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Article 50: Law officer says UK can cancel Brexit

Image copyright ECJ Image caption The case was heard by the full court of European judges last week The UK should be able to unilaterally cancel its withdrawal from the EU, according to a top European law officer. The non-binding opinion was delivered by the European Court of Justice's advocate general.A group of Scottish politicians…
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Italian Mafia 'godfather' Settimo Mineo held in Sicily raid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Settimo Mineo has been a senior mafioso for decades, authorities say Italian police have arrested the man said to be the new head of the Sicilian Mafia, along with 45 associates.The dawn raid in Palermo netted 80-year-old jeweller Settimo Mineo. He was reportedly elected Cosa Nostra godfather at a Mafia…
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South Africa: Taking on a mining giant and winning

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape region is home to an unspoiled landscape A small South African community has won a decade-long fight to prevent the construction of a titanium mine on its ancestral land, writes the BBC's Pumza Fihlani after visiting the area. The lush fields and hillsides are…
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'I don't want to burden my children': Life in an Indian care home

Image copyright Sayan Hazra For the elderly living in care homes, life is both calm and chaotic. Photographer Sayan Hazra spent more than a year chronicling the lives of residents at one such care home in southern India.There are more than 100 million Indians over the age of 60, according to the 2011 census. And…
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Afghan women's football dream turns into nightmare

Image copyright AFP Image caption The women's team was celebrated internationally as a symbol of a new, more liberal Afghanistan In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women. But now one of Afghanistan's top sports officials has admitted that female footballers…
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George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute

Image copyright Jim McGrath‏/Twitter Image caption Sully the dog sleeps next to the casket of the late US President George HW Bush The golden labrador who worked as a service dog for President George HW Bush has been pictured resting beside his coffin, in a moving tribute.Mr Bush, who served as the 41st US president…