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Russians detained over baby swinging street act in Malaysia

Image copyright Facebook/zac.abdulcheah Image caption Police are questioning the couple over alleged abuse Two Russians have been detained in Malaysia over a street act which involved swinging their baby by the legs and throwing it up into the air.The pair are being questioned over alleged abuse of the four-month-old girl, police told news agency AFP.…
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Ukraine pulls out of Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maruv was chosen as Ukraine's entry but withdrew from the competition Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision Song Contest after its selection process became embroiled in political tensions involving Russia.Pop singer Maruv, who won Ukraine's public vote, withdrew from the contest on Tuesday, saying she refused to…
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DR Congo's Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes by ICC

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bosco Ntaganda was convicted of leading a brutal campaign in eastern DR Congo A former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).Ntaganda, nicknamed "Terminator", was…
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Rio de Janeiro football victory parade end in clashes with police

Image copyright Reuters Clashes broke out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as police battled football fans who had been celebrating their team's victory in South America's biggest regional tournament.Huge crowds had thronged the city centre on Sunday to welcome back players from the Flamengo team after their victory in the Copa Libertadores.But…
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Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe descends into darkness

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African writers, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe says many people in Zimbabwe are struggling to cope with long power blackouts as the country's financial crisis worsens and fears of hyperinflation grow.With both the government and families battling to pay electricity bills, many children now do their homework by…
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Huawei: US grants more exemptions to Chinese phone ban

Image copyright Getty Images The US Commerce Department said it has agreed to grant "several" exemptions to its ban on doing business with Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant.The ban meant that Huawei's latest smartphones launched without many of the typical apps - including Gmail.It was not immediately clear which companies had received the licences.Officials have…