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In pictures

As the world celebrates the arrival of 2018, dramatic displays have quite literally erupted from east to west across the globe. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, fireworks lit up the city’s skyline as midnight struck Image copyright EPA Image caption Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour Image copyright …

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Congo: Police block anti-Kabila protest

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Dozens have died in demonstrations during the past year (file photo) Police and soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used force to block a planned rally calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down. Rights group Human Rights Watch says two men have …

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Dozens killed in bus and lorry road crash in Kenya

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The initial death toll of 30 rose to 36 after six of the injured died in hospital At least 36 people have died in a head-on collision between a lorry and a Nairobi-bound bus on a notoriously dangerous road near Migaa in Kenya. Local officials …

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Sowing confusion

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTexas shooting: How to spot a hoax In August a devastating hurricane hit the Americas – it was so powerful it broke records, becoming the first category-six storm ever. “Irma, strongest hurricane, recorded category six,” warned Alex Jones of American website InfoWars, …

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Iran protests: 'Iron fist' threatened if unrest continues

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo from the town of Dorud shows a crowd carrying what appears to be a wounded man Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Three days of demonstrations erupted over falling …

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2018 and Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Anyone who tells you they know how Brexit is going to play out in 2018 isn’t to be trusted. After last year’s rollercoaster, almost anything could happen. Another general election? A big shift in the public mood? Both are possibilities – perhaps unlikely, but not to …

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