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Wikileaks: Chelsea Manning to be freed from prison decades early

Wikileaks: Chelsea Manning to be freed from prison decades early

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat next for Chelsea Manning after release? US soldier Chelsea Manning is set to be released from prison after serving seven years for leaking diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. Most of what remained of her 35-year sentence was commuted by then-US President Barack Obama in […]

Indonesia's Aceh: Two gay men sentenced to 85 lashes

Indonesia's Aceh: Two gay men sentenced to 85 lashes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The men will be caned during a public ceremony on 23 May in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh A Sharia court in Indonesia’s Aceh province has sentenced two men to be caned in public for having gay sex. The men were found guilty of violating strict Islamic laws in […]

Gun battle rages at Afghan TV station

Gun battle rages at Afghan TV station

Afghan security forces are battling gunmen who attacked the state television building in the eastern city of Jalalabad. Officials say at least three attackers stormed the RTA compound, two of them suicide bombers who blew themselves up. At least one civilian has been killed, medics say. Heavy firing can be heard. It is not clear […]

Venezuela: Two more anti-government protesters killed

Venezuela: Two more anti-government protesters killed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Another two people have died in demonstrations in Venezuela Two more people – including a teenager – have been shot dead during anti-government protests in Venezuela. Yeison Mora Castillo, 17, was killed during demonstrations in central Barinas state, while Diego Arellano, 31, died on the operating table after being shot […]

Israel says ties with US unaffected after Trump-Lavrov accusations

Israel says ties with US unaffected after Trump-Lavrov accusations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump (right) held talks with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington in February Israel says ties with the US have not been damaged by claims President Donald Trump gave Russia sensitive information provided by Israeli intelligence. “Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States,” […]

Man jailed for 'depraved' backpacker attacks in Australia

Man jailed for 'depraved' backpacker attacks in Australia

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Roman Heinze was described a lacking “any moral compass whatsoever” An Australian man who brutally attacked two backpackers on a remote beach has been jailed for at least 17 years. Roman Heinze, 61, bound and indecently assaulted a Brazilian woman before mowing down her German friend with his car in […]

Move to replace Brazil's indigenous affairs agency Funai

Move to replace Brazil's indigenous affairs agency Funai

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Congress building in the capital Brasilia A congressional commission in Brazil led by a powerful farming lobby has recommended dismantling the country’s indigenous rights agency, Funai. It said the agency currently run by anthropologists should be replaced with one controlled by the justice ministry. […]

What's in a brand?

What's in a brand?

Image caption The Zedineks go shopping in Germany, saying the same goods are cheaper and better quality than at home Should we expect goods in identical packaging to contain identical contents? When communism collapsed in Central and Eastern Europe, previously unobtainable goods flooded the market. Today, the region’s shops and supermarkets offer broadly the same […]

The deal maker

The deal maker

Image copyright Reuters In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani profiles the lawyer who brokered the release of 82 women captured by Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram. When 57-year-old Zannah Mustapha arrived for the handover of the 82 Chibok girls freed from Boko Haram after three years […]

Syria war: Turkey will never accept US alliance with Kurds – Erdogan

Syria war: Turkey will never accept US alliance with Kurds – Erdogan

Image copyright EPA Image caption Despite the differences, the two presidents pledged to strengthen US-Turkish relations Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated after talks in Washington that he will never accept a US alliance with Kurdish forces fighting in Syria. “There is no place for terrorist organisations in the future of our region,” he […]