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Germany's Scholz wobbles on tanks for Ukraine

By Damien McGuinnessBerlin correspondentImage source, EPAImage caption, The German chancellor was barracked earlier this month for sending weapons, but most criticism has focused on his hesitant response"Liar! Warmonger!" cried the crowd angrily as Chancellor Olaf Scholz took to the stage. Grey-haired trade unionists held signs that read "no weapons, no war". Usually a workers' rights…
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Week in pictures: 21 – 27 May 2022

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.Image source, Chandan Khanna / AFPImage caption, People mourn at a makeshift memorial outside the county courthouse in Uvalde, Texas, following a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. An 18-year-old attacker entered the school and shot dead 19 young children and two teachers, and…
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Ethiopia unrest: Bold arrest of 4,000 spells fear in Amhara

By Andrew HardingBBC Africa correspondentImage source, AFPImage caption, Local Amhara soldiers and youth militias fear they are being betrayed by the governmentEthiopia's government has launched a crackdown against a powerful and increasingly autonomous regional security force, in a bold, and potentially risky move to extend central control over a fractious nation.The clampdown against armed groups…
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How a Singapore execution set off a wave of protest

By Suranjana TewariBBC News, SingaporeImage source, EPAImage caption, An execution last month brought out a rare wave of activismThe only post on Tan Mei Qian's Instagram profile is a picture of her and two friends delivering a letter to Singapore's President.The letter contained a request to spare the life of Datchinamurthy Kataiah, a 36-year-old man…
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Johnny Depp: Closing arguments in Amber Heard defamation trial begin

By Holly HonderichBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesClosing arguments in the high-profile defamation battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have begun after six weeks of trial in Virginia.Mr Depp, 58, sued his ex-wife for $50m (£40m) for an article she wrote in which she claims to be an abuse victim. Ms Heard, 36, counter-sued for…
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Uvalde shooting: Texas police change key details as criticism mounts

By Gareth EvansBBC News Media caption, 'I just want my baby home' - relatives of children speak of their heartbreakPolice in Texas have revised key details about Tuesday's deadly school shooting as criticism mounts from parents over the initial response.The gunman roamed outside the Uvalde school for 12 minutes before entering unchallenged, police said on…