partner could face the death penalty after they were accused of building a "sea home" off Thailand.Chad Elwartowski has gone into hiding with his girlfriend, Supranee Thepdet, after the navy said they had threatened the country's sovereignty.Their home, which sits atop a 20m (65ft) platform, is located
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‘Giant lion’ fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP A new species of giant mammal has been identified after researchers investigated bones that had been kept for decades in a Kenyan museum drawer.The species, dubbed "Simbakubwa kutokaafrika" meaning "big African lion" in Swahili, roamed east Africa about 20 millions years ago.But the huge creature was part of a now extinct group of mammals called hyaenodonts.The discovery could help explain what happened to the group.Hyaenodonts -
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World’s Best Teacher Peter Tabichi on how he reached the top

[ad_1] Kenyan Peter Tabichi, who has been teaching for 12 years, was recently named the best teacher in the world.The science teacher and Franciscan friar at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School spoke to BBC Africa about what winning the Global Teacher Prize means to him, what might make him stand out from other teachers, and what he will do with the US $1 million prize money.Video journalists: Gloria Achieng
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NZ ex-official guilty of hiding camera in embassy toilet

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of a mini camera unit that can be built into custom made devices New Zealand's former top military official in the US has been found guilty of planting a secret camera in a unisex bathroom at the country's embassy in Washington DC.Alfred Keating faces up to 18 months in prison for attempting to make an intimate visual recording.Keating's DNA matched traces
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New York police arrest man with petrol in St Patrick’s Cathedral

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption St Patrick's is a Catholic cathedral in Manhattan built in the 19th Century A man has been arrested after walking into New York's St Patrick's Cathedral carrying two full petrol cans, lighter fluid and lighters, police say.They say guards confronted the 37-year-old as he entered the Manhattan church on Wednesday evening.He spilt gasoline on the ground and officers took him into custody.Deputy police commissioner
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Notre-Dame fire: How new tech might help the rebuild

[ad_1] Image caption The golden spires of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral de la Sainte-Trinité in Paris The idea that France might restore Notre-Dame inside five years causes understandable concern among those who revere the 850-year-old cathedral.Might the rush to rebuild result in an architectural travesty?The short answer is that new technology has been applied to preserve similarly precious monuments in France - so much so that even the repairs gained
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Karen Ristevski killing: Husband jailed in high-profile Australia case

[ad_1] Image copyright Supplied Image caption Karen Ristevski's body was found eight months after she went missing in 2016 A man has been jailed for killing his wife in Australia in a high-profile case that saw him deny involvement in the crime for almost three years.Borce Ristevski, 55, admitted to manslaughter last month over the death of Karen Ristevski, 47, in 2016.Ms Ristevski's body was found in bushland near Melbourne
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Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

[ad_1] Image copyright family handout Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster. Her courage in speaking out against sexual assault, her death five days after being set alight and everything that happened in-between has gripped Bangladesh and brought attention to the vulnerability of sexual harassment victims
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Nicaragua refugees: ‘I don’t understand why people hate us’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anti-government protests kicked off a year ago in Nicaragua and deadly clashes followed One year ago, on 18 April 2018, Nicaraguans took to the streets to protest against proposed changes to the country's social security system. The protests soon widened into calls for the resignation of President Daniel Ortega, whose government responded with a deadly crackdown. More than 300 people were killed and