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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…
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Drought's devastating toll on Somalia's children

East Africa is in the middle of a years-long drought after four consecutive failed rainy seasons – with Somalia one of the worst affected. The United Nations is warning that the country risks famine should global food prices continue to rise. Rukia Yacoub, deputy director for the World Food Programme in East Africa told the…
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Senegal hospital fire: Eleven newborn babies die in Tivaouane

Media caption, Locals have said that the tragic event 'hurts all of Senegal'Eleven newborn babies have died in a hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal, the country's president has said.The fire at Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital was in the maternity department, President Macky Sall tweeted.Initial reports suggest the fire…