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Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong

Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong

Image copyright AFP Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Hong Kong, his first ever visit as Chinese president, as the territory marks the 20th anniversary of the handover from British rule. His highly symbolic visit comes amid an increasingly tense political climate. Official celebrations will be taking place, but large demonstrations from rival pro-democracy […]

Trump holds $10m fundraiser at his hotel

Trump holds $10m fundraiser at his hotel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Healthcare was the main subject of protests US President Donald Trump is holding a fundraising event at his hotel in Washington, to raise cash for his 2020 re-election campaign. Protesters greeted the president with cries of “Shame!”as he arrived at the $35,000 (£27,000) per person bash. Many were unhappy with […]

Australian cardinal charged with sex offences

Australian cardinal charged with sex offences

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Pell has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing Australia’s most senior Catholic figure, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with sex offences. The charges relate to alleged “historical” incidents, police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday. The allegations were made by more than one person, said Victoria […]

Nigeria corruption investigator Austin Okwor survives shooting

Nigeria corruption investigator Austin Okwor survives shooting

A leading anti-corruption investigator in Nigeria has survived being shot multiple times, officials say. Austin Okwor is reported to be part of a team investigating corruption within the judiciary. He is being treated in hospital for his wounds. The attack happened in Port Harcourt on Saturday night, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said. Last […]

China releases activists at shoe factories linked to Ivanka Trump

China releases activists at shoe factories linked to Ivanka Trump

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Trump has been labelled a “bad example” by the non-profit’s director Three undercover activists investigating a company which made shoes for the fashion line of President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka have been released on bail. New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) said its investigators would be put on trial […]

Brazil police halt new passports due to budget crisis

Brazil police halt new passports due to budget crisis

Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of travellers could be affected by the crisis The Brazilian authorities have suspended the issuing of new passports because of a budget crisis. The Federal Police, which usually issue passports within six working days, said it would not accept any new applications made after Tuesday. One of Brazil’s prosecutors […]

Newly erected Arkansas Ten Commandments monument destroyed

Newly erected Arkansas Ten Commandments monument destroyed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the main backers of the monument said that it “honoured the historical moral foundation of the law” A new monument in the US state of Arkansas listing the Ten Commandments has been destroyed less than 24 hours after it was unveiled. The 6ft (1.8m) granite slab was erected […]

Trump optimistic about healthcare bill's fate

Trump optimistic about healthcare bill's fate

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protests against the bill have been daily since it was unveiled US President Donald Trump has said he believes the Senate healthcare bill will “get over the line” and secure the votes it needs to pass. A vote on the bill was postponed on Tuesday as Republican leadership seek to […]

Barack Obama and family enjoy Indonesia holiday

Barack Obama and family enjoy Indonesia holiday

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Obama and his daughter Malia (centre) engaged in a spot of sightseeing on Wednesday Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a holiday in Indonesia, spending time white-water rafting and visiting temples. He arrived with his wife and two daughters on the island of Bali before visiting an ancient […]

Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe helicopter circles buildings before gunshots and a bang are heard The Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out a helicopter attack on the country’s Supreme Court. Oscar Pérez posted Instagram videos admitting the attack and calling on Venezuelans to […]

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