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Donald Trump: US House committee seeks proof of obstruction and abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Nadler, a Democrat, chairs the House judiciary committee A committee of the US House of Representatives is seeking documents alleging obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power by President Donald Trump and his aides.Judiciary committee chairman Jerrold Nadler told ABC news that 60 individuals and entities would be receiving subpoenas from Monday.Mr Nadler said he believed Mr Trump had obstructed justice.But any
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Algeria protests: Fresh demonstrations oppose Bouteflika fifth term

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice face students opposing the president's plan to run againProtesters opposing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plans to run for a fifth term in office have taken to the streets again ahead of the deadline for candidates to register.University students in the capital Algiers were being kept behind locked gates by police.Police are also guarding the offices of the Constitutional Council where
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SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with the ISS

[ad_1] A new astronaut capsule, which launched on Saturday from Florida on a Falcon rocket, has successfully guided itself into the International Space Station using computers and sensors. The Dragon SpaceX demonstration flight vehicle will stay docked until 8 March when it will detach and drop to Earth. It will have to come through its descent unscathed so that NASA can approve its readiness to carry people, which could happen
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Ilhan Omar condemns ‘anti-Muslim’ poster at Republican event

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Omar said the poster showed why she had been the target of threats US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has condemned a poster linking her to the 9/11 attacks displayed at a Republican stall in the West Virginia legislature.She said the "anti-Muslim display likening me to a terrorist" encouraged threats of violence against her.West Virginia Republicans said they did not support hate speech and had
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Egypt Al-Azhar imam warns against polygamy an ‘injustice’ for women

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tayeb has been grand imam of Al-Azhar since 2010 The grand imam of Egypt's top Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, has said polygamy can be an "injustice for women and children". Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Sunni Islam's highest authority, said the way it is often practiced comes from "a lack of understanding of the Koran". He made the comment on his weekly television programme and on
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Martina Navratilova sorry for transgender ‘cheat’ language as she re-enters debate

[ad_1] Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon (centre) pictured with Jen Wagner-Assali (right), who called her victory "unfair"Tennis icon Martina Navratilova has apologised for using the term "cheating" when discussing whether transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in women's sport.Navratilova - one of the most successful tennis players of all time - has been criticised as "transphobic" for writing that transgender women had "unfair" physical advantages over female opponents.On Saturday, former
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Alaska dog sled race: Crowds gather before Iditarod race starts

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Crowds gathered in the Alaskan city of Anchorage on Saturday to celebrate the ceremonial start of the 47th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. Image copyright Reuters Teams of dogs led by drivers known as mushers dashed across the snowy streets in preparation for the 1,000 mile (1,600km) race from Willow, a small community north of Anchorage, to Nome on Alaska's western coast. Image copyright Reuters Starting
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Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil: Vale mine chief resigns

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The sea of muddy sludge swept over roads and destroyed buildings The head of Brazil's Vale mining giant has stepped down following the collapse of a dam which killed 186 people in the town of Brumadinho.Fabio Schvartsman and several other executives resigned after prosecutors recommended their dismissal on Friday. At least 122 people are still missing more than a month after the accident at
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Shamima Begum: ‘We should live in Holland’ says IS husband

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYago Riedijk said he saw nothing wrong in marrying 15-year-old Shamima Begum.The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria in 2015 aged 15, has said he wants her to return to the Netherlands with him.Yago Riedijk and Ms Begum married days after she arrived inside IS territory.Speaking to the BBC, he admitted fighting for the
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Yannis Behrakis: Pulitzer-winning photographer dies

[ad_1] Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist for Reuters news agency, has died of cancer at the age of 58. Born in Athens in 1960, Behrakis covered conflicts and natural disasters around the world in a career spanning more than thirty years. His team's coverage of the refugee crisis won the prestigious Pulitzer prize in 2016.Here is a selection of some of his work. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Behrakis
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Estonia general election: Polls point to tight vote

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Centre party face a strong challenge from liberal rivals Reform and from Eurosceptic populists Estonians will vote in a general election on Sunday, pitting the ruling Centre party against the liberal Reform party and a strong populist challenge. Prime Minister Juri Ratas of the Centre party currently leads Estonia in a four-party coalition.Polls suggest a tight vote, with
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Milan anti-racism march draws “hundreds of thousands”

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Demonstrators marched under the slogan "People First" Huge crowds have gathered in the northern Italian city of Milan to protest against racism. Organisers said about 200,000 people turned out in the city in Lombardy, a region where the right-wing populist League party has strong support.Campaigners say the government promotes fear and hatred to spread division. Deputy prime minister and League leader Matteo Salvini says
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South Korea and US to end large-scale war games

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Tens of thousands of US military personnel are based in South Korea The US and South Korea have confirmed plans to end large-scale joint military exercises amid efforts to thaw relations.Smaller-scale drills will continue, but major planned war games will now not go ahead.A number of exercises were suspended last year after US President Donald Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong-un. North Korea has
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Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president made the remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland US President Donald Trump has launched a furious attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and on his critics at a conservative summit.In the longest speech of his presidency, Mr Trump railed against the inquiry into alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia. "We're waiting for a report by people who weren't
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Colombia conflict: ‘If I keep quiet, I become an accomplice’

[ad_1] Image caption Yolanda Perea campaigns for victims of sexual abuse in Colombia Yolanda Perea Mosquera is standing on a podium before a crowd in central Bogotá talking passionately into a microphone. "Colombia is ours," she says. "Peace is ours, and it depends on all of us."She is speaking in a convention centre packed with 1,400 victims of the armed conflict.The conflict with Farc guerrillas saw more than 200,000 people
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Yasin Abu Bakr: Revolutionary, holy man or ‘dispute resolver’?

[ad_1] Depending on who you ask in Trinidad, Yasin Abu Bakr is either a respected religious leader, a tireless community worker, or something more akin to a Mafia godfather. Waiting for an audience with him at his mosque in Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain, Colin Freeman starts to wonder if he might be a bit of all three. It's just after prayers on a Friday lunchtime, and, as ever, there's
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‘I was told painting is for lazy people’: Cameroon’s Ajarb Bernard Ategwa

[ad_1] Image copyright Ajarb Bernard Ategwa/Jack Bell Gallery "Painting is for lazy people," Ajarb Bernard Ategwa's father would tell him as a child. Daydreaming and doodling in his school books would often get him scolded as a boy. But the Cameroonian artist, now 30, tells the BBC he got the last laugh. Image copyright Ajarb Bernard Ategwa/Jack Bell Gallery Image copyright Ajarb Bernard Ategwa/Jack Bell Gallery Ategwa says his vivid
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Dorji Dema: A female archer taking aim at sexism

[ad_1] Image copyright Michelle Jana Chan Traditional Bhutanese archery is for men only - even though the country's women archers have had great success in the modern sport. As Michelle Jana Chan reports, Olympic archer Dorji Dema is assembling a team of women to put this right.I hope I've got the right house… I walk past a potato patch to the front door. There's no knocker, so I call out.