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Venezuela first lady's nephews jailed for drugs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Efraín Antonio Campo Flores (second from left) and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (third from right) were arrested in Haiti Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of trafficking drugs. Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 32, and […]

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Dalai Lama launches free iPhone app

Image copyright SANJAY BAID Image caption The Dalai Lama’s app is free to download The Dalai Lama has launched a mobile app for followers to stay up to date with his travels and teachings. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, 82, already has a Twitter account with more than 16 million followers. His free app, currently […]

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Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Image copyright Disney Image caption Disney chief executive Bob Iger and Rupert Murdoch Walt Disney says it is to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $52.4bn (£39bn). The deal includes Fox’s 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox’s remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, […]

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EU leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moria camp on Lesbos: Greek migrant camps are mostly squalid and overcrowded EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they begin a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk called mandatory EU-wide quotas “ineffective”. He spoke of a split “between east and west” over […]

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Split Sanaa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Civilians were trapped in their homes for days by the fierce street fighting in Sanaa For the first time when driving into Sanaa I had no idea what to expect. Three days before my arrival, the rebel Houthi movement had imposed a complete communications blackout in territory under its control […]

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Love in North Korea

Image copyright US Army/Kyodo/Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Sgt Charles Jenkins pictured as a young US soldier, and Hitomi Soga at 17, two years before she was abducted Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three […]

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'The blood is speaking'

Image copyright AFP Image caption About 1.4 million people have fled the violence The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region, a land littered with tears and mass graves. Day by day the truth recedes from view. It is concealed by thick grasses. Only a few fragments […]