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British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

Image copyright Narges Ashtari Image caption Ms Ashtari says local politics and corruption are to blame for her predicament A British-Iranian aid worker accused of causing the death of a young Indian boy has been acquitted on appeal. Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 and jailed for a year over the death of five-year-old […]

Off the handle

Off the handle

Image copyright Getty Images Spare a thought for those who are bestowed with troublesome names. That can happen anywhere, of course. But, in Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices. Under a darkening sky on a dusty, potholed track in eastern Zambia, a small boy is struggling to push a large, Chinese bicycle. […]

Coming home

Coming home

Image copyright Isabelina Pinto family archives Image caption Isabelina Pinto (second from right) is seen here as a child a few days before she was taken away When she was only five years old, Isabelina Pinto was taken from her family by an Indonesian soldier. She was one of thousands of children taken to Indonesia […]

'Not stopping here'

'Not stopping here'

Image caption Petronella Trotman was told by the magistrate to “dress like a man” As a transgender woman living in Guyana, Petronella Trotman has grown accustomed to violence and daily abuse on the streets. But when she was physically attacked in January, while walking in Georgetown, the South American country’s capital, she decided to seek […]

After the killing

After the killing

Image copyright Getty, AP, AP, AFP/Getty Image caption Andreas Lubitz, Adam Lanza, Dylan Klebold and Anders Breivik (from left to right) On the second anniversary of the Germanwings airline crash, the father of the pilot deemed responsible angered victims’ families by denying Andreas Lubitz purposefully killed the 149 passengers on board. Guenter Lubitz held a […]

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UN mission in Kasai has reported 400 people killed since last August Militia fighters in DR Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush in the central province of Kasai, local officials say. Fighters from the Kamwina Nsapu group attacked a police convoy. Six policemen who spoke […]

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Brazilian operation followed a two-year investigation China has lifted a ban on imports of Brazilian meat imposed over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years. Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi says the move follows a “giant effort” by officials to explain the investigation into tainted food. […]

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have been exchanging gunfire with a group of suspected militants holed up in an apartment building in Sylhet Four people, including a police officer and one apparent attacker, have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say. The blasts in Sylhet occurred near an apartment building […]

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ms Ferreira said the girl was sad after being told her hair was ugly A Brazilian teacher has come up with a unique way to help a schoolgirl who was being bullied because of her hair. Ana Barbara Ferreira, from Sao Paulo, said her student was “sad” after being ridiculed […]

Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

Image copyright AP Image caption “Big tax cuts and tax reform” are next on the agenda, Mr Trump said US President Donald Trump says he will turn to tax reform, following his failure to get his healthcare bill through Congress on Friday. The draft bill would have scrapped the Affordable Care Act of his predecessor […]

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