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Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found at the Russian embassy in 2016 Argentina’s security ministry says it has foiled a plot to use the Russian embassy’s diplomatic courier service to smuggle cocaine to Europe. Police seized nearly 400kg of the drug from diplomatic luggage in …

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Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM resigns

Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the junior government partner. Mr Joyce had resisted calls to quit …

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‘Fishing continued’ even after East China sea oil spill

Image copyright AFP/Transport Ministry of China Image caption The tanker carried a highly toxic petroleum product that became invisible after the spill Fishing activities continued at the site of massive oil spill in the East China Sea for days after the incident, a BBC investigation suggests. Most of the fishing …

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Nationalism in heart of Europe needles EU

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hungary has built a formidable southern border fence to keep migrants out Grinning cheerfully as he swipes his mop neatly across the glass front of an optician’s shop, Sandor the window cleaner tells me he doesn’t think much of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party. “They may …

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Africa’s week in pictures: 16-22 February 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not every day you see an elephant upside down and suspended in the air – but on Wednesday in Nyeri county, Kenya, that is exactly …

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Syria war: Children struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta

A five-day-long bombardment by Syrian government forces is reported to have killed more than 300 civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area. The government is trying to clear rebels from the enclave, which is home to an estimated 393,000 people. These children are part of the human cost. Source link

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Weinstein sorry for using Streep and Lawrence to ward off lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein produced a string of films that starred Meryl Streep Harvey Weinstein has apologised to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers used their names in his defence against a legal action. His lawyers want a class action lawsuit dismissed for being …

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Dutch MPs vote to recognise disputed Armenian ‘genocide’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArmenia’s mass killings – explained in 60 seconds The Dutch parliament has passed a motion recognising that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a “genocide”. Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died …

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Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Image copyright Getty Images The special counsel investigating claims of Russian political meddling in the US has filed new charges against two former aides to Donald Trump. Robert Mueller indicted Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business associate Rick Gates on multiple counts of tax and bank fraud. …

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