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Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Image copyright Alabama Department of Corrections Image caption Doyle Lee Hamm has been on death row for 30 years Alabama is set to execute a cancer-stricken inmate despite his plea to spare him potentially unnecessary pain. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and past …

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Dapchi anger over missing girls

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents There is growing anger and confusion among the parents of a group of missing Nigerian schoolgirls following an attack by Boko Haram Monday night. Parents of pupils who disappeared from their boarding school …

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NRA head: Gun control advocates ‘exploiting’ Florida tragedy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLaPierre on Democrats: ‘They hate the NRA’ The head of the most powerful gun lobby in the US has blamed Democrats and media for “exploiting” a school shooting that left 17 people dead. Wayne LaPierre said “opportunists” are using the 14 February …

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Syria war: New deadly raids rock rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescue workers said the town of Douma came under sustained attack on Thursday Syrian government forces are reported to have carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes on the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region. The attacks left at least 33 civilians dead, …

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Indonesian president pays $800 for Metallica gift

Indonesian president pays $800 for Metallica gift By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen gave President Joko Widodo the album in November Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has paid 11m rupiah ($800; £600) to keep a rare Metallica …

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Moscow university students protest World Cup fan zone

Image copyright CHANGE.ORG Image caption An online petition against the fan zone has pulled in over 11,000 signatures Students at Russia’s most prestigious university are claiming partial victory over plans to force them off campus during this year’s Fifa World Cup. They are furious that a World Cup “fan zone”, …

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Euro 2016 Russian hooligan who attacked England fan arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Violence erupted in Marseilles ahead of the England Russia match in June 2016 A Russian football hooligan wanted for attacking an England fan during the Euro 2016 riots in Marseilles has been arrested in Munich. German police said they apprehended the 31-year-old suspect upon …

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