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Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says fleeing ‘worth the risk’

Media captionThe moment Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Canada A Saudi teenager who fled her family and claimed asylum in Canada has said the journey was “worth the risk” so she could live a more independent life. Rahaf Mohammed, 18, locked herself in a Bangkok hotel room and refused to fly back […]

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Trump orders ‘300 burgers’ to White House amid shutdown

Media captionDo you want fries with that? Trump’s fast food feast US President Donald Trump has put on a fast food feast at the White House, blaming the lack of catering staff on the partial government shutdown. He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with more than 300 burgers […]

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Chechnya LGBT: Dozens ‘detained in new gay purge’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has previously claimed the reports were “made up” Activists in Russia say there has been a new crackdown against LGBT people in Chechnya. The Russian LGBT Network believes about 40 people have been imprisoned since December – two of whom they say have died under […]

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Lion Air crash: ‘Black box’ voice recorder found

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officials have been working for months to recover debris from the flight Officials in Indonesia say they have found the “black box” voice recorder from a Lion Air flight which crashed off the coast of Jakarta in October. All 189 people on board died when Flight JT610 fell into the […]

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Wife of ex-Nissan boss urges action on ‘harsh’ detention

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carlos and Carole Ghosn in 2016 The wife of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said he is suffering under “harsh treatment” in a Japanese jail, where he has been detained for nearly two months. In a letter to Human Rights Watch, Carole Ghosn described constant interrogations and appealed […]

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US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

Image copyright Reuters The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, with still no end in sight to the political standoff. On Saturday it reaches its 22nd day, overtaking the previous record – the 21-day shutdown in 1995-96 under then-President Bill Clinton. President Donald Trump is refusing to approve a […]

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Suspect named in US missing girl mystery

Media captionMissing girl praised for ‘courageous’ escape Wisconsin police have charged a 21-year-old man with murdering a 13-year-old girl’s parents last October so he could abduct her. Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested on two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping, police said on Friday. Jayme Closs was found alive by the suspect’s […]

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‘Suspicious packages’ found at consulates in Australia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fire crews remove evidence from South Korea’s consulate in Melbourne Australian police are investigating suspicious packages found at foreign consulates in Canberra and Melbourne. Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade said it had been called to “a number of incidents” across the city. Consulates of the UK, Switzerland, US and Pakistan are […]

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Black Nazarene: Thousands join annual statue parade in Manila

Image copyright AFP Vast crowds of people have turned out on the streets of Manila in the Philippines for the procession of the Black Nazarene. The annual event sees hundreds of thousands of people trying to catch a glimpse of the historic statue of Jesus of Nazareth. Image copyright AFP Image caption The statue was […]

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Jeanne Augier: Flamboyant owner of Negresco hotel dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeanne Augier, pictured here in 2002, inherited the famous Negresco hotel from her father One of France’s most flamboyant hoteliers, Jeanne Augier, has died aged 95, bringing to a close an era of glitz and glamour on the French Riviera. Augier ran the pink-domed Negresco hotel on the Promenade […]

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