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India protests at US counterfeit college sting

India protests at US counterfeit college sting

Image copyright US Govt Image caption The website for the fake university has since been closed by government officials India has made a diplomatic protest to the US after 129 Indian students were arrested for enrolling in a fake university. The University of Farmington, advertised as based in Michigan state, was run by undercover agents…

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CAR agrees peace contend with revolt groups

CAR agrees peace contend with revolt groups

Image copyright AFP Image caption AU commissioner Smail Chergui (c) helped broker the talks in Khartoum A peace deal between the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 rebel groups has been struck after talks in Sudan, officials say. The deal was announced by the UN mission in CAR, known as Minusca, and…

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Tomb with 50 mummies found out in Egypt

Tomb with 50 mummies found out in Egypt

Image copyright AFP Fifty mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era (305-30BC) have been found by Egyptian archaeologists, the antiquities ministry says. The mummies, of which 12 were children, were found in four burial chambers 9m (30ft) deep in the Tuna El-Gebel site in Minya, south of the capital Cairo. Some were wrapped in linen,…

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Racist picture US governor informed to give up

Racist picture US governor informed to give up

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGovernor Northam: I am not the person in that photo Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has denied he was in a racist photo that appeared in his 1984 student yearbook page after initially apologising for it. Mr Northam said he recognised that people would find this "hard to…

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Syria building give arrangement kills eleven

Syria building give arrangement kills eleven

Image copyright AFP Image caption The war-damaged block was in a formerly rebel-held area that had been bombed before Syrian forces retook it At least 11 people including four children were killed when a war-damaged apartment block collapsed in the city of Aleppo, state media said. A child was the only survivor from the collapse…

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Leopard cub chanced on in air passenger’s procure

Leopard cub chanced on in air passenger's procure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The leopard cub was hidden in a plastic grocery basket An air passenger who arrived in India from Thailand has been detained at the airport after customs officers found a month-old leopard cub in his luggage. Suspicions were raised when officials heard noises coming from his bag, which was…

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French marchers condemn police violence

French marchers condemn police violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionScuffles broke out at Place de la Republique in Paris amid a tense stand-off France's "yellow-vest" protesters are staging another round of demonstrations against the cost of living and President Emmanuel Macron's policies. This week they are focusing on the police's use of rubber bullets. Dozens of…

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Most major protests deliberate at some stage in Venezuela

Most major protests deliberate at some stage in Venezuela

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands of demonstrators call for Venezuela's President Maduro to go - but others turn out to support him Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Venezuela's capital Caracas in support of President Nicolás Maduro - and his self-proclaimed interim successor Juan Guaidó. Mr Guaidó said…

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Russia suspends role in nuclear pact

Russia suspends role in nuclear pact

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAre we on the cusp of a new nuclear arms race? Russia has suspended its involvement in the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) following a similar decision by the US. President Vladimir Putin said Russia would start developing new missiles. On Friday, the US, which…

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Townsville households evacuated on rafts

Townsville households evacuated on rafts

Intense rain in north-eastern Australia has triggered severe flooding, turning streets into rivers, sweeping away cars and forcing families to evacuate. The city of Townsville in Queensland has been worst hit, with dozens of homes inundated with water. The army is helping with the emergency effort. Read more: Monsoon rains cause floods in Queensland

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