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Gillard shocked by ‘vile’ abuse

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Chicago hospital shooting: ‘I was in the gunfire and had to duck’

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Attenborough agreed with decision to save penguins’ lives

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Transgender in India: ‘This is how we survive’

Transgender people in India were granted legal status in 2014 but many face discrimination and struggle to find work. According to activist Dr Santosh Kumar from the transgender rights group Rista, there are an estimated five million transgender people in India, commonly known as hijra – a definition that also includes transsexuals, cross-dressers, eunuchs and […]

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Huge waves hit Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands

Huge waves have been filmed smashing into Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands. Reaching heights of 20ft (6m), they battered homes, hotels and restaurants. Dozens of people were evacuated from affected areas but no-one was injured, Spanish authorities say. Huge waves hit Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands

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Kenya targets ‘fish thieves’ with new coastguard

Image copyright Kenya Government Image caption This vessel – the MV Doria – is the Kenyan coastguard’s first and only boat Kenya’s president has launched the country’s first coastguard to protect and monitor its territorial waters. It will guard against illegal fishing, which President Uhuru Kenyatta says costs Kenya about $100m (£78m) a year. It […]

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Kenyan villagers dance the ‘waley’ to praise their cows

Villagers in the Tana River area of Kenya mark the rainy season with a unique song and dance competition. They dance the “waley” to praise their cows during the rainy season. Then, when the singing and dancing is over, the men wrestle each other to show off their strength. Video journalist: Yadeta Berhanu Kenyan villagers […]

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Letter from Africa: Sudan’s fashion police shave off afros

Letter from Africa: Sudan’s fashion police shave off afros

In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih looks at the contentious issue of fashion in the conservative, Islamic country of Sudan. In the last few weeks social media users in Sudan have been horrified by videos and pictures of young men’s afros being shaved off by the former Janjaweed forces in […]

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Brexit plan will stop EU migrants ‘jumping the queue’ – May

Media captionTheresa May: “We will be fully in control of who comes here.” Theresa May has renewed her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement – arguing it will stop EU migrants “jumping the queue”. She said migration would become skills-based, with Europeans no longer prioritised over “engineers from Sydney or software developers from […]

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Carlos Ghosn: Nissan and Mitsubishi shares slump after chairman’s arrest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carlos Ghosn heads up the Japanese-French alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Nissan and Mitsubishi shares have fallen by more than 5% in Tokyo trade, after the arrest of chairman Carlos Ghosn. He is accused of under-reporting his income by 5bn yen ($44.4m; £34.5m) over five years, prosecutors said, and using company assets […]

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