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China enforces 'holidays' onto dissidents of the state

As China’s annual, rubber stamp parliament meets in Beijing, one proposal in particular has caught the world’s attention – the scrapping of the presidential term limits, potentially making Xi Jinping president for life. His critics are not welcome at the party and the BBC has captured rare footage of one …

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Catalonia Spain: Pro-unity marchers parody secessionists

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fictional state of Tabarnia has its own flag, anthem and even currency Thousands of opponents of Catalan secession from Spain have attended a demonstration in Barcelona, in support of a fictional state called Tabarnia. They say Tabarnia would itself split from Catalonia in order …

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Switzerland TV licence: Voters reject plan to scrap fee

Image copyright EPA Image caption Voters took to the polls on Sunday to decide on the “No Billag” initiative and financial regulation Voters in Switzerland have decisively rejected a proposal to abolish the national broadcasting licence fee. The country was voting in a referendum on Sunday on whether to axe …

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China official in hospital after catching falling girl

Image copyright AFP Image caption The child’s rescuer suffered a brain haemorrhage but has now come out of a coma, say reports A traffic official in China is recovering in hospital after suffering head injuries as she caught a child who fell from a fourth-floor window. Chen Zhongping hurried to …

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President Trump mocks Jared Kushner at annual dinner

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump said that “nobody does self-deprecating humour better” than he does US President Donald Trump joked about White House “chaos” and poked fun at his aides and wife in a light-hearted speech at an annual dinner on Saturday. “Nobody does self-deprecating humour better …

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'Poverty pay'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some academics have complained of “poverty wages” Could you cope with eight different jobs a week? Alice did it last year trying to make ends meet. It’s not the lifestyle you imagine for a highly educated associate lecturer. Insecure work isn’t something you’d normally …

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