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Catalonia crisis: Fugitive Puigdemont abandons presidency

Image copyright AFP Image caption Carles Puigdemont faces arrest if he returns to Spain Fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has said he is ending his bid to be reappointed president of Spain’s north-eastern region. He said he was stepping aside in favour of detained activist Jordi Sanchez. Mr Puigdemont …

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Vultures avoid Portugal because of carrion ban

Image copyright Eneko Arrondo et al Image caption The study shows the vultures stay mainly in Spain New research shows a trend of vultures avoiding Portugal in favour of Spain, it’s reported. Researchers from Portugal and Spain tagged 71 carrion birds for three years, and noticed that only 13 of …

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Marine Le Pen: French judge opens probe into IS images

Image copyright AFP A French judge has opened a formal criminal investigation into Marine Le Pen’s publication on Twitter of a series of grisly images in 2015. The three images referred to the so-called Islamic State group and were captioned “Daesh is THIS!” One showed the decapitated body of IS …

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Kenyan film school takes on Hollywood at Oscars

Image caption The Oscar-chasing film school wants Kenyan youngsters to tell their own stories on the big screen When the Oscar winners are announced this weekend, it won’t only be Hollywood superstars who will be waiting anxiously. There will also be eight graduates from a film college in Kenya nervously …

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Trump at odds with Republican lawmakers over gun reforms

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: ‘You’re afraid of the NRA’ US President Donald Trump has stunned lawmakers from both parties by telling them in a live broadcast not to be so “petrified” of the powerful gun lobby the National Rifle Association (NRA). In a break from …

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Five things to know on school offer day

Image copyright Getty Images Each year on 1 March, pupils across England find out which secondary schools are offering them places for the following September. Ahead of this year’s “national offer day”, the Good Schools Guide has warned that about 100,000 of almost 600,000 pupils involved will not be offered …

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