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Somaliland poet jailed for Somalia reunification poetry

Image copyright Human Rights Centre Somaliland Image caption Poet Nacima Qorane was found guilty of bringing the state into contempt for backing Somaliland’s reunification with Somalia. A court in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail. Nacima Qorane was found guilty of …

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Starbucks apologises amid backlash over arrest of black men

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Demonstrations took place outside the Starbucks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday Coffee chain Starbucks has apologised after two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend at one of their shops in the US city of Philadelphia. Amateur video shows police placing the …

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Donald Trump attacks James Comey's FBI memoir of 'lies'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump called Mr Comey a “slippery slimeball” and the “worst FBI director in history” US President Donald Trump has attacked former FBI director James Comey over his “many lies”, suggesting he be jailed over his testimony to Congress. “Why did he lie to Congress …

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Israel destroys 'longest and deepest' Gaza tunnel

Image copyright Israel military Image caption The tunnel had been under observation for some time, Israel said The Israeli military has disabled a major tunnel dug by militants which reached into Israel from the Gaza Strip, officials say. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it was the longest and deepest tunnel …

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Australia bushfire threatens Sydney suburbs homes

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Rural Fire Service said the fire was behaving “very aggressively” Hundreds of Australian firefighters are tackling a large bushfire that has reportedly affected homes homes in the southern suburbs of Sydney. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) said it was concerned that …

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Families caught in Trump's refugee clampdown

Image caption Refugee Mohamed Chaghlil speaks to his mother in Jordan Under President Trump, the number of refugees admitted has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years – but what happens to families caught between the admissions process? From his new hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, 35 year-old Mohamed …

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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar says first refugee family returns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption In neighbouring Bangladesh, sprawling camps house a city-sized population of refugees Myanmar says it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a UN warning that it is not safe to return. Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to escape …

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