Zero-tolerance: The US policy dividing families and opinion

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Transforming Asia’s skylines

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Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men, or change events, unless they take medication. […]

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Media captionBouhdid Belhedi says his radio station now has 10,000 weekly listeners across 15 countries Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT people are gaining confidence and are coming out […]

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s army chief urged residents in the north-east to return to their homes Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state […]

Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in east

Syria war: Government blames US for deadly air strike in east

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November Syrian state media say US-led coalition aircraft bombed pro-government forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday, leaving a number of people dead. A military source was cited as saying a position near Albu Kamal, in Deir […]

YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube announced the expansion of its subscription services at a London press conference YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries. The “premium” facilities strip ads from the platform’s content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed. The […]

Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sellers of gun accessories can currently advertise to any Facebook user Children will stop seeing adverts for gun accessories on Facebook as it updates its policy from 21 June. Currently, ads for scopes, holsters, gun-mounted lights, slings, sights, belt extras, safes and many other items can be seen by […]

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