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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho was Winnie Mandela? South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81. She and her former husband Nelson Mandela, who were both jailed, were a symbol of the country’s anti-apartheid struggle for three decades. However, in …

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Syria war: Rebels 'begin leaving last Eastern Ghouta town'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some civilians were evacuated along with Faylaq al-Rahman fighters from Douma on Sunday The Syrian government appears poised to regain control of the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta region close to the capital Damascus. State media said the first members of the Jaysh …

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Israel scraps African migrant deportation plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Plans for forced deportations of African asylum seekers sparked protests in Israel Israel has cancelled plans to deport migrants en masse to Africa after reaching a deal with the United Nations refugee agency. More than 16,000 asylum seekers will instead be resettled in Western countries, …

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Seven dead in massive India caste protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Supreme Court ruling has triggered the massive protest in India Seven people have died amid violent protests involving tens of thousands of protesters from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community across India. They have taken to the streets to protest against a Supreme Court order …

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Costa Rica president-elect Carlos Alvarado calls for unity

Image copyright AFP Image caption President-elect Carlos Alvarado is a former government minister and novelist Carlos Alvarado, who has won Sunday’s presidential election in Costa Rica, has called for unity after a divisive election campaign. The centre-left candidate won by a surprisingly wide margin over his evangelical rival, Fabricio Alvarado …

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How Amsterdam is reducing child obesity

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy kids in Amsterdam are getting slimmer Childhood obesity rates are rising in many parts of the world – but in Amsterdam they are falling. The city’s healthy-weight programme has seen a 12% drop in overweight and obese children. “Go!” shouts the …

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Daca Dreamers: Trump vents anger on immigrant programme

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘America is the only country I’ve known’ US President Donald Trump has reasserted his opposition to legalising the status of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. He declared on Twitter that Republicans should “go to …

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Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco dies aged 74

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bochco is seen here in 1996 US television producer and writer Steven Bochco, who created some of America’s best known police drama series, has died aged 74. Born in New York, he helped define modern TV drama through work like Hill Street Blues, LA Law …

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Tiangong-1: Defunct China space lab comes down over South Pacific

Image copyright FRAUNHOFER Image caption China’s space lab Tiangong-1 was tracked on radar China’s defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly broke up on re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere above the South Pacific, Chinese and US reports say. It re-entered the atmosphere around 00:15 GMT on Monday, China’s Manned Space Engineering Office said. …

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