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Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands

Image copyright EPA/NASA Image caption Hurricane Maria is expected to hit the Leeward Islands late on Monday Hurricane Maria is expected to strengthen further as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. It has been upgraded to a category two hurricane, and is forecast to hit the islands late on Monday, the US National […]

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Irishman Ibrahim Halawa acquitted over Egypt protests

Image caption Ibrahim Halawa was 17 when he was imprisoned in 2013 Irishman Ibrahim Halawa, 21, has been acquitted on all charges he faced in Egypt. Mr Halawa, who is from Dublin, was arrested during a siege at the Al-Fath mosque in Cairo in 2013. He was accused along with 500 others, including his three […]

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St Louis: More than 80 arrested in Sunday protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests began on Friday over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley More than 80 people have been arrested in the US city of St Louis during a third night of violent protests over the acquittal of a police officer who shot dead a black man. Jason Stockley, […]

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Equatorial Guinea Partners Burkina Faso On Liquified Natural Gas

Equatorial Guinea has signed a memorandum of understanding with Burkina Faso to supply LNG and build critical infrastructure to import, store and transport gas. The initial three-year agreement requires both sides to negotiate and sign an LNG sales and purchase agreement (SPA) and a terminal use agreement (TUA) that will be the basis for their […]

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Zannah Mustapha wins UN award

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionZannah Mustapha speaks to the BBC about his school A teacher who takes in orphans of both Islamist fighters and Nigerian army soldiers has won this year’s UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. “They are the best of friends,” Zannah Mustapha says of his pupils. “This should be a […]

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Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYour round-up of the Emmys 2017 in two minutes Dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year’s Emmy Awards. The show won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd. […]

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Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found. Wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic revealed an “emerging trend” of making and smuggling beads, bracelets and bangles and rhino horn powder. The lead investigator told BBC News […]

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Georgia student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Scout Schultz was the president of the Pride Alliance at the Georgia Institute of Technology Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about “a person […]

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