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Manuel Noriega, Panama ex-strongman, dies at 83

Image copyright AFP Image caption Noriega was in power in October 1989 but by January 1990 was in Miami facing drugs charges General Manuel Antonio Noriega, former military leader of Panama, has died aged 83, officials have announced. Noriega recently underwent an operation after suffering a haemorrhage following brain surgery. ...

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Manchester attack: Victoria station reopens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Victoria station has been closed since Salman Abedi killed 22 people Manchester Victoria railway station has reopened more than a week after the suicide attack at the city’s arena. The station, which is attached to Manchester Arena, was shut to allow a forensic search ...

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Iraq conflict: Baghdad ice cream parlour hit by suicide attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The blast took place in a mainly Shia Muslim area A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside an ice cream parlour in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and injuring many more. The attack happened in the mainly Shia Muslim Karrada ...

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Dress for success

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fans dressed as their favourite characters at London Comic Con this weekend Scratch below the surface at Comic Con and you might be surprised to find thousands of young women who go because they find it empowering. It might have a reputation for attracting nerds ...

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Mother jailed for murdering children by driving into Australian lake

Image copyright EPA Image caption Guode (L) after the funeral in April 2015 of the children who died A mother who killed three of her children by deliberately driving them into a lake in Australia has been jailed for at least 20 years. Akon Guode, 37, killed one-year-old Bol and ...

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Colombia and Farc agree to extend arms deadline

Image copyright AFP Image caption Members of Farc are housed at transition camps as part of the demobilisation process The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have agreed to give rebel fighters more time to disarm. In a televised speech, President Juan Manuel Santos said the group had been ...

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When Rachel met Nigel

What happens when two strong-minded individuals from opposite sides of the political debate sit down for dinner? To find out, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has organised a series of election blind dates for the general election campaign. Nigel Farage is a leading Brexit campaigner, while journalist Rachel Johnson strongly ...

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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds. The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city ...

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Aircraft crashes in Castlewellan Forest Park

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption The aircraft came down in Castlewellan Forest Park A man and a woman have escaped serious injury after a light aircraft crashed in a County Down forest park. The crash happened at the Dolly’s Brae entrance of Castlewellan Forest Park at about 16:50 BST ...

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Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Rizieq (centre) is the leader of the hardline Muslim group Islamic Defenders Front Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case. Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with ...

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

Image copyright PA Image caption The SNP manifesto will be unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon in Perth The SNP is to launch its general election manifesto, which will include a plan to invest an additional £118bn in public services. The party will also pledge to provide a “strong voice for Scotland ...

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‘We’re in charge’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump is unapologetic about his “America first” policy “This is ours.” Those were the words Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told the president’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, while looking at a podium in a hotel room on Friday. Mr Spicer added: ...

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