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Mediterranean plastic pollution hotspots highlighted in report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plastic bottles are a huge source of marine pollution Nine coastlines have been identified as the places in the Mediterranean most polluted with plastic, a report says.They include top tourist spots such as Barcelona, Marseilles, Tel-Aviv and the Venice coast near the Po river.The report by the World Wide…
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India court releases army veteran detained as foreigner

Image copyright Courtesy Sanaullah family Image caption Mohd Sanaullah was a decorated army veteran A high court in India has ordered the release of a decorated Indian army veteran who was hauled off to a detention camp after being declared a "foreigner" under a controversial measure. BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare reports on how the man's…
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'State actor' behind UAE tanker attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Norwegian vessel Andrea Victory was one of four oil tankers damaged on 12 May The United Arab Emirates has told the UN Security Council that a "state actor" was most likely behind attacks on four tankers off its coast. The May 12 attacks bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated…
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Grammy-winning musician Dr John dies at 77

Image copyright Natasha Moustache Grammy-winning American singer Dr John has died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack.The New Orleans-born musician died on Thursday, according to a message posted on his official Twitter account.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer combined the genres of blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock…
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Dreadlocks in Nigeria: 'People with locs are seen as miscreants'

Nigerians who have their hair natural styled in dreadlocks sometimes find themselves viewed in a negative light. The police are accused of profiling young Nigerians who’ve had their hair styled this way, suspecting them of being in gangs. Ehiz ‘Dada Boy Ehiz’ Okoeguale, a TV presenter and Ade Balogun, a ‘loctician’ don’t believe they need…
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Why Dutch teenager Noa's tragic death was misunderstood

Image copyright Instagram/Noa Pothoven Image caption Noa Pothoven wrote her last Instagram entry days before her death "Love is letting go," wrote 17-year-old Noa Pothoven in a note to her Instagram followers. A few days later she was dead. Hers was the dreadful story of a teenager with a desperate mental illness who starved herself…