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Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in anti-fake news campaign

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Kenyatta says the new law will help prosecute cyber criminals A new law in Kenya is the latest in East Africa to punish the spreading of “false information” and impose a lengthy jail term on offenders. It proposes a fine of $50,000 (£37,000) and/or …

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Senate panel releases report on 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Russian lawyer who attended the meeting denies working on behalf of the Russian government A Senate panel has released documents on a June 2016 meeting between top Trump campaign aides and a Russian delegation promising political “dirt”. The 2,500 pages of transcripts included …

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Beirut Pride cancelled after organiser detained

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lebanon is more tolerant than most Arab countries The organiser of a gay pride week in Lebanon says authorities have forced him to cancel the remaining events. Last year, Lebanon became the first Arab country to hold a gay pride week. But the organiser of …

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Colombia's ex-fighters taught skills for peace

Image caption Social enterprises are working to re-train not just soldiers but civilians displaced by the long war When Sebastian Cadavid was recruited to join the Farc guerilla group in Colombia he had little idea of how it would shape his future. Lured with promises of cars and money the …

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Watch ban imposed at GCSE and A-level exams

Image copyright JCQ Image caption The JCQ exam body is publicising the new rules via an online video Pupils are being told to remove watches from their wrists before taking GCSE and A-level exams, to combat cheating. In most cases, students are being told to place the timepieces on their …

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Russia World Cup: Argentina 'flirting manual' panned

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The manual was issued to journalists, coaches and officials heading to the World Cup in Russia The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has been panned for including a chapter about “how to stand a chance with a Russian girl” in a manual it handed to journalists …

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Venezuela seizes Kellogg cereal factory after closure

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kellogg’s Corn Flakes could now be in short supply in this Caracas supermarket Authorities in Venezuela have seized a plant owned by the American cereal manufacturer Kellogg. It comes after the firm announced it was pulling out of the country because of the worsening economic …

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North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two leaders are due to meet in Singapore on 12 June North Korea has said it may pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons. The highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump …

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