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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi ‘should have resigned’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Rohingya are one of many ethnic minorities in Myanmar The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military's violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year.Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace prize winner's attempts to excuse it were "deeply regrettable".His comments come after a UN report
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Chemnitz protests: Germany to probe leak sparking mob violence

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The leaked arrest warrant was published on far-right websites organising the Chemnitz protests Germany has launched a probe into who leaked the arrest warrant for an Iraqi murder suspect to far-right groups in Saxony's eastern city of Chemnitz.A fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German-Cuban man on Sunday sparked days of violent and xenophobic protests.The unauthorised disclosure has increased concerns of possible links between police
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Judge rules Utah woman legally married to deceased partner

[ad_1] Image copyright Bonne Foerster Image caption Throughout the couple's long relationship, they both faced a series of major health issues. A Utah state judge has declared a 74-year-old woman and her long-term lesbian partner legally married, three months after her wife died.Judge Patrick Corum declared Bonnie Foerster legally married to Beverly Grossaint, who died in May in Salt Lake City at age 82.Same-sex marriage became legal in Utah in
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From catcalls to murder: What female joggers face on every run

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The vast majority of female runners say they've changed their behaviours because of harassment concerns It happened to her during a jog on her college campus just after noon local time.The van's driver had both his hands outstretched, holding a phone sideways, pointed directly at her as he took photos.Meg Gibson stared the man down and his van sped off the Ohio State
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US Open 2018: Serena Williams catsuit row ‘10,000 times worse’, says Alize Cornet

[ad_1] The 23-time Grand Slam champion said the outfit made her feel like a "superhero" at Roland Garros this year.French player Alize Cornet said the decision to ban Serena Williams from wearing a catsuit at future French Opens was "10,000 times worse" than her on-court reprimand at the US Open.Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, said in May she wore the outfit to help her cope with blood clots.Cornet,
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Letter from Africa: Should Ghanaian women be limited to three babies?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images In our series of letters from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene considers the controversial proposal to limit women to having three babies in Ghana.Among the Ga, the people who are indigenous to Ghana's capital, Accra, a woman is entitled to a live sheep on the delivery of her 10th child. The word for it is "nyongmato". I am not making this up even though it does
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Belgian steel executive found dead in Moscow street

[ad_1] Image copyright Tass via Getty Images Image caption Bruno Charles De Cooman was found dead in Serafimovich Street, an upscale area of central Moscow A Belgian executive working for a Russian steel company has been found dead after falling from a nine-storey building, Russian media say.Dr Bruno Charles De Cooman was Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK)'s vice president for research and development. Russia's Tass news agency said the executive fell from
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Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan as crisis worsens

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition blames President Macri's centre-right policies for the recession Argentina's government has unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50bn (£37.2bn) loan from the International Monetary Fund. An economic crisis has led to rampant inflation and the Argentine peso has lost 40% of its value so far this year. In a televised address, President Mauricio Macri said quicker access to the funds
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Don McGahn: Trump says White House counsel to depart

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Don McGahn (left) is to leave the White House in the autumn, according to Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has said White House lawyer Don McGahn will leave his post in the coming months.The president tweeted that Mr McGahn would depart after the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee in the autumn.His exit follows reports of White House unease at the extent of
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Puerto Rico increases Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The US territory has asked Congress for $139bn in recovery funds Officials in Puerto Rico now say 2,975 people died following Hurricane Maria - a devastating storm that struck the US island territory in September 2017.The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64. Governor Ricardo Rossello "accepted" the findings in a long-awaited independent investigation.Puerto Rico has struggled to repair
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Uzbekistan tax officials to wear family ID badges

[ad_1] Uzbekistan tax officials to wear family ID badges By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Bukhara State Tax Service Image caption The new cards have been ridiculed by some on social media Tax officials in Uzbekistan are to be issued with new identity cards which include a photo of family members, it's been reported.Management at the State Tax Service in the country's south-western Bukhara region
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Left behind: How Venezuela crisis is tearing families apart

[ad_1] Image copyright Caritas Image caption After a mass exodus of 2.3 million, many Venezuelan families can only communicate via phone According to United Nations figures, 2.3 million people left Venezuela between 2014 and up to June 2018. Thousands continue to flee.With 7% of the population having left nearly every family has been affected. Development charity Cafod, which forms part of Caritas International, has spoken to some of those left
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John McCain: Trump not attending late senator’s funeral

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"I lived and died a proud American," McCain said from his deathbed.US President Donald Trump will not attend the funeral of his political antagonist John McCain, a spokesman for the late senator has said."The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral," said McCain family friend Rick Davis. "That's just a fact."Mr Davis read out a posthumous
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Florida shooting: Video gamers killed by rival at tournament

[ad_1] Image copyright GLHF Game Bar Image caption The incident took place in a games bar attached to a restaurant Two professional video gamers have been named by US media as the victims of a rival player in a shooting at an eSports tournament in Florida.Eli Clayton, 21, and Taylor Robertson, 27, were both well-known players of the Madden NFL American football game.Police say David Katz, 24, from Baltimore, carried
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Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges, says UN

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar in the past year - rights groups say thousands more have died A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas. The report, based on hundreds of interviews, is the strongest condemnation from the UN so far of violence against the
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John McCain: Vietnam veteran and six-term senator dies at 81

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn McCain: US war hero, maverick and political titanSenator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81.Mr McCain died on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his family, a statement from his office said.He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and had been undergoing medical treatment.His family announced on Friday that
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Italy migrant row: UN calls for ‘urgent’ end to ship stand-off

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption On Saturday Ireland said it would take 20-25 of the stranded migrants The United Nations appealed on Saturday for EU members to "urgently" offer relocation places to 150 migrants caught in a stand-off involving an Italian coastguard vessel. The Diciotti has been docked in the Sicilian port of Catania since Monday.The Italian government is refusing to let the migrants disembark until a solution is
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Curtis Harper walks out of bout with Efe Ajagba in pay protest

[ad_1] Boxer quits fight after one secondBoxer Curtis Harper has been criticised by his trainer for leaving the ring after the opening bell of a heavyweight bout in protest over pay.The 30-year-old American instantly walked out of the arena when the bell sounded for his bout against Efe Ajagba of Nigeria in Minneapolis.Trainer Nate Campbell said he was "embarrassed" by his fighter's move."This man disrespected himself, his wife, the fans