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Africa's week in pictures: 30 March-5 April

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption A man lies on the ground during a dramatisation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Nigeria’s main city, Lagos… Image copyright AFP Image …

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Spy poisoning: Russia says UK is 'playing with fire'

Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain in hospital Russia has accused the UK of inventing a “fake story” and “playing with fire” over the Salisbury spy poisoning. Moscow’s UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzia told a meeting of the UN Security Council: “We have told our British …

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Carles Puigdemont freed on bail by German court

Image copyright EPA Image caption Spain accuses Mr Puigdemont of rebellion, sedition and corruption A German court has rejected “rebellion” as grounds to extradite Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont and ordered his release on bail. The Schleswig-Holstein court said he could still face corruption charges in Spain, and it has only …

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Heavy sentences for Vietnam activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, 48, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison Six prominent Vietnamese activists have received heavy prison sentences on charges of “attempting to overthrow” the country’s communist government. Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai was sentenced to 15 years, while the other defendants …

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Open University staff call for Peter Horrocks to resign

Image copyright OU Image caption Mr Horrocks joined the Open University in 2015 Academic staff at the Open University have passed a vote of no confidence in their vice-chancellor, Peter Horrocks. Members of the University and College Union are now calling on Mr Horrocks to resign “as soon as possible”. …

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Russian TV airs 'Yulia Skripal phone call'

Image copyright Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Yulia Skripal is known to have regained consciousness Russia state TV has aired a recording of an alleged phone conversation, which it says took place between UK poisoning victim Yulia Skripal and her cousin. Ms Skripal and her father, ex-spy Sergei, are in hospital …

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Anger as Welsh Government cuts £700k school uniform grant

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNatasha Hayes said people visit clothes bank for school uniforms every day A decision to cut a £700,000 grant which helps thousands of poorer families buy school uniforms in Wales has been criticised. The Welsh Government’s school uniform grant, available to Year …

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Iranian TV censors Italian football badge

Iranian TV censors Italian football badge By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Iranian TV/Mehdi Rostampour Image caption The Capitoline Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus proves too much for Iranian censors Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed that Iranian state television censored the logo of an Italian football …

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