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'Solution' found for Paris black feminist Nyansapo festival

'Solution' found for Paris black feminist Nyansapo festival

Image copyright Nyansapo Festival Image caption This cartoon is part of the billing for the “blackfeminist” festival on its own website The mayor of Paris says a solution has been found with the organisers of a black feminist festival after she threatened to ban it on the grounds that it excluded white people. The row […]

Australia plans to deny passports to convicted paedophiles

Australia plans to deny passports to convicted paedophiles

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 800 registered sex offenders travelled overseas from Australia in 2016 Convicted paedophiles would be denied passports in Australia under a “world-first” plan proposed by the government. The proposal, to be introduced to parliament, would prohibit registered sex offenders from travelling overseas. Justice Minister Michael Keenan said it would […]

BA delays: British Airways restores full flight schedule

BA delays: British Airways restores full flight schedule

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Queues built up on Sunday at Heathrow Terminal 5 as passengers waited to speak to BA staff British Airways is now operating a full flight schedule after an IT failure saw the airline cancel thousands of flights over the bank holiday weekend. “Our IT systems are now back up […]

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and high winds. The storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of […]

Colombia and Farc agree to extend arms deadline

Colombia and Farc agree to extend arms deadline

Image copyright AFP Image caption Members of Farc are housed at transition camps as part of the demobilisation process The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have agreed to give rebel fighters more time to disarm. In a televised speech, President Juan Manuel Santos said the group had been granted an extra 20 days. […]

Manuel Noriega, Panama ex-strongman, dies at 83

Manuel Noriega, Panama ex-strongman, dies at 83

Image copyright AFP Image caption Noriega was in power in October 1989 but by January 1990 was in Miami facing drugs charges General Manuel Antonio Noriega, former military leader of Panama, has died aged 83, officials have announced. Noriega recently underwent an operation after suffering a haemorrhage following brain surgery. Noriega had been a key […]

Iraq conflict: Baghdad ice cream parlour hit by suicide attack

Iraq conflict: Baghdad ice cream parlour hit by suicide attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The blast took place in a mainly Shia Muslim area A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside an ice cream parlour in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and injuring many more. The attack happened in the mainly Shia Muslim Karrada district where a crowd of […]

Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Rizieq (centre) is the leader of the hardline Muslim group Islamic Defenders Front Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case. Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with a woman. The cleric, who […]

Siege gunman shot dead after policeman's killing in Queensland

Siege gunman shot dead after policeman's killing in Queensland

Image copyright 9news.com.au Image caption Police set up a roadblock in Queensland A man who killed a policeman before holding authorities at bay for 18 hours has been shot dead in Australia. On Monday, Rick Maddison fatally shot Senior Constable Brett Forte after the police officer intercepted his car in Queensland. He fled to a […]

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Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it’s also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism. When Robert Gagno plays pinball at his local arcade a crowd usually gathers to watch. The Canadian, who lives near Vancouver in British Columbia, has such control he can […]

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