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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Cohen works as a lawyer for President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump’s top lawyer is under criminal investigation, the US justice department has announced. Prosecutors say they are focusing on Michael Cohen’s business dealings rather than his work as a lawyer. Mr Cohen …

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Egyptians gear up for Ramadan with Mo Salah lanterns

Egyptians gear up for Ramadan with Mo Salah lanterns By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Mohamed Gamal Mohamed Image caption Mo Salah lanterns are a pre-Ramadan hit Egyptian football prodigy Mohamed Salah has reappeared in his home country, this time in the form of a …

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Trump pardons ex-Dick Cheney aide Libby

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has pardoned former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, who was convicted of lying about leaks to the media. Lewis Libby, known as Scooter, was found guilty in 2007 following an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of a CIA agent’s identity. The …

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James Comey's FBI memoir: Six claims about Trump

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump is seething about former FBI Director James Comey’s new memoir, which is chock-full of scathing assessments of him. The publication likens Mr Trump to a mafia boss and details his fixation on unsubstantiated claims he consorted with prostitutes at a Moscow hotel. But …

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University staff suspend strikes over pensions

Image copyright PA Image caption University staff will decide on Tuesday whether to back the deal announced by unions and employers University staff have suspended strikes which were set to hit summer exams after agreeing to fresh pension plans. Planned changes to staff pensions prompted 14 days of strike action …

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Russia says Syrian 'chemical attack' was staged

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia is an ally of Syria and gives military backing to its government Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France say they have proof it took place and, alongside the …

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Open University vice-chancellor Peter Horrocks resigns

Image copyright OU Open University vice-chancellor Peter Horrocks has resigned after a vote of no-confidence in his leadership. Resigning with immediate effect, he said the university “faces a scale of challenge that is unprecedented”. It has to save £100m and student numbers have collapsed. Mr Horrocks had angered staff by …

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DR Congo boycotts own aid conference

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tens of thousands of Congolese refugees have crossed the border into Uganda The Democratic Republic of Congo has boycotted a UN donor conference in Geneva seeking to raise $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for the country. The UN says more than 13 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, calling …

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China man caught by facial recognition at pop concert

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption (File Photo) There are an estimated 170 million CCTV cameras already in place in China Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers. The suspect, who has been identified only …

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Fall of Eastern Ghouta pivotal for Assad

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Assad visited the front line last month in a sign of growing confidence The recapture of Eastern Ghouta by Syrian government forces means President Bashar al-Assad is now more securely in power than at any time since the start of this seven-year conflict. President …

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